The GIMP

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.4
  • Total Downloads:
    3,837,185
  • Date Added:
    October 27, 2007
  • File Size:
    87.42MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4,632
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista

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. The latest update is robust enough to have earned a full-point upgrade, although it's merely a jump from 2.2 to 2.4.

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, and color operations such as levels. New improvements include scalable brushes, revised selection tools, a new color menu, full-screen editing, a new crop tool, improved printing, red eye removal, perspective clone, lens distortion, and more. 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

    4.2

    out of 46 votes

    • 5 star 23
    • 4 star 16
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 2
  • 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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4 stars

"Great tools for users with some experience"

November 25, 2007  |  By bill4482

 |  Version: The GIMP 2.4

Pros

Lots of features, more than lower end commercial products.

Cons

Difficult to learn, requires patience to understand.

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4 stars

"Comprehensive, sophisticated and free! And has much potential to be realised."

November 24, 2007  |  By PsmithJ

 |  Version: The GIMP 2.4

Pros

Only just started but am pleased with connection to Web and easy engaging in the programmes operations. Will review in 6 months

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5 stars

"babymama999"

November 20, 2007  |  By babymama999

 |  Version: The GIMP 2.4

Pros

i use it in university but i dont know how to download it

Cons

its cool

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5 stars

"neat GNU program, Keep FREE"

November 20, 2007  |  By sp0oz

 |  Version: The GIMP 2.4

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5 stars

"very nice"

November 13, 2007  |  By lizzytron

 |  Version: The GIMP 2.4

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5 stars

"Serious MSPaint upgrade"

November 12, 2007  |  By antifanboy

 |  Version: The GIMP 2.4

Pros

The gimp is truly awesome. If you have used MSpaint at all for custom creation

or image editing, then you want all the old MSPaint functionality. Its here, and theres a TON more. The Gimp is outstanding. Not only spray and all different sizes of spray, but smudge and blur, and any other tool an artist would want all in neat little windows.

Cons

A little confusion at first as I was trying to paint in a window that wasn't the image. I decided to go to the 'File' menu and select 'New'. That did wonders.

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1 stars

"Cant figure out how to use it"

November 11, 2007  |  By Imforgven

 |  Version: The GIMP 2.4

Cons

I dont understand how to use it.. I still am trying to figure out how you get a photo from the computer to GIMP..

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4 stars

"It works as advertised"

November 10, 2007  |  By lgoran

 |  Version: The GIMP 2.4

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5 stars

"Best free image editing software. Has lots of powerful tools."

November 10, 2007  |  By bomching

 |  Version: The GIMP 2.4

Pros

Its a great piece of freeware. Using it is real fun!

Cons

I wish they had provided the line tool with it.

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2 stars

"too complicated to understand"

November 08, 2007  |  By Rd73

 |  Version: The GIMP 2.4

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.4
New icon theme, scalable brushes, revised selection tools, new color menu, full-screen editing, new crop tool, improved printing, red eye removal, perspective clone, lens distortion and various other improvements.
General
Publisher Gimp
Publisher web site http://gimp.org/
Release Date October 27, 2007
Date Added October 27, 2007
Version 2.4
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows NT/2000/XP, GTK+ Runtime Environment
Download Information
File Size 87.42MB
File Name gimp-2.8.14-setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,837,185
Downloads Last Week 4,632
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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