GIMP vs. Pixlr

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
GIMP
Score 9.2 out of 10
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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
Pixlr
Score 8.1 out of 10
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Pixlr is a photo editing tool formerly part of the Autodesk suite of products, now from 123RF from the Inmagine Group (acquired 2017).N/A
Pricing
GIMPPixlr
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
GIMPPixlr
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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Community Pulse
GIMPPixlr
Considered Both Products
GIMP
Chose GIMP
Adobe Photoshop is very powerful software, however it is expensive and requires equipment with specific requirements to be able to run it. Canva use them to create basic and fast designs from any of my devices. Instead, I choose GIMP because it is a very light graphic editor …
Pixlr

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Top Pros
Top Cons
Best Alternatives
GIMPPixlr
Small Businesses
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite
Score 9.4 out of 10
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite
Score 9.4 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Adobe PhotoShop
Adobe PhotoShop
Score 9.2 out of 10
Canva
Canva
Score 9.2 out of 10
Enterprises
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite
Score 9.4 out of 10
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite
Score 9.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
GIMPPixlr
Likelihood to Recommend
9.7
(14 ratings)
8.0
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
4.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
GIMPPixlr
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 large number of tools at your disposal for manipulating any type of image and exporting in any necessary format.
  • GIMP does a great job of making everything intuitive so that even a new user can layer images or make an image transparent in little time.
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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
  • GIMP should make the font tool more intuitive. Make it easier to change fonts during edit process without resetting the typeface selection.
  • Build in selection/move ability within tools like the typeface tool... I.e. don't require toggle between selection tool and typeface tool when wanting to move a line of type within a layer. Likewise with shapes, etc.
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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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Likelihood to Renew
GIMP Development Team
Capability, open architecture, compatibility with Photoshop plugins, wide platform coverage; To me, as an open-source, freely available application, it's the nest-in-class.
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Inmagine Group
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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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Inmagine Group
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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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Inmagine Group
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Implementation Rating
GIMP Development Team
As simple as can be. Download from GIMP website and install.
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Inmagine Group
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Alternatives Considered
GIMP Development Team
Online services like Canva are fine for quickly designing brochures and marketing materials, videos, etc. They're user friendly and fast if you have a good connection. But if you're in production mode and need to do a lot of photo manipulation at once, without being connected to the web at all times and just want to focus, GIMP is the go-to product for you
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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
  • GIMP is freeware, which allows organizations that are not graphics-centered to use the powerful toolset without spending money on very expensive alternatives
  • GIMP is fairly easy to learn and does not require extensive user training (especially, if used for basic tasks)
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Inmagine Group
  • Pixlr has enabled us to design beautiful graphics in the local Cambodian language
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