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GIMP Image Editor for Windows

GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a free image editor

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Editor's Review

GIMP is a powerful distributed program for photo retouching, image composition, and image authoring. Comparisons to Photoshop abound simply because GIMP is its most laudable free alternative. Yet, setting aside any impersonation, GIMP truly stands on its own. Like any powerful program, GIMP takes time to master but once you familiarize yourself with its tools, simple tasks take mere minutes. GIMP is a mature solution to expensive programs that yield less beneficial results.

GIMP at a Glance

It was easy to download and launch GIMP, which isn’t surprising because of its maturity. GIMP opens to a three part UI. The left dialog contains GIMP’s tools, while the right dialog contains its Layers, Channels, Paths, and Brushes. The center holds GIMP’s main image editing area, which you can make full screen with docking dialogs. And you can add tabs to any dialog box to help you keep all the features you need close at hand!

Product Features

GIMP is a versatile graphics tool and with some sophisticated built-in features such as:

  • Customizable Interface - GIMP allows you to customize its views and behaviors. For example, you can change widget theme colors, spacing, and icon sizes, plus custom toolbox sets.
  • Photo Enhancement - Enhancement—Digital photo imperfections can be easily compensated for using GIMP. Corrective mode in the transform tools helps you fix perspective distortion caused by lens tilt and a channel mixer affords you the flexibility you need with B&W photography.
  • Digital Retouching - GIMP is ideal for advanced photo retouching. For example, you can remove unwanted details with the clone tool or use the new healing tool to make quick fixes of minor issues like a botched brush stroke.
  • Hardware Support - GIMP includes support for various input devices, such as USB controllers, MIDI controllers, and pressure and tilt sensitive tablets. You can change brush properties while you paint and you can bind your favorite scripts to buttons to speed your workflow!.
  • File Formats - GIMP lets you save images to nearly any imaginable file type. Thanks to a transparent virtual file system, it’s possible to load and save files to and from remote locations using FTP, HTTP, SMB (MS Windows), and SSH protocols. GIMP also transparently compresses files without extra steps to ZIP, GZ, or BZ2 extensions.
  • Customizable Interface - GIMP allows you to customize its views and behaviors. For example, you can change widget theme colors, spacing, and icon sizes, plus custom toolbox sets.

Pros

GIMP runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux. It has lots of advanced features and there are plenty of plug-ins.

Cons

GIMP is complex and takes time to learn, plus plug-ins are necessary for batch processing and to save CMYK images.



Quick Specs

Version: 2.8.10
File size: 95.24MB
Date added: November 30, 2013
Price: Free
Operating system: Mac OS X or Windows
Additional Requirements: Not available
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GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. Use GIMP 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, etc. GIMP is expandable and extensible; it can be augmented with plug-ins and extensions to do just about anything. The advanced scripting interface allows everything from the simplest task to the most complex image manipulation procedures to be easily scripted.

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  • mimmo7550
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    all is ok.

    Posted 06/12/2014
  • maxspot
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Great software

    Posted 04/28/2014
  • floydt3
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    I am extremely NEW to photography. We just bought a camera in the fall and are going to learn to use it and hopefully get some good images. Who knows, might even get a few shots that I can frame after a time. Anyway, after watching a bunch of YouTube Videos about Adobe products, and after seeing how expensive adobe actually is, I Googled Lightroom 5 Alternatives and found Gimp. So, now I will start learning this software. I guess it's got to be good because I can see the number of downloads, almost 24000 this week alone. I just installed on a Win7 Ult 64 with no issues. I'd like to take a minute to THANK ALL DEVELOPERS and CONTRIBUTORS for all of their hard work.

    Posted 03/24/2014
  • reineiry
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    Just excellent

    Posted 11/26/2013
  • wwp
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    Who could think such an excellent professional-level software could exist, with such a user and support community.. and for FREE?

    Posted 11/05/2013
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Intended Audience

End Users/Desktop

User Interface

Win32 (MS Windows)

Registered

2004-10-07

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