GIMP 2.7 is faaaan-tastic. Huge leap forward, I really can’t wait for 2.8. Sure it’s a little buggy here and there but the overall experience is great. And it’s got single-window mode, a feature that I’m a big fan of.
So you’ve got Fedora and you want to install GIMP 2.7? You gotta hunt around in Google a bit to get this info, so I decided I’d just compile it into one post cuz I’m like, nice or something.
First: Go to /usr/etc/yum.repos.d/
sudo wget http://repos.fedorapeople.org/repos/luya/gimp/fedora-gimp.repo
If you don’t have wget installed, don’t worry: the shell will ask you if you’d like to install it so you can use it. So considerate and friendly! I remember when Linux used to yell at you for using unknown commands. “Stupid noob! Why would you type that command? I clearly don’t undersand it!”
Anyway, say yes. Then try it again. It’ll output some lines and tell you how successful it was.
Fire up Add/Remove and type in GIMP. Select it for installation. Alternatively you could also just type in (because hey, you’re already typing, might as well do it all):
sudo yum install gimp
Once done, fire up the GIMP and bask in the glory. But wait, it’s still the same old GIMP! Go to Windows->Single Window Mode. Hooray for SWM! It’s so fancy! So clean! So much less of a pain in the ass to use! I actually kind of enjoy beating my head against GIMP now while I continue to struggle with it in my efforts to replace Photoshop. It really is so many steps closer.
Hope this helps someone, someday.
Okay, back to work.