What is GIMP?

GIMP provides easy-to-use, professional design tools that are comparable to Photoshop—minus the hefty price tag. GIMP is free image editing software that perfects photos and creates animated images. One of the most powerful general-purpose image editors around, GIMP can be used as a simple paint program, an expert-quality photo retouching program, image format converter and more. You will never be asked for personal information or a credit card.

Gimp vs. Photoshop
Gimp Features
  • Photo Enhancement Tools easily fix photo imperfections. From red-eye removal to perspective distortion, GIMP can fix just about anything.

  • Custom tool settings allow you to change colors, spacing and icon sizes in the toolbox.

  • Channel Mixer provides the flexibility and power needed to optimize black and white photos.

  • Digital Retouching gets rid of unwanted details and allows for minor details to be re-touched.

  • Hardware Support provides unique support for various input devices out of the box. Changes in size, angle or opacity of a brush, bind favorite scripts to buttons and speed up workflow.

  • File Formats support ranges from the common likes of JPEG (JFIF), GIF, PNG, TIFF to special use formats such as the multi-resolution and multi-color-depth Windows icon files.