GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program)

RATING:

4.4

(3452)

About GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program)

GIMP is an open-source image editor designed to help illustrators, graphic designers and photographers create and edit artworks, photos, and paintings using defined publishing workflows. It provides a customizable interface, which businesses can use to customize widget themes, icon sizes, colors, spacing and more. Key features include photo enhancement, digital retouching, preview mode, multiple file formats, data export. It offers a channel mixer, which lets professionals eliminate lens tilt effects and distortions across images using filters in a corrective mode. Additionally, the crop tool lets users edit the active layer in an image and use auto-shrink functionality to locate the border. It is available for free of cost and support is extended via documentation a...

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GIMP is an open-source software. It is available for free.

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GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) Reviews

Overall Rating

4.4

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4

Customer Support

4

Value for money

5

Functionality

4.5

Most Helpful Reviews for GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program)

1 - 5 of 3,445 Reviews

Jordan

Retail, 11 - 50 employees

Used less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

Reviewed July 2022

Incredible option for ad creation without a lot of expense

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Josip

Verified reviewer

Retail, 2-10 employees

Used weekly for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed July 2019

Great Free alternative for Adobe Photoshop

With Gimp I am creating weekly flyers with products from our company. We can save an enormous amount of money by doing this by ourselves and not some external design company.

PROS

Gimp is an open-source image manipulation program what means it is absolutely free to use. Also, you will receive regular updates which add new features and fixes bugs including security issues. It has all the abilities that for example Adobe Photoshop and other commercial programs have. It can offer even more because it is easily extensible and flexible for every environment with lots of great community plugins and scripts.

CONS

The user interface of Gimp is not the most beautiful one but its function is very good. It has a lot of menus and submenus so for beginners it may be a little harder to achieve some more complex operations such as retouch of a face or double exposure. Also, compatibility with Adobe file formats exists but don't except that it works perfectly. Most of the time it works flawlessly if you are opening the document from older versions of Photoshop because newer version needs some updating and updates occur approximately every 2 months which is still faster than what Adobe is doing with their Photoshop.

Reasons for switching to GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program)

I made the switch mainly because of price. Gimp is free while Adobe Creative Cloud is a monthly based subscription which offers you a lot more software - a complete design package and access to everything you will ever need if you are at least a little in design.

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Veronica

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Writing and Editing, 1 employee

Used weekly for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

3

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed January 2024

Gimp is my "No Bull***t" Image editor

I've been using GIMP for all my image editing and sometimes even for creating artwork for about a decade now. I never really looked for alternatives because, while it might not be the go-to choice for professional graphic designers, it's everything I need as a wannabe writer and creative. I've designed my own book covers, crafted banners and ads for my social media marketing, and even illustrated my own children's book, which I later turned into an ebook and an audiobook. What I love most about it is how user-friendly it is while offering advanced features similar to other professional software – all for free. It's like child's play to use, and that's why I stick with it.

PROS

Honestly, it all began with "Because it's free!" Who wouldn't want the same cool features as those fancy, pricey image editors? But once I started messing around with it and realized how user-friendly GIMP is, I couldn't imagine switching to more professional tools.

CONS

Yeah, the tool's support might be a bit lacking, but the awesome thing is that it's made up for by the collective knowledge base of a whole community.

Reasons for switching to GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program)

I didn't want to pay for Photoshop and Corel Painter is really hard to master.

Danny

Media Production, 11-50 employees

Used monthly for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed March 2024

GIMP, it's as powerful that expensive counterpart.

Overall If you want to get started in image manipulation or photo editing start with GIMP. everything you learn in GIMP will translate without issue to the "professional" software systems.

PROS

I've used Photoshop for over 20 years, and I still use it now, but anytime I get a request for software recommendations, my first suggestion is GIMP.

CONS

The toolbars and context menus are sometimes unorganized, but that may be a preference issue.

Lori

Health, Wellness and Fitness, 51-200 employees

Used monthly for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed September 2023

Great Image Editing Software

PROS

In a world where something like photoshop costs a fortune this is perfect for the editing we need to do to manage our business website.

CONS

There are none, the program has everything we need.

Reason for choosing GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program)

It's a free program and it's substantial. It's not like some free programs that give you limited capabilities. This is a full feature program.