Source for version 2.8 (Stable)

GIMP releases available from and its mirrors contain the source code and have to be compiled in order to be installed on your system.

For instructions, how to build GIMP from source code, please refer to the INSTALL file located in the root directory of each archive.

GIMP 2.8.2 is now available at You may want to read the Release Notes for GIMP 2.8.

To allow you to check the integrity of the tarballs, here are the MD5 sums of the latest releases:

File MD5 sum
gimp-2.8.2.tar.bz2 b542138820ca3a41cbd63fc331907955
gimp-2.8.0.tar.bz2 28997d14055f15db063eb92e1c8a7ebb

GIMP help files are available at

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Development snapshots

GIMP 2.9.0 is a snapshot of current development towards GIMP 2.10. The source code is available from Please make sure you read the Release Notes for GIMP 2.9.

Sorry, there are no releases of the 2.9 development version yet.

A detailed list of changes in the development branch is available in git.

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