GIMP for Mac

GIMP for Mac

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  • Date Added:
    March 21, 2009
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  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC

Editors' Review


The volunteer developers of The GIMP have been working hard to develop a polished, user-friendly, and freely distributed image editor. Although the separated palette windows may disturb those users who are used to more traditional layouts, your comfort level should grow exponentially as you discover how pain-free the program is.

One of the most powerful general-purpose image editors around, the upgrades make the GNU Image Manipulation Program eminently comparable to Photoshop. Older features include channels, layers and masks, filters and effects, tabbed palettes, editable text tools, perspective clone, improved printing, and color operations such as levels. New improvements include GEGL integration for 32-bit color support, dynamic brushes, and more options for the free select tool. It even has regex-based pattern matching for power users.

The application provides professional tools that can stand against the big boys without the hefty price tag. Even the installation process has gotten simpler, with no need to download and install the GTX Runtime Environment separately. Extremely powerful and easy to work with, GIMP is ideal for both amateur and pro photographers, Web designers, or anyone who wants to create and edit professional-quality digital images on a budget.

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  • 1 stars

    "Non-intuitive and limited"

    January 23, 2014   |   By dwall13

    Version: GIMP 2.8.10


    Will show you how much you need photoshop.


    Horrible. You can't even move objects without infuriation. Picture editing is a joke, both difficult and poor.


    Just horrible

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  • 5 stars

    "Get the RIGHT GIMP VERSION for your OSX version"

    December 02, 2013   |   By rinnie1

    Version: GIMP 2.8.10


    If you are familiar with Adobe PhotoShop, JASC Paint Shop, or Corel PhotoPaint, the tools are pretty intuitive. You can do all of the basic and many of the advanced operations from those programs in GIMP. This is far and away a more powerful program than Seashore. Great capabilities for the price (FREE).


    Crappy install process = lazy, half-baked installation programming (grumble)... see note in summary.

    When EPS and CMYK are handled better, GIMP will earn the 5th star from me. ;-)


    CNET is linking to the latest version of GIMP, which doesn't work with older versions of OSX. (CNET can't do "everything" LOL)
    Go to to be sure you get the right version of GIMP for whatever version of OSX you're running.

    NOTE: Once you download the correct DMG and double-click it, it just gets unpacked wherever you saved it. So if you didn't save the DMG to the Applications folder, you'll need to open the folder from wherever you saved it and move the app to the Applications folder.

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    Full Specifications

    Publisher Gimp
    Publisher web site
    Release Date March 21, 2009
    Date Added March 21, 2009
    Version 2.6.6
    Category Digital Photo Software
    Subcategory Photo Editors
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel
    Additional Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.5.6 or higher
  • Download Information
    File Size 97.93MB
    File Name Gimp-2.8.14-Mavericks-Yosemite.dmg
    Total Downloads 510,189
    Downloads Last Week 1,996
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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