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Score 8.1 out of 100

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Attribute Ratings

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

Likelihood to Recommend

8.6

GIMP

86%
9 Ratings
9.4

Adobe PhotoShop

94%
176 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

GIMP

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Adobe PhotoShop

90%
30 Ratings

Usability

10.0

GIMP

100%
1 Rating
9.6

Adobe PhotoShop

96%
14 Ratings

Availability

GIMP

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Adobe PhotoShop

90%
5 Ratings

Performance

GIMP

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Adobe PhotoShop

90%
5 Ratings

Support Rating

9.0

GIMP

90%
7 Ratings
9.3

Adobe PhotoShop

93%
101 Ratings

In-Person Training

GIMP

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Adobe PhotoShop

100%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

GIMP

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9

Adobe PhotoShop

89%
11 Ratings

Product Scalability

GIMP

N/A
0 Ratings
4.0

Adobe PhotoShop

40%
1 Rating

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 PhotoShop

[Adobe] Photoshop is well suited, at times when the user has to develop something from scratch. It is very advantageous, to provide an "all in one" solution for retouching, manipulating, drawing vectors, creating promotional posters. However, it is less appropriate, in the case of 3D rendering, and high-sized files, where the application turns to be laggy.
Swathy Chandra R | 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 PhotoShop

  • Brush customization. There are many available brushes for illustration, and each can be customized to fit the needs of your specific style.
  • Integration with other Adobe products. It is essential that the images I create be accessible in Adobe Indesign and Illustrator, and [Adobe] Photoshop can be placed and edited easily within those programs.
  • Advanced editing. The possibilities for editing photos [are] endless, with new features being added constantly.
Heather Miller | 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 PhotoShop

  • PhotoShop is a specialized tool with a learning curve. The controls are sometimes cryptic to the unimmersed.
  • The licensing model for PhotoShop and the Creative Suite can sometimes be cost-prohibitive and hard to justify deploying.
  • There are lots of overlaps in the Adobe Creative Suite that make it difficult to know if PhotoShop, Lightroom, PhotoShop Lite, etc. are the right tools for the job.
Chris Carpenter | 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 PhotoShop

General

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

Starting Price

$20 per month

Adobe PhotoShop Editions & Modules

Edition
Single App$20.001
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

GIMP

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Adobe PhotoShop

Adobe PhotoShop 9.0
Based on 30 answers
We get a lot of use out of this software. It's vital for work with production in our industry and has a lot of cross-functionality - creating social media images, retouching photos, editing photos, creating gradients, and more. It's pretty fuss-free in that we haven't had to reach out to support and the program hasn't crashed on us. We are trained on the software (so again, this isn't for beginners), but for detail-oriented designers and creatives like ourselves - it's a no-brainer.
page V | 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 PhotoShop

Adobe PhotoShop 9.6
Based on 14 answers
I've used it for a long time and would consider myself a Pro user at this point. I know where everything I need is, have custom actions set up to make common actions faster, and have my workflows automated so much that everything is easy. Occasionally, a new version of Photoshop will change a common usability feature which will slow things down for a short time before I'm able to adjust, but generally I really like my setup. However, if you're new to Photoshop, it is likely going to take you a while to figure out how you can best use the features.
Nicholas De Salvo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

GIMP

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Adobe PhotoShop

Adobe PhotoShop 9.0
Based on 5 answers
Adobe Photoshop is very reliable, but is never 100%. There have been times when Adobe Photoshop has had trouble opening, but nothing a little computer restart couldn't fix. I use Adobe Photoshop on a Mac for both work and at home on a daily basis, and I would be lost without it.
Kris Bram | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

GIMP

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Adobe PhotoShop

Adobe PhotoShop 9.0
Based on 5 answers
Speed can be an issue when you are dealing with large files for large format printing or billboards. When working on web images, speed is not an issue.
Keith Bailly | 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 PhotoShop

Adobe PhotoShop 9.3
Based on 101 answers
While I never contacted Adobe directly, there is so much content out there in the form of YouTube videos, Lynda/LinkedIn learning that almost any issue, including bugs, can be worked around (and this method is generally faster as there's no turnaround time involved).
Shion Song | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

GIMP

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Adobe PhotoShop

Adobe PhotoShop 10.0
Based on 1 answer
So, I received the training at the HQ and it was train the trainer training. A good time, I spent a week at their campus
Keith Bailly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

GIMP

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Adobe PhotoShop

Adobe PhotoShop 8.9
Based on 11 answers
I took a course so it really helped. I didn’t take the course until much later after beginning to use it, so I wish work would have sent me right off the bat. It would have alleviated a lot of frustratinon
Anonymous | 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 PhotoShop

Canva is a great tool for creating infographics and it's free with limited options. Adobe Illustrator CC and Adobe InDesign are much more suited for creating infographics, however, I still selected Adobe PhotoShop primarily because of my familiarity with all of the tools and hotkeys. There are always workarounds from with Adobe PhotoShop, and I just haven't taken the time to learn how to use Adobe Illustrator CC as effectively.
Alan Bloxham | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

GIMP

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Adobe PhotoShop

Adobe PhotoShop 4.0
Based on 1 answer
It seems expensive compared to the free/cheap programs now available
Anonymous | 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 PhotoShop

  • Saved our company thousands of dollars by editing in house.
  • Has given us the ability to do things on the fly and get projects done faster.
  • Having the original .psd files saved has given us the ability to go back and reuse and update photos and graphics instead of starting all over again.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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