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Gimp for Mac

Free
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Editors' Rating:
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Average User Rating:
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.8.18
  • Total Downloads:
    591,989
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 14, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    55.71MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Platform:
    Mac
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Editors' Review

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Gimp for Mac is a photo editing tool designed to be a free rival to Photoshop. This program has been popular with people running Linux for some time and is now available for Mac.

Pros

Free and powerful: Gimp provides almost as much professional-level photo editing power in a package that is completely free as premium products, which makes it an option that almost everyone should consider.

Similarity to Photoshop: The reality is that Photoshop has been on top of the photo editing world for some time. So if you're an experienced editor you've probably got a fair bit of familiarity with that program. Gimp has a number of familiar tools and interfaces that will be almost immediately clear to anyone who has used Photoshop before, which makes for a simple transition.

Interface flexibility: Gimp allows you to adjust the interface to your liking. If you're used to setting up your digital retouching workspace a certain way, you should be able to mirror that interface fairly closely within this program.

Cons

Automated selection tools: When you're editing large amounts of images, anything that speeds up your workflow is very welcome, such as automatic selection tools. However, these tools did not work exceptionally well in Gimp, and you usually have to resort to manually selecting your areas instead.

Bottom Line

Although it isn't flawless, Gimp is a very powerful photo editing program. If you're looking for a cost-effective solution that will allow you to edit your photos with professional level results, then you should certainly look into Gimp.

 
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User Reviews
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3 stars

"You'd better pay once"

June 02, 2016  |  By Davexofc

2016-06-02 06:13:44  |  By Davexofc

 |  Version: Gimp 2.8.14

Pros

It's free. That's all

Cons

It's not stable.

Summary

Can't see any advantages comparing to Photoshop except the price, but if you're a serious designer of digital artist, you'd better pay once and get fully functional product instead of endless worrying about Gimp's stability.

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1 stars

"Crap. Crashes the instant I opened it on Maverick"

August 25, 2015  |  By karrezza

2015-08-25 09:58:28  |  By karrezza

 |  Version: Gimp 2.8.14

Pros

NONE NONE NONE

Cons

ALL ALL ALL

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4 stars

"it could be better"

June 10, 2015  |  By kmoim8o

2015-06-10 23:07:47  |  By kmoim8o

 |  Version: Gimp 2.8.14

Pros

I am a designer myself and I often used Super Vectorizer which is a wonderful image vector tool http://effectmatrix.com/mac-appstore/Super-Vectorizer.htm
and MyBrushes to paint on Mac.http://mybrushes-app.com/MyBrushes-MAC.html

Cons

it could be better

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1 stars

"Non-intuitive and limited"

January 23, 2014  |  By dwall13

2014-01-23 13:47:01  |  By dwall13

 |  Version: GIMP 2.8.10

Pros

Will show you how much you need photoshop.

Cons

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

Summary

Just horrible

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5 stars

"Get the RIGHT GIMP VERSION for your OSX version"

December 02, 2013  |  By rinnie1

2013-12-02 09:43:30  |  By rinnie1

 |  Version: GIMP 2.8.10

Pros

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).

Cons

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. ;-)

Summary

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 http://gimp.lisanet.de/Website/Download.html 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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2 stars

"Can download but not install after several attempts"

November 30, 2013  |  By Lablover2

2013-11-30 09:53:46  |  By Lablover2

 |  Version: GIMP 2.8.8

Pros

I can download it okay.

Cons

After downloading gimp.dmg and attempting to install it I get a message telling me GIMP has quit
unexpectedly. I have an iMac that I purchased from an Apple Store in May of this year. It has OS X
10.8.5.

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2 stars

"very puzzling"

November 29, 2013  |  By knnylake

2013-11-29 17:30:45  |  By knnylake

 |  Version: GIMP 2.8.8

Pros

don't know

Cons

would not open, tried everthing I knew--shouldn't be that hard to install and open

Summary

dragged it to the trash

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5 stars

"Version 2.8.0 is perfect on OSX 10.6"

October 24, 2013  |  By ewphillips123

2013-10-24 12:02:24  |  By ewphillips123

 |  Version: GIMP 2.8.6p1

Pros

Has hints on the fly that Photoshop does not. Complete tools and effects for the desktop professional. Works well in all situations on the mac. Straight forward. Free when they could charge as much as Adobe does.

Cons

Little slow to startup because has to launch X11. So what. That means you have to have X11. So what, that is free.

Summary

GIMP is a real threat to Photoshop. I am running a MacBook Pro 2.6 Ghz with 4 Gig ram. I tried seashore (0.5.1) and the simple task of rotating an image from horizontal to vertical cut the image off. Ridiculous. I have used Photoshop for over 15 years on and off. Been paid to do numerous print ads. Gimp is a primetime program, at least version 2.8.0 is. Try GIMP for yourself and if it does not work on Mountain Lion, contact Gimp. I am sold on Gimp for my OSX 10.6. Gimp people are responsive to getting it right, so I believe that they will get it right if it really isn't. But try it for yourself before believing any other reviews. What do you have to lose, the money you paid for it? Thanks GIMP for giving me such a great program. PS Adobe disabled my full version Acrobat 5.0, I had purchased it about 8 years ago and Adobe recently forcing me to re-register before I could continue to use it. They disabled something that was resident in my Mac OSX operating system files that had to do with Acrobat 5.0. This happened after I got adobe reader and did an update. The gall of Adobe to do this is like the Gestapo and damaged business I was working on for a client. They cost me more than the value of the program I paid for.
Tried of Adobe. They have tried to charge monthly for their website creation program a year or two ago. I hope that flopped. Forget Seashore, it does very little. Try GIMP and see what it will do.

A concerned desktop publisher.

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1 stars

"Got message "Gimp has Quit Unexpectedly" every time."

October 20, 2013  |  By Reviewer999

2013-10-20 19:16:46  |  By Reviewer999

 |  Version: GIMP 2.8.6p1

Pros

Good review.

Cons

Doesn't work at all.

Summary

Doesn't work on my iMac.

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1 stars

"Never worked, I'd give it 0 stars if I could."

September 12, 2013  |  By jmangino

2013-09-12 12:19:49  |  By jmangino

 |  Version: GIMP 2.8.6p1

Pros

None- won't even load.

Cons

As soon as you try to open it you get a box that opens saying that 'gimp has quit unexpectedly'. Never even got to open the program.

Summary

I've used GIMP for years on my PC's, apparently it's useless on a mac though bc this is the second time I've tried it on an apple computer and both times it's failed to open.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Gimp
Publisher web site http://gimp.org/
Release Date September 14, 2016
Date Added September 14, 2016
Version 2.8.18
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.11/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 55.71MB
File Name gimp-2.8.18-x86_64.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 591,989
Downloads Last Week 1
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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