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GIMP

GIMP is a free program for such photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. Essentially it's the closest thing to Photoshop you can get for free.

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GIMP Features

  1.  Support for LayersGIMP supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
  2.  DRM FreeNo Digital rights management (DRM), i.e. no copy protection.
  3.  Ad-freeGIMP doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
  4.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsGIMP can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
  5.  PortableGIMP can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
  6.  Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in GIMP.
  7.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in GIMP, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
  8.  Support for scriptingGIMP supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.

GIMP information

  • Developed byFree Software Foundation (GNU)
  • LicensingOpen Source and Free product.
  • Written in
  • RatingAverage rating of 4.4 (101 ratings)
  • Alternatives204 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

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  •  588 Forks
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Our users have written 114 comments and reviews about GIMP, and it has gotten 4292 likes

GIMP was added to AlternativeTo by Stuck on and this page was last updated . GIMP is sometimes referred to as GNU Image Manipulation Program.

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charlesgoodwin
  
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They'll have 1 thing in common - they all got used to Photoshop first.

GIMP isn't perfect. It's got rough edges. It is developed by volunteers, it is not backed by a huge commercial effort like Photoshop nor is it sold for a huge price tag.

Considering that, for 98% of image editing requirements GIMP is just as good as Photoshop. Only if you are in an elite upper tier of artists would it actually be inadequate.

If you are used to Photoshop, you'll find GIMP horrible to use. The same is true in reverse. They are difficult applications with different structures and different approaches to many tasks. It's like going from a Mac to Windows and vice versa. You have to unlearn what you know and relearn something else, and for many that is too much to ask.

However to lack the perspective to understand this basic principle - that you prefer what you know - and lay into the work of the GIMP developers with very unconstructive criticisms is hardly helping anybody. Given it is open source, why not engage them, or why not try to implement improvements? Oh, that would take effort. Trolling online takes no effort whatsoever!

The GIMP has a ton of great features, is constantly improving, and is never going to cost you money. It will just cost you a bit of your time to learn how to use it.

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Atlas19

It also doesn't help that you're categorizing everyone into one title.

No, you don't have to be in an elite upper tier of artists for it to be inadequate. Rotating text really doesn't qualify as being "elite upper tier" artist.

Pretentiously mocking some imaginary character for not knowing programming, which you classify as "little effort" appearently, does not achieve anything either.

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JeffersonPlane
  
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You will be amazed how awesome this software is. A lot of premium features simillar to phtoshop. ut it's totally free. So you can enjoy all this functionality and not pay money.

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disembowelingADware

But it would be great to donate the cost of a premium coffee once to the project.

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qubit
  
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Good, but slow and sometimes buggy. Not perfect.

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idg
  
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Photoshop but free in all aspects of the word. Total must have

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fyitester
  
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I like it , because it helps me a lot.

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saad_kz
  
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I agree with the comments mentioned here... a close alternative!

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Atlas19
  
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Text tool is horrible. You can't rotate the text without rasterizing it. You also can't add contour in any conventional way. Just wanted to do some translation... :/ Yeah, that is two features missing, but trust me, it's enough of a reason when you're working with text.

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  • Photo Editing
  • Image Editor
  • Photo Editor
  • Animation
  • architectural-photography
  • shift-lens
  • image-authoring
  • perspective

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Ported to windows at: gimp.org/windows

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