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gimp 2.7.1The release of GIMP 2.7.0 is a first step towards GIMP 2.8, the next stable release. Please note that this is an unstable development snapshot and read the GIMP 2.7 release notes. A more complete list of changes can be found in the NEWS file. The source code can be downloaded from ftp.gimp.org.

Actually, in the following repository, the current version of Gimp is 2.7.1 already. To install it in Ubuntu, just copy & paste the following commands into a terminal to add the Launchpad PPA repository:

For Ubuntu Jaunty:
sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/matthaeus123/mrw-gimp-svn/ubuntu jaunty main' >> /etc/apt/sources.list"

For Ubuntu Karmic:
sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/matthaeus123/mrw-gimp-svn/ubuntu karmic main' >> /etc/apt/sources.list"

And then for both, add the GPG key:

sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 405A15CB

And upgrade to Gimp 2.7.1:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

If you receive the following error:

gimp-2.7: error while loading shared libraries: libgegl-0.1.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Install libgegl:
sudo apt-get install libgegl-0.0-0

In case you don't know:

GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.

GIMP can be used as a Photoshop alternative and runs on Windows, Linux and Mac OSX.

You can download GIMP 2.7 for Windows from HERE.

[via kaeltas]