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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

Unity

Unity is excellent for 2D and 3D games and educational experiences. It is well-suited for VR and AR development. It is also a great platform for mobile games. It is less-suited for non-game purposes (although it can certainly be used for those as well), or educational experiences. It is also less-suited for AR experiences that are highly complex, where you will probably want to write the native code in Android Studio or Xcode, as the case may be. It is theoretically less-suited for cases where performance is a huge concern as well, although, in my experience, performance has never been a problem.
Jonah Dempcy | 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

Unity

  • Unity is a multiplatform game engine. It has more than 20 options for exporting your game, ranging from desktop, mobile, console, web and, lately, VR and AR. Unity was one of the first game engines able to export games playable on internet browsers and it helped to cement the World Wide Web as a place fit for gaming.
  • Unity has a very smooth learning curve for beginners. It is easy to start and soon you are seeing some tangible results of your efforts. The game engine has all sorts of helpers and shortcuts to facilitate some frequent tasks in game development.
  • Another of Unity's advantage is the access to Assets Store from within the game engine, allowing the user to import instantly objects, scripts and textures from the store into their projects. Such easy access to these elements from inside a project greatly enhances speed production and is particularly helpful to beginners.
Marcelo de Vasconcellos | 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

Unity

  • Integration of disparate technologies required to build an application.
  • Streamline the versioning process using the hub, it's great so far.
  • Keep improving the ML learning models for AI.
Andrew Turner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

GIMP

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Unity

Unity 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It's actually incredibly easy to use given the complex tasks you have. Once you learn the various windows it becomes second nature. Compared to something like Blender (which I would probably rate as a 2 on usability), the learning curve of Unity is a breeze! The only improvements I can think of would be to streamline some common workflows so you don't have to dig through menus to find them.
Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

GIMP

GIMP 7.2
Based on 4 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

Unity

Unity 8.9
Based on 6 answers
I have not had to use Unity's support extensively. This is likely because there is so much documentation and so many classes available for free online. Due to this, there is little need for support. They were very responsive when I requested educational licensing. Setting it up and providing it all quickly.
Sarah Ciras Rousseau | 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

Unity

The main competitors of Unity are Unreal Engine, Cry Engine, Game Maker Studio, RPG Maker and Godot (none of those were available in the list). I've tested Unreal and Game Maker. I've chosen Unity because of these factors: It's simple to get started, the great community behind the engine, the great number of tutorials online for accomplishing almost anything, the better asset store and the stability of Unity's editor even on computers that are not very powerful.
Raphael Sanguinete | 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

Unity

  • Unity allowed us to make engaging 3D games deliverable through our website. We can produce high-quality games with comparatively low effort.
  • Since it has a smooth learning curve, we started to develop in Unity even without specialized courses.
  • Unity has a huge community. This makes very easy to ask for help when some doubt arises and also to recruit people for our projects. There is a very active ecosystem around the game engine.
Marcelo de Vasconcellos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

GIMP

General

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

Unity

General

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

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