GIMP

Open-source and on-premise image manipulation software

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GIMP Overview

What is GIMP?

GIMP is an open-source image manipulation software that enables businesses, graphic designers, scientists, illustrators, and photographers to edit and retouch images, design icons, create free-hand artworks, and convert files into various formats. The platform uses several programming languages, such as C++, Python, Scheme, and Perl to edit and manipulate scripted images.

GIMP allows businesses to select widget themes, icon sizes, and toolsets based on the artwork or design, save animations, and enhance images using various tools including the corrective mode and channel mixer. It provides several third-party plugins, enabling photographers to add multiple file formats and image filters to the software. Illustrators can utilize a suite of painting tools such as brush, pencil, clone, airbrush, and blend, among others to create artworks and designs according to individual requirements.

GIMP supports various file formats such as GIF, PDF, JPEG, SVG, and BMP and lets designers load or save files from remote locations using FTP, HTTP, SMB, and SFTP protocols. Businesses can utilize the storage space by saving documents with archived file extensions such as ZIP or GZ.

GIMP Overview

Pricing

Starting from
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Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Value for money

GIMP is an open-source software. It is available for free.


GIMP Features

Devices
Business size
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Markets
United States
Supported Languages
English

Media

GIMP sample points
GIMP metadata viewer
GIMP designing
GIMP create new image
GIMP set up layer boundary size
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GIMP Reviews

GIMP Reviews

Overall rating
4,4
/
5
Excellent
1104

Very good
791

Average
199

Poor
26

Terrible
8

Value for Money
4,8
Features
4,3
Ease of Use
3,8
Customer Support
4
89% recommended this app
Josip L.

Great Free alternative for Adobe Photoshop

With Gimp I am creating weekly flyers with products from our company. We can save an enormous amount of money by doing this by ourselves and not some external design company.


Christopher H.

Using Gimp in Place of other Software

This software is simple and great for the entry-level artist. The artist will have to get a feel for the tools and experiment/ practice to learn what they do. This software works very well for the new artist so that they do not have to spend a fortune on higher-end software such as the Adobe Creative Cloud. The software is also limited so at one point the user will have to upgrade to finish certain projects.


Derek N.

The Ultimate Alternative to Photoshop!


Jordan B.

A Quick Tool for Free Editing

I love the fact that it is free, and I do recommend it as a free alternative to Photoshop. Especially to those individuals who are new to photo editing, and don't want to spend any money. My overall experience is good, but blotched with frustrations due to the poor GUI layout. There are a handful of file formats that it can convert to that photoshop cannot, so I will often import my work from photoshop and use it to export it to my desired file type.


Avery M.

The greatest program I have ever used

This program changed my life in more ways than one. I have made fliers, posters, and multiple artwork with gimp. It holds a special place in my heart, because it gave me the opportunity to think outside of the box.


Josip L.
Industry: Retail
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Great Free alternative for Adobe Photoshop

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/07/18
Review Source: Capterra

With Gimp I am creating weekly flyers with products from our company. We can save an enormous amount of money by doing this by ourselves and not some external design company.

Pros

Gimp is an open-source image manipulation program what means it is absolutely free to use. Also, you will receive regular updates which add new features and fixes bugs including security issues. It has all the abilities that for example Adobe Photoshop and other commercial programs have. It can offer even more because it is easily extensible and flexible for every environment with lots of great community plugins and scripts.

Cons

The user interface of Gimp is not the most beautiful one but its function is very good. It has a lot of menus and submenus so for beginners it may be a little harder to achieve some more complex operations such as retouch of a face or double exposure. Also, compatibility with Adobe file formats exists but don't except that it works perfectly. Most of the time it works flawlessly if you are opening the document from older versions of Photoshop because newer version needs some updating and updates occur approximately every 2 months which is still faster than what Adobe is doing with their Photoshop.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Christopher H.
Industry: Fine Art
Company size: Self Employed

Using Gimp in Place of other Software

Used Monthly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2020/03/16
Review Source: Capterra

This software is simple and great for the entry-level artist. The artist will have to get a feel for the tools and experiment/ practice to learn what they do. This software works very well for the new artist so that they do not have to spend a fortune on higher-end software such as the Adobe Creative Cloud. The software is also limited so at one point the user will have to upgrade to finish certain projects.

Pros

Gimp is a great entry-level software for users that are just getting into things like photo-editing and photo manipulation. It has multiple tools that the user needs to edit photos. For example, a user can use this software to color correct a photograph. If a user wants to get into photo-editing but doesn't want to spend the money to use higher-end software, this is a great place to start.

Cons

One con is that it doesn't have the exact same tools as a software such a photoshop. There also would a learning curve when switching to a higher-end software because even though a lot of the tools do the same things, they'll have different icons and different placements. The user is also limited to what they can exactly do. The software is designed to do basic tasks.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Derek N.
Industry: Design
Company size: 51-200 Employees

The Ultimate Alternative to Photoshop!

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/12/18
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

GIMP has been quite the program that I have used for the past 8 years. Before I dived into Photoshop (for school), I used GIMP for all of my art projects. Not only is it free, but it's an incredible learning tool for people that want to get into learning about digital art, design, and photo editing activities.

Cons

I wish the UI (User Interface) was a bit more cheerful, but the important content matter while using GIMP is the piece of work itself!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Jordan B.
Industry: Defense & Space
Company size: 10 000+ Employees

A Quick Tool for Free Editing

Used Other for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/08/07
Review Source: Capterra

I love the fact that it is free, and I do recommend it as a free alternative to Photoshop. Especially to those individuals who are new to photo editing, and don't want to spend any money. My overall experience is good, but blotched with frustrations due to the poor GUI layout. There are a handful of file formats that it can convert to that photoshop cannot, so I will often import my work from photoshop and use it to export it to my desired file type.

Pros

For most everyone in the photography world, GIMP is an obvious go to for free editing software. For a long time, before Adobe had created the cloud, it was the only real affordable way to edit images. The universal OS deployment is also a huge plus! With adobe you're stuck with windows or Mac, but with Gimp you can use it on a linux machine! This in itself is why GIMP is still in the running and consideration for a Photoshop alternative photo editing software.

Cons

The first and most obvious is the strange and un-user-friendly graphical user interface (GUI). The GUI tends to be spread out, and it has no background window frame, so your windows desktop peeks through around all of the edges. To me this is a huge con, because as I am editing I want a high contrast single color background that doesn't distract me from my work. Some may say, then make your desktop background black, and yes this is an alternative, but it is an unnecessary step, that the software engineers and developers can easily remedy.

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Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 5.0/10

Avery M.
Industry: Religious Institutions
Company size: 2-10 Employees

The greatest program I have ever used

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2021/01/02
Review Source: Capterra

This program changed my life in more ways than one. I have made fliers, posters, and multiple artwork with gimp. It holds a special place in my heart, because it gave me the opportunity to think outside of the box.

Pros

For people who may not have the money for Photoshop, GIMP is the perfect program for you to learn how to manipulate images! I have been using GIMP for 10 years now, and I feel like the opportunities to learn more are ENDLESS! I have done some amazing art pieces with GIMP, things that I would have never imagined to be able to create. The easy interface helps with learning quickly on how to make use of layers and coloring. I first used gimp for making transparent images and coloring, but it soon became a business tool for me!

I still use this program faithfully!

Cons

Script-Fu has been my favorite add on script, but with recent updates and versions of GIMP, it hasn't been blending well with the new software. So I have 2 versions of GIMP to handle those issues.

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Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8,4/10
Based on 2 128 user ratings
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GIMP Pricing

GIMP Pricing

Starting from
N/A
Free Trial
Free
Value for money

GIMP is an open-source software. It is available for free.

GIMP is an open-source software. It is available for free.

Value for Money
4,8/5
Based on 2 128 user ratings
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GIMP Features

GIMP Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
Content Management
Customizable Branding
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop Interface
Electronic Payments
Inventory Management
Order Management
Product Catalog
Reporting & Statistics
SEO Management
Search Functionality
Social Media Integration
Template Management
Third Party Integration
Website Management
eCommerce Management
Features
4,3/5
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GIMP FAQs

GIMP FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for GIMP.

Q. What type of pricing plans does GIMP offer?

GIMP offers the following pricing plans:

Pricing model: Free

Free Trial: Not Available

GIMP is an open-source software. It is available for free.

Q. What are the main features of GIMP?

We do not have any information about GIMP features

Q. Who are the typical users of GIMP?

GIMP has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does GIMP support?

GIMP supports the following languages:

English

Q. Does GIMP support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices GIMP supports

Q. What other apps does GIMP integrate with?

We do not have any information about what integrations GIMP has

Q. What level of support does GIMP offer?

GIMP offers the following support options:

Knowledge Base, Online Support, Video Tutorials