Gimp snap can't open files from external devices [Apparmor: Permission denied]

If I have a picture on an external device, and I try to open it with Gimp, it correctly launches the program but fails to open the image with the following error:

Opening '/media/fabio/66CB-CA37/DCIM/P1000837.JPG' failed: Could not open '/media/fabio/66CB-CA37/DCIM/P1000837.JPG' for reading: Permission denied


I found the following in the logs:

AVC apparmor="DENIED" operation="open" profile="snap.gimp.gimp" name="/media/fabio/66CB-CA37/DCIM/P1000837.JPG" pid=22873 comm="file-jpeg" requested_mask="r" denied_mask="r" fsuid=1000 ouid=1000

So this seem to be caused by confinement. Is any interface available to allow this permission? What if I reinstall gimp as --classic?

gimp    2.10.8 rev 130
snap    2.37.2
snapd   2.37.2
series  16
ubuntu  18.04
kernel  4.15.0-45-generic

snap connect gimp:removable-media

or use Ubuntu Software to modify it.

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Thank you very much! I think the discoverability of this features needs some improvement, as I had no idea about it :relaxed: