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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WhiteWolfe 1 month ago

how do they say all the time? You never change a running system. Or ... proven things are difficult to replace

ViennaHardRocker 2 months ago

Excellent program with good features. Gimp fan for many years!

Cannatonic 4 months ago

I like it. It's create if you don't want to buy access for photoshop.

harrylin 4 months ago

I haven't used it much, but it looks very powerful and well organised. Main reason for my comment: it wasn't installed in my Mint 20 update, likely for the reason Mehdi mentioned, but today it installed without any problem. :-)

mehdi 4 months ago

I love gimp. It is awesome! But since I have upgraded my linux mint from 19.3 to version 20 (Ulyana), I am not able to open gimp. It is installed properly but when I open it, it raises Segmentation Fault error. I tried it from repository, flatpak, used PPA, even used AppImage but none worked. It works on lower version of mint but not in Ulyana. I could not make it from source because the component versions did not match. Mostly I faced problem in babl/GEGL stuff. I asked for assistance in HexChat but none solved this problem. I miss gimp a lot!

chtiland 7 months ago

I spend hours to try to make resynthetizer (and Heal selection) plugin work with no success (package, flatpack, binaries of plugin, compiled from source...). Finally I found a really good alternative alternative GLIMPSE. I finnaly removed Gimp and use Glimpse instead wich works fine with resynthetizer plugin !

tadeuwaf 8 months ago

O DRAWING é mais fácil. mais proximo do paint. basico , simples e eficiente. DRAWING is easier. closer to paint. basic, simple and efficient.

Bartek 9 months ago

Exhaustive tool for raster graphic editing! And the mushrooms on the boot logo мakes it clear that developers know the point ))

schorschii 9 months ago

Great image editor. I've been using it for years.

rarsa 10 months ago

I know professionals may be used to Photoshop and may think they can't live without it. Maybe some of them really can't. However, the functionality of GIMP is impressive once you know the basic concepts.

mahela007 10 months ago

Very good software! Could be a bit more user friendly but if you take the trouble to learn the keyboard shortcuts, you can work around this. All round, great photoediting app!

wkeithgardner 10 months ago

got to to install gimp 2.10 with flatpak. gimp 2.8 available here isn't very good.

Hoerli 10 months ago

Es ist "Ok". Bedienung nicht gerade intuitiv und man muss es erst einmal studieren um zu verstehen was man machen kann / sollte, aber es läuft.

biolon 11 months ago

No other alternative to Photoshop can manage pictures as good as this app. Highly recommend. Just be patient!

-cbd- 11 months ago

Easy to use if you don't have PS.

Mint-Account 11 months ago

I'm using this often for many photo/graphic related working. I like it a lot. Functionality gives slightly stiff feeling but it really doesn't matter as it provides all what i need!

suenteus 1 year ago

Very stable and feature-rich image editing software. But Photoshop users be warned: GIMP is *not* a complete replacement for Photoshop. GIMP has fantastic features for editing, repairing and compositing images ~~ but it lags significantly behind Photoshop in features if you are doing design work. For example, adding a drop shadow to text (a trivial task in Photoshop) is a real slog in GIMP (and is done destructively). Probably for a design workflow you would want to look at other FOSS programs (Inkscape for example).

abhishekkundu1 1 year ago

i love it.

Wolfgang 1 year ago

One of the best image editors and it's free

tometchy 1 year ago

I'm not an artist but I do occasionally edit some pictures and enjoy doing it in GIMP :) I never tried photoshop, but for occasional use (like mine) paying PS license doesn't seem reasonable, GIMP suit's my case perfectly :)