What Can GIMP Do?

Transform dull photos into vibrant colorful photos.

Perfect your photos by removing unwanted blemishes, scratches and more.

Turns friends and family into fun cartoon characters.

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Gimp Full Feature List
  • Painting

    • Full suite of painting tools including Brush, Pencil, Airbrush, Clone, etc.
    • Sub-pixel sampling for all paint tools for high quality anti-aliasing
    • Extremely powerful gradient editor and blend tool
    • Supports custom brushes and patterns
  • Animation

    • Load and save animations in convenient frame-as-layer format
    • MNG support
    • Frame Navigator (in GAP, the GIMP Animation Package
    • Onion Skin (in GAP, the Gimp Animation Package)
    • Bluebox (in GAP, the GIMP Animation Package)
  • Advanced Manipulation

    • Full alpha channel support
    • Layers and channels
    • Multiple Undo/Redo (limited only by diskspace)
    • Editable text layers
    • Transformation tools including rotate, scale, shear and flip
    • Selection tools including rectangle, rounded rectangle, ellipse, free, fuzzy
    • Foreground extraction tool
    • Advanced path tool doing bezier and polygonal selections
    • Quickmask to paint a selection
  • System

    • Tile based memory management so image size is limited only by available disk space
    • Virtually unlimited number of images open at one time
  • File Handling

    • File formats supported include bmp, gif, jpeg, mng, pcx, pdf, png, ps, psd, svg, tiff, tga, xpm, and many others
    • Load, display, convert, save to many file formats
    • SVG path import/export
  • Extensible

    • A Procedural Database for calling internal GIMP functions from external programs as in Script-fu
    • Advanced scripting capabilities (Scheme, Python, Perl)
    • Plug-ins which allow for the easy addition of new file formats and new effect filters
    • Over 100 plug-ins already available
  • Supported Platforms

    • Microsoft Windows (XP, Vista, 7)
    • Mac OS X
    • FreeBSD
    • Sun OpenSolaris
    • GNU/Linux (i386, PPC)