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Attribute Ratings

  • Pixlr is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.6

GIMP

86%
9 Ratings
9.0

Pixlr

90%
3 Ratings

Usability

10.0

GIMP

100%
1 Rating

Pixlr

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.3

GIMP

93%
7 Ratings

Pixlr

N/A
0 Ratings

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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Inmagine Group

If you're in a situation where you're regularly creating content for a website, social media page, or even printed materials, Pixlr is a great option! It allows you to create something simple from scratch (with just a solid background and text) or something more complex (with multiple pictures, layers, fonts, shadowing, etc.). It's our go-to method for creating content. If you're someone who isn't very tech savvy, the learning curve for using Pixlr effectively could be discouraging. The interface is intuitive, but there's a lot to it
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Pros

GIMP Development Team

  • 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.
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Inmagine Group

  • Enables the user to use a range of fonts even in foreign languages
  • Is relatively easy to learn
  • Is cost-effective
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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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Inmagine Group

  • So far, I haven't found anything I don't like in Pixlr; I like everything from its price to how it works.
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Pricing Details

GIMP

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

GIMP editions and modules pricing
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Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Pixlr

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Pixlr editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      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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      Inmagine Group

      No answers on this topic

      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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      Inmagine Group

      No answers on this topic

      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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      Inmagine Group

      Canva is a similar program using for creating content. I've tried out their suite as well but always end up coming back to Pixlr because of ease of use, and my familiarity with the product. They continue to make upgrades to the product and have always had what we feel we need to make top-notch looking graphics for our organization.
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      Return on Investment

      GIMP Development Team

      • 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.
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      Inmagine Group

      • Pixlr has enabled us to design beautiful graphics in the local Cambodian language
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