Wednesday, July 29, 2009

GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program)

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Longing for Adobe Photoshop but don't have the money to buy it? Consider GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) instead. This software is a subsidiary of GNU, an operating system that's used to provide free alternatives to many current computer programs. GIMP has all of the same basic photo editing capabilities as Photoshop (cropping, resizing, layers, curves, intelligent selection tools, etc.) and, once learned, can turn out stylish results for photo retouching and image composition. Although it's not quite up to Photoshop's caliber in all areas, it works well for most amateur photographers who want to give a professional edge to their pictures.


Program: GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program)

Internet address:

Description: A photo editing program that has all of the same basic capabilities as Adobe Photoshop, but free!

Price: Free

Language: English, Croatian, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Korean, Norwegian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish

Useful Info: Available for free download from a variety of sources on a variety of operating systems (Unix, Windows, Mac).


  • Free
  • Fairly easy to use
  • Many tutorials available
  • Extensive help page
  • Many tools


  • No official download is available for download from its website (although they provide links to downloads)
  • Some bugs
  • Cannot be used to draw shapes


gimp logiciel - tutoriel, loisirs créatifs, activités manuelles



  1. Thank you for this post, very interesting.
    I am a marketer in Grenoble (France). I use on an everyday basis Gimp and Canva.
    Gimp is not very intuitive, you need months and months of use to begin making amazing stuff with it.
    On the other side, Canva is the most intuitive photo editor ever. In 5 minutes you can create catchy images, background that do not look like an old ‘paint’ image.
    So the best combo is to modify your image with Gimp, put it in PNG format, and ‘work’ on it with Canva. Hope it will give you ideas
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