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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

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

Likelihood to Recommend

8.6

GIMP

86%
9 Ratings
8.0

ZBrush

80%
1 Rating

Usability

10.0

GIMP

100%
1 Rating

ZBrush

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.3

GIMP

93%
7 Ratings

ZBrush

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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Pixologic

Zbrush is a specific use software. It is the best software for sculpting a 3D object. So, you can use this software for 3D modeling, sculpting, and painting. It has [a] variety of brushes to sculpt 3D model[s] just like you wanted. Even more amazing is that you can custom-made [your] own brushes.
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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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Pixologic

  • Sculpting
  • Custom made brushes
  • Noise sculpting
  • Detailed, high-poly work
  • Re-topologizing
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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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Pixologic

  • Difficult and messy UI
  • Not well-suited for renders
  • Not suitable for animation and rigging
  • Expensive
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Pricing Details

GIMP

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

GIMP 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

    ZBrush

    Starting Price

    $0 floating perpetual license

    Editions & Modules

    ZBrush editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Individual$39.951
    Individual$179.952
    Individual$895.003
    Companies & Studentsprice varies4
    Companies & Studentsprice varies5

    Footnotes

    1. per month
    2. per 6 months
    3. perpetual license
    4. floating perpetual license
    5. academic perpetual license

    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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    Pixologic

    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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    Pixologic

    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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    Pixologic

    Zbrush is specifically used for sculpting the 3D object. Poly paint, Re-topologizing, and hard surface modeling are other great features of this software. While other mentioned software mainly focus[es] on animation, rigging, and so on.
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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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    Pixologic

    • Expensive
    • Will create a 3D mesh exactly as you had designed
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