GIMP does it all, and free!
April 24, 2020

GIMP does it all, and free!

Adam Jackson FGCLP MAHRI | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with GIMP

I decided to trial GIMP after researching alternatives to other image manipulation programs such as Adobe Photoshop. GIMP is being used in our organisation to create all of the images needed for the creation of our product labels. This includes the manipulation of our logo, creation of backgrounds, etc. For simple projects, it is very intuitive and comparable to other programs. It has capability to complete very complex image manipulation projects also. I am not a graphic designer, but have found it has a low barrier to entry if you have prior knowledge of other image manipulation programs.
  • Vast range of options.
  • Intuitive user interface.
  • Good use of layering.
  • No option to export in CMYK format.
  • Some features are less intuitive than others.
  • The application is free.
  • Return on investment is huge, since we haven't outlaid any funds on the program.
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).
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.

Do you think GIMP delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with GIMP's feature set?

Yes

Did GIMP live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of GIMP go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy GIMP again?

Yes

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.