Best free photo editing software for beginners and small business
June 09, 2021

Best free photo editing software for beginners and small business

Musab Nismy | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with GIMP

My business uses GIMP to create social media posts, edit photos and much more, it is used by our design department. Since GIMP is completely free and open-source, this eliminates the cost of having to purchase photo editing software.
We are able to edit high quality images and create high quality social media posts that attract customers.
As it is one of the most important aspect of any business to convince a customer, to get them attached visually. GIMP allows us to do that completely free of charge.
  • 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.
  • Completely free and open-source.
  • Easy to use, so we can produce posts quicker.
  • Very versatile and can be used to edit various image formats.
  • High quality exports, to ensure customer attraction.
  • Definitely has reduced costs, since it is completely free of charge.
  • It has greatly increased our work efficiency because it is an easy to use software.
  • GIMP has helped many of our staff gain more experience in photo editing.
  • GIMP has helped us gain recognition for our clean and minimal posts, which we always get feedback for.
Adobe PhotoShop is another great photo editing software that has way more features and tools than GIMP. But, Adobe PhotoShop asks for a hefty price every month or every year, thus pulling it down in our analysis rankings. After analysing both the costs and the amount of features we decided to go for GIMP as it provides with all needed and basic tools that get our job done.

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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.