TLDR; I need to build an instance of the Gimp application that runs under AWS in a Lambda and on an EC2 linux.

I'm building a micro service that uses AWS API Gateway with python Lambdas. I have the deployment package built that will allow the use of Django ORM and MySQL (AWS RDS). I need to get Gimp into the deployment package.

In order to get it into the deployment package I need to build (compile/install/whatever) the app.

I've tried doing an install with an RPM from rpmfind but it has dependencies that I can't seem to find within the AWS repos.

Oh, and sudo yum install gimp doesn't work either on the EC2 instance

I'm open to suggestions.

Oh, and my reason for using Gimp, I need to create layered PSDs. I know of only two tools that can do that: Photoshop and Gimp. I'll be using the Python features of Gimp to build the PSD. I did my testing / research under Windows and it worked. My restrictions (out of my hands) are AWS, API Gateway and Lambdas.


  • ImageMagick can't do this? (i.e. you have tried, failed, and can tell us the command you've tried) Sep 27, 2016 at 15:58
  • Ok, I didnt know about imagemagick. I pulled it down onto the EC2 without any problems and it runs. I need help with getting the parameters correct, is there a forum for help on it somewhere? Sep 27, 2016 at 23:38
  • The parameters are described in great detail, for example on the ImageMagick website. It is unlikely that you have read them yet, given you just discovered this application. I suggest you do this before asking questions anywhere, this will benefit everyone involved. Sep 28, 2016 at 6:06


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