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GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program)

GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program)

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Open-source and on-premise image manipulation software

About GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program)

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.


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Reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5
(3,472)
Value for Money
4.8/5
Features
4.3/5
Ease of Use
3.9/5
Customer Support
4.0/5

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Veronica
Veronica
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  • Industry: Writing & Editing
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Gimp is my "No Bull***t" Image editor

Reviewed on 2024/01/11

I've been using GIMP for all my image editing and sometimes even for creating artwork for about a...

I've been using GIMP for all my image editing and sometimes even for creating artwork for about a decade now. I never really looked for alternatives because, while it might not be the go-to choice for professional graphic designers, it's everything I need as a wannabe writer and creative. I've designed my own book covers, crafted banners and ads for my social media marketing, and even illustrated my own children's book, which I later turned into an ebook and an audiobook. What I love most about it is how user-friendly it is while offering advanced features similar to other professional software – all for free. It's like child's play to use, and that's why I stick with it.

Pros

Honestly, it all began with "Because it's free!" Who wouldn't want the same cool features as those fancy, pricey image editors? But once I started messing around with it and realized how user-friendly GIMP is, I couldn't imagine switching to more professional tools.

Cons

Yeah, the tool's support might be a bit lacking, but the awesome thing is that it's made up for by the collective knowledge base of a whole community.

Pablo
Pablo
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Impressive image editing solution

Reviewed on 2023/09/14

Pros

It provides all the tools of a paid professional image editing software with an open source license.

Cons

It has not the same level of consistent high quality educative material (videos, tutorials, etc.) to learn new functionalities.

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Photoshop

Reasons for Choosing GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program)

I need functionalities I could not find in Paint and I didn't want to paid an expensive (at that time) license for Corel Draw or Photoshop.

Switched From

Paint 3D and Adobe Photoshop

Reasons for Switching to GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program)

It has everything I need and more.
Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Computer & Network Security
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

An amazing open-source image editing tool - GIMP

Reviewed on 2022/06/17

Overall, we use GIMP for our internal poster creation or color correction of internal event images....

Overall, we use GIMP for our internal poster creation or color correction of internal event images. At times, we also use it for client deliverables. GIMP has to offer alot but only at a price of reliability. You cannot rely on this program 100% of the times, but easy solutions can fix the small issues most of the times.

Pros

1. Open-source: is by far one of its biggest advantage. It is available freely to everybody and is maintained by open-source enthusiasts over the globe. The tool is replicated with the biggest image editing competitors and therefore, becomes easy to use for anyone new.
2. Precision: is something that does not come easily in open-source tools. However, GIMP is different in that aspect. For sharp image editing, GIMP provides precision, be it color grading or slicing an image.

Cons

Stability: I have faced issues like, the tool stops responding at times. I have also felt that at times, the buttons becomes un-clickable and if you try to click a button, the button above it starts working. These types of bugs can easily be fixed with new releases, but since this is an open-source tool, there are no finite cycles being followed for new releases.

Therefore, be prepared to experiment in-case you face these. I usually un-intalled and re-installed the program to fix the issues.

Tei
Tei
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  • Industry: Music
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for Free Trial
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

A saviour for the humanity

Reviewed on 2024/03/07

Happy and glad there is such software exist. I do not need to waste money on expensive software...

Happy and glad there is such software exist. I do not need to waste money on expensive software after having this!

Pros

It is unbelievable that this software can do almost what a paid app could do. Photo editing, designing, and cropping are all working perfectly without any issue. It doesn't consume much computer resources. Most importantly, this is totally free!

Cons

It might be a bit confused for beginner, but it is not an issue after learning it. There is almost no support at all.

Ryan
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  • Industry: Fine Art
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

GIMP as a cheaper alternative

Reviewed on 2023/11/15

Pros

That it captures most all of the tools of the major editing outlet for free.

Cons

Having to adjust to the new tools and less features.

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GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) FAQs

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GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) offers the following pricing plans:

  • Pricing model: Free Version
  • Free Trial: Not Available

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

GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) supports the following languages:

English

GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) supports the following devices:

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GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, Knowledge Base

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