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GIMP Reviews

GIMP is a multiplatform photo manipulation tool.

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about GIMP and what they use it for.
  • Tools to make/edit textures
    Recent versions of the GIMP come packaged with the plugins needed to import and export the DDS format used for Skyrim's textures, with the exception of the BC7 compression scheme. For many uses, this is enough, though if you're designing a texture from scratch to wrap around a mesh, you'll probably need whatever tools are included in a piece of full 3D modelling software, like Blender. - Source: Reddit / 27 days ago
  • SLPT: Free Software Alternatives
    Photoshop โ†’ Gimp (maybe not as good as photoshop, but it receives contributions from a research lab, GREYC via GMIC), Krita. - Source: Reddit / 28 days ago
  • GIMP 2.10.24 doesn't recognize my Wacom One CTL-472 tablet
    Woe is me. I found this blurb on - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • Can anybody help me in my problem? [java] (gimp = graphic image manipulating program, if I recall correctly. unfortunate acronym) offers a VERY high powered and free program. It isn't always the most user friendly, but it will do everything you want and will absolutely support transparent pixels. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • PNG image is rendered at full size
    If so, you're html is probably fine and it's a problem with your PNG file. Just use a decent image editor (like Gimp) and make sure the empty space is deleted/transparent or whatever your desired color, then try it again. There are tutorials for this all over. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Photoshop for Windows 10
    You should get him Gimp. In their website they also link to tutorials for begginers. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Was this character portrait for Corsair released anywhere?
    Of course, that is no problem ... They are usually saved under Documents\Black Desert\FaceTexture .. You can use a free tool like to change the bmp files of your characters. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Playing online - how do you handle revealing a map as players discover it?
    I do something similar in GIMP. I'll share OBS with a portion of GIMP on the screen with a sidebar cutout of texteditor for initiative. The majority is the map or pics of npcs/landmarks/etc but in GIMP I'll only reveal what I need to. As long as I zoom to the current area then I don't need to worry about fog of war too much. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Is GIMP safe?
    Are you sure you downloaded GIMP from the official website - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • Thinking of returning my M1 Mac
    Or you could see if you like the Gimp, also free. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago

External sources with reviews and comparisons of GIMP

5 Powerful and FREE Photoshop Alternatives
GIMP is best for photo editing or manipulation. It is not the most suitable tool for painting. Compared to some of the other free best Photoshop alternatives listed here, GIMP requires some level of computer skills to use, and its interface is not as user-friendly as the other programs. In other words, beginners may find it a bit daunting to get into image editing with GIMP. But that is not to say it is less...
68 Best Painting Apps and Softwares
This app will come as a fresh breath of air for Linux users. There is very few best painting apps out there that are designed for Linux, and GIMP is one of them, probably the best one amongst the lot. Though GIMP is not at par with the many powerful apps designed for Windows as well as Mac OS, it still stands as the best painting software designed strictly for Linux users. All creative professionals who work on...
The 7 Best Free Photoshop Alternatives
While not always as intuitive as Photoshop in terms of functionality and design, GIMP makes up for some of its perceived clumsiness with several in-depth tutorials for both beginning and advanced users that help you use the majority of its components with little or no pre-existing knowledge of the open-source application. With that said, if you're only looking for the very basics in a raster-based graphics editor...
12 Best Free Photoshop Alternatives You Should Try
Gimp has many issues. While you can make preset brushes, the brushes themselves to not have separate settings so you have to repeatedly load the formatting to each brush each time you swap. So say you are swapping to the eraser from the brush, has the same formatting as the brush. This is annoying and takes up a bit more time. I use Gimp to edit pictures I make on other alternatives. Gimp does give you the ability...
A free Photoshop alternative: No, it's not GIMP
Over the years I've tried apps such as Pixlr and Snapseed to edit photos. These are pretty good apps, but I didn't see them competing with Photoshop. Just about every free open source software advocate has urged me to try GIMP. And while GIMP definitely competes with Photoshop, I couldn't get used to it. On the other hand, Photopea competes with Photoshop and makes for an easy transition. And it's a web...
The 9 best alternatives to Photoshop
GIMP offers a wide toolset, similar to Photoshop in many ways, and is a great option if you're looking for a no-cost image editor. The interface differs somewhat from Photoshop, but a version of GIMP is available that mimics Adobe's look and feel, making it easier to migrate over if you're ditching Photoshop.

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