Trying to install GIMP 2.7.1 on Lucid Lynx via PPA? Read on to find out the procedure for the same. Following are the steps.
Begin by adding the official GIMP 2.7.1 PPA in the software sources of Ubuntu 10.04. This can be done by keying in the below mentioned command in the terminal window:

sudo sh -c “echo ‘deb lucid main’ >> /etc/apt/sources.list”

You also require adding the GPG Key which can be done by adding the below mentioned command in the terminal window:

sudo apt-key adv –recv-keys –keyserver 405A15CB

Once these two are added, move on to update the software repository. The following command would do the needful:

sudo apt-get update

It is time now to type the command for the installation of GIMP 2.7.1.

sudo apt-get install gimp

Type it and press Y. This would ensure the successful installation of GIMP 2.7.1. Now, each time you wish to use it, you may open it by clicking on Applications > Graphics > GNU Image Manipulation Program. One problem that you my face with GIMP is that it clogs up the lower panel. This is because it comes with default 3 windows. The solution for this is to run GIMP in the single window mode. This can be done by selecting Single-Window mode from Windows. These simple settings would enable GIMP to run in a single window, making it easier for you to manage.