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Enhance GIMP’s Image Editing Power with Gimp Paint Studio

Does your GIMP installation need a little super-charging? Using Gimp Paint Studio you can add a wonderful set of brushes, tools, and more to GIMP and take your work up to the next level.

For our example we chose to install the beta version of Gimp Paint Studio on Ubuntu 10.10. Once you download the .zip file and unzip it, all that you need to do is manually transfer the contents shown here to the appropriate GIMP folders on your system.

You can see the location of the destination folders here on our system…

Note: Make certain to make a back-up copy of the “sessionrc and toolrc files” before you transfer Gimp Paint Studio into your installation (in case you would like to or need to revert back to the originals later).

When you finish transferring the files start GIMP up and get ready to have fun. And if your experience is like ours then you should see a noticeable difference in window size and arrangement from the default settings.

Here are some samples of the exceptional artwork done by Ramon Miranda and Mozart Couto using Gimp Paint Studio. Really impressive!

Artwork by Ramon Miranda & Mozart Couto.

Watch the introduction video and see Gimp Paint Studio in action.

Download Gimp Paint Studio for Linux, Windows, and Mac [Gimp Paint Studio Homepage] *Keep in mind that there are stable and beta releases available, so choose the version that you are most comfortable with using.

View the Installation Guides for Gimp Paint Studio *Page contains wonderful “video and written” versions for adding/installing Gimp Paint Studio to your system.

Gimp Paint Studio Video Tutorials Library

Visit the Gimp Paint Studio Gallery

Akemi Iwaya (Asian Angel) is our very own Firefox Fangirl who enjoys working with multiple browsers and loves 'old school' role-playing games. Visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 02/24/11

Comments (8)

  1. dablanco

    GIMP ROCKS!!

  2. Kevalin

    Well! I enjoy working with GIMP, but have found some of its limitations daunting. Knowing there’s a paint program to play with is thrilling! Downloading right now…

  3. criss

    i am enjoying.whats new?

  4. javabean

    can you post a link to that image being showed edited in the first screenshot??

    thank your for showing the love for anime/manga style art!!!!!!

  5. AsianAngel

    @javabean – I have had this one for a bit, so was unable to track down the original URL. :( Anyhow I have uploaded a copy of it to my Photobucket account so that you can have a copy of it too. ^_^

    http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk64/asian_angel_x/hanging-the-laundry-out-to-dry-1280.jpg

    One thing that I have been making sure to do as of late is make notes on the URLs for the images I find, so hopefully situations like this will be rare at best. ^_^

  6. javabean

    YAY thank you for the link….thank you for the story

  7. AsianAngel

    @javabean – You are very welcome. ^_^

  8. jameel

    مرحبا

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