GIMP is a multi-platform image manipuation software (GNU Image Manipulation Program). It is perfect for many photo manipulation tasks, including images composition and construction, photo retouching etc.
One of The GIMP’s strengths is its free availability from many sources for many operating systems. Most GNU/Linux distributions include The GIMP as a standard application. The GIMP is also available for other operating systems such as Microsoft Windows™ or Apple’s Mac OS X™ (Darwin). The GIMP is a Free Software application covered by the General Public License [GPL]. The GPL provides users with the freedom to access and alter the source code that makes up computer programs.
It can be used as a simple paint program as well as an expert quality photo retouching software.
GIMP is expandable and extensible. It is designed to be augmented with plug-ins and extensions to do just about anything. The advanced scripting interface allows everything from the simplest task to the most complex image manipulation procedures to be easily scripted.
What is new in version 2.8.14
v2.8.14 is a bugfix release in the stable 2.8 series
GIMP 2.8.14 installation on Ubuntu 14.04
Open the terminal and run the following commands
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install gimp