GIMP

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 873 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.8.2
  • Total Downloads:
    3,922,267
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 24, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    87.42MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    6,440
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • 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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  • Current Version

    4.4

    out of 12 votes

    • 5 star 7
    • 4 star 4
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 0
  • All Versions

    4.0

    out of 873 votes

    • 5 star 412
    • 4 star 262
    • 3 star 73
    • 2 star 50
    • 1 star 76
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5 stars

"Excellent , Useful And Efficient !"

August 30, 2012  |  By basharyaseen

 |  Version: GIMP 2.8.2

Pros

Excellent, It does all what you need .

Cons

maybe a little slow when applying filters but I was using high-res image so no problem !.

Summary

This program is just GREAT !

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4 stars

"Very nice photo editor"

January 14, 2013  |  By spartan100

 |  Version: GIMP 2.8.2

Pros

GIMP allows you to do a lot of great things with your photos

Cons

The interface is complex

Summary

Very nice photo editor

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2 stars

"wow what a waste of my time"

December 30, 2012  |  By unsays

 |  Version: GIMP 2.8.2

Pros

Ok I have used gimp for years. This version really sucks. If you want to restart the program 5 times in less than 30 min and lose everything you did, then this is the program for you.

Cons

hmmm. . . . Let's see, it starts quickly.

Summary

This program sucks. I love gimp and this is not worth my time. I spent 2 hrs trying to make something. the run-time issue with it closing the program and losing everything you did worth every moment of my day. I so love to make awesome stuff just to have it get deleted a few minutes later. Wow that is really an awesome program.

Yeah I do not think so. I hate this and it is the most worthless time consuming program. Have fun with all the error popups.

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4 stars

"Great and easy to use, some minor slow down."

December 29, 2012  |  By bill2taz14

 |  Version: GIMP 2.8.2

Pros

Easy to layer, color correction and adjust.

Cons

Sometimes you loose transperancy.

Summary

Overall a great program. Easy to edit photographs and also make collating and filing your pictures a snap.

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5 stars

"Excellent and easy to operate"

December 13, 2012  |  By hvender

 |  Version: GIMP 2.8.2

Pros

More than enough to accomplish me needs

Cons

A few more features than I would like - but can't complain

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4 stars

"GIMP is amazing Photo Editing Software"

November 25, 2012  |  By ModelBehavior

 |  Version: GIMP 2.8.2

Pros

As others have said before, GIMP is the only Photo Editing program that truly does almost everything that Photoshop Elements does. Plus, it handles all file types.

I was told about this program by the photographers on Google+, who educated me as to the differences between a photo organizer, photo-editing, and true photo manipulation. This program is tops for the latter!

Runs in "one-interface mode," so you don't have to be moving and resizing toolbars.

Cons

A little confusing at first. I suggest downloading the help manual directly from the GIMP site.

I can't find the screen capture controls, nor the photo-stitching controls for panoramic shots, which is why I am rating this program a "4" instead of a "5." I will ask the gurus at Google+ for that information later.

Currently, I am using "PhotoScape" or "IRFanView" for capturing images on the Internet, and "Microsoft Ice" for panoramic stitching. I hate using 3 different programs, even though it takes seconds to perform each function with each of those other programs.

Summary

All of the programs that I have mentioned above, work in Windows 8.

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5 stars

"This rocks!"

November 19, 2012  |  By Davidr602

 |  Version: GIMP 2.8.2

Pros

Everything

Cons

Nothing at all

Summary

This rocks! Sorry don't really feel like typing a story.

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5 stars

"GIMP is the best"

September 21, 2012  |  By ZombySurvivor

 |  Version: GIMP 2.8.2

Pros

It's free
It's the same if not better than Photoshop
and it's free!!!

Cons

None at all.

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5 stars

"Does what I want it to"

September 08, 2012  |  By ge_marble

 |  Version: GIMP 2.8.2

Pros

Free.
Intuitive interface, clear controls, performs quickly.

Oh, and did I mention that it is FREE?

Cons

Haven't found any.

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4 stars

"Great compared to $500.00 for Photoshop."

September 08, 2012  |  By fleas2

 |  Version: GIMP 2.8.2

Pros

It seems like it's capable of being ranked as the best among this type of software.

Cons

Steep learning curve.

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5 stars

"By far the best free photo editor available."

September 02, 2012  |  By lundiel

 |  Version: GIMP 2.8.2

Pros

It's free and it can help you produce outstanding results.

Cons

None. There is nothing that approaches it in free photo editing software.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Gimp
Publisher web site http://gimp.org/
Release Date August 23, 2012
Date Added August 24, 2012
Version 2.8.2
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 87.42MB
File Name gimp-2.8.14-setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,922,267
Downloads Last Week 6,440
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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