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GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program)

GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program)

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
(3,431)
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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Mohammad
Mohammad
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  • Industry: Civil Engineering
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

An Exceptionally Well-made Software

Reviewed on 4/2/2022

In terms of what the software has to offer, GIMP prevails in many areas against some of the...

In terms of what the software has to offer, GIMP prevails in many areas against some of the competition given its plethora of features & ease of use. While there were just a few shortcomings I noticed in the software, they never hindered my overall experience when accomplishing my work.

Pros

Given my last year or so of using GIMP, this is hands down my most preferable image-editing software. For the beginner or novice user such as myself, this program covers all the essentials such as brushes & patterns, selection tools, & edit photos in various formats - free of charge. As a structural engineer, I'd often find myself refining my on-site captured photos via removing residual objects or persons & occasionally adjusting the image contrast before sending them to the client. In my line of work, GIMP is a necessary tool to have.

Cons

One of my main gripes against GIMP is that it's impossible to select multiple layers which can sometimes be cumbersome. Furthermore, I've had a few crashes on some instances when importing high-res, 5K photos.

Michael
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  • Industry: Entertainment
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The best free image editing software

Reviewed on 14/9/2023

I downloaded it after using photoshop and I got used to it quickly after switching. I never had any...

I downloaded it after using photoshop and I got used to it quickly after switching. I never had any problems outside if a folder has thousands of items in it, when choosing to make an export to name the export and to choose what file type it will be, it loads every file name into the browser which can make it lag if there is over thousands of items in the folder being opened.

Pros

It's fully free and it's designed to be quick to learn and use. Missing some settings photoshop has, but overall does the same job or better.

Cons

Missing some of the bigger features of photoshop and the extensions. But in most cases they aren't needed for most needs.

Andrew
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  • Industry: Architecture & Planning
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Its just not photoshop

Reviewed on 24/1/2024

Pros

It's free. The site relies upon donations.

Cons

It's just not adobe photoshop, but what do you expect for the price

Robert
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 501–1,000 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

GIMP for Image Editing

Reviewed on 16/11/2023

Pros

GIMP does what "theirs" does for free. The interface is easier to navigate than the competing products. Many add-ons are available for free or to purchase reasonably, making it customizable.

Cons

Sometimes processing of multiple changes to large images or multiple layers takes a while to complete, but this is still only seconds.

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

Impressive image editing solution

Reviewed on 14/9/2023

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.
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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:

We do not have any information about what integrations GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) has

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

Email/Help Desk, Knowledge Base

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