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Likelihood to Recommend

GIMP

GIMP is comparable to other image manipulation applications, and as it's free, it's a great alternative. It may not have the complete list of functionality that other applications have, but it does everything that we require it to do other than exporting in the CMYK colour format. We have worked around this obstacle though.
Adam Jackson FGCLP MAHRI | TrustRadius Reviewer

KeyShot

KeyShot can do some really amazing things as far as product renderings. You can turn simple 3D models into realistic images in a very short amount of time. I wish there were a way to manipulate the geometry once imported into KeyShot. The software allows this user to move geometry but not change its shape or form.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

GIMP

  • Customizable interface.
  • Powerful tools for image editing.
  • It is a light and multiplatform software.
  • It can work with many editable formats.
Paola Santino | TrustRadius Reviewer

KeyShot

  • Keyshot has a simple and intuitive interface that makes it easy to use for quick renderings.
  • Through Keyshot's viewport, you can see real-time changes when replacing or adding textures to a 3D model.
  • The new Keyshot 8 comes with volumetric features such as fog that can add depth to your image making process without having to manually do it later in another program.
Hector Ruiz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

GIMP

  • It would be nice to have the keyboard shortcuts match Photoshop as that is what designers are used to. The transition from Photoshop to GIMP would be a lot easier.
  • When saving images for the web, it would be nice to have a side-by-side view of the full pixel image and the image you're trying to save showing what it will look like as you lessen the resolution.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

KeyShot

  • Would recommend a PC workstation for large projects.
  • File sizes can get pretty large.
  • Would love to see a monthly or per use pricing scheme.
Anonymous | 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

KeyShot

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

GIMP

GIMP 7.8
Based on 5 answers
The support has always been able to solve my problems, which have been relatively simple and minor in my case, but can take some time due to the fact it is a free platform
Zach Lung | TrustRadius Reviewer

KeyShot

KeyShot 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Honestly, I've only needed customer support a couple of times. One time was a question about licensing which their customer service explained very well and offered just the help I was looking for
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

GIMP

The full Photoshop application is an extremely good program, but costly. GIMP stacks up fairly well against Photoshop in regard to functionality, and the developers are agile and adding updates to functions frequently. In comparing the two programs and our need for relatively low-level image manipulation, the free application (GIMP) far outweighs the extra functionality of the paid application (Photoshop).
Adam Jackson FGCLP MAHRI | TrustRadius Reviewer

KeyShot

Keyshot is simpler and more intuitive compared to Octane. That being said, Octane is far less expensive and can take advantage of a GPU making it more versatile.
Hector Ruiz | 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

KeyShot

  • Keyshot has allowed me to incorporate a faster pipeline when it comes to quick concept designs.
  • Compared to other 3D rendering packages, Keyshot's user interface makes it easy to open the program and start working without a steeper learning curve.
Hector Ruiz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

GIMP

General

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

GIMP Editions & Modules

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KeyShot

General

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

KeyShot Editions & Modules

Edition
KeyShot 10 HD$995.00
KeyShot 10 Pro$1,995.00
KeyShot 10 Floating$2,995.00
KeyShot 10 Enterprise$3,995.00
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