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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
(3,452)
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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Simon
Simon
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  • Industry: Media Production
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Go Open Source! It's a lot easier to run a media start-up.

Reviewed on 31/05/2021

Being community driven alone makes this product feel so much better. And it has come a long since...

Being community driven alone makes this product feel so much better. And it has come a long since we first tried it a few years ago. GIMP has evolved as we've learned our way around it. Looking forward to a future with greater updates to the UI and workflow.

Pros

The fact that it can almost do everything that Photoshop can do and for no charge at all - this helped us a ton. We did not have to pay a monthly subscription that over multiple users, adds up to quite a fee. Adding functionality that isn't otherwise provided is easy thanks to a large collection of assorted extensions.

Cons

For all the features it provides, one very important feature is missing. The ability to edit and render CMYK images, without having to run through a few hoops. Since most of our work is for online use, we do not see it as a limitation. But for someone looking at print media work alone, they might have to wait a few months before the official release has this functionality baked in.

Nitin
Nitin
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Remarkable easy to use photo editing software for beginners

Reviewed on 21/04/2022

Overall gimp is nice to have software for designers but its a life savour for deveopers who needs...

Overall gimp is nice to have software for designers but its a life savour for deveopers who needs lots of images to add on websites. Its best for linux system and really helpful for developers and beginners.

Pros

Even if it lacks features, I loved that I can import photoshop plugins in gimp and extends its capability. Ultimately it reolace photoshop on Linux system for high end photo editing work.

Also its really easy to learn the software even if you don't have any design background.

Cons

For large file size system gets freezed or slowed down. Needs restarting several times resulting frustration.

Their online version needs lots of improvements like uploading and exporting multiple formats.

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Framer and Figma

Reasons for Choosing GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program)

Canva is a freemium online tool that requires premium subscription to export high quality files. Gimp is free to use editing tool and hence made mw switch to this.

Switched From

Canva
Stefania
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  • Industry: Graphic Design
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Monthly for Free Trial
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  • Value for Money
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  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

Free Photoshop

Reviewed on 31/03/2024

GIMP is a versatile and accessible solution for both professionals and beginners in digital graphics

GIMP is a versatile and accessible solution for both professionals and beginners in digital graphics

Pros

is a powerful free alternative to Photoshop, perfect for beginners and those looking to delve into the world of graphic design without spending money. Although it doesn't offer all the features of Adobe, GIMP provides essential tools for image editing and retouching, allowing users to create high-quality graphic works without investing in expensive software

Cons

Has a less intuitive interface compared to other graphic editing software, lacks some advanced features found in Photoshop, and may be less efficient in terms of performance and support for proprietary file formats

Kash
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  • Industry: Apparel & Fashion
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Gimp GNU Image manipulation

Reviewed on 04/02/2024

Pros

I love this program. It's very easy to use, loads of options. And its free. I also like that the app is cross platform.

Cons

I would love the API to work properly, but the developers are working on it.

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

The best free image editing software

Reviewed on 14/09/2023

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.

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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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