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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Features

Total features of GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program): 11

  • API
  • Customisable Templates
  • Design Management
  • File Management
  • File Transfer
  • Image Editing
  • Multiple Format Support
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Search/Filter
  • Template Management
  • Templates

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5
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Value for Money
4.8/5
Features
4.3/5
Ease of Use
3.8/5
Customer Support
4/5

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Josip L.
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great Free alternative for Adobe Photoshop

Reviewed on 18/7/2019

With Gimp I am creating weekly flyers with products from our company. We can save an enormous...

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.

John W.
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Top quality free Adobe Photoshop substitute

Reviewed on 30/10/2019

It's fairly easy to use if you've used and are familiar with Photoshop and the like. We use it for...

It's fairly easy to use if you've used and are familiar with Photoshop and the like. We use it for all of our image and graphic manipulation. It's fast, easy and free. For our needs I could never justify paying several hundreds of dollars for Photoshop (industry leader or not).

Pros

Gimp can do almost everything that Photoshop can do for free. I'm not much of a power user but it's amazing what it can do. I often look for features to use just because I can and because the visual effects can be so interesting. It has really evolved over the years with features and improvements in ease of use. With the last update to v2 it runs much faster on Windows 10 and is more efficient with computer resources than it ever used to be.

Cons

Being an open source application means that bug fixes and updates come slower than they would from a for-profit company (like Adobe). But since it's free, who really cares? For a small business like ours it's perfect and it does everything we need to (and more).

Jenn F.
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  • Industry: Consumer Services
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Invaluable Tool for the DIY business owner

Reviewed on 7/4/2021

As a small business owner that started a dog walking company on my own, over seven years ago, GIMP...

As a small business owner that started a dog walking company on my own, over seven years ago, GIMP has been invaluable to me. I create all of my own graphics and marketing materials. I used GIMP to create my original logo, and have used GIMP to update my logo several times. I use it for cutout images, to create image files in the correct font, and all of the graphics on my website. I've even used it to design our uniforms. I also use GIMP for everyday problems like compressing an image that's to big to send in an email, or creating PDF files.

Pros

FREE, updated regularly, export to PDF, image compression, import font files, float layer, invert selection, undo history toolbox, erase from only one layer, fade, transparent erase....Much, much, more

Cons

The only thing I don't like is the floating toolbox windows. They are always getting in the way while I am designing. Though, I don't have a solution for this.

Leon P.
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

a program which works well and good to start some photo editing

Reviewed on 1/2/2021

I find who is getting old but he always responds to the task expected of him

I find who is getting old but he always responds to the task expected of him

Pros

On our side this program which works well, it is very stable, no crashes. I also use other programs that are not at the same price because yes it can't do everything and this is normal, I would even say that it is better that the program excels in what it can do than to be as versatile as possible, but I prefer to keep gimp for now because I got used to it very quickly and that is one of its best qualities. Which is very well documented, many tutorials. It is true that it requires a minimum of training, especially on the philosophy of layers, what is an alpha channel, a smart chisel, ...there also has the documentation on the publisher's site. This program is free.

Cons

The program is starting to get old, and we can see it. Just by starting it, it lags behind, but it could be worse. In terms of drawing tools, it is very minimalist to the point where buying a tablet that senses the difference in pressure applied on the screen is useless.

Derek N.
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  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

The Ultimate Alternative to Photoshop!

Reviewed on 18/12/2020

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!

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

  • Pricing model: Free
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GIMP is an open-source software. It is available for free.

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