GIMP 2.8 RC1 was released on April 8, 2012. The details of this new release are on the official site. Here in this article I’ll show how to install GIMP 2.8 on Ubuntu 12.04.
A PPA for GIMP is now available, we’ll use it for easy installation of GIMP 2.8 RC1. Open up your terminal and type the commands given below:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gimp
and you’re done. GIMP 2.8 RC1 has been successfully installed on your Ubuntu 12.04.