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What is GIMP?

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.

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GIMP is a versatile software that caters to a wide range of user needs, making it a popular choice for image manipulation and design …
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What is GIMP?

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.

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Product Details

What is GIMP?

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. GIMP has an active community of users and developers, making it a constantly evolving graphics software.

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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.

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The most common users of GIMP are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees).
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Jason August | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Bitmap photo editing
  • Working on multiple platforms including: GNU/Linux, macOS, Windows.
  • Bang for the buck, it's free!
  • Vector graphic editing would be great internally, instead of inkscape
  • Video editing would be great
  • Marketing! Not enough people know about GIMP.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • photo editing
  • provide compatibility with numerous file formats
  • make it very simple to manipulate layers in a file
  • Plugins
  • 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.
Rene Agredano | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Photo editing
  • Photo retouching
  • Image resizing
  • Image opening and re-saving as other file type
  • It can stand to be a bit more user friendly. GIMP feels like a more advanced software.
  • Better online help documentation is needed.
  • The interface is pretty small, with tiny type. I'd love to see it bigger.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Lasso tool is great for getting a nice clean cut around the edges
  • Easy removal of backgrounds
  • Layering - simplified.
  • If you have never used a photo editing software it can be a little overwhelming with so many buttons and not always clear on their function.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Resizing and cropping images
  • Working with layers (text, images etc.)
  • Exporting images in various formats
  • 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)
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • GIMP provides all essential editing features and tools.
  • Has a pretty small learning curve, it's easy for beginners to get the hang of.
  • Completely free of charge and open-source.
  • You can use GIMP to create GIFs using many layers.
  • Allows you to edit images of various formats.
  • GIMP's selection tool isn't very precise.
  • Has lower features than other paid software.
  • Lack of customer support, since it's an open-source software.
  • Limitations on the number of layers that can be used.
  • Cropping is also a bit difficult to use.
  • Download time is slow, since its a large file.
Zach Lung | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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.
  • 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.
Paola Santino | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Customizable interface.
  • Powerful tools for image editing.
  • It is a light and multiplatform software.
  • It can work with many editable formats.
  • You have limited options for developing 3D designs.
  • Its interface can be somewhat uncomfortable and confusing.
  • I don't like its floating panels.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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.
  • 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.
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