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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

Blender

Blender
is one of the best software focused mainly on modeling, lighting control,
rendering, animation, and 3D graphics. This software is completely free and
open-source, and it is more than at the level of other similar alternatives
within the professional field. Some movies such as Coffee
Run (2020), Spring (2019), and movie studios (like Marvel)
have used it to animate and process their films and effects. The only issue is that it slows down the PC sometimes.
Aniket Kumar Chaudhary | 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

Blender

  • Quick export renders using Eevee
  • Super realistic renders when adding light or when objects are created to match the products
  • Very fast moving objects around and applying modifiers
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

GIMP

  • You have limited options for developing 3D designs.
  • Its interface can be somewhat uncomfortable and confusing.
  • I don't like its floating panels.
Paola Santino | TrustRadius Reviewer

Blender

  • Better output settings
  • More add-ons
  • Simplified render settings
Dominic Farrow | 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

Blender

No score
No answers yet
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Support Rating

GIMP

GIMP 8.2
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

Blender

No score
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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

Blender

To date, Maya has been and is the undisputed
leader in the sector. Despite being at such a high price,
there is really no substitute for Maya's quality. Therefore, the use of
Maya is prevalent. If you wanted to enter
the animation market, there is no other option but to learn how
to use Maya professionally.

Blender is open-source (totally free),
while Maya costs around $ 1500 per year (yes, per year). Although it is also
true that Maya has a free license for students. But if you want to do
professional work (charging for it), or have it installed in a company or
studio, then the license has to be paid.
Aniket Kumar Chaudhary | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

GIMP

  • GIMP has allowed me to present clients with high-quality and creative logos that meet every requirement.
  • GIMP has allowed me to maintain brand consistency across a large variety of projects.
Zach Lung | TrustRadius Reviewer

Blender

  • It's free!
  • The capabilities are endless and managers love seeing the results live at the touch of a few buttons
  • At times we purchase plugins or assets for Blender but there is an immediate return when a render comes out flawless and as imagined
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

GIMP

General

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

GIMP Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Blender

General

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

Blender Editions & Modules

Edition
Blender Cloud Membership$11.501
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

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