The Gimp 2.8 is now available for users of the Linux Mint 13 distribution. I used the tips here: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=101517&start=20 to install the Gimp packages and get it working. I had to uninstall the Gimp with this command: sudo apt-get purge Gimp* Then add the appropriate ppa: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp After this update the package …