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Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
out of 874 votes out of 874 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.10.2
  • Total Downloads:
    4,445,655
  • Date Added:
    May 21, 2018
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    149.45MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,032
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #10 in Photo Editors

Editors' Review

GIMP began life in the 1990s as the GNU Image Manipulation Program, and the free, open-source image editing tool has evolved in both complexity and ease of use alongside the personal computer, itself. The latest version, GIMP 2.8, maintains the program's legacy as a powerful and up-to-date, yet totally free image editor. GIMP is modular in appearance and structure and accepts all kinds of plug-ins and tools. It's a paint and drawing tool, a photo retoucher, and a batch processing and conversion tool, all in one, with sophisticated features like layers, filters, and effects. You can script virtually anything GIMP does, too. But don't be put off by GIMP's considerable talents: Not only is its layout logical, intuitive, and even attractive (in a form-follows-function way) but it also comes with tons of assistance; from multiple Help files (Help; Context Help; User Manual) and considerable online resources such as a forum, FAQs, documentation, tips, source code, and much more. GIMP 2.8 requires Windows XP or later; we ran it in 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium SP1.

Wilbur, GIMP's world-famous cartoon mascot, greeted us when we launched the app. On first run, GIMP looks for data files, queries plug-ins, and attends to other housekeeping before actually launching the program, which can take a while. GIMP kept us informed of each step, tracking the procedure with a green progress bar. On subsequent occasions, GIMP loaded very quickly. GIMP's modular, dockable user interface saves desktop real estate by dividing functions among three separate, free-floating windows: a toolbox, a navigation and work panel, and a main window. We selected an image file, which also loaded quickly in GIMP's main window. We applied various tools, filters, and processing to our image, but we barely scratched the surface of what GIMP can do. The short answer to that question is, just about anything related to digital images.

GIMP is like similar long-running open-source projects in which the skill and commitment of its participants yield freeware with features, capabilities, and support that even expensive packages find it hard to match.

 
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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.10.2
  • Discard fonts which fail to load and popup an info dialog to allow people debug their fonts.
  • New API to suppress updates in UI until plug-ins are done introducing changes.
  • New API to calculate histograms in separate threads, with possible further extension to handle similar cases elsewhere in GIMP.
  • Tool options are now properly saved and reloaded per-device at startup.
  • New plug-in for importing and exporting HEIF images.
  • Enable visibility of rasterized vector layer from PSD.
  • Single-window screenshots in Windows fixed to correctly snap a window even when it is partly off-screen or covered by another bwindow or when display scaling is not set to 100%.
  • New Spherize filter to wrap an image around a spherical cap
  • New Recursive Transform filter to create Droste effect.
General
Publisher Gimp
Publisher web site http://gimp.org/
Release Date May 20, 2018
Date Added May 21, 2018
Version 2.10.2
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 149.45MB
File Name gimp-2.10.2-setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 4,445,655
Downloads Last Week 1,032
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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