The objective is to install the GIMP on CentOS 8 / RHEL 8 Linux. GIMP is a raster graphics editor used for image editing, free-form drawing, converting between different image formats and more.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to install GIMP
GIMP on CentOS 8 / RHEL 8 Linux
GIMP on CentOS 8 / RHEL 8 Linux

Software Requirements and Conventions Used

Software Requirements and Linux Command Line Conventions
Category Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used
System CentOS 8 / RHEL 8
Software N/A
Other Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the sudo command.
Conventions # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
$ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

How to install GIMP on CentOS 8 / RHEL 8 Linux Linux step by step instructions

  1. The installation of GIMP on CentOS 8 / RHEL 8 Linux is extremely easy task as GIMP package resides within a standard CentOS 8 / RHEL 8 repository. First step is to make sure that the following two repositories are enabled on your CentOS 8 / RHEL 8 Linux system:
    # dnf repolist
    repo id                                             repo name                                                                   status
    rhel-8-for-x86_64-appstream-rpms                    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 for x86_64 - AppStream (RPMs)                    6,031
    rhel-8-for-x86_64-baseos-rpms                       Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 for x86_64 - BaseOS (RPMs)                       2,193
    

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  3. Once ready, simply install gimp package by using the dnf command:
    # dnf install gimp
    
  4. Start Gimp graphical editor from your menu or by executing the following command:
    $ gimp
    
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