Introduction to Gimp

The Gimp package contains the GNU Image Manipulation Program which is useful for photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.

本パッケージは LFS-8.0 において正しくビルドでき動作することが確認されています。

Package Information

Additional Downloads

  • Optional help files:

  • Download MD5 sum: a591c8974b2f4f584d0a769d52ed6c5b

  • Download size: 152 MB

  • Estimated disk space required: From 307 MB (en only) to 1257 MB (all 18 languages), average of 52 MB per translation

  • Estimated build time: 0.8 SBU (en only), average of 1.2 SBU per translation (measured with 5 languages), 5.9 SBU, with parallelism=8, for all languages

Gimp Dependencies


gegl-0.3.18 and GTK+-2.24.31



AAlib-1.4rc5, alsa-lib-, cURL-7.55.1, dbus-glib-0.108, ghostscript-9.21 (with libgs installed), Gvfs-1.32.1, ISO Codes-3.75, JasPer-2.0.12, Little CMS-1.19 or Little CMS-2.8, libexif-0.6.21, libgudev-231, libmng-2.0.3, librsvg-2.40.18, Poppler-0.57.0, an MTA (that provides a sendmail program), GTK-Doc-1.26, webkitgtk-2.4.11, and libwmf

Optional, for optimizing the PNG files in the help system

pngnq and pngcrush

User Notes:

Installation of Gimp

Fix some issues with gegl-0.3.18:

sed -i '/gegl/s/2/3/' configure &&
sed -i '70,75 d' app/core/gimpparamspecs-duplicate.c

Install Gimp by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr \
            --sysconfdir=/etc \
            --without-gvfs &&

To test the results (requires an X-Windowed terminal) issue: make check.

Now, as the root user:

make install


This package installs icon files into the /usr/share/icons/hicolor hierarchy and desktop files into the /usr/share/applications hierarchy. You can improve system performance and memory usage by updating /usr/share/icons/hicolor/index.theme and /usr/share/applications/mimeinfo.cache. To perform the update you must have GTK+-2.24.31 or GTK+-3.22.18 installed (for the icon cache) and desktop-file-utils-0.23 (for the desktop cache) and issue the following commands as the root user:

gtk-update-icon-cache &&

Installation of Gimp-Help

The gimp-help tarball contains images and English text help for help files, together with translations.

If you downloaded the gimp-help tarball, unpack it and change into the root of the newly created source tree. Prepare for the build with the following command:

ALL_LINGUAS="ca da de el en en_GB es fr it ja ko nl nn pt_BR ru sl sv zh_CN" \
./configure --prefix=/usr &&

Remove from ALL_LINGUAS the codes for any languages which you do not wish to install. Alternatively, remove the line starting with ALL_LINGUAS, if you wish to build all languages.

Now build the help files:


Issue the following commands as the root user to install the help files:

make install &&
chown -R root:root /usr/share/gimp/2.0/help

Command Explanations

sed ... configure && sed ...: These commands allow building with the current version of gegl.

ALL_LINGUAS="ca da de el en en_GB ...": by default, the help files will be rendered in all the available languages. Remove the codes of any languages you do not wish to build.

--without-gvfs: the choice of the backend to handle URI information, e.g., when dragging images from a browser into the Gimp, is made at compile time. This parameter will ensure that cURL is used at run-time, instead of Gvfs. You can omit this if you are installing Gvfs AND will be running gvfsd, e.g., in a GNOME desktop.

--disable-python: This option is necessary if you have not installed PyGTK.

--enable-gtk-doc: GTK-Doc をインストール済で API ドキュメントを再構築する場合に指定します。

Configuring The Gimp

Config Files

/etc/gimp/2.0/* and ~/.gimp-2.8/gimprc

Configuration Information

The Gimp executes a configuration wizard for each user upon their initial use of the program.

The GIMP uses either a plugin (if you have installed the external package webkitgtk-2.4.11) or a browser for its help system. To set up the help system to work with the default browser, use Edit -> Preferences -> Help System and select 'Web Browser' for the 'Help Browser to use' setting.


Installed Programs: gimp (symlink), gimp-2.8, gimp-console (symlink), gimp-console-2.8, and gimptool-2.0
Installed Libraries:,,,,,,,, and
Installed Directories: /etc/gimp, /usr/include/gimp-2.0, /usr/{lib,share}/gimp, /usr/share/gimp/2.0/help/{en,lang2,lang3,...}, /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/libgimp{,base,color,config}, and /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/libgimp{math,module,thumb,widgets}

Short Descriptions


is a symbolic link to gimp-2.8.


is the Gnu Image Manipulation Program. It works with a variety of image formats and provides a large selection of tools.


is a symbolic link to gimp-console-2.8.


is a console program that behaves as if The Gimp was called with the --no-interface command-line option.


is a tool that can build plug-ins or scripts and install them if they are distributed in one source file. gimptool-2.0 can also be used by programs that need to know what libraries and include-paths The Gimp was compiled with.

provides C bindings for The Gimp's Procedural Database (PDB) which offers an interface to core functions and to functionality provided by plug-ins.

provides the C functions for basic Gimp functionality such as determining enumeration data types, gettext translation, determining The Gimp's version number and capabilities, handling data files and accessing the environment.

provides the C functions relating to RGB, HSV and CMYK colors as well as converting colors between different color models and performing adaptive supersampling on an area.

contains C functions for reading and writing config information.

contains C functions which provide mathematical definitions and macros, manipulate 3x3 transformation matrices, set up and manipulate vectors and the MD5 message-digest algorithm.

provides the C functions which implements module loading using GModule and keeps a list of GimpModule's found in a given searchpath.

provides the C functions for handling The Gimp's thumbnail objects.

contains The Gimp's common user interface functions.

contains The Gimp and GTK's widget creation and manipulation functions.

最終更新日: 2017-08-17 05:38:22 +0900