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Score 8.1 out of 100

Adobe Illustrator

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Score 9.1 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • GIMP is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating
  • Adobe Illustrator CC is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.6

GIMP

86%
9 Ratings
9.1

Adobe Illustrator

91%
101 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

GIMP

N/A
0 Ratings
9.5

Adobe Illustrator

95%
2 Ratings

Usability

10.0

GIMP

100%
1 Rating
7.2

Adobe Illustrator

72%
4 Ratings

Support Rating

9.0

GIMP

90%
7 Ratings
8.5

Adobe Illustrator

85%
48 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

GIMP

GIMP is great for anyone ranging from personal use to a small business. But, if you are a large business and have a sufficient budget, I would recommend you to opt for an expensive paid software like Photoshop, that would provide not only great features but also public recognition.Its great for beginners wanting to start editing photos, there is a small learning curve that could be gotten used to in no time.
Musab Nismy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator is used to help make drawings look good but not make them. It is easy to add color or texture but it is hard to actually make the drawings in it. I would recommend using other software to make the lines for plans and sections and using Adobe Illustrator to make it look good.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

GIMP

  • GIMP has a very intuitive interface so now as a user you can always layer all the images or make a different image from scratch.
  • One thing that I really like about GIMP is that it has a relatively smaller learning curve which can agitate many things that we don’t want so it’s better to keep this topic on the side for a while.
  • This product has so many large tools at the disposal stage which are used for manipulating different types of images and simultaneously exporting any type of unnecessary stuff.
Christer Geberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Adobe Illustrator

  • Vector graphics for scaling to large sizes
  • Filling an object with a texture
  • Easily adjusting and expanding an artboard to fit the size of the content (especially for infographics)
  • Compatibility with other Adobe CC programs, but also exporting for PPT graphics
Terra Stafford | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

GIMP

  • The UI could be revamped to reflect more modern UI trends (for example, material design look)
  • The Export menu could be made more intuitive and allow to easily choose file extension, quality etc.
  • Would be great if GIMP natively supported digital negative files (RAW)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Adobe Illustrator

  • It's tough to master. If you haven't used Adobe products like Photoshop or Illustrator before, there is a lot to take in.
  • It would be great to have some better options to preview the final product if you're creating a multiple page document.
  • Better integration and pricing points with Adobe Stock for the useful stock images to complete your projects.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

GIMP

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

GIMP Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Adobe Illustrator

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

$20.99 per month

Adobe Illustrator Editions & Modules

Edition
Yearly - Billed Monthly$20.991
Monthly$31.491
Yearly - Billed Upfront$239.882
  1. per month
  2. per year
Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

GIMP

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator 9.5
Based on 2 answers
While Adobe Illustrator CC is one of the only true design software out there, it really stands heads above the other products. It's clean UI and menu structure is easy to navigate.
Jon Ackerman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

GIMP

GIMP 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I interface GIMP with other software--I need to. I generally use the major calculation, CAD, word processing, and photo editing programs. In my office, my use of this software is not limited to computer-aided design. However, I am sure that if I needed this software for other purposes, it would have no interface problems.
Stiavetti Daniele | TrustRadius Reviewer

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator 7.2
Based on 4 answers
Illustrator has become easier in recent years to use with more intuitive tools and controls for them. Illustration software has improved but Adobe Illustrator has kept up and keeps the edge with its extensive toolset. Newly added collaboration tools with Adobe make it even better and the expectation is that is to continue.
John Reitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

GIMP

GIMP 9.0
Based on 7 answers
We have never needed to use the support functions for GIMP. Any queries we have or had about whether GIMP could complete a task we have used Google and YouTube. There is a wealth of information, guides, and forums dedicated to GIMP and how to perform certain tasks with the application.
Adam Jackson FGCLP MAHRI | TrustRadius Reviewer

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator 8.5
Based on 48 answers
I normally already know how to do whatever I'm trying out, but the documentation (as well as a simple Google search) makes any question quick to resolve. The Adobe boards themselves are a fantastic resource, especially for resolving questions between new programs and iterative releases.
Maria Clara Daly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

GIMP

I looked at getting Adobe Illustrator before finding GIMP. The cost was prohibitive to me, as I was looking for something that would allow me to work on the images I had at a low cost. I could not justify buying Adobe Illustrator for the small amount of use I would get out of it. GIMP is the perfect solution, allowing me to do what I need with no cost for the software.
Jonathan Thommarson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Adobe Illustrator

They complement each other, each with its own specific characteristics, but within a marketing sector, an experienced designer knows that the use of these tools in sets makes all the difference. It is possible to combine their uses and create really relevant materials that will bring a great return to the company and in the dissemination of arts with superior quality to the competitors
Nicolas Piemontez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

GIMP

  • It can be run on low-resource computers.
  • It is cross-platform software.
  • It has excellent support and an active community that keeps you updated.
Paola Santino | TrustRadius Reviewer

Adobe Illustrator

  • Helps us quickly and easily create and manage numerous logos
  • Cloud libraries allow us to access commonly used colors, fonts, logos and other design elements quickly
  • We are able to provide high-quality, scalable college logos for print and digital which give us a more professional, credible look.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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