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Score 8.3 out of 100
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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

PicMonkey

It's great for a small- or medium-scale social media manager or graphic designer. I'm not sure if I'd recommend it for larger-scale projects or editing images with detail as I think it is missing some capabilities that something like Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator may possess, but it is a great tool to create professional-looking graphics with ease.
Caroline McMaster | 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

PicMonkey

  • Creative templates
  • Modern, sleek designs
  • Large selection of graphics available for use
  • Large selection of fonts available for use
Anonymous | 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

PicMonkey

  • I think that PicMonkey could have more opportunities for raving fans (like me!) to act as affiliates for their products and services.
  • I think that PicMonkey could make it more apparent on how to save themes. The Hub is great, but I think it is easy to allow that area to become messy and disorganized.
Saumirah McWoodson | 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

PicMonkey

PicMonkey 9.5
Based on 4 answers
I have barely needed support (a good thing!), but their online tutorials and support website are very comprehensive.
Anonymous | 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

PicMonkey

With my current organization, I need something simple. Plus, PicMonkey provides a variety of unique images that I can easily search for and use in my graphic without having to scour the internet. Also, I like PicMonkey's feature that stores every graphic I have created, and allows me to sort them into folders. I am able to sort them by City department, by event, by season, etc. and it really helps with organization. I can even find a graphic from the previous year to see what was used and what information was given to the public, edit it or a copy, and share it for the current year. PicMonkey has a lot of features that I appreciate and that have kept me a loyal customer.
Caroline McMaster | 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

PicMonkey

  • We see an increase in user engagement when we use these graphics online.
  • We see more tangible interactions with our materials.
  • We hear positive feedback about our branding and marketing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

GIMP

General

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

PicMonkey

General

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

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