GNU Image Manipulation Program
  20 reviews

GIMP is an advanced picture editor. You can use it to edit, enhance, and retouch photos and scans, create drawings, and make your own images. It has a large collection of professional-level editing tools and filters, similar to the ones you might find in Photoshop. Numerous fine-control settings and features like layers, paths, masks, and scripting give you total control over your images.

Many image file formats are supported, including JPEG, Photoshop (.psd), and Paint Shop Pro (.psp) files. It can also be used to scan and print photos.

To open files remotely (like over HTTP), install the gvfs-backends package.

To use a MIDI device (like a musical keyboard) as an input controller in GIMP, install libasound2 and read the how-to at /usr/share/doc/gimp/README.MIDI
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pucelev 2 weeks ago

I used Photoshop on Win. Changed from Win to Linux a few weeks ago. GIMP has a steep learning curve.

Van_Rangsumbar 1 month ago


bhong 2 months ago

Hope that there is a lite version of this for non hardcore like me.. User Friendly app like, this is to hardcore for me who only edit minor images that you can see on canva. It's okay to be used for sometimes but not intensely like on or like Afinity from apple.

jadeia 3 months ago

There isn't much more to add to the comments below from everyone else, but I want to throw my 5 star rating into the pool. Hands down the most powerful FOSS graphic editor around. I used to use this on Windows and then welcomed it back on my Linux system.

dagsix 4 months ago

The best open source graphic editing software. Sure there is a bit of adjust if you are coming from Adobe Photoshop...But it can do most of the same things. And no monthly cost!

Blwred 4 months ago

No se le puede pedir mas a un programa de codigo abierto.

0xLinux 6 months ago

loved gimp before but you have way better now, sadly on linux not that much

sethwickham 7 months ago

This is the best free photo editor around. Well worth every second of time compared to a hundred dollars, a spy OS, and costly upgrades. It can even edit PDFs which is more than Adobe Element did.

yousif 10 months ago

this app is amazing except it takes time to get used to it

Stonley890 11 months ago

I love GIMP. It's extremely capable and versatile with everything you need in a typical image editor. It takes a lot to familiarize yourself and become fluent with the software, but after some experimentation, you can find your way around.

ItchyMcScratch 1 year ago

I have used it for years! It's stable and usually has everything I need. Now my kids are starting to use it for their own projects and they love exploring all the features.

richolate 1 year ago

se pueden hacer trabajos muy profesionales, la recomiendo totalmente. (You can do very professional work, I totally recommend it).

bandungdriver 1 year ago

i like this

flow 1 year ago

Since I'm editing images, I'm very happy with GIMP and feel even more comfortable then working with the proprietary "Photoshop", but it may depend on the way you are used to work with images.

Norbert 1 year ago

Hat eine wirre Oberfläche, nichts mit intuitiv einfach lachhaft. Und: HALLO, wir schreiebn das Jahr 2022 und Gimp kann immer noch nicht 4c-Bilder bearbeiten. Schlimmer geht es nicht. Kein Vergleich mit Photoshop, einfach nur ein Malprogramm...

toomyg155 1 year ago

its little hard to use but with time learning it it works great.. BUT if you install the flatpak version the extra addons you download for GIMP might not work automatically like I have noticed!

MagnusVesper 1 year ago

It works but has the most unintuitive and frustrating UI I've seen in an art program

MMS209 2 years ago

i used it to edit a photoshop file as i moved from windows to linux, but it's not 100% compatible, i have to do my own tweeks.

Tseeds 2 years ago

I hate the gimp UI so much.

gugalcrom123 2 years ago

Great software! Better than Photoshop and also great for doing pixel art!