After Ubuntu, now I try Elementary OS. Looks smart! However when I install GIMP from the App Center, it seems to be an older version, not 2.10.x like with Ubuntu. So now I am a little concerned about the versions of other Apps as well. Does Elementary have to add i.e. the new Gimp to their App Center or is this done by the application owner, like gimp.org ?

Of course it must be possible tot install Gimp with shell commands, but that is so 1980 ;-)

Regards, Geert

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I think the easiest way to do that is to find the flatpak version of gimp and install it. https://www.flathub.org/apps/details/org.gimp.GIMP

  • Ok, Thank you, that works. However I had to start the app with “flatpak run org.gimp.GIMP”. Is that necessary to get the app under “applications” ? Dec 10, 2019 at 20:30
  • After the update to 5.1 Hera I think it is not nessesary to start it like this, also when you download the file an istaller is launched also with warnings about the update and your app should be into Applications menu. At least on my system is like this please comment if you haven't Gimp into applications menu. If this answer help you resolve the problem with your question, please mark it the correct one.
    – Bo rislav
    Dec 11, 2019 at 10:42
  • Yes, after flatpak installation, Gimp appeared in the applications ("toepassingen" in Dutch) menu. Dec 12, 2019 at 21:11

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