FreeBSD: Install GIMP Image Retouching And Editing Application

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How do I install gimp under FreeBSD operating systems?

The GIMP is designed to provide an intuitive graphical interface to a variety of image editing operations. It can be easily installed using the following method. Login as root and type the following command to update ports tree:
# portsanp fetch update
Install gimp, enter:
# cd /usr/ports/graphics/gimp
# make install clena

It will take some time to download, compile and install the gimp. Alternatively, you can install the binary package, run:
# pkg_add -r gimp
Sample outputs:

Fetching ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/amd64/packages-9.0-release/Latest/gimp.tbz... Done.
Fetching ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/amd64/packages-9.0-release/All/libspiro-20071029.tbz... Done.
Fetching ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/amd64/packages-9.0-release/All/libmng-1.0.10_2.tbz... Done.
Fetching ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/amd64/packages-9.0-release/All/libijs-0.35_1.tbz... Done.
....
...
..

How do I start gimp?

Click on the –
Application > Graphics > Gimp
OR type the following command:
$ gimp
Sample outputs:

Posted by: Vivek Gite

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