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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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    "Fantastic. But I found free Photoshop here:"

    October 15, 2014   |   By dess71

    Version: GIMP 2.8.14


    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.


    Needs improvement on interface and features.


    In general this is too much for free but Adobe Photoshop also has free version which works perfect:

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    Full Specifications

    What's new in version 2.4.2
    Version 2.4.2 includes unspecified updates.

    Publisher Gimp
    Publisher web site
    Release Date November 26, 2007
    Date Added November 26, 2007
    Version 2.4.2
    Category Digital Photo Software
    Subcategory Photo Editors
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows XP, 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
    Total Downloads 3,837,185
    Downloads Last Week 4,632
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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