GIMP for Mac

GIMP for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 80 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.6.6
  • Total Downloads:
    510,189
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 21, 2009
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    97.93MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,996
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Crashes every time I try to launch it."

November 03, 2009  |  By redgeminipa

 |  Version: GIMP 2.6.6

Pros

If it would actually work, I might list some.

Cons

Crashes and almost freezes my Mac.

Summary

I'm fairly new to Mac, and this is the first program I've tried that wouldn't even run, let alone nearly crash my computer. It would be nice to find a program like this without spending tons of cash for PhotoShop. Unfortunately for me, this it totally useless. I guess I'll have to stick with iPhoto for now. I'll be removing this as soon as I'm done here. I haven't even had any iPhone apps that are this bad!

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4 stars

"Works well, but the user interface is difficult."

June 14, 2009  |  By pcollins1

 |  Version: GIMP 2.6.6

Pros

It does all it needs to do for users such as I. It's quick, fast, and effective. It has a number pre-sets that enable the user to manipulate images without a lot of work.

Cons

The user interface is not intuitive and not easy to decipher. Adding text to an image seems to be unnecessarily difficult.

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3 stars

"nice for a freeware"

April 21, 2009  |  By Janmillan

 |  Version: GIMP 2.6.6

Pros

it has basic tools

Cons

x11

its sort of confusing ant first.

they tried to copy photoshop to much

Summary

i download it because i got a new macbook yesterday and needed to edit a few photos. would not rely on it tho obviously its a free program but it has the basics of photoshop


if u already have photoshop u don't need to download this. otherwise its a pretty complete DIY program

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4 stars

"Strong set of tools, tricky user interface."

April 06, 2009  |  By ksacherman

 |  Version: GIMP 2.6.6

Pros

-Lots of tools
-Customizable
-Support Community
-Tons of options (export formats etc.)
-FREE

Cons

-Key based shortcuts don't work on my mac in X11 (maybe it's just me)
-Interface has a steep learning curve
-Occasional crashes/freezes

Summary

If you can spend an hour or two learning the basics of the user interface, this product is a good substitute for the pricier alternatives, at least for a casual user such as myself (school projects, etc.)

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4 stars

"Wonderfully free!"

April 03, 2009  |  By scifiend

 |  Version: GIMP 2.6.6

Pros

Free! It works well on mac or windows

Cons

I wish it didn't need x11

Summary

I purchased Photoshop recently for pretty cheap but I'm feeling buyer's remorse especially considering that aside from the 3-d editing and the automate features I can do pretty much all I want to do using Gimp and a few other free programs. I really like Gimp. and have used various incarnations over the last two years.

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1 stars

"Failed to work..."

March 30, 2009  |  By rickp315

 |  Version: GIMP 2.6.6

Pros

There are no pros.

Cons

After a lengthy download, and installing, the program did not work.

Summary

Don't bother.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Gimp
Publisher web site http://gimp.org/
Release Date March 21, 2009
Date Added March 21, 2009
Version 2.6.6
Category
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
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 510,189
    Downloads Last Week 1,996
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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