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🎨 PhotoGIMP

PhotoGimp application icon

A patch for optimizing GIMP 2.10+ for Adobe Photoshop users, including features like:

  • Tool organization to mimic the position of Adobe Photoshop;
  • Hundreds of new fonts by default;
  • New Python filters installed by default, such as "heal selection";
  • New Splash Screen
  • New default settings to maximize space on the canvas;
  • Shortcuts similar to the ones in Photoshop for Windows, following Adobe’s Documentation;
  • New icon and Name from custom .desktop file.
  • System Language is now used by default, you can still change in settings if you want.

PhotoGimp Diolinux Splash Art

📷 Screenshot

PhotoGimp Screenshot - Editing Google Takeout

🈂 Have a large set of fonts available anytime

More than 1800 fonts are included by default in PhotoGimp so you can speed up your creative workflow.

Check out all included fonts

How to Install (using Flatpak)

This package is all about flatpak, but it also contains "just files" that you can use on any version of GIMP (.deb, .rpm, Snap, AppImage, Windows, macOS). Just check the location of the GIMP configuration files.

Start and quit GIMP after you installed before you continue!

Prepare the Flatpak enviroment

  • First of all, you need to have the latest GIMP installed on your system using Flatpak
  • Install GIMP Flatpak through your AppCenter/Package Manager or terminal: flatpak install flathub org.gimp.GIMP

Install PhotoGIMP

Inside the .zip file from the releases page you’ll find three folders (hidden on non-Windows systems as their names begin with a dot). All of these folders have to be extracted to your $HOME folder, overwriting everything if you already have the same files from an older installation.

The file contains these directories:

  • .icons (which has a new PhotoGIMP icon)
  • .local (which contains the personalized .desktop file)
  • .var (which contains the flatpak patch customization for GIMP 2.10+)

If you just want the PhotoGIMP customization without changing the original GIMP icon and its name, just extract only the .var folder to your home directory.

How to Install (others)

Since it’s just files, the only thing you need to do is to copy all the files that reside on a particular folder from this package /.var/app/org.gimp.GIMP/config/GIMP/2.10 to your GIMP’s configuration folder on each particular system, overriding the existent ones.

Start and quit GIMP after you installed before you continue!

The new icon needs to be set manually.

Ubuntu Snap

Configuration folder: $HOME/snap/gimp/47/.config/GIMP/2.10/

Other Linux or Unix(-like) systems (.deb, .rpm, etc.)

Configuration folder: $HOME/.config/GIMP/2.10/


Configuration folder: "$HOME/Library/Application Support/GIMP/2.10/"

This one-liner will do the job:

curl -L -o ~/Downloads/ && unzip ~/Downloads/ -d ~/Downloads && cp -R ~/Downloads/PhotoGIMP\ by\ Diolinux\ v2020\ for\ Flatpak/.var/app/org.gimp.GIMP/config/GIMP/2.10/ ~/Library/Application\ Support/GIMP/2.10 && rm ~/Downloads/

(downloads release 1.0 into Downloads folder, unzips and copies files, then removes downloaded .zip file)

Notice: GIMP on macOS is a bit late on its release. This way, this patch still works, specially on the shortcuts matter, but somethings, such the toolbox organization, will not work properly. Until the macOS version reaches the version 2.10.20, expect this behavior.


Configuration folder: %APPDATA%\GIMP\2.10

Or install via Chocolatey:

choco install photogimp

Maintained by: André Augusto


  • This project would not be possible without the amazing GIMP team.
  • The Photo in the new Splash is from Isabella Mariana
  • A BIG thanks to all Diolinux’s supporters on Twitch and YouTube.

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