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About GIMP

Graphics manipulation system with artwork creation tools, graphical design elements, and desktop publishing workflow.


GIMP Features

  • Collaboration
  • Data Visualization
  • Filtering
  • Image Database
  • Image Editor
  • Templates

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GIMP is No Wimp! A Solid Choice for Graphics Work; Robust Toolset Rivals Commercial Counterparts

Aug 12, 2018
4/5
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Pros: powerful punch: The GNU Image Manipulation Program.)

GIMP is software you install on your computer. To my knowledge there is no SaaS (online software-as-a-service) counterpart.

As a regular Linux user one huge benefit for me is that GIMP was initially created for the Linux environment. But unlike many Linux programs, GIMP has a true Windows version that is not poorly ported over. It's as elegant on Windows as it is on Linux. There are no penalties for installing GIMP on each and every computer you own and I've never encountered problems when mixing and matching the files from different flavors (i.e., Windows or Linux).

It's rock steady; I don't remember a time when GIMP actually crashed. And if you are ready to exit, GIMP always reminds you to save any unsaved changes to your designs.

GIMP has a simple uncluttered interface. "Simple interface" is relative; many menu items have dockable windows (like its commercial counterparts) so managing the various docking windows is what will keep it simple and uncluttered.

One of the first things I ever used GIMP for was to import and edit some graphics saved in PhotoShop. I'm not a designer so I don't understand what half the tools do; I use only a few of the many features on a regular basis.

Primarily I use it for quick web graphics, banners and graphics for blog articles, converting images to different formats, and sometimes to take screenshots (but others screenshot tools are quicker and more intuitive).

Cons: It would be nice to have a few "modes" that hide or reveal tools based on your anticipated usage. For example, a "novice" interface mode would be nice.

The help system is decent but is a bit cryptic and designed for the designer (not a layperson). I would love to see better intuitive context-sensitive help. For example, hovering over a tool would give a much more understandable explanation.

The screenshot tool could be more accessible (when not working in GIMP).

Overall: Overall, GIMP is a fine open source replacement for PhotoShop and some of the other expensive creative suites. For a layperson who occasionally designs a banner or image for their website, GIMP is probably overkill and downright daunting. But for a graphics design artist or someone who likes to dabble, the toolset is robust, with elements to rival its commercial counterparts.

I don't mind dabbling and doing my own simple graphics. As an open source proponent, I like using tools that give you the freedom to do with them as you please. For example, I use GIMP on both Windows and Linux platforms.

GIMP has been a staple in my toolchest for many years. Its a solid choice for heavier graphics work; I use it alongside simpler tools (like screenshot utilities) and in conjunction with snazzier tools like Canva.

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My experience with GIMP has been great, very professional image editing with impeccable results

Jul 07, 2018
5/5
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Pros: I have been using this software for many years to edit images and perform work at the request of my clients in my work as an independent professional, retouching images, banners, logos, among many other things that I have been able to do without complications with GIMP, this application is free , I can use it perfectly without cost, this advantage is very important for me, I love that there are versions for Windows and Linux, since it is possible to install it from repositories, it is easy and it does not waste time searching the Internet, it has many options that include the possibility of programming your own filters this option Although it is very advanced for me, it seems excellent for the future. Another thing that I like about this software is light, I have been able to run it without problems on computers with very few resources, this has got me out of trouble on more than one occasion. It is important that there is a good amount of extras, like filters and brushes, that can be downloaded from the Internet completely free, I like that a lot.

Cons: What I like least about GIMP is that the existing documentation is very little in English and even less in Spanish, most of its users are German or Russian and the information you have is not good for me, the GIMP community is very small . It is difficult to find someone who will really help you if you have a problem or do not know how to do a particular task. The additional components that can be downloaded from the Internet are free, but not many. It is necessary to perform a manual work in other applications are performed automatically. It has functions that are very advanced and not very intuitive, it has cost me to discover some functions on my own. The graphical interface seems a little sloppy, this could improve to make it more attractive for a larger group of people.

Overall: GIMP has brought me many benefits in recent years, I have edited in record time images for the websites that I have designed, I have made business cards for professionals, being a web programmer knowing that GIMP has complemented me allows to offer web pages without having to always resort to a professional designer, which reduces the costs of my projects for the end customers, in my work in the company has served me to perform specific tasks when working with web pages. I am very happy with this software that has been very useful for years and has taken me out of trouble. My bosses and clients are happy with my work. Surely I will continue using GIMP for many years.

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Feb 08, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: GIMP can do just about anything Photoshop can do, plus a few of it's own unique tricks. It easily converts between image formats including SVG files, and can read & write Photoshop PSD files. GIMP can also import Photoshop color pallet files.

Some examples of GIMP's advanced features include layer styles (various effects that you can apply including shadows, borders, an emboss effect, and more), content-aware resizing (resize background elements without affecting foreground object), face swap, change object colors, cartoonify your photos, and create animated GIFs. Other useful features include red eye removal, make your own watermark, create custom brushes, and remove colors from some objects (like background).

There are many useful plugins you can add to extend GIMP's functionality, for example image compression for web, and batch processing for adding a change to many files automatically. The PSPI plugin the adds the ability to use third party Photoshop plugin filters within GIMP on Windows and Linux.

There is also GIMP Portable, a no-install, portable version of GIMP. GIMP Portable can be added to a USB key or hard drive drive, letting you bring the image editor with you. You can keep your favorite plugins and brushes with this package in order to have your entire working suite of image tools with you.

GIMP is open source and has a large, active community of developers and users. This means GIMP will continue to evolve but will remain free for all.

Cons: As is the case with a lot of free software, some features feel less polished than their commercial counterparts. Some user interface elements may not appear as pixel-perfect as Photoshop, and some interactive features not as smooth. While the GIMP on a Mac feels more stable, the Windows version can be buggy and prone to crashing when using some plugins. The Windows version can also be very slow to start on older PCs, especially when you have a lot of plugins installed.

I think the most common critique I've heard about GIMP is the steep learning curve. In my experience, GIMP wasn't really any harder to learn than Photoshop but a lot of users find Photoshop to be more user friendly. In some ways I agree, for example Photoshop seems to be better at guessing where I want to crop an image, or where I'm trying to position a layer so I spend less time fiddling with these controls.

Photoshop also feels faster than GIMP when run on the same Windows PC. Loading images, and launching plugins are noticeably slower, although batch processing is at least as fast as Photoshop.

Overall: Free Photoshop replacement!

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GIMP is seriously powerful now and a keystone to open-source photography workflow

Aug 31, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: GIMP is cross platform and will run equally well on Linux, Windows and Mac. This is a big advantage for people who use different computers but are collaborating on a project.

My favorite feature of GIMP 2.10 right now is its ability to open RAW files using either Darktable or Rawtherapee where the user can make adjustments, and when finished, close Darktable (Rawtherapee) and have the edited image open directly in GIMP for further editing. This is brilliant and offers a greatly improved workflow for photo editing.

A new feature in 2.10.6 is vertical text layers, or the ability to write text top to bottom. This is useful for writing vertical-reading text in Chinese, especially for the creation of formal or fancy documents or invitations. It is also useful for creating interesting layouts in English.

Much has been written about GIMP's 'healing' features that allow removal of unwanted items in a photo. In GIMP, this can be done using the Resynthsizer plugin, or the Inpainting plugin that is included in the G'MIC plugin set. While both work well, the G'MIC plugin seems to yield somewhat more consistent results.

Cons: Until recent editions, GIMP suffered from a rather unattractive interface and opened the main editing window and toolbars separately. While some users preferred this, I found it awkward to to use and arrange on my limited screen space. A single-window mode was introduced in version 2.8 which I prefer.

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I tried switching to GIMP in Linux back in 2009, but found it awkward to use and wasn't able to achieve the results I wanted easily. Recent versions have been much better and now, with the release of 2.10 which integrates with Darktable, GIMP is a powerful tool indeed. It is open source and free, but please do make donations to support the development of these amazing tools that benefit many users who truly cannot afford to pay for software.

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It proved to be a very powerful tool and a fantastic OPEN SOURCE competitor in the market.

Jul 08, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Well, obviously, it's open source! That means it's going to cost you nothing. Even if you compare it to other popular paid software around there, Gimp is not going to let you down. All the basic and mid-range functionalities are available and user friendly as you're probably used to. If I want to mention a specific thing that I love from GIMP, it's that you can Ctrl+Z when you mistakenly add a point with the lasso selection, and also you can combine polygonal selection with free-hand selection. Small details like these make of GIMP a great option at no cost. I started using it professionally after formatting my pc. I've done a lot of photography edits for customers (wedding, birthdays, etc.) and for websites (online stores) and I have never encountered a situation when I had to go back to the software I used to have. Also, every update brings new original features. The creators are not trying to be a copy of another paid software,they are trying to create a very unique tool that stands out by itself.

Cons: Slow evolution during its opensource nature: 7 years happened from 2.8 to 2.10, but Gimp 3 is estimated to be out at some point of 2018 so this might be changing due to the success of the last update. Shortcuts: moving to Gimp can take a couple of days of adaptation if you're used to work with other software because the commands are completely different, but as I said, it's just a couple of days. Also, it can get tricky if you want to automatize some parts of the edition. It can be done if you follow the right steps but I think they need to improve that part and make it more user friendly.

Overall: Saved me a lot of money and made easy some of the common tasks I have as photographer and web content administrator.

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Good performance software but it lacks certain tools

Aug 02, 2018
4/5
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Pros: Gimp has very positive characteristics that complement my functions as a photographer. While I use other software to design and edit photographs, Gimp is also part of my repertoire.

An excellent layer management to make the images much more colorful and realistic. These layers in turn can be combined in thousands of ways, making the software a creative solution for all graphic designers.

Another interesting element of this software is that you can make or edit images that can be supported through scrips to be inserted into web pages. This feature is very important because it allows me to save time in the elaboration and coding of the image for the blogs and web pages that I currently use.

Cons: Sometimes I have to resort to other image manipulation software by vectors since Gimp does not have this option. I also think that this software lacks certain tools, however, I would not stop using it because I like the quality that Gimp offers for editing and the formats it allows me to work with.

Overall: Gimp is a good software for editing photos and images. It allows obtaining quality results for the management of photographs, having multiple formats to obtain the final products.

Despite the disadvantages I mentioned above, I would not stop using Gimp, and I recommend it to the entire graphic design community, they will not regret acquiring it.

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Exposing images for a Community Manager is important and Gimp is a great ally for this

Jul 20, 2018
4/5
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Pros: In my work as a Community Manager, it is important to manage software that allows editing and resalar images, this, combined with a good coatching, enhances and enhances the accounts, adding more followers and more interaction of that account in Social Networks.

GIMP, is an excellent software that gives me what I'm looking for, since it has a comfortable interface that allows you to interact with tools to remove or add light to the images, the management of different layers, which allows you to add more visual elements to the image, add effect to the photos, and, one of the most important reasons why I use GIMP is that it supports different formats like png, jpg, and gift.

Cons: I think the GIMP technical team could work on improving the tools they offer to modify the photos, since other software has more powerful tools for image editing.

Overall: GIMP is one of the first photo editing software I could explore. Working with this software is quite easy has many benefits and benefits for editing that have allowed me to project my career as a Community Manager.

A comfortable interface that combines a series of tools that although not complete, has a high range of functions that makes it continue using the software and recommend it to all those who need to edit photographs professionally and creatively.

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Retouch image and manipulated giving it the best personal touch

Jun 27, 2018
5/5
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Pros: It is the most used and popular image editor in my work since it is multiplatform, it also has a very friendly environment and for those people who do not dominate the computer it is very simple, as well as for those who find it easy to get inside of the tools and exploit their potential at the time of mounting images and have an excellent finish, as well as being free software and being able to take the portable with me and install it quickly and easily on any computer.

Cons: It has multiple tools that make the manipulation of the image very simple and with great potential for editing them, besides being very light, but when installed in some operating systems, the toolbars are deconfigured, which makes image manipulation complicated although already having experience configuring it, everything is fixed.

Overall: In the foundation in which I work one of the activities is participation in social networks and we all know that an image says more than a thousand words is for them that a team is responsible for the editing and manipulation of images and another part of the publication of social networks, when I started working with him I had an incredible potential since I could make great editions and give life to images that were not so attractive. That is why when I found out about this tool, I called myself So much attention.

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Powerful Photo-Editing Program to Satisfy Advanced Needs

Sep 05, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It's free and is an outstanding alternative to PhotoShop, with all the functions most people, including professional graphic designers, will need.

Cons: Some functions can be glitchy, and even accessing the help function doesn't always help. But there are a multitude of online resources to help.

Overall: I've been using Gimp for years for advanced photo editing. I use other programs for simple editing, but when I need more detailed and/or targeted editing, Gimp is great. You can create PNG images with transparent backgrounds; delete and replace backgrounds; selectively edit colors; use a multitude of special effects; etc. You can orient a text box to match the orientation of an item you're adding text to (which my simpler programs don't do). I find Gimp to be as powerful and easier than PhotoShop. I don't work in layers, so can't speak to the ease, or lack thereof, of doing that.

Advanced functions aren't intuitive; looking up how to do things is a must. Also, Gimp can be glitchy. In particular, I've found the clone tool to be very good, but even when accessed properly, it sometimes doesn't work. This seems to be a common complaint. Sometimes the problem is that you're not in the right layer. But even in a single-layer image, I often have trouble, especially in the new version, v. 2.10.4. But there are also some improvements in this upgrade.

I'm not a professional designer, so my knowledge and ability are limited. However, I've recommended the program to many people, and an advanced PhotoShop user recently told me he thinks Gimp is just as good. Overall, for me, Gimp is a perfect solution when my basic photo-editing programs won't do the trick. I highly recommend it.

I've used GIMP for years, and have found it perfect for creating graphics for websites and logos

Apr 10, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: As a technologically inclined creative person, this software is amazing. There is ample support in the way of forums and videos on the internet to get most anyone up and running with GIMP fairly shortly. My favorite elements of GIMP are its robust image layering abilities. While it might lack some of the glitz and glamor of Adobe's Photoshop, it is able to completely keep up with the functionality - at least on a basic level. I've found GIMP completely able to meet and exceed my logo deign, web graphics, and photo editing needs. While professional photographers might want Adobe's subscription products, GIMPs download-and-use platform is a fantastic discovery for those who want robust image editing for free, and are willing to put the leg work into the small learning curve.

Cons: The things I like least involve minor User Interface elements that I keep accidentally running into. The only example that really sticks out is I accidentally keep undocking some controls, and almost never remember how to redock them. It happens very infrequently, so I'm often in the position of researching how to redock them before I get back to work. It's honestly the only thing I can think of that would be a con for this software, and even then, that's in the user-error category.

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A incorporation that I did on my own in my work, bringing excellent results

Jul 22, 2018
5/5
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Pros: I have always been an enthusiast in the imageological projection of the activities that we develop in the Foundation, this with the purpose of visually enriching our task, and also to project it, either in social networks or in projections to the community that follows us, or to the sponsor who invest in our ideas and projects.

That's why I introduced and presented to my bosses this software that has allowed us to edit images with a high quality, introducing modifiable layers, elimination of shadow or light depending on the visual result we look for, change the format of the photo either in jpg, png and even raw, doing quality works to expose them in a better way.

GIMP is a high value tool for our Foundation and we carry out permanent training so that our operators also use it when publishing photographs of different community activities.

Cons: Although, at the beginning it is a little complex to use since it is a program for editing images by vectors, only using them routinely makes you learn quickly how to handle all your tools.

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I am not a graphic designer, but I have needed to learn how to use Photoshop and GIMP last 3 years

Jul 20, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Gimp is free. That makes the value for money unbeatable. Also, it works fluently wherever. It does not need a powerful computer to work properly as is needed by his main rival: Photoshop.

There is a lot of people who say that is not professional, but I have never ever had a client who asked me: do you use Gimp or Photoshop?.

Also, apart from being free, Gimp has a big community of volunteers working on it, so, probably, it will get, if not every, the most popular functions in Photoshop.

Gimp is easy to use and is a very very powerful tool that can make your life and photo editing easier.

The only program that can compete with Gimp is Photoshop and is very very expensive.

Cons: Ok. Photoshop is the only program that can compete with Gimp and it is expensive.

But is more powerful. Has more tools, more automated things, and, more important: better management of colour.

Gimp needs better management of colour, is complicated to work with CMYK colours and has fewer plugins (Would not be fair to say that a lot of them works also in Gimp)

Also, even if Gimp is powerful, if you go to a job interview for something related to photo editing o graphic design, they will ask you about your knowledge of Photoshop. A client would not be interested, but a boss will want you to know Photoshop, even if it is "using a sledgehammer to crack a nut"

Overall: They have a huge and omnipresent competitor, but, when I can't pay for it or when I need a fast photo editing or I do not have a powerful computer near, I will never doubt that Gimp is the way to go.

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GIMP is an amazing freeware that packs a punch

Sep 18, 2018
5/5
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Pros: I don't even know where to start. There are basically limitless functions with more being written almost daily. Plug ins are plentiful if you scour the web and you can find so many great tutorials to teach what you don't already know. I've never really had the money to be able to afford the adobe suite for my personal life, so I rely on freeware programs such as GIMP to do much of my personal work. There is a huge community out there that can assist you with finding exactly what you need to tackle whatever project you have at hand.

Cons: Honestly, there isn't much I don't like about GIMP. If i had to say one thing, is that it is resource intense. Your computer may run slower when using GIMP if you have an older or less powerful PC. This is the only issue I really have with GIMP, but you could say the same about virtually any program like it on the market today.

Overall: Since I began using GIMP, I've had a lot of fun creating various edited photos and have used it for graphic design as well. I think it is a great program for anyone from beginner to advanced level. I'd highly recommend using GIMP as a starting point if you are considering going into any creative field where you think you might need image editing experience.

GIMP provides an efficient and impressive workspace for graphics with no catch to the free price.

Jul 12, 2018
5/5
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Pros: GIMP is an excellent, free graphics editor to rival Photoshop in everything from basic image editing to digital art. It combines an astounding amount of features into one bundle for no cost. Many other free image editors include only a few tools, but GIMP truly has them all. You can make vector images with the pen tool, import custom brushes, and edit photos as needed. I've used this program for professional and hobby use, and it fulfills both. It's great for making quick graphics without the constrictions of word processing software. It's also a reliable and complex software to complete long projects with. I was impressed with the range of technical tools, such as minute photo adjustments (with the lasso or magic wand).

Cons:

GIMP is a little slow when processing very large images, however, it runs well on almost everything I've used with it. Its menus could also use some optimization. They're not intuitive, and they group functions in a way that makes them hard to find. It is less polished than its paid rivals, but the functionality is nearly identical.

Overall: I was able to edit graphics professionally without the need to purchase software.

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Free and Excellent Software for Painting and and Creating Digital Art

Aug 02, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
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Pros: i love this program. And it's free. FREEEEE! No student versions or trial periods. I've been using Gimp to create digital art for years and it as good as any program I've used. Used with a Wacom tablet, I can do rough sketches, fine line work, and final coloring. Full features brushes, color selection, pressure sensitivity, etc. Layers are very versatile, and I can create masks, copy and merge masks and layers. Selection tool is powerful and can grow and manipulate the selection. Colors can be corrected. On and on and on.

Cons: My Wacom tablet flakes out a lot, where I lose pressure sensitivity when first opening the program and have to close and restart.

I wish GIMP was a better at selection and gap closing, so I can do color fills without needing my line work to be perfect.

Tools to help improve lineart would be nice. Clean up noise, smooth, etc.

Would like different tools to creating strait, same-thickness lines.

Vectors and path strokes take a lot of effort.

Overall: I don't deserve this wonderful, free, versatile program. It's nice to paint without being a pirate or throwing a ton at something pretty much equivalent. I've made some cool stuff this with Gimp.

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The best image editor on the planet, bar none!

Feb 07, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I rated support at 5 stars due to the absolutely massive online open source community both assisting with and writing extensions for GIMP. There is no paid version (that I know of) nor is there formal support, but said community takes care of all that. GIMP is a drop in replacement for Photoshop, only turbo-charged with infinitely more options.

Cons: The only drawback to the GIMP, like any image editor, is the steep learning curve - this is more a function of what it's used for, though, and not of the software. There are tooltips for every function and a painstakingly thorough man page to help, not to mention online forums.

Overall: GIMP is my go to for any image editing, be it cropping a picture for size or looks, building a new logo, replacing lettering with a static image, or snapping a mockup. It is indispensable as a design tool.

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GIMP is great! You can edit any image easily and it's free!

Mar 27, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: GIMP is a fairly complete image editing software, layer management is very good, has a large number of filters; You can also export the images in different formats such as TIFF, JPG and PSD; this allows compatibility with other image editing software. The user interface to handle the levels and the color curves are excellent. In addition, it is a software that does not require a high performance PC.

Cons: There are few plugins to add new features, the view grids are very dark sometimes the image does not look good. There is little documentation about GIMP, as well as very few communities.

Overall: GIMP provides all the necessary tools to edit your images as a professional. It is an excellent image editor. If you need to improve the photographs for your marketing campaign this is a good option.

For new artists, Gimp is a great option

Mar 31, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Gimp is a free photo/image editing tool. That is, by far, the best benefit of the software. For new artists, or users who only need more powerful image editing features, Gimp is perfect in value and capability. Not only that, but the open-source community is a great resource for problem solving and learning.

I cannot say Gimp is better than the alternatives on the market, but like I said the price of entry is zero. I have introduced a number of professionals to this software over the years, and it has really opened up tons of possibilities that were previously out of their reach.

In short, if you want to get into photo/image editing, processing, or manipulation, then give Gimp a try. Push yourself to learn all that it can do, and if you want more, then upgrade to something bigger and better.

Cons: Gimp has historically had a steep learning curve and been error-prone. Much of the compatibility issues and buggy code has been sorted in the past few years, but for legacy hardware it can still be challenging to achieve stable performance.

But there isn't much to complain about with Gimp. Many creative and intelligent people have poured oodles of time into making this software shine, and it is available to anyone.

Overall: Gimp is a great first step for users who are new to the image/photo editing world. I highly endorse Gimp for students, scientists, and engineers who are learning or only need to use the software occasionally.

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The best choice in free image editing software!

May 06, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
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Pros: It has good performance in basic computers, it has all the necessary tools for photo editing, the work with the layers is quite good, the filters work quite well, you can open an image directly from the internet, you just need the URL and you are ready, the files Images are compatible with other image editing software if you export them.

Cons: It is a bit slow, especially if the images are very large, there are not many tutorials on the internet, the design is a little outdated, I think it is very gray. You can not open the RAW format of professional cameras.

Overall: As a journalist and Community Manager you need high quality images, many times they have to be edited after the shot, GIMP is an excellent option to do that job; In addition, it is free software!

The best nuts and bolts graphic design tool for graphic designers on a budget.

Jul 11, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Gimp has long been the best free graphic design paint tool for graphic designers who couldn't afford or chose not to work with Adobe Photoshop. In the beginning, Gimp was a stable and functional paint software that allowed anyone access to graphic design tools and was utilized by beginning graphic designers and students or those who wanted to learn by doing in the comfort of their own homes. While Gimp is still an open sourced software source, it's gained a maturity and sophistication that marks a truly well-loved software application. What truly marks it's evolution is the community based development of the open source concept. With so many working on bugs, improvements and innovations, this Paint/Image program has evolved with surprising stability and functionality. Those in the industry may prefer Adobe products but this program can easily give Photoshop a run for its money.

Cons: As a designer, the framework and aesthetics of the workspace do have an impact and GIMP isn't the most attractive software out there. Having said that, its capability and power to handle most of the tasks that the larger software giants can makes it a viable option for freelance designers who want to keep costs of doing business down.

Overall: The best and most powerful open source image manipulation and paint software for graphic designers.

Go with Photoshop (if you can pay)

Jan 10, 2018
3/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
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Pros: As someone who has used Photoshop in the past and then used GIMP because that was all that was available, it was a quick solution because it has very similar looking tools to Photoshop. GIMP is free and open source! For the average user, it is a great alternative. It has levels, masking features, and some basic & advanced editing features. I was able to get rid of simple backgrounds when designing marketing flyers to make them PNGs which means the background is transparent rather than "white". This is helpful when trying to add text and other pictures into an overall design without seeing a white square box around each image (this would be the white background of a jpg). If you use Linux, GIMP is a must. It also takes up less space on your computer than Photoshop if you are running something older and bogged down like my 9 yr old MAC.

Cons: It does not have non destructing editing which is crucial if you are doing something more sophisticated like pixel manipulation rather than just cropping or quickly lightening an image. Can't use RAW files (but basic users that aren't photographers probably won't care about that). You are missing the seamless entry of a cloud based system with other Adobe products if you use them and there are less GIMP tutorials.

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GIMP is a free photo editor alternative to Photoshop.

Aug 06, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Probably that it's free. Programs like photoshop can take a large chunk out of your wallet for the boxed version, or a small but continuous draw for renting it. GIMP on the other hand, is free and open source. This means that programmers can modify the code of GIMP and redistribute it with their changes. Although it may lack the features and overall quality of Photoshop, GIMP makes up for it in price, and power.

Cons: While GIMP may be more powerful in editing photos, Photoshop is quite a big competitor. A lot more people know about adobe photoshop than they know about GIMP, and this makes Photoshop the industry standard. Adobe Photoshop has several tools and other automated touch up tools, while GIMP takes a more manual approach, and has the user use the editors power to touch up photos, instead of being automatic. While it does take longer, and the process is not as streamlined, photos come out more natural and better looking than any automated program.

Overall: I like it, as it was a free alternative to photoshop when designing Six Flags ads. The red eye reduction process was my personal favorite, as it COMPLETELY removes the red from the iris, this was a real problem, because most of the photos were shot inside, with the flash on.

Everything I need for basic picture editing for a small business - for free!

Jun 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I use GIMP for website pictures for a small business. I don't have to do a lot of major graphic designing, so GIMP is everything I've ever needed to make items for sale look very neat and professional on our online store. It has tons of capability for editing, cropping, and touching up pictures, and it runs super fast when updated properly.

Cons: I have been a Photoshop user in the past, so I am partial to that program when I need to do some heavier lifting in terms of photo editing. Also, I have had some issues with this program in the past not wanting to automatically update and consequently becoming super laggy.

I used GIMP to edit some pictures when I'm working in ubuntu operative system

Jul 23, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The price, this software is free.

Community help, are a lot of tutorials and forums available in the Internet.

Export formats, with this software is posible export to PNG, JPEG, TIFF, etc.

Layers, manage of the layers is very easy and effective this software for the cost is very robust and have a lot of excellent features.

Cons: I had problems filling foreground color it was so difficult and I'd to watch a lot of videos and read a lot of forums.

Some work flows for editing image are not predictable and intuitive

The learning rate is very large if you never worked before with edition images software.

GIMP is your go to program for your basic picture manipulation. It must not miss from your desktop.

Feb 08, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Free. This free tool offers very decent picture manipulation options. I think everyone should have this installed for the now-and then picture editing. I really recommend this to those that want to get into design but perhaps do not have the money to spend on a serious tool.

With a little imagination, inspiration, and the vast amount of youtube tutorials, you can turn this free tool into a very decent Photoshop-grade program.

Most importantly you do not need a powerful machine to run this, nor do you need a dedicated GPU, as long as you have an integrated GPU.

Cons: The options are far from the likes of Photoshop, however it still does simple jobs. The standalone program does not allow for complex brochure/webpage building such as in InDesign and the many other paid programs out there.

Overall: I install this on all computers in our organisation and encourage staff to use it.

Whether it is our social mail, or a intricate cover for a report, we rely on GIMP to make the magic happen.

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Simple but yet powerful.

Aug 15, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: Gimp is a free image processing tool. It doesn't compete head-to-head with Adobe Photoshop, but it still have so many features that makes it unique. You can use it to simply cut and stretch images or you can go further and create nice final arts. Another good and not so called feature is the scripting tool, you can write your Script-fu and batch process a folder full of images to, for example, stretch and colorize them all and save the results in another folder.

Cons: I guess the way some images are cropped or stretched is not so good. For example: if you get an image that is just the outline of a shape and need to get it smaller, then you can get a bad final result. The sharpness of the shape its not fully respected and the result may look either blurred or over-sharped.

Overall: Whenever I need to work on an image, I use GIMP. I'm not a designer so I don't think I need something more powerful than GIMP. It is enough and I can make nice arts that fit my needs perfectly.

Free and powerful image editor

Mar 21, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Great graphic editor with tools multidud. It has a large panel where you can find:

Selector tools: A series of tools to select a certain area. You can select a

rectangle, a circle, use the selector by color or select an area manually with the free selection tool. Highlights the scissors selection tool with which you can select borders. Measurement tool: Which measures the angles and the size of the selected area

Focus and blur tool: Able to focus and blur images. A very used tool.

Brush: The leading tool for 2D editors. In Gimp you can create your own brushes and modify them. Between everyone

Cons: An interface that could improve

Poorer text editing compared to photoshop

It is not so well known

Overall: You can configure the colors of your image, without a doubt it is another great tool that this 2D editor offers since you can change and modify the colors in a fast and simple way

A large free 2D image editor offers multidud of filter tools and advanced image control panels.

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Gimp is one of the best and simplest image editing and manipulation softwares.

Jun 22, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: GIMP has a wide range of possibilities and tools very similar to Photoshop with the particularity that it is much lighter and does not occupy much space on the hard disk. Its biggest advantage is that it is free so it is accessible to anyone. Its installation is very simple and is available for several operating systems. It has a very intuitive interface. Gimp is the best option for those who start in the world of graphic design

Cons: I think one aspect to improve is the start that sometimes gets a bit slow. And its interface, although it is simple and very intuitive, is a little obsolete from the aesthetic point of view.

Overall: Gimp is an accessible program. Facing for the first time some graphic design programs can be frustrating when you do not understand their management and more when you make a high investment of money. Gimp to be free gives us the possibility to start. I think it's the first step to move towards other more complex and professional software

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A Powerful based in Free Software tool for Photo editing

Jul 11, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Gimp is a very powerful tool for editing and retouching of images and images based on Free Software. One of the advantages of Gimp is that it is already included in most GNU / Linux distributions

It has most of the basic and advanced features for the retouching of photographs and supports most of the standard image formats available today.las funcionalidade

Cons: One of the weaknesses that I think GIMP has is that it does not have the functionality to process batch files

Overall: I can edit images and photos quickly and easily without buying the product license

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Gimp is the best free software alternative to design and manipulate images and it is very simple

May 23, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Gimp has so many positive aspects that it is difficult to summarize them. The fact of being a free program and available for several operating systems makes it the best alternative. Its interface is very simple and even the most novice can start in the work of manipulating images with this software. Another advantage is the few requirements that it demands for the little space it occupies in the hard disk. Gimp is a great software.

Cons: Honestly I do not find any negative aspects in the Gimp software. It seems to me one of the best programs that I have worked with throughout my professional life.

Overall: Gimp has become my best friend when it comes to working with images and graphics. Both at work and in my personal life I have used it on multiple occasions and the experience of working with this software has always been gratifying. It is very simple. I highly recommend it to all those who want to start in the area of image design and manipulation.

Simply - I like it best from all similar software.

Jul 21, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: When you get into 'its logic' it is easy to use. I've been using + learning it for years and still there are new 'tricks' and ways how to do things I want, it's very flexible. I don't like so called 'user friendly software' that do something somehow but you don't know what, how and why (I'm sure you know what software I mean) In my opinion GIMP is the most logical software from all of them. Last but not at least it also communicates with my graphic tablet without any problems :-) The best software for a hobby photographer and artist.

Cons: Nothing for me, perhaps missing tutorial (also pdf would be great), but I understand this issue. On the other hand I also understand GIMP can be a little difficult / confusing to use, especially for people who are pure users, know nothing about programming / coding and want to start with GIMP.

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Great alternative to photo shop!

Sep 11, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I recommend GIMP to everyone. At first, it takes some time to learn all the various features, but for those who do not have a budget for photo shop, GIMP is the GO TO Program! I have been using it for years, and love it! It allows me to edit photos, create transparent backgrounds and more. This software is free and definitely one that allows you to professionally create and edit your photos. I can not stress how much it does. Even though I have used it for years, I am always finding YouTube videos that tell me how to do more! It is great!

Cons: The only con is it takes times to learn all the features. As I said before, I have been using it for years and am still learning more every day about the program. It is great!

Overall: All I can say is GIVE it a try! It is an amazing program that does all most everything that Photo Shop does, but for free!

After learning the quirks of Gimp, it's been highly effective program for editing images.

Jul 25, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It is free. That's the best part, considering all this software can do once you learn how to use it. It certainly has it's quirks, but for the price there's nothing better.

Cons: The aforementioned quirks. Windows don't always behave like you would expect. It's easy to lose your workspace and toolbox, and selecting from minimized windows never seems to open the actual window you select. I.e. if there are two files open and minimized in Gimp, selecting one will always open the other one.

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It's good if you don't want to spend money.

Aug 17, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: I had the privilege to try out a lot of different image-editing software.

Gimp works just fine so that's the biggest plus - it does what it's needed to do for no cost.

Cons: Actually getting things to work with GIMP could be tricky. It can even take up to 2 times the amount of time editing a normal thing could take in other imaging-edit software.

Aside from GIMP having partial effects and functions compared to other softwares, The software could be very confusing. Not everything is intuitive - I'll give you two examples. the basic functionality of saving a photo as "png" format actually took me a while as I had to google how to do so. Text options are hideous too.

Overall: I'd recommend using this software if you are not professional or just looking for a free-to-use service. Otherwise, try to stay away (sadly, because it would've been awesome if it was more rich and easier to use).

all things considered, fantastic software for the price

May 09, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: Disclaimer, I am not a graphic designer. I don't often have complex needs when editing images, but even when I do GIMP can handle it. If graphic design was my profession then maybe it would be worth paying to use another product, but GIMP does so much with zero cost that it's a no-brainer. While there are a lot of features in GIMP that I don't always know how to use, doing a quick Google search will find me the answer 9/10 times - there are lots of online resources on how to use GIMP, including YouTube videos for training.

Cons: I don't really have any complaints about GIMP. If I had to nitpick, the user interface isn't very modern. But it's still very easy to use.

Overall: GIMP allows me to meet all my graphic design needs for free, so I don't have to pay for another product that would more than likely be overkill for what I'm trying to do.

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FREE

Sep 02, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: You can open quite much any file type and do submit type conversions.I like the vibrant capability of this program to do a wide range of modifying. It has the capability to do minute changes to pictures, as well as broad changes.

Cons: It's absolutely a totally free item, so do not anticipate extremely high-end user interface or assistance, however it's exceptionally effective and has terrific assistance from the designer and lots more around the web.

Tried it for photography editing.

May 17, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: It is a great program for some basic fun edits. I do not use this program for my professional photographs. It has a lot of features and different ways to customize and enhance your images. The newer versions of gimp are stronger than some past ones. I feel like the layering has grown stronger and its ease of use has gotten better. You can also get plug ins to make it a bit more like photoshop but for me that starts to be a bit too much clutter. For the price tag you really cant complain it does a great job and holds its own against other expensive programs. You can find some really great tutorials online to help with some of the learning curves of the program.

Cons: There is a lot going on with GIMP i find it can be too cluttered. It can be a hard program to learn and can be frustrating as some of the tools are not as clean as I have used in other programs. The program itself works differently than a photoshop or on 1 so it may take some time to get use to.

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An open source version of Photoshop without the cost!

Nov 08, 2017
4/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Great product, tons of features, no-cost entry into the world of photoshop. Support is available online with a quick google search of your specific question and video tutorials are easily found as well.

Cons: Steep Steep learning curve. It's the same with photoshop though, the amount of features can be overwhelming and for the casual user, its not necessary to use such a complex piece of software. Many users will find free online photo manipulation websites that will do the basics very easily

Overall: Free version of photoshop, a software my company would probably not otherwise have purchased. Allows me to get my job done much easier.

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Great tool for designers and photographers

Aug 08, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: GIMP provides an incredible style and modifying tools that are far beyond the scope of other rival items. The expert abilities are spectacular. I discover GIMP to be more than capable to handling heavy photography jobs and style illustrations.

Cons: It does need a learning curve to produce the very best outcomes. The user interface of GIMP is distinct and in some cases needs persistence in getting used to it

Overall: Image editing, and photography editing

GIMP - A Quality Alternative

Sep 20, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: It's free.

XCF Format is an excellent lossless multilayered format for storing work in progress, and originals.

Supports plugins.

Lots of tutorials available on the internet.

Work flow can be faster than other programs when well practiced.

Can be faster than the alternative at times.

Cons: GIMP is not Photoshop. Trained and experienced people with photoshop may have some difficulties using GIMP. GIMP does not support many photoshop plugins. Color space for printing may be off. Updates to critical bugs (tablet issues), can often take a long time to fix (years).

Overall: I use GIMP almost daily in image preparation for the web. The work flow is smoother for me than the alternative. Cropping, resizing, rotation, tweaking colors, layer workflow, all seems to work well for me.

It isn't my always use application, but it serves the purpose most the time.

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This product is all that I need for simple image manipulation. Easy to learn and use.

Mar 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I use this tool all the time to ad transparency to the background of images or to do simple and fun "photoshop" tricks. I use this on most photos or images that I use in any presentation big or small to increase the quality of my presentation easily. Best features are combining images, or fixing small blemishes in photos.

Cons: This product could stand to come with a short tutorial or refresher course. There are so many great features in this product, but most people will never know how to use them. Even the very simple features like adding transparency.

Overall: I have been using this product for years for personal and business use. I have had some great fun with it along with impressing others with the images in presentations or other times it has been used. I highly recommend as this is always one of my first downloads on any computer.

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GIMP is the best alternative for those who start in the world of design

Aug 02, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The positive aspect that stands out from Gimp is that it is a very light software that does not occupy much space in the memory of our team. In addition, it is free and belongs to the family of free software. It offers very good work tools that allow to develop very professional designs. It is useful and at the same time fun.

Cons: GIMP may have some limitations compared to Photoshop. However, I believe that this program offers the right for free. I would like it to improve a little the selection by color since sometimes it is not so precise.

Overall: GIMP has been very useful for me. I have installed it in several machines because of how light it is. I have retouched family photos with this program. I've even made birthday pennants with GIMP to liven up my son's party. I really appreciate this program that has been with me for years.

I've been using GIMP for 3 years creating images, enhancing images, design and much more.

Apr 15, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Value for the money

Lots of support through the online community, including tutorials

It is easy to customize (shortcuts)

It has many features and many add-ons are also available.

Great way to edit and create graphics

It is very easy to save graphics in a variety of formats (jpg, png, etc.)

Cons: It takes some effort to learn how to use the various options. Some are not very self explanatory for a new user.

Sometimes it is slow to start-up.

Overall: I use this software for image design and editing for online and hard copy publications. I have been able to modify images to make them exactly what we want for the end product. Even though I have been using the software for many years, I continue to learn new and better ways to use it, which is sort of fun. I really appreciate all the online support from the community with documentation and tutorials.

Great alternative for photo editing

Jan 29, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The best thing about this software is NOT that it's free. The best thing is that it's free AND it works. I have been using GIMP for a long time and it keeps getting better and the price has never gone up. If you are used to using its very expensive competitor there is a learning curve but I have yet to find something it can do that GIMP can't.

Cons: GIMP is not the industry standard. There is a certain prestige that goes with using the best which GIMP doesn't impart. But that gravitas comes at a very steep price and how often does it come up anyway? If you have money to burn or someone else is footing the bill, by all means use the pricey package. If not, GIMP is the way to go.

Overall: All the functionality of expensive photo editing packages and none of the expense. You can't go wrong.

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I met Gimp by mistake, looking for alternatives to photoshop, and I stayed with this software, it is

Jun 30, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: The options that I highlight of Gimp are the following:

1- The tools you have to create luminosity and shadows are among the best I have experienced in photo editing programs.

2-Tools for the annexation and subtraction of layers is quite interesting, I could even say that it is one of the best tools comparing with several programs

3- It has good effects for the images.

Cons: Since I use this software I could only highlight it as something that can be improved. I mean exactly its interface that is sometimes very poor, compared to other photo editing software

Overall: Gimp is a good photo editing program that, although it is not very versatile, the tools it contains are quite broad and good. You can edit photos easily and quickly without losing quality elements.

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Excellent free design tool

May 01, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It is a great free alternative and offers many options for design. You can create and edit images and then save and export them as several types of files.

Cons: The brushes do not have many good presets to choose from and since it is a free product, it does not have some of the most powerful tools that your competition.

Overall: Learning to use it is easier than learning other software. The appearance is simple and intuitive, it helped me a lot at work.

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Excellent editor with many options and free.

May 14, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: I like how the tools are presented, you can customize your own filter and save them. I also like how the software supports many different types of files.

Cons: The design is a bit confusing if you come to use Photoshop. you need more powerful tools and the scalar function does not work well, apart from that it is an excellent tool.

Overall: It has the ability to do everything you need when it comes to photo adjustments and creating graphics.

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Customize images in this editor with powerful tools

Jul 13, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: One of its great advantages is that it is completely free, since it is a free code, you can also obtain it for different operating systems such as Linux and Windows, it is a powerful tool for editing images that has a panel where you will find everything you need to be able to touch up the images, you can also download add-ons that will help you customize it to your liking, it does not require a powerful computer to be able to use it, that I love.

Cons: It all depends on the use that is given to it, it is not a very complex tool for design, but it has what it needs, and its interface is a bit different from other editors, so it may take a while to adapt.

Overall: It helps me a lot to create quick designs, and I love it because I do not need a super computer to use it.

Easy for a beginner too!

Nov 09, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: We use Gimp at work and with the tutorials it has been easy to pick up. The price - well you can't beat that. I would say this product is great for those starting out and those whom are advanced at editing.

Cons: When opening it takes a while to load data, but I am unsure if that is because our files are on a server. Sometime the program lags and feels glitchy, but not enough to detour me from using it.

My Favorite Program

Aug 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Gimp is POWERFUL! I was amazed when I first learned that it could perform almost to the same standards as Photoshop. I love that you can download plugins to add extra customization and features to the software to meet your needs. GIMP is reliable, has almost never crashed, and I have never encountered any bugs in the 4 years I have been using it.

Cons: GIMP has a pretty big learning curve. Its most powerful features are hidden or difficult to get to, and on more than one occasion I've had to spend time on YouTube learning how to do what I want to do.

Overall: I have used GIMP to make thousands of dollars in my side business. I've tried using the "professional" apps from Adobe to accomplish the same goals, but I keep going back to GIMP. It is one of the most valuable software I have ever owned.

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One of the best Free Softwares around but still a bit behind alternatives

May 29, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - Free (as in free speech, and as in free beer).

- Has most features one professional would look for.

- Very extensive and scriptable.

- Large and supportive community.

- Surprisingly efficient for the task it does.

Cons: - Is there even paid support?

- Confusing interface: its choice for separate windows can be a bit weird. It is especially daunting to those used to other alternatives.

- Does not have all features one is used in other alternatives, such as Adobe Photoshop.

Overall: I'm rarely do image processing but it is sometimes needed when working on smaller teams and companies (and of course in the courses I've taken to be able to do it). In general, I had a good experience with GIMP but my more experienced colleagues are not that happy with it. I would recommend it, I know many professionals who use it a lot but it is clearly not the main option in the market.

GIMP review

Aug 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Best thing is that it is free and open source product which I really like it is great alternative to different similar programs like the PS

Cons: You basically have to learn it on your own by trying different things or making mistakes and correct them, not an actutal help

Overall: GIMP is actually my personal favorite program as alternative to PS, I've designed many logos and it is really to use when you get to understand the functionality

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It is one of the best options to work on images; it is fast, intuitive, easy to use and free.

Feb 27, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: GIMP is fast in the treatment of the image, therefore it is feasible to use them in mid-range equipment. In addition, the layer management is quite intuitive and versatile. It allows to export files in psd extension, this allows to exchange the files with other design software.

Cons: The toolboxes are not integrated into the main window; this makes it difficult to visualize the image to work. There is not much support to solve difficulties in the use of tools; as well as, there are not many plugins that complement the functionality of the original software. In addition, the Move Tool can not be used mientar the tool is used to scale, this makes some procedures difficult. And finally, in my version 2.8.14, there are no predefined canvas sizes.

Overall: The use of GIMP software has allowed me to improve the photographs I use for presentations, websites and infographics; as well as making new and innovative designs that captivate people.

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It is the maximum to create and design images.

Jul 03, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is an excellent free software to design and create images. It has an extensive variety of ideal functions to develop any type of graphic work. Gimp has the ability to perfect the image you want. It is everything you need in an editor with the can do and transform what you want.

Cons: If you are not an expert in the management of this application it could be a bit complicated to use, since it contains a wide variety of tools, however I do not think this is a relevant inconvenience, so I suggest using a specific tutorial for a better and easy handling.

Overall: I love this software, it's really good, I would totally recommend it. For me Gimp is the best alternative to surprise with innovative ideas when designing. It is very practical and easy to use tools. I recommend it 100%

A free alternative to Photoshop - with most of the features

Jul 16, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Gimp is widely considered the best free alternative to Adobe Photoshop. The best benefit is, as mentioned, it is completely free. This allows new designers to create graphic media without the hefty price tag. Gimp has most of the features that are available in Photoshop, and has at least all of the basic ones.

Cons: While Gimp has plenty of features, it does not have all of the features that make Photosohp an industry juggernaut. For example advanced layer control, vector workflow, and many useful filters are not available. The interface can be clunky and non-intuitive, and of course Gimp is not an industry standard, so users will have to be aware that they will have to re-learn a new software before working in any professional studio.

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Great Free Image editing software

Dec 12, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Gimp is easy to use and can do most anything the other more expensive programs can do. If you're looking for a great in depth photo editor for free, Gimp is the one for you.

Cons: Coming from photoshop to gimp can be a little confusing, and some of the interface actions aren't as clear as the could be.

Overall: It's a great free photoshop like software, what else do you need?

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The best Free alternative to image manipulation software

Jul 07, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: From time to time we do get some free software that beats the paid versions by far. It has all the bells and whistles of all the paid alternatives on the market. It opens any image format and can save your project in dozens of others. All the tools and toolbars are extremely handy and can create different layouts.

A very good software, and it's free to install on any OS

Cons: History is bit scrambled at this point, I do feel that they would make it better in time, just hope they do

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Open Source does not equal Obviously Sucks

Aug 21, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The GNU Image Manipulation Program is extremely powerful and flexible, providing all of the typical features any Photoshop User would look for. The tools & brushes work exactly how you expect them to and have a myriad of options for each tool. Working with Layers & Masks is identical to other big-name image manipulators. The developers of GIMP are always working on improvements. For free software, you can't ask for much more.

Cons: The learning-curve is steep, however there is good information on the GIMP wiki site for learning the tools and getting started with image-manipulation. It would be neat to have all of this information easily-accessible from within the program.

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BEST SOFTWARE OUT THERE

Jan 11, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I am dead serious that I deleted Photoshop (yes, the entire paid package) to use a freeware, Gimp. Anything you need to do can be done on this, and if you need something specific, most likely someone else has already built a plugin for it. 100% free and open source, and has outstanding features. Did I mention you do not need to take a course to understand how to use this software? Compared to Photoshop this is a breeze.

Cons: It takes a bit of familiarizing with the software, and if you are new to photo editing, there are not as many easy resources to learn this platform, that being said, if you are a self starter. This does all the photo editing needs you will ever have.

I came to gimp when i couldnt get my photoshop program to install.

Jul 31, 2018
3/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: That you can do many of the things that you can in photoshop, for free! And the fact that it is open source is very awesome

Cons: That it does not come with better (none!)) RAW support for photographers. Also, some of the tools are in very odd placements

Overall: I was able to finish my clients pictures on time and did not have to spend any money on a good photo editor.

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GIMP is great to use when I dont have access to Photoshop

Jul 24, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: GIMP is great to use when I dont have access to Photoshop. GIMP is a great alternative to Photoshop. ITs tools and functions are in line with any art software an illustrator would want to use.

Cons: GIMP is great to use when I dont have access to Photoshop and I do not have any CONS to report. It is easy ot use and easy to access.

Pretty powerful for no price

Jul 31, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It may not be as powerful as Photoshop, or as refined in its interface, but it has more than enough capability for decent image-editing and remains opensource for anybody to tinker around with. Despite its free cost, it is surprisingly powerful enough to be able to do anything that I generally can with Photoshop, even if there are a few features missing.

Cons: The interface is pretty clunky looking and can be improved. It can surprise crash on complex operations, especially on a mask layer. It's hard to set-up pen-pressure brushen Linux, where GIMP installs on root. For painting and animation, I'd still prefer Krita over GIMP.

Overall: Gives me the power of an Adobe product on Linux!

Great for an open source software is just great

Mar 28, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - great features

- it's free

-you can cut things out just great

-you can edit a picture well

- it doesn't need much space

Cons: - not so many features

-not enough filters

-not enough video tutorials like in photoshop

-not as easy to edit layers

Overall: - free picture editor

-great usage many features are as in photoshop

-it doesn't need much space

Continuing awesomeness, years after getting it.

Feb 06, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It's free. That is the huge draw here. GIMP is lightweight and doesn't cost, and sometimes that's what you need in the moment--particularly when Adobe takes an hour to install and costs money out of pocket. But GIMP is WYSIWYG, which is the appeal as well as the downfall. It's awesome if you know what you want and what you're looking for. For those trying to break into graphics suites, it's probably not the best.

Cons: It's fairly straightforward, but you don't get exactly the same range of tools and functionality that you'd get with a full price or even cloud based program. It's also not going to be ideal for those that are inexperienced in graphics suites.

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I've used this graphic design Software all my life

Mar 19, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It has all the features you will need to use it casually, it's very easy to use and won't take a lot of time getting used to. Everything is pretty straight forward

All You Need.... for FREE

Sep 12, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: It is more then enough power for everyday use and has advanced tools that photographers and graphic designers look for. When you consider the fact that it's free, how could you go wrong. This is what I've used to touch up my photos, design logos and a host of other graphic projects. There are also plenty of "how to" vids online.

Cons: There are a few things that can cause an error so save your work often. If your not aware of what a function is supposed to do it may not be clear how / why you might want to use it without turning to a Google search.

Overall: I'm thoroughly pleased and have used it for many years and will continue to do so. I just installed it on my new laptop a few weeks ago.

Easy image creation and editing

Feb 28, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I first learned on Adobe Photoshop and this software is very comparable. I actually like the selection tool features in this software so much more. Being able to adjust the size of the selection without needing to draw another selection is so awesome. Can't argue with the price either!

Cons: At first, it was a bit difficult to get used to as a lot of the features are different from Adobe Photoshop, but there are lots of guides out there to make it easier. After using this almost exclusively, I find myself having difficulty with Photoshop.

Overall: Image editing is so much easier with GIMP. I can't imagine trying to edit an image without software like this and the price of free is pretty great.

Best free Photoshop alternative for beginners and intermediates

May 17, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I used GIMP for years before switching to Photoshop. GIMP can do 60% of the things that Photoshop can do. It's perfect for beginners and intermediates. You don't need Photoshop to start a business at all. Photoshop is there if you want more powerful rendering tools. Stay with GIMP until you need something more to justify the cost of Photoshop.

Cons: Some features that Photoshop has are not in GIMP, but most people won't need those features. Once you use GIMP enough, your curiosity for rendering and design optimization will naturally grow. As you get more advanced, you will naturally grow out of GIMP and transition to Adobe suite. So it's not a huge deal. For the free cost?? Go with GIMP!

Awesome no frills free image manipulation software!

Aug 01, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Free! It's a no frills program. Simple image manipulation. Plenty of filters for effects and artistic design. Ability to export images in a ton of formats, including psd. A really solid entry level program for graphic design. I love this software. Designed a book cover, business cards, and logos with no problems at all. Opens just about every graphics file including psd and pdf. Can create layers and layers for days. A lot of fun to play with and robust enough for serious work.

Cons: Help seems written with the assumption that user has knowledge of image manipulation, so it's very limited.

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Open-source image manipulation at its finest!

Sep 07, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: While many people would usually decide to use Photoshop for everyday image manipulation and transformation, I always find myself going back to use GIMP! It's free and you really can't be free in today's world so that makes this software exceed what any paid program could ever provide for your money. There's a community of individuals that work on GIMP constantly to bring forth its full potential and to me, that's dedication. I often use GIMP to create cover art for my music and touch up certain aspects of color. The end results never fail to render perfectly!

Cons: Honestly, there's nothing I dislike about using GIMP! For me, it does what it has to do and for that, I am very happy with it. What I have learned over the past year is that compared to Photoshop (or any photo editing program itself really) requires a steep learning curve to be comfortable with everyday use. I find that GIMP falls into that category. If you are determined though, you can exceed that curve and put forth the potential needed to succeed in creating amazing photography with what is available!

Overall: For basic to intermediate manipulation of photography, GIMP works flawlessly for me!

Great Program!

Sep 18, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Simple to use! Walks you through almost every step!

Cons: Some of the buttons are not labeled and can be a bit confusing, but with practice it is very easy to figure out.

Overall: I use this program almost daily to change the background of an imagine or repair damaged images or photos! I have tried several programs and like this one the best!

Great Photo Editing Software!

Mar 07, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I like how similar its' tools are to Photoshop. It gets the job done as far as editing out backgrounds, fixing blemishes, etc. It is very easy to learn, and I also like the layout of the program as it is very similar to Photoshop as well. Overall it is a great free alternative if you are looking for a reliable and user-friendly photo editing software.

Cons: It would be nice to see an updated interface, however the current one does the job. It's also not very user-friendly when it comes to adding text, so it would be nice to see an improvement there, and maybe even integration with Google fonts if possible.

Overall: Editing out backgrounds to photos, changing colors, and fixing blemishes is extremely easy to handle on GIMP's interface. Going from using Photoshop to this free program was really simple and intuitive. It's a great alternative

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Just as good as the other guy

Aug 29, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: The features and power of the software rival that of the competition. I often 'compete' with a co-worker using PS to do the same edits to an image and we finish at the same time with comparable quality consistently.

Cons: Complicated support of .svg files through 3rd party software.

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One of the best desginer tools

Jul 17, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: It is free but it is one of the most undervalued tool you can ever find. No matter you are a freelancer or just usit for fun it is a very versatile tool with all the bellsand wistles you find on all the expensive software outhere.

It can open any image file and also save the work in tons of extentions.

Cons: Some futures and new connectivity is missing, it does not have a package and it can seem a litle bulky ast start.

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A sophisticated tool to improve your productivity

Jul 17, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It offers innovative tools to manipulate images, from small tweaks to complete restoration, it is ideal for creating icons and designing user interfaces. It also has first-class color management functions to ensure high-fidelity color reproduction and best of all it's free.

Cons: It may not be the best known tool by designers, in addition the user interface and its options do not look anything like the other editors, so you will have to read several tutorials to understand how it is used.

Overall: He has evolved a lot in terms of his options because it is becoming faster to design with him, I create fabulous icons with professional finishes in minutes.

Very good option

Apr 08, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Nice collection of both basic and advanced photo editing tools

Extensible via Python, Scheme and other scripting languages

Cons: The basic version is free so you won't expect much anyway

Poor help, no real guidance

Steep learning curve

Nonintuitive workflows

Great Photoshop Alternative

Jun 27, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: GIMP is the best alternative to its commercial counterpart Photoshop.

It is a lightweight software making it easy to run on mid-range machines. Being a Linux user GIMP is one of the software you must install in your system.

From basic photo editing to advance graphic manipulation there is nothing you cannot do in it.

With its Great support and freely available YouTube tutorials one can easily master GIMP in very short time.

Cons: GIMP is by far the best alternative to Photoshop but there are still some features need improvement. Things like working with RAW files can be tricky and support for cross-format file conversion is still seems to be in early stages.

I tried to open some of my PSD files in it. but i lose some of the design on the way.

As a software developer that likes to create his own assets, Gimp has saved me probably thousands!

Dec 11, 2017
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The number one thing about Gimp that I like is the fact that it is a full suite of a variety of tools and it's free! Used mainly for creating bitmap assets, I have created a number of assets for my various websites and mobile apps. It has most of the features that you would find yourself paying hundreds or even thousands for software like Corel Draw, Photoshop, etc.

Cons: Just like any graphic design software, there is a huge learning curve. The setup is a little different than other familiar software.

Overall: You basically get all the features that you would normally pay hundreds to thousands of dollars for FREE! Can't beat that!

Great tool

Aug 20, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: My experience with GIMP has been great, I really enjoyed using this tool as it's not overly complicated as these softwares tend to be. It has a lot of functionalities when it comes to editing and managing images. It's really an essential tool and it's not so expensive compared to other programs.

Cons: I feel like the tool for editing photos are slightly less and can use some improvement.

Great free software for home use

Jul 12, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I'm definitely a fan of GIMP. Some features are not as intuitive and easy to use as the widely known paid counterpart, but GIMP does whatever is needed by a normal user, non-professional but savvy photo editor like me. Free of charge and low on resource comsumption.

Cons: Just minor things that could be more similar to other solutions. For example, when saving / exporting an image to a different format, you don't have a preview to check how it will look, also selecting the file type to export to is a more boring process. Keyboard shortcuts to tools could follow the standard of competitor(s).

I love GIMP so much!!!!!!!! Basically free Photoshop!

May 09, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Gimp is basically a free version of Photoshop. It has almost all of its features, including layers and custom brushes.

Cons: I don't really like the colors and design of GIMP. It's kind of ugly and old-looking; not modern like Photoshop.

It is an excellent open source program to completely edit digital images.

Aug 01, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I like the characteristics of the gimp because I can use a drawing program, for photo retouching, to process bitmap images and then convert the images to the format you want.

Cons: It has less functionality than other paid programs, but being open source, I can do almost all my photography and image editing activities with a very good quality.

Overall: Gimp is a tool that is multiplatform and free software, it helps me to make a good edition of images and photographs and that every day is developed more, adding new plugins. I can rest assured that the final work will be compatible in almost all systems, thanks to the amount of image formats it supports.

I have used GIMP for over 8 years

Feb 07, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Gimp is the best affordable alternative to other photo manipulation software. You can do basically everything with GIMP that you do with high-end software but at little cost. Get this software if you are on a budget but need to paint digitally, create graphics, or edit photos.

Cons: I wish there were more support for Wacom tablets in GIMP. Tablets work fine, but they are still a few bugs when I use mine in GIMP.

Overall: GIMP is absolutely free! You can get a whole graphic design program for free and it's amazing. Gimp also has an auto tile option for tiling your textures. This comes in really handy for texture artists.

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GIMP is always my reliable partner for my image editing needs

Jun 08, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: This tool is introduced by my instructor when I was in college and I have been using this for almost 7 years! As a Web Developer, I need a reliable image editing tool to edit website logos and images for my websites. The size of this tool is lighter than Photoshop so it is so easy to install on any computers.

Cons: I don't have any problems running the tool for Windows and Linux OS but in Mac OS, whenever I run gimp, it always froze. And I need to quit it and run it again to properly work.

Overall: GIMP is really great! I always use it to edit images and logos for my website development.

Free alternative design tool

Mar 27, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: GIMP has most tools that can be expected on other more advanced paid design application. Has a huge array of filters you can apply quickly and easily. Can manage multiple layers of images for blending and flattening. Overall I would say GIMP its a top contender is free alternative to Photoshop.

Cons: Takes a bit to get used to the interface and layout of GIMP and its not the software's fault usually its because of the person never used a design application or they are used to Photoshop's layout.

Overall: Free alternative to paid services, for quick and easy image manipulations.

Should have switched from Photoshop to GIMP earlier

Sep 12, 2018
4/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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Pros: Price and the power. It's free and it's power rivals Adobe Photoshop.

Cons: Not as much information/tutorials on the Internet as Photoshop, but in time that will take care of itself as more people switch.

Overall: After years of using (and paying for) Adobe products, it was such a relief to find similar software that really can replace the original. I've used plenty of free versions of software, but GIMP delivers.

I've used it to create some basic art like simple logos, and backgrounds for web sites.

Mar 09, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like the most that it has various ways and tools for designing, like one thing can be created using different way and i don't feel limited, other than that i like it that it doesn't require much memory to run, like other programs that are very heavy on the memory part.

Cons: I don't like the thing that i don't receive regular updates, i can barely remember the last time i got an update for this program, and there are things that need to be updated. Clear example is the design it feels kinda old and mono.

Photoshop like program but free

Jul 31, 2018
3/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The best program for raster editing in Linux. On Linux, this software starts and runs really fast. It have similar functionalities to photoshop, even though it is free.

Layer editing, many tools and even plugins are available.

Cons: There have been multiple crashes over the time I use it. I had to download plugin for batch editing and it has been not working correctly, this functionality could be added. It should incorporate new functionalities like smart select similar to Paint 3D.

Overall: Raster images and photo editing on linux and in work where we use free software.

Handles all basic and semi-power-user needs with a different interface. Powerful PD ware.

Nov 22, 2017
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: Can't beat the price! Tools work as expected. This is a powerful image editing application that can do much of what Photoshop can do. You'll have to get used to a very different interface; but it makes sense, once you get accustomed to it.

Recalibrate your interface expectations to the world of GIMP and you'll be fine.

Cons: Goofy interface - forget everything you know about other image-editing software. It's really different. Some of the menus seem counter-intuitive.

Take your time to get to know it and use the vast network of users for help.

Overall: Do all major Photoshop work without the expense.

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Good options for designing images!

Jul 16, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It is a very light tool to edit and design images, it opens super fast and does not require so much power in a computer, it has good lighting options for images, besides some funny brushes, you can also use it in different operating systems what is great.

Cons: At first it is hard to adapt to its interface and its tools, but then you can do many things with it, besides that in occasions of problems to export and saving some type of image but it does not happen very often.

Overall: It helped me a lot it's a great tool to work quickly when you do not have a super computer.

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Easy for a novice designer!

Jan 30, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I'm certainly not a graphics designer; I'm a software engineer. However, Gimp makes everything EXTREMELY easy when it comes to editing graphics, cropping screenshots, brightening pictures, and more.

Before you jump on board the Photoshop bandwagon and blow hundreds of dollars on it, check out Gimp. I've used it for years, and many of the graphics designers I know would also vouch for its capabilities.

Cons: The biggest problem I've found over the years is that it can't save in SVG format, or create vector graphics of any kind.

My go to photoshop alternative for budget users

May 11, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This has most of the necessary tools, albeit under different, names, at near full functionality when compared to the competition. I can do almost everything I've ever done on rival editing programs with some digging.

Cons: This often takes some digging. To avoid infringement expect to spend a fair amount of time in tutorials or the Gimp wiki looking for the right tool name for what you are trying to do. My first time through after transitioning was a slog in regards to time, even if everything felt relatively familiar. Renaming and re organizing can take some relearning too.

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GIMP is a fabulous image editing software. I love it!

Sep 07, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: GIMP is easy to use. It offers lots of features for editing raster graphics, touching up photos, converting file formats, and specialized functions. For the image editing that I do, it gives me all the features of Adobe Photoshop that I need without the cost.

Whether starting a graphic from scratch or just making minor edits to an image, GIMP is extremely high quality and robust. It supports importing images files & is great for exporting to whatever file format I need - whether for web or print.

The masks and filter features rival Photoshop. There's plenty of resources, guides, and online tutorials for anything you want to use it for.

Cons: I have absolutely nothing bad to say about GIMP. It's reliable. No glitches or weird hiccups in the coding. It always functions as expected.

Overall: GIMP is fabulous! I would recommend it to anyone who has a need for a good graphics editor.

As powerful as Photoshop if you put the time in to learn it

Apr 09, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: GIMP is an awesome image editor. I used it for several years before getting Photoshop, and I was so used to it, I was unable to use PS. My favorite use for GIMP is to take a normal photo and create a dispersion effect to it, but that is only one of thousands of effects that it is capable of producing, including RAW editing.

Cons: There are several known bugs with GIMP including but not limited to the floating selection layer, and issues filling foreground color.

Overall: I get to edit and create images for free, and I have not found anything that Photoshop can do that I can not do with GIMP.

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The easiest design software to use that's in the market.

May 05, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Gimp has a very intuitive user interface with self-descriptive icons as well as panels. It is also free to use for a lifetime and this saves me a lot of cash as a novice designer.

Cons: Gimp has few buttons on the main screen and therefore doesn't allow the designer to optimize it's features without having to start navigating to find the tools. This consumes a lot of time.

Overall: The best advantage of Gimp is that images and designs can be exported in almost all the formats available. Whether gif, jpg, png and many many others.

GIMP IS GREAT

Aug 08, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I LOVE this editing software. It is so easy to understand and use, I found using it more fun than not due to this.

Cons: There was nothing about this software that I did not like.

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GIMP is one of my favorite softwares because it gives me quality for free

Jul 12, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: What I like most about GIMP is that it is a very simple program that does not occupy much space on our hard drive, unlike other applications, but that offers many tools that we can find in software such as Photoshop. It is free so anyone can use it. It is compatible with several operating systems. It has a wide range of export formats.

Cons: One aspect to improve is that the start of the program is very slow. In the same way I think that it has few tutorials on the WEB and maybe its customer service is not the best.

Open Source Greatness

Aug 30, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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Pros: I love that is has similar functionality to Photoshop. I am more in love with the fact the software is open source. It's also wonderful I can install across different platforms. I use Mac and Windows at work and have Macs, Windows and Linux at home. All have GIMP installed. Since I'm in no way a photo editing expert the online videos are great too.

Cons: The lone Con I can think of, is with some of the sites users download GIMP.

Overall: Photo editing for our company website and friends, family and personal photos for social media.

Gimp helps me to make great graphics.

Mar 30, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: I like that I can create really nice looking graphics that look like they were created by a professional, which I am not! I can fade items or crop them or delete or add a background. I can also take an object that I like but need a different color and make it my own.

Cons: If I need help in understanding how to do something, I have to go to YouTube or elsewhere to find help. Their help system isn't very useful.

Overall: It helps me to create clipart and images to use in other parts of my business. Because of that, I look more professional.

Everything a Casual Graphics Editor needs

Aug 07, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Coming from a tech background, I don't heavily edit photos. I'm able to install, load, and edit my memes and other images in minutes. It has surprising feature parity with photoshop given that it's free and open source.

Cons: There is a learning curve for all graphic editing software and this is no exception. It doesn't have 100% feature parity with photoshop. For serious graphic designers, this may be a deal breaker.

Overall: I am at best a casual user of this software, but I've never experienced a situation where I wished I had photoshop instead.