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GIMP for Mac

By GIMP Free Editors' Rating

Key Details of GIMP

  • Produce extraordinary icons, graphical design elements, and art for user interface components and mockups
  • Last updated on 06/19/20
  • There has been 1 update within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 0 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon
  • Also available on Windows

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Oct 18, 2014

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.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.10.14

  • Basic out-of-canvas pixels viewing and editing.
  • Optional editing of layers with disabled visibility.
  • Foreground Select tool: new Grayscale Preview Mode.
  • Newly added Normal Map filter.
  • 27 old filters ported to use GEGL buffers.
  • HEIF, TIFF, and PDF support improvements.
  • Better loading of corrupted XCF files.
  • Grayscale workflows order of magnitude faster.
  • macOS Catalina compatibility.
  • 45 bugfixes, 22 translation updates.

General

Release June 19, 2020
Date Added June 19, 2020
Version 2.10.14

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.11, macOS 10.15, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.9, macOS 10.14, macOS 10.12, Mac OS X 10.10, macOS 10.13
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 629,113
Downloads Last Week 63
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Developer's Description

GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a freely distributed piece of software suitable for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition, and image authoring. It is a powerful piece of software with capabilities not found in any other free software product. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert-quality photo-retouching program, an online batch-processing system, a mass production image renderer, or an image-format converter. GIMP is modular, expandable, and extensible. It is designed to be augmented with plug-ins and extensions to do just about anything. The advanced scripting interface allows everything from the simplest task to the most complex image-manipulation procedures to be easily scripted.