GIMP Portable provides users with several tools for touching up and altering photos. Users who are able to overcome its hectic and disjointed layout will discover a serviceable, though uninspiring, program.
Users will be immediately confused and frustrated by this program's interface. Where most photo retouching programs have all the tools on one screen, this program opens three separate screens: one for the photo and two for toolboxes. Fortunately, once users organize the boxes to their liking, they will find a generous amount of flexibility with the tools. Users who remain confused can leaf through the online Help manual for further instruction. Creating an image and editing an existing one proves to be very similar to other programs. Users need only to select a specific tool and apply it to the picture, much like Microsoft Paint and Photoshop. We were not overwhelmed with the quality of the results, but felt that with enough practice users could produce excellent work.
The program is ripe with added features, including filters, layers, and a huge color wheel. While the features complemented the tools well, they were nothing users would not see on similar programs. Combining a confusing interface with merely average functionality leaves us thinking users should only download this freeware if they absolutely do not want to pay for something else.
Portable GIMP is the popular the GIMP for Windows image editor packaged as a portable app, so you can take your images with you and do your editing on the go. GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a freely distributed piece of software suitable for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition, and image authoring. It is a powerful piece of software with capabilities not found in any other free software product. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert-quality photo-retouching program, an online batch-processing system, a mass production image renderer, or an image-format converter. GIMP is modular, expandable, and extensible. It is designed to be augmented with plug-ins and extensions to do just about anything.