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  • 2.0 stars

    "In no way comparable to Adobe Photoshop (any version)"

    November 26, 2014  |   By remingtonmetro

    Version: GIMP 2.8.14

    Pros

    This is a decent application for anyone not wanting to invest in the purchase of an established retail photo editing program and having a lot of time to learn how to use it.

    Cons

    At a beginner level user of this product i found GIMP extremely difficult to use for basic photo editing. I found cropping an image nearly impossible as well as moving guides to be extremely difficult in setting because an arrow covered the guide marker. I found the use of all tools far to complicated and equally difficult to locate what i was looking for without clicking all tabs. In general I find interface to difficult to understand for occasional use and that using the program would require a lot of time to figure out.

    Summary

    This is a very good photo editing program simply because it is free for users. I do not find it anywhere near equal to Adobe's Photoshop (any version) in ease of use or functionality but again i have used Adobe products for many years. I think there is room for improvement in the layout of tools to make using the interface much easier for the user. As a photo editing program for free, GIMP does have a lot of features which given time and practice would be of benefit to users.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Fantastic. But I found free Photoshop here: fwrd.pw/CSP"

    October 15, 2014  |   By dess71

    Version: GIMP 2.8.14

    Pros

    I like the software GIMP which will do most of the things Photoshop does. But in my opinion it is not updated frequently as it should.

    Cons

    Needs improvement on interface and features.

    Summary

    In general this is too much for free but Adobe Photoshop also has free version which works perfect: fwrd.pw/CSPS

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