GIMP Portable 2.6.3 Released

John T. Haller's picture
Submitted by John T. Haller on November 22, 2008 - 6:37pm

GIMP logoGIMP Portable 2.6.3 has been released. GIMP Portable is the full-featured GIMP image and photo editor bundled with a launcher as a portable app, so you can edit your photos and images on the go. This new release updates the included GIMP to the latest release. GIMP Portable Help, GIMP Portable Background Window and GIMP Portable Photoshop Layout are also available. It's packaged in Format so it can easily integrate with the Suite. Best of all, it's open source and completely free.

Read on for more details...


GIMP Portable ScreenshotThe GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It has many capabilities. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, etc. Learn more about the GIMP...

GIMP Portable Background Window 2.1.3 and Photoshop Layout

GIMP Portable Extras ScreenshotTwo extras that enhance GIMP Portable are also available: GIMP Portable Photoshop Layout and GIMP Portable Background Window. The Photoshop Layout add-on adjusts GIMP's dock/toolbox to more closely approximate the layout of Adobe Photoshop. The Background Window plugin allows GIMP to occupy a single window. The background plugin does contain known bugs and is unsupported but should still be useful to many users.

GIMP Portable Help 2.4.0

GIMP Portable Help 2.4.0 is also available. It allows you install the complete GIMP help files into GIMP Portable to make use of the context sensitive help or to use the help files when offline.

New in This Release

GIMP has been updated to 2.6.3 (release notes). Installer / Format

GIMP Portable is packaged in a Installer so it will automatically detect an existing installation when your drive is plugged in. It's packaged in the Format, so it automatically works with the Suite including the Menu and Backup Utility.


GIMP Portable is available for immediate download from the GIMP Portable homepage. Get it today!

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Yanni (John) thanks again, you are indeed a good person.
Efharisto (thanks) for giving me GIMP Portable.

RottNKorpse's picture

Thanks for the update.

Are there issues with using the built-in updater with GIMP?

I know there is with FireFox but not sure about any other apps.

Don't Rush Me
OS: Ubuntu 12.04 (64bit)

As always, thanks for the update. I saw the official update at and wondered when I'd be able to get a portable version update. But I kept my mouth shut and waited, because I knew it would arrive. I just didn't expect it so quickly. Awesome job.

horusofoz's picture

I too am having this issue after doing fresh install. However please note to report issues like this in the support forum rather than in a story thread.

Thanks again John : ) Advocate

Is the lack of online help not a GIMP problem? The latest version of the help system that can be downloaded is for GIMP 2.4 (not for 2.6.x). The same problem exists for Mac users of the GIMP (which includes me in my preferred environment); the help system is not available for 2.6.x.