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Score 8.3 out of 100

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Score 9.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

GIMP

GIMP can be very helpful in companies or advertising and marketing agencies since it is a very powerful design tool with excellent features, however, the implementation of GIMP can be a little slow and difficult since not all users know how to use this tool.
Paola Santino | TrustRadius Reviewer

Canva

Canva is a really nice app for businesses that don't have professional designers on staff. While I am a full-time graphic designer, I have also used it when I need a simple graphic to make up for creating posts or stories to promote my business on Instagram or Facebook. I can, of course, do more effects using a professional graphic design program, but Canva is perfect when you're on the go.
Mandy Cramer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

GIMP

  • GIMP has all the tools that Photoshop has which allows us to be as creative as we want.
  • GIMP has continual upgrades that fix bugs and add new features.
  • GIMP has a great user community.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Canva

  • Social media posts: The gallery of social media posts are great. We usually use the templates to show off reviews and testimonials, sale alerts, or new products.
  • Business Stationary: The gallery has plenty of great templates to create business stationary such as letterhead, internal memos, and business cards.
  • Design ideas: If you need something that looks professional but you aren't a great designer, Canva offers a wide selection of templates and ideas for you to piece together something that looks great. You can then use this as the production item, or send this off to a graphic designer to create and polish.
  • Quick and easy editing: The design editor is pretty simple with a point and click interface. You don't need to be familiar with Photoshop, InDesign, or other programs, Canva makes editing pretty easy.
Scott Walker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

GIMP

  • GIMP can sometimes take awhile to load, especially when downloading new font types.
  • Some of the complex features need a workaround method that requires copying or adjusting a layer before being able to make the desired changes. This can make some projects take a fair amount of time.
Zach Lung | TrustRadius Reviewer

Canva

  • There are more templates and search functionality on the mobile apps than on the website. This is rather odd and makes the product a bit confusing to use. We sometimes have to find a design idea on the app then save it and use it on the web app. Would be easier if the ability to find designs was just baked into both web and mobile apps.
  • While it is a versatile design tool, Canva does not allow you to import just any fonts. Our team has had to find other workarounds to use the library of fonts we have as they cannot be imported into Canva, despite the functionality being advertised.
  • Being unable to import or export vectors or design files lets Canva down. As a tool that can be used by almost anyone, it needs some advanced features for professional designers. If we could export designs with layers or import them it would really make our workflow much easier.
Nathan Sichilongo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

GIMP

No score
No answers yet
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Canva

Canva 5.5
Based on 2 answers
Because there are tones of different ways to use it properly. Canva provides a very satisfying user experience
Oral Tosun | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

GIMP

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Canva

Canva 9.1
Based on 10 answers
Canva is so simple and easy to use, it is kind of ridiculous. I wish this software was around years ago. My flyers and graphic design work would have looked so much better and been done much quicker. If you aren't convinced yet, just go download it or go on your computer and try it out!
Matt Graf | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

GIMP

GIMP 7.0
Based on 3 answers
It was a bit difficult and tedious to be able to communicate with the support of this software since they do not have one as such, however, with the help of its developers I was able to clarify my doubts.
Paola Santino | TrustRadius Reviewer

Canva

Canva 8.2
Based on 13 answers
I don't think I've ever had to use the support for Canva because everything in the platform is so straight forward. I guess you could say that not having to reach out to anyone based on the performance of their program would qualify them for a ten out of ten rating!
Mark Anderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

GIMP

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Canva

Canva 10.0
Based on 1 answer
This question shouldn't be asked for a tool which only requires a sign-up via email/Social.
Ankur Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

GIMP

GIMP pretty much has all the tools that Photoshop has except it doesn't have the cost. If you know Photoshop, you'll know how to use GIMP. There are a few nuance differences between the tools but in general, GIMP can compete pound for pound with Photoshop. I initially was taught Photoshop in design school. Since I started using GIMP, I use it instead.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Canva

Venngage and Canva are very similar. I feel Canva is more user friendly. However, our office uses a paid version of Venngage which is more robust in features but less user friendly for those who have little to no design experience.
Sami Sonkowsky M.S.Ed | 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

Canva

  • I don't have hard numbers but we're probably saving thousands on design software each year.
  • We're also probably saving thousands in staffing time each year.
  • As Canva allows us to provide high quality, customized designs, it's probably helped us win a deal or two.
Jessica McCann | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

GIMP

General

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

Canva

General

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

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