Linux Mint is a great operating system, but with the most recent version (19.3 “Tricia”), there was some shocking news — GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) was being removed! Of all of the great software available for Linux, isn’t GIMP one of the best? It is an essential image editing tool that rivals Adobe Photoshop.
So, why did Linux Mint remove it as a pre-installed program? The developers thought the software was too advanced for newer Linux users. While I think that is a bit of nonsense, I can understand why the Mint developers would want to cater to beginners. Thankfully, it is totally easy to install GIMP on a new Linux Mint 19.3 installation.