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GIMP is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and...

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GIMP is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, and more.

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GIMP (sometimes referred to as GNU Image Manipulation Program) was added by Stuck in Feb 2009 and the lastest update was made in Mar 2015. There is a history of activites on GIMP in our Change Log and Activity Log. It's possible to update the information on GIMP or report it as discontinued, duplicated or spam. If you want a nice widget to put on your website check these out.

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Incorrectly labeled license

Comment by HackedChicken about GIMP Also mentioning: Gimpshop 6 days ago

Gimp and Gimpshop are listed here as "free". They both should be listed as "open source".


I have approved your changes.
Thanks for reporting :)


My pleasure! Community resources like this site are only as good as we make them, so I try to be a good proactive netizen.


Best Free Program ever

Positive Comment by mrmariofan20themovieguy about GIMP Feb 2015

i love this program, i use everyday, it's very easy to use
i rate 9/10


I love free software

Positive Comment by kwokkenneth about GIMP Also mentioning: MyBrushes Nov 2014

well, I love it since it is free but it you need a more professional one, MyBrushes is the choice.
mybrushes art

[Edited by Venom88, November 26]


Love it!

Positive Comment by RemovedUser about GIMP Jun 2014

I cannot express how much I love this program. It can do most (if not all) of what Photoshop can do, but is hundreds (if not thousands) of dollars cheaper.



New version of GIMP rocks!

Positive Comment by Beduin about GIMP Aug 2012

I've just recently installed the new version of GIMP - 2.8, and I already love it. The previous 2.6 did what I wanted anyway. But this one does even more and in much smoother convenient way. 10 out of 10. Who needs to pay hundreds of bucks for PS now (except for those involved in professional pre-print routine)?

I use it in Windows and Linux and it works pretty much the same in either environment.


I beg to differ about 2.8, the work flow is messed up. With 2.8 when you open a photo, say a jpg, it is imported. When you get done with your edits you have to export it. If you want to export it to the same name there is no keyboard short cut for that action. After you export, "save", it and you close the window you have to deal with a popup that asks if you want to save changes. Bad work flow, bad user experience.

Saying that I have been happy with previous versions.


GIMP is a great product. I think it's quite unfair for people to say that it "sucks" on Macs and to complain it ignores conventions on Windows. It is *not* designed as a Mac or Windows program! It is a GTK program and will only feel at home on a GNOME desktop. The fact it has been successfully ported to other platforms and generally works extremely well if you can get used to having a program that's really at home on a GNOME desktop sitting in your Mac, Windows, KDE, etc desktop is great! This program can be a great *free* alternative to Corel Paint Shop Photo Pro or Adobe Photoshop for most users of those programs.


"It is not designed as a Mac or Windows program! It is a GTK program and will only feel at home on a GNOME desktop."

Then it sucks. For 99% of people who use real operating systems, it's non-native and sucks. For the 1% that use Gnome in Linux, it still sucks, because Gnome and Linux suck.


Who said it is for Gnome? As you say it such I can say you did not try it more that few mins. Did you even try?


I said it, and it's true. It's a Gnome Tool Kit application. It will only truly feel at home in Gnome in terms of design language. With that said, don't feed the troll. Endolith is just being a stupid Internet troll. A Windows kiddie... "real operating systems" - LOLz.

GIMP works very, very well, even on other platforms - it just doesn't FEEL the same as other applications since it's design language is very much Gnome 2.x...


You are a bit wrong, GIMP was first, GTK was developed for GIMP, and then Gnome was invented. GTK - is Gimp ToolKit.
Well, GTK apps are not native with Windows and OS X, but latest verson 2.8 is pretty looking on OS X as well as on my linux. But GIMP itself is great being free, agree.


gimp best

Comment by muggo about GIMP Mar 2012

not worth paying for PS, because it is GIMP :)


Professional use

Comment by EmasXP about GIMP Jul 2011

I use GIMP professionally at my job. We use only open source software, so I had to learn GIMP instead of Photoshop. There was a pretty steep learning curve, but I will never touch Photoshop today. I still miss some things like layer effects though, but I think GIMP wins in the end. I know it is a bit different and frustrating to get a grip on. I believe that everyone should give GIMP a honest try before thowing it into the trash can.


Great piece of software for those of us not wanting to fork out for photoshop, and/or illegally obtain it and end up with system full of viruses & trojans.


When I'm on the clock, I'm using Adobe Photoshop - still the king of the raster graphics editors, IMO. But, for my own personal usage, I've really taken a liking to GIMP. PS CS5 has actually been giving my computer a little grief, every so often, while every iteration of GIMP has always been rock solid. It's a little easier on the system resources, and man... I do like the price tag of $0.00.


If it wasn't for the layer handling, I could bring myself to use it. But being raised on Photoshop (yes, there, I've said the bad word) that part feels really awkward.


Oh GIMP how I love your silly name, impossible-to-draw-a-straight-line and lack of 'stroke', but still blows everything but Potatoshop out of the water. Developemnt seems slower recently