The GIMP

Download Editors' Rating:
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Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 872 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.4.2
  • Total Downloads:
    3,837,185
  • Date Added:
    November 26, 2007
  • File Size:
    87.42MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4,632
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows NT/2000/XP

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 38 votes

    • 5 star 16
    • 4 star 14
    • 3 star 7
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    4.0

    out of 872 votes

    • 5 star 412
    • 4 star 262
    • 3 star 73
    • 2 star 49
    • 1 star 76
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4 stars

"Excellent software"

January 31, 2008  |  By aestezo

 |  Version: The GIMP 2.4.2

Pros

Very friendly

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5 stars

"Works well"

January 30, 2008  |  By Subbari

 |  Version: The GIMP 2.4.2

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4 stars

"It works"

January 29, 2008  |  By wunderkat

 |  Version: The GIMP 2.4.2

Pros

I tried this program a few years ago and it was awful. In a desparate situation I downloaded the new version and it is great! I am glad they made it more like photoshop so it is easier to understand right away.

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5 stars

"Best free image editing sotware"

January 29, 2008  |  By madhesh1988in

 |  Version: The GIMP 2.4.2

Pros

Compact and free of cost.

easy to install and use

has all the options as in the costly softwares and renders the image better than those (only some images lack the results)

Cons

Some options makes it to feel it as advanced software and some options confuses the new users.

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3 stars

"Awkwward but useful"

January 28, 2008  |  By jpmeyers59

 |  Version: The GIMP 2.4.2

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3 stars

"Complete! ...but intricate"

January 27, 2008  |  By dubrox

 |  Version: The GIMP 2.4.2

Pros

IT'S THE MOST COMPLETE FREE IMAGE EDITOR I COULD FIND OUT THERE!

Photoshop is ahead anyway! But GIMP is free :)

Cons

The idea of working with independent windows for the toolbox, layers and image to edit made me mad. Surely it should improve its usability... taking as example Photoshop.

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4 stars

"the gim"

January 24, 2008  |  By brucelee206

 |  Version: The GIMP 2.4.2

Pros

it's not easily to use but very useful

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5 stars

"WOW! Loveit!"

January 20, 2008  |  By Monkeypants2.5

 |  Version: The GIMP 2.4.2

Pros

All the features of Photoshop without the ridiculus price tag.

Cons

Some minor bugginess... but hey it's free!

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4 stars

"Good but with a few downfalls"

January 20, 2008  |  By JoyceNgo

 |  Version: The GIMP 2.4.2

Pros

I would really recommend this product for users who do not have Adobe Photoshop or can't pay for an image editing program. The GIMP requires GTK RunTime Environment to run, and it always comes with the installer without any intrusive and hoggy problems like Java. The GIMP is very small, and very easy to use. It clones Adobe Photoshop's interface and also has various image editing tools. Not intrusive, very light on resources, and it does everything without the clutter, and the installation when by smoothly.

Cons

Although this program works like Photoshop, it is missing a lot of features and also has minor crashes. It also isn't as popular so getting brushes and patterns for this program will be more challenging.

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5 stars

"This is a very full featured free photo editor."

January 19, 2008  |  By br459er

 |  Version: The GIMP 2.4.2

Pros

Very powerful photo editor in this program.

Cons

Does'nt support raw files.

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Full Specifications

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

General
Publisher Gimp
Publisher web site http://gimp.org/
Release Date November 26, 2007
Date Added November 26, 2007
Version 2.4.2
Category
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
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,837,185
Downloads Last Week 4,632
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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