|Developer(s)||The GIMP Team|
|Type||Image Editor Software|
|License||Free and Open Source|
|Operating System||Windows, macOS 10.6 and above, Linux|
|Features||Image Editor, Photo Retouching, Graphics Manipulation|
GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. This is a free and open source raster graphics editor used for photo retouching and editing, free-form drawing, converting between different image formats, image composition and image authoring, and more specialized tasks. It is a cross-platform image editor available for Linux, mac, and Microsoft Windows operating systems.
GIMP provides the tools needed for high quality image manipulation. From retouching to restoring to creative composites, the only limit is your imagination. It gives artists the power and flexibility to transform images into truly unique creations. It is also used for producing icons, graphical design elements, and art for user interface components and mockups.
- Customizable Interface, Each task requires a different environment and GIMP allows you to customize the view and behavior the way you like it.
- Photo Enhancement, Numerous digital photo imperfections can be easily compensated.
- Digital Retouching, ideal for advanced photo retouching techniques.
- The file format support ranges from the common likes of JPEG (JFIF), GIF, PNG, TIFF to special use formats.
Flatpak for Linux additional instructions:
The flatpak link above should open software installer and prompt to install GIMP. Yet it may not work out-of-the-box on some platforms since the flatpak technology is new. If that is the case, ensure flatpak is installed and if clicking the link still does not prompt to install GIMP, then manually install by command line:
flatpak install https://flathub.org/repo/appstream/org.gimp.GIMP.flatpakref
Whether you are a graphic designer, photographer, illustrator, or scientist, GIMP’s tool provides you with sophisticated tools to get your job done. You can further enhance your productivity with GIMP thanks to many customization options and 3rd party plugins.