GIMP vs. Photobucket

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
GIMP
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
GIMP is a free, open-source graphics software. GIMP, or General Image Manipulation Program was developed in 1996 and has continued to be updated by volunteers since then.N/A
Photobucket
Score 6.8 out of 10
N/A
Photobucket headquartered in Denver offers their cloud services for uploading, sharing, linking and finding photos, videos and graphics. Service plans may include hosting, photo editing, private album sharing or sharing to social media, and caption and title creation and editing.N/A
Pricing
GIMPPhotobucket
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
GIMPPhotobucket
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
GIMPPhotobucket
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
GIMP
-
Ratings
Photobucket
7.6
2 Ratings
8% below category average
Versioning00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Document collaboration00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Access control00 Ratings7.52 Ratings
File search00 Ratings7.52 Ratings
Device sync00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Cloud Storage Security & Administration
Comparison of Cloud Storage Security & Administration features of Product A and Product B
GIMP
-
Ratings
Photobucket
9.0
1 Ratings
6% above category average
User and role management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
File organization00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Device management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Cloud Storage Platform
Comparison of Cloud Storage Platform features of Product A and Product B
GIMP
-
Ratings
Photobucket
8.2
2 Ratings
2% below category average
Performance00 Ratings7.52 Ratings
Reliability00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Storage Reports00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
GIMPPhotobucket
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(8 ratings)
6.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.4
(7 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
GIMPPhotobucket
Likelihood to Recommend
GIMP Development Team
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.
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Photobucket
Photobucket used to be great in the late 2000s to early 2010s. Even free account holders could enjoy many of its features and quickly and easily share photos. However, these days there are so many better alternatives, while Photobucket's feature set has been limited to premium and higher-tier accounts. Cloud storage providers now offer generous bandwidth caps, so offloading media is a thing of the past - even for the most budget-conscious freelancers. Photo-specific features provided by these service providers are constantly improving. [...] As time goes on, the list of reasons that used to differentiate Photobucket grows thin given their [in my experience,] shady past in holding photos hostage without a premium plan, I can no longer recommend this service. Price-wise, only their unlimited plan is worth considering since, for capped storage plans, the usual suspects (Apple iCloud, Google Photos, Amazon Prime) have them beat. Likewise, Photobucket's built-in image editor is very convenient for making basic changes without having to fire up a separate photo editor
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Pros
GIMP Development Team
  • Customizable interface.
  • Powerful tools for image editing.
  • It is a light and multiplatform software.
  • It can work with many editable formats.
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Photobucket
  • Houses very large photos that I don't have the capacity to store on my computer
  • Allows for a great online backup just in case something happens with my computer or external hard drive
  • Allows me to quickly and easily share photos with clients after their photoshoot is done
  • Organizes photos into a streamlined setup
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Cons
GIMP Development Team
  • 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)
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Photobucket
  • Plans are awkwardly priced compared to competitors
  • [In my opinion,] made shady practices in the past forcing users to their premium plans
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Usability
GIMP Development Team
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.
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Photobucket
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Support Rating
GIMP Development Team
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.
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Photobucket
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Alternatives Considered
GIMP Development Team
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.
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Photobucket
[I] also had an ImageEvent premium account, and it was far easier to manage images in Photobucket. ImageEvent's UI is very dated, and its feature set has largely remained stagnant. Photobucket has evolved over the past decade and offers a clean enough user interface to quickly accomplish what needs to be done.
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Return on Investment
GIMP Development Team
  • 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.
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Photobucket
  • The peace of mind is priceless. Time is money and I spend a lot of time stressing over accidentally losing files. This helps.
  • I no longer have to use multiple services to send files to clients. It's more specifically designed for photos rather than documents of all types
  • I want the positive experience for clients to continue from beginning to end and I like that this system is simple for them to use as well.
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