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Editors' Rating:
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.8.16
  • Total Downloads:
    4,231,862
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 22, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    92.33MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,534
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #10 in Photo Editors

Editors' Review

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GIMP began life in the 1990s as the GNU Image Manipulation Program, and the free, open-source image editing tool has evolved in both complexity and ease of use alongside the personal computer, itself. The latest version, GIMP 2.8, maintains the program's legacy as a powerful and up-to-date, yet totally free image editor. GIMP is modular in appearance and structure and accepts all kinds of plug-ins and tools. It's a paint and drawing tool, a photo retoucher, and a batch processing and conversion tool, all in one, with sophisticated features like layers, filters, and effects. You can script virtually anything GIMP does, too. But don't be put off by GIMP's considerable talents: Not only is its layout logical, intuitive, and even attractive (in a form-follows-function way) but it also comes with tons of assistance; from multiple Help files (Help; Context Help; User Manual) and considerable online resources such as a forum, FAQs, documentation, tips, source code, and much more. GIMP 2.8 requires Windows XP or later; we ran it in 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium SP1.

Wilbur, GIMP's world-famous cartoon mascot, greeted us when we launched the app. On first run, GIMP looks for data files, queries plug-ins, and attends to other housekeeping before actually launching the program, which can take a while. GIMP kept us informed of each step, tracking the procedure with a green progress bar. On subsequent occasions, GIMP loaded very quickly. GIMP's modular, dockable user interface saves desktop real estate by dividing functions among three separate, free-floating windows: a toolbox, a navigation and work panel, and a main window. We selected an image file, which also loaded quickly in GIMP's main window. We applied various tools, filters, and processing to our image, but we barely scratched the surface of what GIMP can do. The short answer to that question is, just about anything related to digital images.

GIMP is like similar long-running open-source projects in which the skill and commitment of its participants yield freeware with features, capabilities, and support that even expensive packages find it hard to match.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.3

    out of 3 votes

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    4.0

    out of 879 votes

    • 5 star 414
    • 4 star 263
    • 3 star 74
    • 2 star 51
    • 1 star 77
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1 stars

"Crashes almost instantly - removed from machine"

March 06, 2016  |  By Larry Luther

2016-03-06 22:03:34  |  By Larry Luther

 |  Version: GIMP 2.8.16

Pros

Nada - nothing

Cons

I hit the + key to zoom in, after 5-6 +'s it crashed. Still happened after restarting 3 times. Tried to access "help" (from within program), it crashed again.
That was it, bye bye

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4 stars

"Very powerful editor with none intuitive interface"

February 21, 2016  |  By Emilymay77

2016-02-21 05:17:15  |  By Emilymay77

 |  Version: GIMP 2.8.16

Pros

I found it very powerful, I managed to create professional works with it

Cons

The interface is not intuitive at all, it took me a lot of time to do even the basics

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5 stars

"Absolutely Love It!"

December 12, 2015  |  By angiedurango

2015-12-12 21:36:10  |  By angiedurango

 |  Version: GIMP 2.8.16

Pros

All the features I need... I don't need photoshop, Gimp has everything I need and more.

Cons

When I get stuck in an area, their Help is user friendly.

Summary

The more I get to know it, the more I like it. Thanks for the free program GIMP!!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.8.16
  • Support for layer groups in OpenRaster files.
  • Fixes for layer groups support in PSD.
  • Various user inrterface improvements.
  • OSX build system fixes.
  • Translation updates.
  • More unspecified changes.
General
Publisher Gimp
Publisher web site http://gimp.org/
Release Date November 22, 2015
Date Added November 22, 2015
Version 2.8.16
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 92.33MB
File Name gimp-2.8.16-setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 4,231,862
Downloads Last Week 2,534
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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