GIMP

GIMP

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18 Reviews
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  • 3.5 / 5
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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

GIMP Reviews Recently Reviewed!

I use Gimp as part of my photo editing workflow.

Dec 09, 2017
4/5
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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: I love that Gimp is free and has most of - if not just as many - the features Photoshop does, while saving you hundreds of dollars per year. It updates fairly regularly and there are a ton of online tutorials and forums at your disposal if you ever need help with something.

Cons: While it has most of the major functions that PS does, it's a bit clunky, which is to be expected from open source software. It doesn't have as good of a UX as PS, for example many of the things you could want from PS are readily available on the workspace vs. menu diving in Gimp. But unless you're a professional or very serious hobbyist, Gimp really does the trick.

Best Free Photo Editor

Dec 09, 2017
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: This is best when you want to check the photo editing world for free. It's an open source photo editor which has all the functionalities required to edit a photo.

Cons: The user interface is not so intuitive. The file format when sending to another user is not so readily editable, so you will face tough time choosing it for professional work case scenario.

Totally free and fairly robust image editor.

Dec 06, 2017
3/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The price can't be beat. It's free. Great alternative if you don't have the cash to drop on Adobe products.

Cons: It's not very intuitive at all. The learning curve is longer than I thought it would be making it not a first choice.

Tried for a while, but moved on to different software

Dec 06, 2017
4/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: It's a free high-functioning design software that, if the time is taken to learn, can be a powerful design tool.

Cons: The interface and user experience aren't as smooth or well designed in my opinion as others. I've far preferred Pixelmator or even Affinity Photo (on a Mac).

One of the better open source softwares I've ever used.

Dec 05, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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Pros: I really like the extensive functionality and python scripting access available. On top of this, the software is coherent, and works consistently.

Cons: I don't feel there is all that much documentation on advanced use especially in scripting.

Overall: It's is a much better alternative to Photoshop.

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

Nov 22, 2017
4/5
Overall
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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Great tool for free!

Nov 16, 2017
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Its Free! A little harder to figure out than other programs but you have to pay for those. I am able to create just about anything I want with this.

Decent free Photoshop Alternative

Nov 14, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: If you don't want to buy Photoshop, Gimp is definitely a great alternative. It has most of the same features, and is relatively easy to understand and use.

Cons: Some of the more advanced feature are very hard to get to, as they are hidden behind lots of menus, which can be pretty frustrating at times.

Overall: I think if you already own Photoshop, use that because it is more professional but otherwise Gimp works well!

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Free photo editor with lots of features

Nov 13, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It's free, that is a big plus. It is also designed to work and look a lot like Photoshop, so if you are familiar with that software you will find it easier to use Gimp.

Cons: Because it is free it does not get a lot of support. Often it will go a really long time before an update. Also the the menus and finding specific options can be very confusing.

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Photoshop for non-professionals

Nov 12, 2017
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: If you use the home for the family and are content to support the RGB color model, there is no fundamental difference between Gimp and Photoshop.
the small size of the distribution kit (now already 40 times smaller than that of Photoshop)
competent russification
higher speed of operation
flexible and customizable interface
less interface congestion

Cons: Principal minus Gimp in front of Photoshop in support of the color model CMYK. The gimp does not support it. This circumstance is eliminated by Gimp from the competition with Photoshop in the context of professional activities in the field of printing, processing scanned images (including photos), etc.

Overall: This application has its disadvantages and advantages. Precisely I can say that it is useless in the preparation of digital banners for advertising. Then the minuses do not matter.

Sometimes during a major event, tasks appear in the graphics editor. There is no time and opportunity to install a photoshop, then GIMP comes to the rescue. Simple graphical tasks on the fly - here without Gimp is indispensable

The Free Total Photo Editing Software

Nov 10, 2017
5/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Free software is one of my favorite things - especially when the software can do most (literally) of the functions of professional editing software. While the UI isn't very intuitive at all, once you are familiar enough with the product to really sink your teeth in, there's little that this software can't offer. I've used a lot of expensive photo editing software and this is one of my favorites.

Cons: As mentioned briefly in the Pro section, the downfall of GIMP is in it's user interface. There are tons of tools, but you definitely have to know exactly where to look to find it. Not only that, but some of the processes to use the tools are a little difficult - from being able to move any toolbar anywhere potentially losing it to correctly zooming, you're going to need some time to adjust.

Great free alternative

Nov 09, 2017
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: This has all of the basic functionality that any good image-editing program has -- you're not missing anything, and it was a free download

Cons: I really don't see any cons with this. If I was a graphic designer and was used to Adobe Photoshop, I may not like Gimp, but for an amateur editor, it is perfectly fine.

Easy for a beginner too!

Nov 09, 2017
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: 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.

Familiar interface with easier usage.

Nov 09, 2017
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 find this product easier to use than it's big name competitors. Being that the program is free to download, you cannot go wrong.

Cons: I wish there was a mobile version, that would be amazing. The text portions could be a little better as well. Can be "buggy" and have issues from time to time.

Easy to use photo editor with great tutorials.

Nov 08, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I have had Gimp installed for several years now and it is my go to for photo editing. The help section is very well, helpful. I find the product easier to use than big name competitors. It allows all the layering, effects, and color options you could imagine.

Cons: The start up is a little slow when it is "looking for data files" and can take quite a while if you haven't opened it in a while. It would be wonderful to have a mobile version of the program.

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An open source version of Photoshop without the cost!

Nov 08, 2017
4/5
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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.

Does what you need it to - easy to figure out.

Nov 07, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It's a great tool for manipulation of image files. Lots of information online and in manuals if I run into something I don't know how to do.

Cons: Not really a con, but there are so many configurations and options I feel like I'm missing a lot things.

Overall: I don't have to pay someone to do my graphical tweaking!

Just pay for Photoshop

Nov 01, 2017
3/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: If you're in a total bind and are bootstrapping like crazy, Gimp is a decent way to edit visual assets on the cheap.

Cons: It's free, so I can't knock it too much, but it's really frustrating to use. The files are difficult to convert when sending them to anyone else, and anything but simple adjustments are a hassle.