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GIMP review by Roberto R.
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"GIMP"

What do you like best?

Lo mejor de este programa es que es gratis. Tiene una interfaz muy mejorada en comparación con versiones anteriores, destacan temas para mitigar el medio ambiente, tiene un motor mejorado para la administración del color y lo mejor de todo es la transformación unificada que simplifica la realización de transformaciones múltiples que involucran acciones como rotar, escalar y perspectivas

What do you dislike?

Lo que menos me gusta es que es un programa básico: ofrece muy pocas herramientas, en comparación con otros programas similares, tales como Adobe Photoshop o Adobe Illustrator; sin embargo, este aspecto resulta positivo para aquellas personas que aún están aprendiendo en el campo del diseño gráfico porque es un programa bastante sencillo de usar.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Este programa es más que válido para aquellas personas que acaban de comenzar su relación con el diseño gráfico. El aspecto más reseñable es la capacidad de utilizar el programa, en todos sus aspectos, sin necesidad de adquirir licencia alguna, algo que permite conocer cómo funciona el programa, y así, saber si este se adapta a las necesidades de la empresa o persona. Además, es difícil encontrar software libre, puesto que la mayoría (por no decir todos) de los programas similares que existen en la actualidad son de pago; es decir, se requiere adquirir una licencia para que permita utilizar el programa en todas sus funcionalidades: este último caso no se visualiza en Gimp

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Lo uso para edición de imágenes a nivel profesional

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GIMP review by Miranda B.
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"Modificare le immagini come un professionista"

What do you like best?

Come programma Open-Source, GIMP ha una comunità molto attiva che lavora per migliorare il programma e aggiungere nuove funzionalità. L'interfaccia è molto intuitiva per semplificare l'editing delle foto rispetto a Photoshop ed è compatibile con una vasta gamma di pennelli di altri utenti online. GIMP è in grado di lavorare con una varietà di file immagine diversi e offre all'utente un notevole controllo sulla compressione dell'immagine. Suona molto bene anche con i plug-in.

What do you dislike?

Mentre GIMP è facile da usare per l'editing semplicistico, le funzioni più avanzate sono più difficili da trovare e meno robuste di quelle trovate in Adobe Photoshop. Il tempo di avvio di GIMP può anche essere un po' più lungo rispetto ad altri programmi. L'editing GIF è molto arcaico, utilizza un sistema a livelli invece di un setup di timeline. Le spazzole stock di GIMP lasciano molto a desiderare, rendendo molto importante scaricare i set di spazzole dal web.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Se conosci un po' di Photoshop, passerai un po' di tempo ad adattarti, ma niente di importante. Una volta che si ottiene il blocco di esso, diventa più facile. Inoltre, è possibile trovare un sacco di aiuto online nel caso in cui non sai come disegnare / modificare qualcosa.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Nel caso in cui si è alla ricerca di un convertitore di immagini gratuito, o picture editorial manager, vorrei raccomandare Gimp, è anche un buon editor per cominciare, ha tutto ciò che si richiederebbe al minimo sforzo gratuitamente.

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GIMP review by Juan Francisco L.
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"Programa genial de edicion"

What do you like best?

Gimp siempre ha sido mi aplicación para editar gráficos en computadoras de nivel inferior. Poseo un netbook Windows 10 de 13 "con 2 GB de RAM + 2 GB de memoria RAM virtual, ejecutándose en una CPU Celeron de doble núcleo y 1.6GHz y funciona sorprendentemente bien. Empecé a usar Gimp en la escuela ya que la licencia era gratuita, y siempre mantuve una instalación archivo .exe conmigo en un usb stick. Las últimas actualizaciones son una gran señal de que la comunidad de código abierto es fuerte, y me gustaría vivir para agradecer a todos los que contribuyen al proyecto. Incluye todas las características que alguien necesita para manipular imágenes y incluso soporte para archivos .psd de Photoshop, ¡lo cual es genial para incluir a Gimp en su flujo de trabajo de múltiples dispositivos!

What do you dislike?

Me gustaría que Gimp tuviera una opción para convertir mi arte en un vector ... Actualmente lo hago con Inkscape. Pero, en general, prefiero la usabilidad de Gimp a otros programas.

La interfaz de usuario de Gimp no es tan limpia y utilizable como sus costosos competidores, y algunas de las funciones, filtros y complementos más avanzados tampoco funcionan * bastante *. Pero oye: gratis.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Si necesita un programa gratuito para editar fotos para uso comercial en línea, Gimp puede ser el camino a seguir. Para uso personal, busque algo más, y si su negocio es serio acerca de la edición de fotos, use Photoshop.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Lo estoy usando para crear anuncios y gráficos de sitios web para la iglesia en la que trabajo. Como tenemos un presupuesto ajustado, no puedo invertir en costosos programas de diseño. Sin embargo, a pesar de que GIMP es gratuito, hace mucho más que muchos otros programas genéricos y generales de diseño de gráficos y fotografías disponibles en el mercado.

GIMP review by Javier S.
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"Útil y gratuito, pero básico"

What do you like best?

Lo que más me gusta es que el programa ofrece de forma gratuita todas y cada una de las funcionalidades del mismo, sin necesidad de registrar licencia alguna. Además, la interfaz es bastante intuitiva, lo que hace que trabajar con este programa no suponga una gran dificultad respecto a trabajar con otros tipos de programas similares.

What do you dislike?

Lo que menos me gusta es que es demasiado básico: ofrece muy pocas herramientas, en comparación con otros programas similares, tales como Adobe Photoshop o Adobe Illustrator; sin embargo, este aspecto resulta positivo para aquellas personas que aún están aprendiendo en el campo del Diseño Gráfico.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Gimp es un programa básico que permite, en poco tiempo, lograr llevar a cabo algunos arreglos para los trabajos requeridos. Sin embargo, no lo recomiendo para utilizarlo como programa principal, pues las funcionalidades de las que dispone, bajo mi punto de vista, no son tan completas como las de otros programas similares, como, por ejemplo, Adobe Photoshop. Sin embargo, hay que tener en cuenta que se trata de un programa totalmente gratuito, rasgo que lo diferencia del anteriormente nombrado.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Este programa, dada su simplicidad, y la intuición de la que dispone la interfaz, me permite delegar en otras personas que no tengan conocimientos muy avanzados, a la vez que supone un gran ahorro de tiempo, que puede ser invertido en otras tareas.

GIMP review by Ramón A.
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"Para ser gratuito es bastante bueno"

What do you like best?

Gimp viene con un conjunto de herramientas profesionales que tiene muchas herramientas de edición diferentes. Estas herramientas son básicamente del mismo tipo que usted puede encontrar es un software de calidad profesional costoso. La configuración general y su aspecto también son muy fáciles de usar. No me tomó mucho tiempo comenzar a aprender a usarlo. También puede encontrar muchos tutoriales en la red. Además es compatible con una amplia gama de tipos de archivos.

What do you dislike?

No me gustan los pinceles estándar que vienen con el programa. No hay mucha selección y muchos de ellos son algo que una persona nunca usaría. Los degradados y patrones que vienen de serie tampoco son muy profesionales. Este es un software desarrollado por la comunidad, por lo que las nuevas características pueden tardar bastante tiempo en aparecer y lleva tiempo descifrar los nuevos errores.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Como el programa es completamente gratuito, puede intentarlo fácilmente para decidir si es algo que le gustaría utilizar a largo plazo. Yo, personalmente, recomendaría probarlo.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Lo uso principalmente para edición de fotos y diseño gráfico, tanto de forma empresarial como personal.

GIMP review by Enio G.
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"Excellent free alternative to Adobe Photoshop"

What do you like best?

Best of all, this software is free. It has a much improved interface compared to previous versions, highlights an oscuto theme to mitigate the environment, has an improved engine for color management and best of all is the unified transformation that simplifies the realization of multiple transformations involving actions such as rotate, Climb and perspective.

What do you dislike?

Learning this software is not easy for novice users. The interface, however, is confusing and should improve it even more. There are many icons on the menus that have virtually no use.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Many of the features and tools of GIMP are comparable to those of commercial photo editing programs, including support layers and layer masks, multiple brushes and tools needed specifically for the improvement of photographs, such as the cloning tool or filters that Eliminate barrel distortion. GIMP supports pen tablets and multiple types of image files, such as JPEG, GIF, PNG and TIFF. GIMP is not considered an adequate substitute for commercial editing software for a professional.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My company is just expanding and can not afford to pay a large sum of money to obtain paid licenses of proprietary software, so GIMP has been the most viable option, and above all it is free of open source. It is compatible with all image formats, especially with projects made in Adobe Photoshop.

GIMP review by Kyle M.
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"Diversity"

What do you like best?

I like the dynamic ability of this program to do a multitude of editing. It has the ability to do minute adjustments to photos, as well as broad adjustments. There are multiple layering options to render photos in any way you can think. I enjoy the ability to specify the size in pixels or inches. That dynamic ability can allow you to create images in any way you see fit. I also enjoy the exporting options, they allow you to do very specific things before your photo is exported as a .jpg file extension.

What do you dislike?

It isn't as dynamic as photoshop, however, it is a free program that allows a multitude of editing. I would like more options to create shapes inside the program as well. The lack of insertable shapes can cause issues given that you cannot edit the specific size of selection tools to make mock shapes.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There are a lot of templates in the program that can allow you the ability to start drawings in very specific ways. If you look around you will find many options that you may not realize at first. The image editing menu is a great tool location as well.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Allows me to edit down to the pixel. I can sharpen the images, bring up the quality of a render, as well as the ability to save in multiple file extensions. The ease of use allows many problems to be solved in extremely short time frames.

GIMP review by Milagros Nazaret L.
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"Is a cross-platform image editor, lightweight and great tools "

What do you like best?

GIMP is an image editor, the PhotoShop counterpart, you can edit photographs and drawings. This app is free and free, it's open source under the GNU General Public License. One of its advantages is that it has a lot of documentation and a large community in the network that always helps people who start using this application. It'is oriented to graphic design. It should also be noted that it is a cross-platform image editor available for GNU/Linux, Windows, OS X, and more operating systems This program supports most graphic files such as; jpg, gif, png, tiff, you can import files in pdf format and vector images in svg format. It also has its own storage format, the "xcf.", one of the most powerful applications for image editing, besides supporting channels, layers, and filters, a variety of transformation tools, brushes and textures. GIMP supports pencil tablets. You can add new scripts and plug-ins at no cost, including GIMP has plugins to run Photoshop plugins.It's faster, more efficient and more powerful than other existing apps aimed at editing images, besides being very adaptable.

What do you dislike?

You can't manage images in RAW format, and usually photographers use this format, in terms of manual handling of white balance, it has an automatic module and to do it manually you have to use several 3 modules. Photoshop has many more features and its interface is much more intuitive with a high range of usability. GIMP needs to improve the poorer text editing compared to photoshop

Recommendations to others considering the product

GIMP is lightweight, with great potential and a very active community, currently has a new version 2.10 that brings impressive improvements, you can add new scripts and even plug-ins that you use in photoshop.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's Free, open source which allows greater freedom for its users saves the costs of the license, is powerful and requires fewer hardware resources than photoshop.

GIMP review by Amanda K.
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"Powerful image editing but not so easy to use"

What do you like best?

Cost savings. Gimp is FREE! image editing software but you can also do batch processing. You can open pretty much any file type and do file type conversions. The only serious competition in this space is Adobe, which is definitely not free.

What do you dislike?

It's not as intuitive as other image editors and has a longer learning curve. Also probably not what I would recommend for photo editing. This program feels like it moves very slowly at times (like it's thinking).

Recommendations to others considering the product

Gimp is open-source, which means new features are constantly getting added and even though the controls may take longer to learn, it's a very powerful image manipulation tool. I highly recommend this product to anyone with professional needs and especially to students and those who do not want to spend money on software. BUT... give yourself time to learn.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Image editing, file conversion, shipped with company product as additional image editor

GIMP review by Valentin D.
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"GIMP graphic designer that outperforms the competition for free"

What do you like best?

GIMP it's made for windows, linux and many other OS, that is a great advantage! also it's free, that's the best of it of course but also the updates are free too, there is no paid version. GIMP is kind of like a free Photoshop. It’s designed to incorporate many of the filters, tools, and photographic effects you get from Photoshop, but it doesn’t cost you a penny to use. That’s pretty awesome.

What do you dislike?

GIMP is free, but it’s also highly technical. You won’t understand how to use it right away, and good luck reading the documentation. Photoshop is easy to use and easy to understand. Free software “works,” but you often have to learn a lot more about it in order to use it properly. It tends to have been built by some very technically minded people, and that usually leaves the ordinary consumer feeling totally lost.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Being free software, if you don't have any design software yet, using GIMP will open up work opportunities for you by telling the company that they won't have to pay for a subscription to a paid design software, so you'll gain experience and have more possibilities in any job or job interview.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Been using GIMP for years and it fulfills all my needs. We save money in our company because we don't have to pay for a subscription from another paid graphic designer, because I am an expert in graphic design I learned GIMP and they are all advantages.

GIMP review by María S.
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"Útil para principiantes"

What do you like best?

Lo que más me llama la atención de este programa es la facilidad con la que se pueden modificar y/o crear imágenes: con unos ligeros conocimientos sobre el tema, se pueden conseguir desarrollar trabajos casi profesionales.

What do you dislike?

Lo que menos me gusta es que el programa no dispone de distintos niveles de dificultad: bajo mi punto de vista, debería contener un nivel más bajo para principiantes, y otro más alto para aquellas personas que hayan avanzado, y tengan unos conocimientos más amplios que otras personas que acaban de comenzar a utilizar el programa.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Este programa es más que válido para aquellas personas que acaban de comenzar su relación con el diseño gráfico. El aspecto más reseñable es la capacidad de utilizar el programa, en todos sus aspectos, sin necesidad de adquirir licencia alguna, algo que permite conocer cómo funciona el programa, y así, saber si este se adapta a las necesidades de la empresa o persona. Además, es difícil encontrar software libre, puesto que la mayoría (por no decir todos) de los programas similares que existen en la actualidad son de pago; es decir, se requiere adquirir una licencia para que permita utilizar el programa en todas sus funcionalidades: este último caso no se visualiza en Gimp

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Este programa me ha permitido lograr solucionar problemas relacionados con la diferencia de compatibilidad de colores de la pantalla del ordenador, respecto al aspecto que muestra esta imagen en el momento en que se imprime.

GIMP review by David D.
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"No hay mejor editor de fotos de código abierto multiplataforma!"

What do you like best?

Código abierto y multiplataforma hacen de los programas de edicion de imagenes completos más asequibles del mercado, es muy completo incluyendo funciones avanzadas de edición como capas, capas de ajustes, selección vectorial y mucho más... GIMP cubre sobrado las necesidades de edición de imagen para el 90% de los usuarios de programas comerciales y más caros como Photoshop.

Además el facto de ser multiplataforma lo convierte en prácticamente la única buena opción para ordenadores ejecutando distribuciones GNU/Linux... incrementando aun más sus ventajas frente a opciones comerciales muchisimo mas caras.

What do you dislike?

A pesar de ser un software bastante competente, no llega a ser un Photoshop... si, es difícil exigir el mismo nivel de recursos de un software gratis pero más difícil es encontrar algo que quejarse de ese programa, es simplesmente fantástico.

Recommendations to others considering the product

No piensen 2 veces, es gratis, de codigo abierto, multiplataforma y atiende perfectamente a la necesidad de 90% de los usuarios de Photoshop.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Tenemos un número limitado de licencias para el Adobe Creative Cloud así que utilizamos GIMP para ediciones de fotos cuando los ordenadores con licencia de Photoshop están ocupados.

GIMP review by Olimar P.
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"design and color as an expert: Gimp"

What do you like best?

If you need to design, illustrate, transform images or color them, your tool is Gimp. It does not matter that you do not have the skills of a painter, this tool has them for you. With it, you can transform images, change them in size, lengthen them, shrink them to fit the size you need. This tool has a lot of functions to do with your images, practically anything, sometimes it's just a matter of having good taste, because Gimp has everything you want: with the option: transform images: you can crop, scale , and give any shape to your images. With the "Paint Tools" you can give color effects to your images, draw freehand, give effects of erasure, clone pate of the image, copy colors or drip the color. With the "color tools" you can make color transformations of your images: balance the light, change the colors, change the effects of saturation of the colors, effects of brightness and posterization, and best of all, is that before accepting the effects that you apply, you can see a preview of what will be the final result. In the section "filters" you have more than 100 options to give special effects to your images: with GIMPressionist-Flowerbed you can become Monet, with GIMPressionist-Cubism you will be Picasso and with GIMPressionist-Patchwork, you will be your grandma. It is a great tool, excellent also for the design of icons or images for buttons, headers, backgrounds and borders for applications. It is also open source, works on Windows, Linux or OS X and many programmers who contribute to make this application one of the best.

What do you dislike?

the scalar function does not work well when you need to enlarge a lot. could improve algorithms that work with image scaling functions and improve their accuracy

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you can imagine it, Gimp designs it for you

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

the design of icons for my applications and in general everything that has images

GIMP review by Jessie J.
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"Great graphic design and editing program"

What do you like best?

I've been using GIMP for years for both personal and business use and I love it. Its a great, free, alternative to using Photoshop and offers many options for designing. You can create and edit images and then save and export them as various file types. I also like that I was able to teach myself to use the program and that it is easy to search for tutorials on the web to help when you need to learn to do something on GIMP.

What do you dislike?

There really isn't anything that I don't like about using GIMP. Over the years I have not had any issues using it. As long as I keep doing the updates as they are made and put on the website I don't think I will have any issues in the future.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Search for videos on how to use the program and check with GMP community members who have answered questions you may have. Be sure to do updates if it has been a while since you have downloaded the program.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With GIMP being a free program I haven't had to ask for money in our budget to purchase it. In the past I had tried to ask to purchase a graphic design program but was denied as it is not necessary for my position. From time to time I need to do some image manipulation and this is my go to program.

GIMP review by Ben T.
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"Free, Effective Design Tool"

What do you like best?

Since I work in a small company without licenses for Photoshop, I use GIMP in two ways: to edit photoshop files that others send to me and so I can do quick touch ups, color manipulation, and masking. The best thing about the product is of course its price -- it's free. There are a lot of tutorials out there regarding use and for beginners it's definitely easier to learn than Photoshop is. Also, if I already knew how Photoshop worked, and because there are a lot similarities getting used to GIMP was a breeze. This program is great for someone who wants to step up from the built-in editing tools in Photos or other native apps.

What do you dislike?

The layout is a bit confusing if you've used Photoshop in the past. Also, since it is a free product, it doesn't have some of the more power tools that Photoshop does -- so you getting what you pay for.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I can easily change photos' contrast, the light balance, and perform quick transforms to make sure they are client ready. I can work on photoshop files others send me without having to pay for the product.

GIMP review by Jacob H.
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"Good alternative design program."

What do you like best?

Gimp is a very straightforward design program. I like how the tools are laid out. The tools include many different tools that can be found on other more advanced design software. The filters look really nice and there is a large selection to choose from. You can also customize your own filter and save them. I also like how the software is compatible with many different types of files.

What do you dislike?

I do not like the layout of Gimp. I can be very hard to learn when you are first starting with a design program. I also do not like the brushes and the brush engine that comes with the software. The brushes do not have a lot of good presets to choose from. I have also found at times that brushes will lag slightly. The text editing features also do not work very well. I find it very hard to preview and edit text.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend others to try gimp. Start by watching tutorials.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use gimp for my graphic design work. Gimp is a free software and it is updated regularly so it has benefited me by not adding an additional cost.

GIMP review by Ho'omana Nathan H.
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"Outstanding free photo editing software to rival Photoshop"

What do you like best?

As someone who used Adobe CS when I got it free through my job, I have a lot of experience with high-dollar creative software. In my current position, I don't have access to a license (and don't really need one), but GIMP is more than enough for my needs. It allows you to edit files that come from Photoshop (.PSD) and to do most of the things I need (layers, export in multiple formats, etc.).

What do you dislike?

It's definitely a free product, so don't expect super high-end interface or support, but it's incredibly powerful and has great support from the developer and lots more around the internet.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Spend a little time familiarizing yourself with the basics, especially if you're coming from Photoshop. It does most of the things PS does, but many of them are named differently or look different. It's worth just googling the functions you use in PS followed by "GIMP" to figure them out rather than stumble around looking.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use this to produce various graphics for a Linguistics program and occasionally for use in linguistic geography presentations.

GIMP review by Gary H.
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"Free photo editing software"

What do you like best?

Gimp can do just about anything that Photoshop can do, although it is a bit more cumbersome to use. But it is free software download with many features which would be useful to individuals, businesses, and organizations that need photo editing software, but don't have the funds to purchase.

What do you dislike?

Gimp isn't as user-friendly as Photoshop or other photo editing software. Instead of saving the file you've been working on, you have to export it to get it in JPEG or PNG formats.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Read the help manual, and take the time to learn the ins and outs of the program. While it's not as user friendly as I'd like, it has the capacity to do about anything you need when it comes to photo adjustments and graphics creation. If you're not sure, it's a free download, so it's worth a look.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Gimp can help you convert color profiles, adjust brightness/contrast, work with layers, etc. with the purpose of creating vibrant photos and graphics for your organization. Since it's free, budgetary constraints are not a problem.

GIMP review by Vuchentala B.
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"good software to photo editing."

What do you like best?

I like that it is a relatively easy software to use. It isn't as complex as Adobe Photoshop, and will obviously be limited in some ways, but most things can be figured out using google.

Learning how to use it is easier than Learning other softwares. The look is simple and intuitive. Also they provide you regular updates, with fixes and new features.

What do you dislike?

I would like for Gimp to have an option for me to turn my art into a vector... Currently I do that with Inkscape. But overall, I prefer the usability of Gimp to other programs.

The UI for Gimp is not nearly the clean and usable as its pricey competitors, and some of the more advanced features, filters and plug-ins don't work *quite* as well. But hey: free.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you do not have the possibility to access more "noble" but also more expensive instruments, this can be a valid solution. Consider however the fact that you will have to waste a lot of time learning how to use it and where all the tools you really need are.

If you don't have a lot of experience with other photo editors, it can be tricky to navigate and learn how to use different features.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I was initally going to have to spend almost up to $500 hiring a graphic designer for my sample library interfaces. But GIMP alone has allowed me to easily design my interfaces by myself. I am thankful for GIMP and it's easy to use interface, as well as it's low price of FREE!

GIMP review by Adam R.
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"A Graphic Design Software better than most, but still missing features"

What do you like best?

GIMP is a great graphic design software, because it lets you manipulate the image using many of the same features found in Photoshop. You can create layers, edit and create shapes, cute images intelligently to then overlay over layers, angle and change perspectives of images, use countless paint brushes and shapes, paint exact colors and more. And for people new to the software, there are endless tutorials to teach you how to use the software. Both the program and the training are free.

What do you dislike?

My main dislike for GIMP is the lack of some features, including text manipulation, stronger selection tools, and an easier UI.

Recommendations to others considering the product

GIMP is a great program for those looking to take a deeper step into graphic design before committing to purchase and use Photoshop. Photoshop definitely does more than GIMP can do, but most of the features it is missing is not necessary except for serious graphic designers. Give GIMP a try to learn how to do layering and manipulation of images first, and if you need more editing features, consider the step beyond it.

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I am using it to create advertisements and website graphics for the church I work at. Since we are on a tight budget, I am not able to invest in expensive design programs. However, even though GIMP is free, it does so much more than many other generic and general photo and graphic design software programs available on the market.

GIMP review by Marbelys Z.
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"Un editor clásico, de fácil uso y de excelentes resultados"

What do you like best?

Disfruto de contar con GIMP ya que mi experiencia en diseño gráfico esta todavía en una fase beta y gracias a esta herramienta he podido ir adquiriendo conocimiento y aportando nuevos enfoques creativos a mi trabajo. Cuenta con un interfaz didáctico y una manejabilidad de capas bastante provechosa. Una pieza fundamental para aquellos que se aventuran en el diseño y no quieren enfrentarse a lo dificultoso que puede ser dominar PS.

Cuenta con muchas herramientas dignas de softwares de alta gama y puedes generar nuevos patrones derivados de los iniciales que provee GIMP.

What do you dislike?

me gustaria que tuviese una mejor paleta de fuentes, debido a que cuenta con un modelo muy rigido para la impresión de texto, tambien seria de mucha ayuda una gama mas amplia de plugins que puedan brindarme otros resultados con capacidad de edición. En comparación con los otros editores GIMP es una buena opción pero no podemos decir que es la mejor opción que tenemos en el mercado.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Les recomiendo tomar iniciativa con el software GIMP y experimenta la diferencia y lo divertido que puede ser trabajar utilizando esta herramienta. También podrás exigirle cuanto quieras y podras sentirte complacido al final de obtener un buen resultado gráfico.

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He podido dar pie a mis trabajos gráficos que durante tanto tiempo había estado pensando comenzar. Ahora estoy en proceso de implementación y obteniendo experiencia y calidad de trabajo, las bases fundamentales de mi carrera como diseñadora.

GIMP review by Martha T.
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"Perfect for graphic design"

What do you like best?

One of the best things about Gimp is that it is free and easy to try. The toolbox is very straightforward and simple for a beginner to learn how to use. The filters that come with Gimp also look very professional and comparable to many high priced graphic design programs. It seems like the software is updated regularly to try and fix bugs and other problems. There are also many different plugins and scripts that you can add for extra features and tools. Overall, the customization is what makes Gimp such a great software.

What do you dislike?

Gimp can run very slow when you have a large format project file you are editing. The brushes and patterns that come with the toolbox are pretty limited. Gimp also does not support sixteen bit channel color. Since the program is mainly developed and ran through a community of user, this can cause a few bugs and glitches. Overall, I wish the initial program came with more features, but I have not had very many big issues with GImp.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend anyone to try Gimp.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Gimp for graphic design. The versatility of the feature offer through Gimp have benefited me by providing enhanced productivity and creativity.

GIMP review by Timothy G. H.
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"Graphical editing solution for once and a while if not willing to pay"

What do you like best?

FREE. I always love free. For being free, it does a whole lot of things. If you aren't in graphic design as a business, but need something more powerful than MS Paint occasionally, and you are usually okay at figuring software out on your own, this is what you get. I've used it for years and it has been good for almost everything I need it for.

What do you dislike?

It is not easy to figure out how to use. It also lacks a certain gracefulness that is hard to quantify. The user interface is not appealing to me, though I don't really care that much about that. Also, I don't think it does RGB to CMYK conversion, which is one of the main reasons I ended up paying some money for Affinity Designer.

Recommendations to others considering the product

it is free, so it won't set you back any if you dislike it. Good for occasional users, but lacks some things that make it insufficient for more serious graphic designers, I think. Even I am not in the graphic design industry and eventually bought Affinity Designer (which is very inexpensive).

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Tons of features for graphic image manipulation for FREE. You can't go wrong with that. It has helped me design posters and bookmarks, marketing materials.

GIMP review by John P.
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"Gimp is good for photo manipulation"

What do you like best?

I am a professional photographer and I use gimp for different photo manipulations. It is a very easy software to work with. I like the brush engine, and how it comes with a wide selection of brushes. You can also import brushes or make your own. Anther thing that I like is the color correction and level settings you can do with gimp. It can make average photos look professional.

What do you dislike?

One thing that I really dislike about gimp is the text edit feature. It is really hard to edit text after you have added it to an image. I also dislike the options for vectors. It is very had to import a vector from an outside source and be able to edit it within gimp. It is also very hard to create vectors in gimp.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend giving Gimp a try.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use gimp for photo manipulation and retouching.

GIMP review by Jason G.
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"GIMP's my Photo Editor of CHOICE!"

What do you like best?

GIMP is a great free alternative to Adobe Photoshop, and comes with a huge array of professional quality functions for fine tuning images and photos, and creating your own artwork from scratch. GIMP comes with a wide selection and montage features, various ways to retouch your images, cropping, noise reduction and color adjustment tools, customization brushes, gradients and so much more. There's plenty for the more advanced user, too, including layer masks, filters and even an animation package

What do you dislike?

GIMP's interface is a little cluttered and hard to learn. But once you do, it rivals any other photo editing software on the market today. There are not too many online tools available for tutorials.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Since it's free. I highly recommend it. Although it does take a while to get used to. It doesn't hurt to try it out since it's free. You can always uninstall the program if it's too difficult to use

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

A great FREE alternative photo editing tool. Not having to pay for software greatly helps our business. Everyone at our office likes the program. But as I stated before, the learning curve is pretty sharp, so be prepared for a lot of questions from new users.

GIMP review by Marin K.
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"A Gimp experience "

What do you like best?

I like that Gimp is open source, free and easy to download. The UI is understandable and easy to work with if you are looking to make some quick editing to a picture you're about to upload on social media or your companies website or whatever other task you have. It has a good learning pattern and many people that want to get into design can start by using Gimp as their first program. Another great thing about gimp is that it can support almost any format you wish.

What do you dislike?

Filters are a bit of an issue in this program for they are applied directly to the text/picture/layer instead of creating a different layer for the filter, which differences it from other designers software that we know. Can be slow and not as many featured as its colleges like Photoshop, etc.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are a young designer or new to design it is a great alternative to start somewhere.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have used Gimp to make creative design which i post in websites that sells merchendise with designs from other artists like Redbubble, or Printful. It's a nice way to make some extra bucks and also experiment with your work in the mean time you get motivated to work more and more. I also have an Instagram account where i post artistic pieces, photo remixes and drawings where Gimp offers a big help in making this remixes.

GIMP review by Eleanor d.
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"Good for basic design tasks"

What do you like best?

It has all the basic tools and there are loads of tutorials on YouTube so it's easy to get up to speed. It's a great tool for startups because it's free.

What do you dislike?

Generally people are less familiar with GIMP compared to Photoshop so it's a learning curve for everyone in your organisation as they get up to speed and learn the tool. If you need something done quickly, chances are, someone in your organisation will know Photoshop and can just get on with it.

The name also leads to some raised eyebrows when people come across it for the first time :)

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're a professional designer of course you're going to prefer Photoshop but if you're looking to do basic design tasks then GIMP is perfectly adequate and it's free.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have been using GIMP to design our business cards and social media headers

GIMP review by Rita M.
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"Gimp is a good and free photo editor"

What do you like best?

Gimp is free and open source. It offers you a large variety of professional and novice editing tools. It also good for graphic composition and design. So Gimp provides a good alternative to the expensive software on the market. After a series of updates finally you have the possibility to edit the text directly on the picture, working easily on font size and font type, along with the color and alignment.

What do you dislike?

Unfortunely with Gimp you have no real help or understanding of the platform if you are not familiar with photo editing or a novice. The interface can be really stressful and your workflow compromise. Also when you start Gimp you have to wait a considerable amount of time for the loading process.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you want to take the complete control over the editing process consider GIMP and the variety of tools that can help you improve your work. The software still remain a good option for a good price : free !

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use GIMP when I editing specific pictures and I want to have an entire control on the process. specifically manipulating the channels. I do not use it often, but when I need it I use it everytime with great results.

GIMP review by Edgar O.
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"Almost as good as Photoshop, and free to boot"

What do you like best?

I used Photoshop before I ever touched GIMP previously. And you know what, GIMP is great, especially for its price: FREE. When I'm between more expensive jobs as a freelance developer and am not paying for a Photoshop, I'll use GIMP to get simple things done.

What do you dislike?

Coming from Photoshop, GIMP didn't seem very intuitive at first. I was so used to how Adobe had things laid out, that GIMP took me a moment to figure out. It's capable of more complex image editing just like Photoshop, but seems to lack the professional environment and integration that is helpful when integrating with larger projects.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you were thinking of paying for image editing software, give GIMP a try first. More than likely it can satisfy all of your needs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use GIMP primarily as a simple image editor. It benefits someone greatly that doesn't have the resources to pay for an Adobe Photoshop subscription cost. It's a powerful tool and I barely scratch the surface of its capabilities. GIMP continues to update their software and bridge the gap between it and Photoshop.

GIMP review by Jennifer M.
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"Gimp Your Way To Great Design"

What do you like best?

Gimp is a great way to create stunning graphics, edit photos, and design eye catching ads. I love the ease of use of the shape tools and the variety of tools.

What do you dislike?

Where Gimp falls short is its less than intuitive design. The tools require more instruction and direction from the operator than tools found in the Adobe suite. That said Gimp is free and is more than adequate for most basic design projects.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use GIMP for your business if you are looking for a low cost yet dependable program for your basic design needs. If you are willing to invest time rather than money in a design program, GIMP is a great resource.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I create great designs with which to market my business. I love it.

GIMP review by Akia R.
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"Basic Free Photoshop"

What do you like best?

The core features of Photoshop are present here, so you can get a similar style of editing done.

What do you dislike?

It's not as intuitive as Photoshop, nor as advanced.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Don't come in expecting a fully advanced photo editor like Adobe Photoshop. This is meant to be a freeware alternative, which means that it's not as robust as the payware. After all, "you get what you pay for", and since you aren't paying for GIMP, then expectations should definitely be kept in order. Nevertheless, it's still a great piece of software to use and gets the job done. You may have to look up a few tutorials for certain things, but there's quite a lot out there on YouTube, so getting around the program will eventually become easy.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's nice having a freeware program instead of shelling out a lot of money for payware.

GIMP review by Jasmine A.
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"Great alternative to PS"

What do you like best?

It's free, open source and a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop. Honestly, it's probably the best free alternative to Photoshop. When times are tough and money is an issue, it's great to have a program that includes many of Photoshop's features. GIMP has a huge array of professional tools for users to pick up and create with! The interface is very customizable and just recently I learned how to use it with Python (thank you, programmer hubbie!)

What do you dislike?

I dislike that smaller, free-to-use programs sometimes don't get the credit they deserve due to marketing, word of mouth or because it just isn't the "popular" program to use. While Photoshop and the Adobe Creative Suite is the top dog in the design world, (and for many great reasons as well) I only wish GIMP had more community help/support. There aren't many guides out there on how to use GIMP effectively, which makes the learning curve quite steep.

Recommendations to others considering the product

GIMP provides a nice alternative to Photoshop that just also happens to be the right price: free. But if you need to use professional tools that receive updates often and have a lot of support, it may not be for you. I would definitely give it a try and see if it can replace the hole in your wallet!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The ability to not worry if my pocketbook will enjoy a monthly fee or not. I can easily install GIMP on my work computers and it will not cost me an arm and a leg!

GIMP review by Mandy E.
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"Gimp provides almost every feature I need for graphic and photo editing."

What do you like best?

The color selection features on Gimp are my favorite. I love that I can make huge or minor selections easily with the click of a button.

What do you dislike?

I would like for Gimp to have an option for me to turn my art into a vector... Currently I do that with Inkscape. But overall, I prefer the usability of Gimp to other programs.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Gimp has a surprisingly helpful selection of tools, and there are so many user tutorials on YouTube for those who are just getting started. The price is unbeatable (free!)... Definitely worth the investment of time it takes to learn how to navigate the software.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Gimp is a solid product that allows me to edit and design logos, graphics, and other art for my graphic design business. It's selection features allow me to make big or small edits with precision and to modify colors as necessary. When used in tandem with Inkscape, I have all of the tools that I need for my work.

GIMP review by Joe L.
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"Gimp is great for a free software. "

What do you like best?

I like how easy gimp is to use. It is free and it offers just as many features as photoshop and other extensive editing software. Gimp has basically the same layout and design that photoshop has. The text editing feature in Gimp is a lot better than other photo editing text editors. There are a lot of plugins that work great.

What do you dislike?

I don't like how Gimp doesn't have a lot of filters or presets for photos. You have to know what levels you want when editing photos and it can take a lot of playing around with before you get what you want. However, this is expected with a free software. I don't like how you can't add other outside plugins to Gimp.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Gimp is free and easy to try out.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Gimp to help in photo editing.

GIMP review by Hannah B.
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"Great alternative to Photoshop"

What do you like best?

Gimp has an interface that is similar to Photoshop, and provides many of the same tools. It's a good choice for anyone who wants a lot of Photoshop capabilities without paying for it.

What do you dislike?

It doesn't integrate with photoshop well at all. The editable function of PSDs isn't preserved that well when opened in Gimp. Worst of all is that all text is rasterized when opened in Gimp. That means that all text has to be re-created in Gimp, which takes a lot of time.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you need a powerful software, Gimp might not be your best bet. In my mind there's no replacing Photoshop. However, Gimp is an excellent solution for users who need basic functionality or a simple and temporary alternative to Photoshop.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It allows me to provide my clients with a platform to edit their templates going forward, which saves them money.

GIMP review by Candace C.
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"Used as a Free Alternative for use on a Mac"

What do you like best?

I started using Gimp as a free alternative to Photoshop for use on a Mac at an office I was not normally in. I normally use my own equipment but this particular week I was without it and I loved that I could just download Gimp for free and it worked very exceptionally well for a program I picked up for free. I loved that it started up a bit faster than photoshop as well. The fact that it runs a little more ram efficient allows me to use it on my laptop more fluidly for quick edits.

What do you dislike?

There was a bit of a learning curve since I have always been an Adobe product user. Being free there is also some weird brush smoothness quirks compared to Photoshop.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use Gimp if your a student on a tight budget, on a laptop with low ram or have a Mac (works great on both PC and MAC).

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used it in an emergency setting where I didn't have my own equipment for edited photos.

GIMP review by Jonathan T.
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"Awesome free image editor"

What do you like best?

I love GIMP. I have used it for years professionally and personally. It has a bit of a learning curve, but once you start learning the tips and tricks, you have unlimited potential with what you can make. There are a lot of tools that you can use to transform your image into whatever you would like it to be.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the toolbars disappear and I cannot get them to re-dock where I want them to. Some of the tool or features are not very intuitive and take a little trial and error to figure out.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It provides me with a tool that I can create business images and flyers with that I would generally have to outsource to someone else for a lot of money. It provides me with enough power and tools to create what I want in-house and for a much lower cost (free!).

GIMP review by Jeff P.
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"Don't be Fooled by the Gimpy Name of This Photo Editing Software! The Gimp Actually Outshines!"

What do you like best?

First things first : Gimp is free! Gimp is an open sourced/free photo editing tool that in some technical ways even rises above many others that aren't. It is almost a little gem of photo editing tools that is an undiscovered secret that in some ways is not more well known in the graphics world of computer photo manipulation.

What do you dislike?

There have been some developers and computer photo manipulators that have complained that Gimp can sometimes be slower on occasion when executing certain higher memory commands, and also minor glitches which also pop up. It is probably well advised if one were to download and take the Gimp for a test drive to possibly use a slightly older version that isn't up to date right at the moment, until most of the kinks are ironed out. Of course that can be with any program, including paid ones like Photoshop! This still is a minor complaint , since it free and totally amazing for what it can accomplish for being that way!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The main benefit that we obviously noticed is that we can cut back a little financially in the software upgrading/general buying aspect since Gimp is free. It's a nice little problem of how to be more cost effective and Gimp tackled that!

GIMP review by Danielle G.
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"A great free alternative to Adobe Photoshop"

What do you like best?

GIMP is simple to use and easy to learn. The controls are simple and intuitive. Tools are grouped into useful dropdown bars, and I find the interface much easier to understand than Photoshop.

What do you dislike?

GIMP isn't quite as powerful as Photoshop, and has a limited filter option. When I'm editing pictures of humans, I use Photoshop's Liquify tool to tweak faces, and then return to GIMP for the rest of the editing.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I'd definitely recommend GIMP to anyone looking for a photo editor who doesn't have access to an Adobe license.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

GIMP allows me to edit pictures on all of my devices for free. It is powerful and easy to use, and I highly recommend it. The initial window setup is inconvenient, but a little option-tweaking and you're on your way.

GIMP review by James I. M.
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"GIMP A great free graphic design software."

What do you like best?

Familiar panels for layers, brushes, tools, paths and many others. Individual tabs can be booted (although it requires using a command in the palette menu instead of Adobe's most intuitive action), so you can adjust GIMP UI almost as much as Photoshop can.

The Tools menu brings together a mixed bag of the same tools that are in the Toolbox, in addition to some tools that Adobe puts in the Image menu, such as Cut. It also provides a window to some of the very powerful and extensible GUI transformations that GIMP allows.

What do you dislike?

The missing GIMP text menu is a clue that its text capability, while very competent, is not as feature rich as Photoshop. Lack of some of the luxury design options, as well as all the built-in effects and deformations of Photoshop. The good news is that there are GIMP plug-ins that will restore many of the missing features.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Well friends, I personally recommend you get the most out of this great graphic design software.

Unfortunately, some of the icons, like the one in the clipping tool shown, are different from those used by Photoshop, so finding your favorite can take hunting.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As a freelance graphic designer GIMP has helped me in many of my projects.

GIMP has given me many advantages one of them is that it gives me an excellent design software almost at the height of Photoshop totally free.

GIMP review by Tatiana P.
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"Free image editor that you can rely on"

What do you like best?

I was first introduced to Gimp as a Linux user looking for an open source alternative to Photoshop. In digital marketing you frequently need something to tweak images be it ads, profile images, team pics, etc. Gimp certainly is capable of providing the same experience to a pro Photoshop user. But when you are using a tool for years on end even small differences bug you. Hence, if you are not a pro Photoshop user looking for a free high quality image editing solution – try Gimp. It is available on Mac, Linux and Windows.

PS: Was looking for ways to share Gimp with more people for years, so thank you G2Crowd.

What do you dislike?

Always find myself looking for the tools panel. Sometimes you need to manually switch it on and one may forget how. :)

Recommendations to others considering the product

I can simply suggest you give it a try. It is intuitive for the most part.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Gimp is a high class image editor that is also free. I am grateful for a solution like it. Great choice for startup people like myself.

GIMP review by Alejandro P.
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"La mayoría de características de Photoshop, gratis"

What do you like best?

Lo mejor de GIMP es que, es gratis y comparte muchas características con Adobe Photoshop. Este programa es open source, esto quiere decir que su código es libre para modificar. GIMP, como Photoshop, tiene una gran selección de plugins para usar, y también se pueden instalar plugins de Photoshop en él. Otras cosas de GIMP que me gustan, por ejemplo, son los requisitos de GIMP. Este es más ligero y funciona en PCs en los que Photoshop podría no funcionar. También, GIMP se puede usar en Linux, al contrario de Photoshop, solo disponible para Win y Mac. En general, un muy buen programa para empezar con el tema de diseño gráfico sin tener que comprar licencias para programas de pago.

Para personas que ya usaron Photoshop, o les gusta mas su interfaz, existe una capa de personalización para que GIMP se parezca a Photoshop, pero solo está disponible para Windows y Mac. No para linux.

What do you dislike?

No tiene tantas funciones como Photoshop, para algunas personas puede ser negativo pero viene bien para los que empiezan con desarrollo gráfico ya que no tienen que comprar ninguna licencia de pago.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Está muy bien para empezar con la edición de imágenes para personas que no quieran gastarse dinero en Photoshop y para los que empiecen en diseño gráfico o edición de imágenes, ya que es más básico que photoshop, y más facil de usar para principiantes.

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Lo uso para edición de imagen profesional como sustituto de Photoshop.

GIMP review by Wilfredo P.
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"Gimp is a great alternative to elaborate simple designs"

What do you like best?

What I like most about GIMP is that it is a very light program that can be installed on any computer. It does not occupy almost space in the hard disk of my machine. It also offers several tools that make it easy to design or manipulate any image. The selection by color is one that I find most useful.

What do you dislike?

I would like it to have more variety in when to sources to insert text. I think that in that sense the program is very limited. Another disadvantage is that the startup of the program seems very slow. In the same way you should have more tutorial videos on the WEB since sometimes it can be somewhat complex because of the large number of tools that you have...

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do not hesitate to install this program on your computers. It is very useful and costs nothing. If they have handled other image manipulation programs, they will realize that Gimp has nothing to envy to those programs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Thanks to this software we have strengthened our capabilities from the institution where I work. With GIMP we have prepared a flyer and posters about our management that we have managed to viralize through our social networks. The best thing is that the program did not cost anything at all. Compared with other programs that have somewhat expensive plans, Gimp is undoubtedly the best option. Free and super useful

GIMP review by Brian M.
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"Gimp Is Great"

What do you like best?

Gimp is open source. No upfront costs to get in the way of creativity. With such a large community of contributors, there are tutorials and help in abundance. Quick to install and fast to get started.

What do you dislike?

Dated UI design makes it hard for new users.New users compare to the modern design of Photoshop and automatically think GIMP is inferior but is actually better because it runs faster without excess design elements.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's really great to free yourself from a burdening monthly payment. Take the time and follow some tutorials and get a feel for the program.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Photo editing is simple. Brightening images is easy. Resizing images is painless with gimp. GIMP like Photoshop uses layers. Gimp also makes it easy to remove the backgrounds of png formatted images. That is great for logos and webpage images.

GIMP review by Ismael T.
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"GIMP review"

What do you like best?

In my opinion, the best thing that this software has is the facility to edit images and the huge quantity of tools that it has. Another thing that I like is that GIMP is multiplatform, so you can use it on Windows or, like my case, on Linux, and this is something that I want to highlight because is important to all users. Other important thing that I like is all the plugins and extensions the it has, because they could improve your abilities abour editing images without trying a lot of options

What do you dislike?

If I had to say something bad about GIMP I thnik it could be that is less powerful than other softwares (like Adobe Photoshop). But compare this two softwares is not fair, because the difference betwen budgets is very huge, and this determinate the quality and the posiblities that the software could have.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend use GIMP if you want retouch some images to publish them on social networks, webpages or things like that, but if you are looking for a more professional software, I think that you have more options on the market. I t could be more expensive, yes, but at the end if you are working with the software all the days, the price is irrelevant

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In my case, with GIMP I colud solve some easy problems like edit images for webpages or create collages to sponsor a trademark.

GIMP review by Carlos G.
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"Buen programa para la edición y creación de imágenes"

What do you like best?

GIMP es un buen programa para crear logotipos, gráficos simples o editar imágenes. Tiene muchas funciones y es multiplataforma. A la sombra de Photoshop es una gran programa para cosas quizá con menos volumen de dificultad, teniendo en cuenta que es gratuito. Pero tiene un plugin y una cantidad de efectos que hacen de Gimp una potencia en el sector del diseño gráfico.

What do you dislike?

A veces tarda demasiado en cargar. Puede ser un poco complicado el uso si no estas familiarizado con el programa ya que tiene bastantes opciones, así que a menudo hay que buscar los pasos para hacer algo en línea o en un tutorial porque puede estar bastante oculto.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Recomendable para la edición y creación de pequeños logos, descargando un programa gratuito y fácil de manejar.

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Fácil de crear efectos de capa para el diseñador gráfico principiante sin pagar una fortuna por otro software mas avanzado. He podido realizar pequeñas animaciones, así como editar fotografías a nivel principiante.

GIMP review by Pablo Emilio G.
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"It is a very useful program to edit and modify images"

What do you like best?

GIMP has several functions that allow you to add filters to the images to give them a more professional style. In the same way, it seems very positive that it is a free program. Without paying a penny we can install a great software that allows us to make designs without so much complexity

What do you dislike?

I really do not have many negative things to say about this software. Some time ago I thought that its interface had a somewhat antiquated aspect, but in the last months I have been able to notice that in the new versions they have improved this aspect...

Recommendations to others considering the product

Lean on several tutorials that can be found on pages like you tube. It is a program that has many tools and we can end up losing ourselves in so many functions that it offers. The idea is to have fun while we work

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

No doubt GIMP has turned out to be a great choice for the department where I work as a civil engineer. Generally we should take pictures of the spaces in which we do surveys. Sometimes these photos need retouching to highlight certain areas. GIMP is ideal for doing that job.

GIMP review by Inma L.
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"Gimp! Un buen editor de imágenes"

What do you like best?

GIMP es un software de diseño gráfico genial, porque te permite manipular las imágenes usando muchas de las mismas funciones que podemos encontrar en Photoshop, en mi caso estoy más acostumbrada a editar las imágenes con este último programa puesto que es anterior a Gimp y mucho más conocido.

Con Gimp puedes crear capas y editar formas e imágenes de forma inteligente para después superponer sobre otras capas y cambiar las perspectivas de las imágenes. Puedes usar además innumerables pinceles y formas, dibujar con colores exactos y mucho más...

Además para todas aquellas personas que no conozcan el programa existen numerosos tutoriales para enseñar cómo usar de forma correcta el software, lo que es de gran utilidad.

Tanto el software como los tutoriales que te enseñan a manejarlo son gratuitos, algo que se agradece.

What do you dislike?

A pesar de lo comentado anteriormente he de decir que a primera vista cuesta imaginar cómo funciona el programa, es decir, es poco intuitivo, al menos para personas que no están acostumbradas a utilizar este tipo de herramientas.

Por otro lado, una de las cosas que no me gustan sobre Gimp es la opción de editar texto, ya que una vez que has añadido una imagen, se hace muy complicado editar el texto. Otra desventaja a mi parecer son las opciones de vectores, es muy difícil importar un vector desde un recurso externo y luego ser capaz de editarlo con Gimp, por tanto se hace difícil crear vectores en Gimp

Recommendations to others considering the product

Es gratuito así que no pierdes nada por probarlo

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Uso Gimp en mi empresa para editar imágenes y retoque fotográfico.

GIMP review by Rosa G.
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"Mi experiencia con GIMP ha sido genial con trabajos y ediciones impecables."

What do you like best?

GIMP me ha traído muchos beneficios en los últimos años, he editado en tiempo record imágenes para los sitios web que he diseñado, he hecho tarjetas de visita para profesionales, siendo un programador web sabiendo que GIMP me ha complementado me permite ofrecer páginas web sin tener que recurrir siempre a un diseñador profesional lo cual facilita el trabajo desde cualquier parte.

What do you dislike?

Es difícil encontrar a alguien que realmente te ayude si tienes un problema o no sabes cómo hacer una tarea en particular. Los componentes adicionales que se pueden descargar de Internet son gratuitos, pero no muchos. Es necesario realizar un trabajo manual en otras aplicaciones que se realizan automáticamente. Tiene funciones que son muy avanzadas y no muy intuitivas, me ha costado descubrir algunas funciones por mi cuenta.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Intuitiva, económica y efectiva gimp es una solución de diseño gráfico indispensable para tener en tus herramientas, Es importante que haya una buena cantidad de extras, como filtros y pinceles, que se pueden descargar de Internet completamente gratis y eso me gusta mucho ya que facilita el trabajo y a un precio inigualable..

Seguramente seguiré usando GIMP durante muchos años.

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en mi trabajo en la empresa me ha servido para realizar tareas específicas a la hora de trabajar con páginas web. Estoy muy contento con este software que ha sido muy útil durante años y me ha sacado de problemas. Mis jefes y clientes están contentos con mi trabajo.

GIMP review by Estefanie Arlet M.
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"GIMP is a very simple and useful software for those who start in the world of graphic design"

What do you like best?

What GIMP likes the most is that it is a free program belonging to the family of free software and at the same time it is very light. It does not occupy much space on my computer's hard drive or require many specifications from the technical point of view. The work area offers several tools that have nothing to envy to other image manipulation softwares. Its interface looks very nice. It has an immense variety of effects and filters that give our work professional character.

What do you dislike?

I think the customer service could improve. This program should have tutorials on its website that help clarify doubts about the operation of the software. It lacks tools with which photoshop has, however I think that to be a free software is just what it offers.

Recommendations to others considering the product

GIMP is a very useful program to do simple jobs. On You Tube there are some tutorials that can be very helpful. Learning some keyboard shortcuts or commands can be a great advantage to get the job done faster. At first we can get lost in the large number of herremientas that has this program. However with a little dedication and patience we can learn to use the most functional resources of this program.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Without a doubt, the possibility of saving resources by having a program for which we did not have to pay anything is a great advantage. In the same way, being a very simple management program, Promoting employees quickly become familiar with GIMP. We do not have to send simple jobs from the outside. We design them ourselves to show our work through social networks and some web pages.

GIMP review by Antonio J.
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"Edición gratuita y útil."

What do you like best?

Gimp es un software de edición de imágenes realmente bueno.

Lo uso principalmente para editar fotos y hace el trabajo maravillosamente.

Me gusta especialmente la capacidad de expansión mediante el uso de complementos, que son todos gratuitos y creados por la comunidad de código abierto.

La mejor parte es que es de uso gratuito. Realmente no puedes hacer nada mejor que gratis. El hecho de que sea funcional para todos los usos para los que lo necesito también es bueno.

What do you dislike?

Por el momento, la característica más molesta es la ventana flotante. Cuando se trabaja en pantalla completa, las barras de herramientas siempre están en la parte superior de la imagen que está editando.

Nno es tan fácil de usar como otros programas gratuitos, pero solo porque hay tantas opciones especializadas en lugar de algunas funciones automáticas para una edición rápida. Esto no es un problema para mí, porque prefiero tener más control sobre los detalles de mi edición y diseño.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Si no puede pagar Photoshop o simplemente desea que un programa realice una edición de fotos (es decir, recorte, balance de color, saturación y otros ajustes), este es el programa que necesitas.

Además, hay tutoriales disponibles en línea de forma gratuita.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

GIMP permite a mi empresa crear contenido de imagen para redes sociales y crear fácilmente diagramas, infografías de manera totalmente gratuita y eso ahorra un coste adicional en programas de pago, gracias a GIMP no tenemos que gastar tanto dinero en ello.

GIMP review by Denny C.
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"The Best Free Alternative to Photoshop"

What do you like best?

Gimp lets you do much of what you would find in super-expensive photo editing software such as Adobe Photoshop but it is completely free.

What do you dislike?

The UI for Gimp is not nearly the clean and usable as its pricey competitors, and some of the more advanced features, filters and plug-ins don't work *quite* as well. But hey: free.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're moving to Gimp from Photoshop, I would highly suggest Googling something like, "Make Gimp Look Like Photoshop". There are add-on packages that will give Gimp a more familiar interface for Photoshop users - conforming much of the the layout, keyboard shortcuts, etc. to match Photoshop's.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm a Web UI/UX software engineer that occasionally needs to make mostly minor changes to images. Gimp hits that nail on the head for me. To put this in context, if I asked my company to foot the bill for a full-featured image editor then they probably would - but I don't bother because Gimp gets it done just fine.

GIMP review by User in Computer Software
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"Best free lightweight graphic editing application"

What do you like best?

Gimp has always been my go to application to edit graphics on lower end computers. I own a 13" Windows 10 netbook with 2GB of ram + 2GB of virtual ram, running on a Celeron dual core 1.6GHz CPU and it runs surprisingly great. I started using Gimp in school since the licence was free, and always kept an install file .exe with me on a usb stick. The latest updates are a great sign that the open source community is strong, and I'd live to thank everyone who contributes to the project. It packs all the features someone needs to manipulate images and even support for Photoshop .psd files which is great to include Gimp into your multi device workflow!

What do you dislike?

There is no much to dislike the application is solid and runs amazingly great on any machine I've tried. The user interface is as expected and offers comparable features to Photoshop, and even supports it's plugins and scripts. I only have a few issues with some user experience choises they made, but only if I compare them to Adobe Photoshop. After getting to know the differences I can honnestly suggest anyone to give it a shot. I would love to see a few improvements to the application, such as smoother snapable tool boxes, smoother zooms, and better support to import Adobe Photoshop .psd files containing vector layers (they get rendered to pixels).

Recommendations to others considering the product

There is no comparison to Gimp when it comes to image manipulation software on low end machines, and it scales well on higher end computers with comparable features to Adobe Photoshop. It takes no time at all to get used to the differences and offers compatibility with all the file extensions you'd expect. As a user experience and interface designer with 17 years of experience using various graphics applications, I take it at heart to recommend Gimp for your next project, to learn the basics, and even to show your parents who still use .. MS Paint :)

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Complex multi layered graphics can be easily manipulated and exported, and amazingly the licence is free which makes Gimp a no brainer to include into your workflow. It's lightweight and carries nicely into a USB stick, runs on any device I've tried it on, and includes all the customization you can imagine. I mainly use Adobe Photoshop for work for numerous professional reasons, but Gimp remains my personnal choice next to notepad++ and winamp :)

GIMP review by Jose P.
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"The best way in free image software"

What do you like best?

It has good performance in basic computers, it has all the necessary tools for photo editing, the work with the layers is quite good, the filters work quite well, you can open an image directly from the internet, you just need the URL and you are ready, the files Images are compatible with other image editing software if you export them

What do you dislike?

As a designer, the framework and aesthetics of the workspace do have an impact and GIMP isn't the most attractive software out there. Having said that, its capability and power to handle most of the tasks that the larger software giants can makes it a viable option for freelance designers who want to keep costs of doing business down

Recommendations to others considering the product

A large free 2D image editor offers multidud of filter tools and advanced image control panels. It is the best recommendation for an professional

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I install this on all computers in our organisation and encourage staff to use it. All are benefits!

GIMP review by User in Internet
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"Despierta tu creatividad gracias al código abierto"

What do you like best?

Edición al alcance de tu mano, gratuita y personalizable. Sin empresas gigantes al mando que te sugieran cientos de productos diferentes y la sensación general de estar creando (o editando) sin presión de comprar un producto o alargar el período de evaluación. A este respecto, es importante destacar que las alternativas al código abierto son principalmente la piratería, con lo que esto no es sino una ventaja más.

GIMP ha existido desde que yo tengo memoria y siempre le he tenido ese cariño por el que piensas en los beneficios que tendría el mundo si todo el mundo tuviera acceso a esta clase de tecnologías.

What do you dislike?

La transición desde otras aplicaciones puede ser... confusa. Si vienes de Adobe Photoshop, puede que tengas algún problema para que todo tu equipo se ponga con GIMP. Básicamente se crea una barrera en la que, si tus compañeros hacen uso de programas de edición "premium" pensarán que GIMP no es más que una aplicación para pobres. En cambio hay empresas que basan su filosofía en código libre (Linux, Ubuntu y similares) y no tienen este problema. Pero los usos en diseño están marcados por Apple y sus Macs... Es un problema social y de "postureo", si se me permite el término.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Probad cosas nuevas como empresa y, si veis que no salen, consultad fuentes. Informaos y veréis que casi no tenéis límites en términos de edición.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

No hay necesidad de invertir en software, tienes lo que buscas y es mucho más que suficiente para realizar tareas empresariales: los resultados son impresionantes, en tanto que inviertas muchas horas en perfeccionar las técnicas de diseño. Desde tarjetas de empresa, thumbnails, layouts para páginas web, qué decir... incluso para promoción propia o para hacer venta de la misma en tu empresa de diseño gráfico.

Los beneficios pasan mucho más de ser económicos, la sensación de usar un producto "libre de". Se acaban los launchers con varios productos, el bloatware con el que te bombardean algunas aplicaciones para que pagues por sus servicios... es, como diríamos en inglés, una "win-win situation": ganas tú como persona y gana tu empresa en términos de coste y logística.

GIMP review by Tom M.
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"GIMP is a good alternative to Adobe Photoshop, but has a learning curve."

What do you like best?

GIMP is a open source and free alternative to Adobe Photoshop. It has many of the same basic functions as Photoshop, and the interface can be highly customized. GIMP is able to open and use Photoshop native files; however, Photoshop cannot open Gimp's native files.

What do you dislike?

GIMP is not quite as user friendly as Photoshop, and does not have the professional support and dedicated coders that Adobe has. GIMP does not also easily work as seamlessly between other applications, like Illustrator and Adobe Captivate.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

GIMP's huge benefit is that it's open-source and free, so for people who only need basic image editing capability and do not work between various design applications, GIMP is a great way to save on your IT budget.

GIMP review by Steven D.
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"Free photo editing, but not intuitive."

What do you like best?

The price can't be beat, and GIMP allows you to edit your pictures to near PS levels. The software allows you to both edit your photographs to improve their quality and create original artwork.

What do you dislike?

The learning curve for GIMP is very steep, and without other users in your office you may be learning for a while. Documentation of features and how to accomplish your goals is spotty at best.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure you know someone in your office with lots of experience with the product.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

GIMP allows you to edit your photos, so we were able to increase our level of quality. We were also able to perform this editing work in-house, increasing our efficiency. Allowing staff to do this important work saved us money on consultant's fees as well as time. By getting the work done in-house instead of waiting around for a consultant to make edits and submit the changes back to us, we were able to move much quicker.

GIMP review by User
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"Gimp, la alternativa gratuita a Photoshop"

What do you like best?

Gimp es una excelente alternativa gratuita para el editor fotográfico Photoshop ya que básicamente posee las mismas capacidades. Es una herramienta de fácil uso y más que suficiente si no eres un retocador profesional de imágenes.

Además es un programa libre, de código abierto y de distribución gratuita, que está disponible para los sistemas operativos Windows, Mac y Linux.

What do you dislike?

No posee la totalidad de las funcionalidades que tienen otras herramientas pagadas como Photoshop. A día de hoy es una herramienta poco conocida aunque cada vez tiene más peso en el mercado. Al principio la interfaz es un poco desconcertante y poco intuitiva, sobretodo si antes has trabajado con Adobe Photoshop.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Totalmente recomendable teniendo en cuenta que es una herramienta gratuita.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Esta herramienta me ayuda a editar y retocar imágenes, algo que hago bastante a menudo puesto que lo requiero para la administración de mi blog a la hora de ilustrar las entradas con imágenes.

GIMP review by Ryszard B.
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"Nice application for free"

What do you like best?

In my point of view, one of most important advantages is fact, that this is totally free application. This is nice tool for front-end developers which need to check colors, sizeof some elements of design, etc. Also GIMP has very big community, so if you have some problem, you only need to Google a little bit in the Internet.

What do you dislike?

When GIMP starts first time I need to change layout. This is probably only one thing, which could be changed.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I think that this application could be a good start for people which are on their beginning with design or front-end development. Why? Because this app is free and gives you most of important features which you can find in high cost products. Of course maybe GIMP is not a perfect tool, but good enought for first steps.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am usually using GIMP for front-end work, when I need to check colors, or something like that.

GIMP review by Rebeca B.
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"The free program"

What do you like best?

I've been using it for years and now I'm doing professional work with this program for both large-format printing and photo retouching.

Simply: you can do all the things you do with Photoshop you can do with Gimp. For example, photo retouching and creation and editing of images. Also, conversion to different types of files and photographic compositions. For most people it's more than enough ... and, if you do not know how to use Photoshop, it's the same as learning GIMP. There are thousands of manuals and tutorials on the web.

What do you dislike?

A few years ago it was relatively easy to copy to Photoshop, but nowadays it is very messy and it is difficult to find them in other programs even for payment. Although it is clear that Gimp is more than enough for many people. The interface is full of windows scattered in the style of the old Macs (which all the programs have eliminated). They should take Paint.NET as an example, easy to install and ready to work.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

So, it is a joy that GIMP continues to be active and growing, because I believe that 95% of amateur people and a large number of professionals do not need photoshop if they have this free program.

GIMP review by Eduardo S.
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"Editor de fotos completo"

What do you like best?

Herramienta de edición y creación de imágenes a la altura de la competencia. Lo más significativo de todo, es de código abierto y multiplataforma, lo que la convierte en la mejor opción para tener un software de calidad sin gastar dinero en licencias. En lo que se refiere a funcionalidades y características no hay nada importante que no puedas hacer comparado con otros programas de licencia como Photoshop (salvo algunas opciones avanzadas y recursos mas específicos).

En lo referente al soporte, hay muchos tutoriales en la web para empezar a conocer todas las herramientas de las que disponemos en la aplicación, y así, empezar a imaginar todo lo que puede llegar a dar de sí, dependiendo de nuestras necesidades.

What do you dislike?

Una aplicación de este potencial, siendo gratis, seria injusto poner algo malo que sobresalte. No se le puede exigir más, no porque sea limitado sino porque se aproxima a las necesidades de un usuario estándar. Como todo programa de edición requiere su tiempo de aprendizaje para conocer su funcionamiento.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Quienes les preocupe el invertir en software de edición de imágenes y quieran un programa equilibrado y completo, les recomiendo que empiecen por probar GIMP

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Es muy complicado poder disponer para todos los usuarios del servicio de licencias para programas como Photoshop, debido a su alto coste, solo algunos pueden disponer de alguna licencia. Este software permite que el resto podamos trabajar casi a la par sin estar limitados y sin causar un sobre coste adicional en el presupuesto.

GIMP review by Rob D.
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"An Overview of the oOpen Source Graphics Application GIMP"

What do you like best?

The first thing that comes to mind is the price. It's free. But you get what what you pay for. I would have to be be pretty desperate to use it. It has a few of the basic functions that Photoshop has but the interface doesn't exists so it was impossible to evaluate the full potential of this product. The best attribute is the ability to open a Photoshop document and do some limited image editing.

What do you dislike?

Since it's free, it's going to affect how a lot of would be designers and artists think about design software. It will give them a bad impression. Photoshop, the industry standard it difficult but GIMP is almost impossible to use. The thing I dislike the most is the lack of a user interface. No layers panel, etc.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use it if you have to then find an alternative as fast as you can. Lease Photoshop for 20 bucks a month from Adobe. There are some new image editing applications that you work on a tablet that are free or cheap and work really well.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

WHEn I was re-starting my business after a catastrophe I did use GIMP to do a couple basic things like manually erase the background from an image. But since there is no layers panel, I had a hard time finishing the project in GIMP and switched back to Illustrator ASAP. Now I have Photoshop and don't have to deal with GIMP ever again

GIMP review by Pablo M.
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"El numero dos en edición de imagen"

What do you like best?

Lo primero que diría en comparacion con cualqier otra pagina de edición es que es gratis. Te permite realizar todo tipo de edición como te puede ofrecer el titan de Adobe y no es necesario tener un hardware de ultima generación ya que el programa en sí no es muy pesado. Tiene la posibilidad de ser utilizado con otros sistemas operativos fuera de los típicos windows y Mac. Pienso que con el tiempo, está aplicación se pondrá a la altura de photoshop y encima GRATIS!

What do you dislike?

Diría que es bastante complicado encontrar algun contra a esta aplicación. La única pega que podría encontrar es cuando no se utiliza un ratón.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Es conveniente ver un tutorial ya que la curva de aprendizaje es un poco complicada, no obstante una vez te familiarizas, es como montar en bici, nunca se olvida.

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En nuestra compañía usamos este programa en lugar de photoshop, por si acaso en alguna ocasión no podemos utilizar nuestra aplicacion principal tenemos esta alternativa. El beneficio es que si estamos de viaje y tenemos que hacer alguna modificación rapida, GIMP es la solucion.

GIMP review by Juan R.
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"Free professional design with nothing to envy."

What do you like best?

GIMP is free and keeps growing. It has a giant community behind it so you will never miss a tutorial or guide on how to make a step in your designs. Until a few years ago GIMP was a very basic design software but it is growing by leaps and bounds and allows you to make designs as professional as the most famous paid design software.

It has hundreds of themes to customize it to your liking, which is always nice for the user.

What do you dislike?

The worst thing about GIMP is probably its interface, it's not too nice for a new user and it's hard to get started, you have to start reading tutorials and guides, it's the weakest point I find.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do not be guided by those who say that being free is much worse than other competing products just because they are paid. GIMP has absolutely nothing to envy the rest, it's a bit difficult to learn to use but it's worth it. And because it's free, you don't lose anything by downloading and testing it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are not experts in graphic design and we wanted to improve that aspect in our company, so we couldn't afford to spend a lot of money on payment software without knowing how to use it. They recommended GIMP to us and it was a great success, we have been learning how to use it little by little and the results are more than satisfactory without having to invest anything.

GIMP review by Aitor G.
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"GIMP The most popular free open source photo editor around"

What do you like best?

Gimp has been improving over the years without changing its philosophy, open source and always free. Every day is more like other graphic design software like Adobe Photoshop, for an average user has nothing to envy and that's what I like the most, their commitment to the community and that they do not stop updating the software despite being free.

In addition, being open source, Gimp has an unimaginable amount of plugins that improve the user experience and allow you to do almost anything.

What do you dislike?

What I like least about GIMP is its user interface, I think it's still a bit old and the updates that have been improving it are not enough; it's just a detail, because you get used to it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend trying it out whether or not you have a graphic design background or not and in turn look at online tutorials to start retouching images, photos or creating a specific design. It's also a good idea to log into your community forums for more support.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Thanks to the fact that it is free software, we have been able to try it and be overwhelmed with its many options, then we start to learn how to improve our ads and visual designs without excessive knowledge. If it had been a payment application, we would not have considered it.

GIMP review by Daryl W.
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"One of the Best Image Editiors"

What do you like best?

I currently use GIMP and it's wonderful clone tool to design the interfaces for my Kontakt 5 sample libraries. The easy to use interface and it's powerful tools allow me to create the interfaces/GUIs for my sample libraries with ease while saving thousands of dollars as hiring graphic designers can be very expensive.

I've been using GIMP since 2015 and I love the program! Sure does beat Microsoft Paint!

What do you dislike?

Since the program is almost as powerful as Adobe Photoshop, but it's free, I have no dislikes!

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you need to touch up a photo or work on a project as a graphic designer then download GIMP. It's 100% free and open source!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I was initally going to have to spend almost up to $500 hiring a graphic designer for my sample library interfaces. But GIMP alone has allowed me to easily design my interfaces by myself. I am thankful for GIMP and it's easy to use interface, as well as it's low price of FREE!

GIMP review by Laura C.
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"Best free open source photo editing software"

What do you like best?

Gimp is fairly powerful for a free piece of software and I can effectively use it for all my production work as long as I'm not sharing native files with someone else.

What do you dislike?

Plug-ins are often needed to perform standard operations like editing Raw photos.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is open source software, so developed by a community of programmers. Since it's free, there is less functionality than an industry standard like Photoshop, but with a little searching and plenty of available plug ins, it can do pretty much anything you might need for editing and compositing photos.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's a perfect solution for clients to self edit photos without purchasing additional costly software. Many operating systems and peripherals offer their own software, but I find GIMP is more user friendly and considerably more powerful.

GIMP review by Consultant in Higher Education
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"Awesome Free Program"

What do you like best?

Gimp overall is an awesome program, it allows you to do many of the same things that you can do in photoshop and it's FREE which is amazing! For a non professional I couldn't recommend this enough, and even as a professional graphic designer I have used this program for a number of projects! Several of their features work just as well and even occassionally a little better than photoshop!

What do you dislike?

The thing i dislike about gimp is that it's not nearly as intuitive as some of the other design programs out there. Luckily there are a lot of youtube videos that are helpful to show you how to use the program, but as a professional I don't want to spend time playing around looking at videos, I'd rather use another program that is more intuitive such as photoshop, and that allows for quick changes between layers etc, which are things I find difficult in gimp. My other issue with gimp is that the program occasionally glitches when your trying to do something and it might take 2 or 3 times of shutting down the program for a more complicated task to work (like defining a path) or it may not work at all, which can be really frustrating when you just want to get things done.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I strongly recommend this program for amateurs, students or for companies who only need have occasional design needs! This program can definitely do what you need it too and if you come up against a problem you can always use another free online program such as canva to supplement it. It's a great free program and I really think for the non professional user its the way to go!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used gimp a lot when I was doing work with a non profit organization when we didn't have a large budget and needed to come up with marketing material. The price point is just so much higher for other programs and this program can do MOST of the same things. Even when I was starting out as a freelancer I did branding, website design, marketing campaigns all through gimp and it served me so well! It was free and it really can do a ton!

GIMP review by chris t.
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"Gimp is a great editing software not to be overlooked. "

What do you like best?

One of the best things about is that it is free but a powerful editing software. The brushes in gimp are really good and are fully customizable. I have used more expensive editing software and the brushes compare well to them.

What do you dislike?

Gimp advertises itself as an open source photo editing software but it really lacks in this aspect. I wish Gimp was compatible with more plugins and other programs. Gimp does not have very good integration with photoshop which is something I wish it did better. It also lacks in good text editing features.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend people to try Gimp.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Gimp has been one of our primary image editing softwares. We have benefitted in the flexibility and cost effectiveness the gimp offers.

GIMP review by David L.
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"Free and Powerful Editing Program"

What do you like best?

Gimp is free. It doesn't have the power of a program like photoshop, but it is simpler to use, has many powerful tools and plugins, and is a bit more user friendly. For simpler photo tasks, I go to Gimp before Photoshop.

What do you dislike?

Gimp's biggest liabilities include a lack of file type and export abilities. For example, there is no CMYK support.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try Gimp. Use some of the built in filters. There is definitely a learning curve, but it's not as steep as photoshop. It doesn't have the same power as photoshop, but if your needs are simple, try Gimp.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Gimps meets our need for low-cost, quick, and usually simple photo editing. We can do a quick image scale, white balance, and compression quickly and without large monthly expenses.

GIMP review by Michelle L.
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"Great, free, open source program!"

What do you like best?

I really like that Gimp is free. I also like the complex and relevant/needed image manipulation tools included in Gimp. Lol - Gimp is essentially like the free version of Adobe Photoshop, with many of the same functionalities. As a digital artist, I like this. Plus, the economy argument for Gimp is rock solid since it's offered at zero cost to the public.

What do you dislike?

Gimp, like most software, takes a process to learn it. But if you are willing to put in the time and effort, it really pays off.

Recommendations to others considering the product

just try it, if you don't like it....you haven't really wasted any time or resources.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

GIMP provides me as a digital artist with the cost effective tools that I need to manipulate images and turn them into works of art. It's hassle free, since it doesn't require the purchase or maintenance process and doesn't need a monthly subscription.

GIMP review by Madeleyne M.
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"excellent tool to work in graphic design."

What do you like best?

Gimp is a fantastic free tool, I love it because it allows me to create, design and edit images. with it I can draw graphics and logos: change size and cuts of photographs, change colors and combine my photographs in a simple way.

What do you dislike?

Gimp is an application that contains few functions in comparison to other paid tools editor of images we can say that one of them is photoshop. It has an interface that could improve.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Magnificent work tool totally free I recommend it is totally easy to handle and it will provide great results and the most important thing is that it is completely free.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My experience with Gimp has been amazing, it is easy to access. With it I have obtained great results in my work, becoming an expert and it allows me to do my jobs in a short time and save money.

GIMP review by Alaina P.
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"Downloadable Software for Image editing and creation."

What do you like best?

I like that it is a relatively easy software to use. It isn't as complex as Adobe Photoshop, and will obviously be limited in some ways, but most things can be figured out using google.

What do you dislike?

There is no circular drawing tool. There is a long process of having to create a circular selection, then go in and create a pathway, and then choose to draw a line on that pathway. Good old Windows PAINT program has rectangular and circular drawing tools. Gimp made it a little more complicated to create a Venn Diagram.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are used to a photoshop type software, I think you will have a relatively smooth experience trying to figure out GIMP. My education was all in Adobe, but I wanted to see if I could use GIMP to accomplish what I needed without having to have my department spend a lot on Adobe Software. Gimp worked out great!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use it to create graphics and illustrations for research display boards. It is nice to be able to give onlookers a visual to the wordy data.

GIMP review by Agnes Elayne D.
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"Does what I need and free."

What do you like best?

Caveat: The only other graphics software I've used is Inkscape, a free vector drawing program. What I like best is that it's free and open source, yet is highly functional. I read that it's comparable to Adobe products.

What do you dislike?

Drawing geometric shapes is not easy. This isn't something that I miss.n

Recommendations to others considering the product

For a general business graphics program, It does what I need, it's free, and it works on Linux. Sophisticated and powerful. It's not trivial to use, but what powerful software is? It's not particularly difficult.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've saved money. I've created business cards, marketing brochures, banners, done property

area maps with overlays of topography, etc., photo editing and portrait touch up, and used a

text box fill out pdf forms.

GIMP review by Anh N.
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"Great & Free Alternative to Microsoft Visio"

What do you like best?

For simple diagrams & flow charts that are screen grabbed and appended to other documents this is a great and free tool.

What do you dislike?

The file saving feature could use improvement. It creates a new save file every time the save button is clicked, rather than over writing the previous file. Although this may be unavoidable since the draw.io platform is website based and "saving" just downloads the file to the default directory.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely one of the better free alternatives to Microsoft Visio.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Creating testing flow charts to include in reports. The draw.io platform is beneficial because it doesn't require any software to be downloaded. since it is website based, the flow charts can be easily shared with other colleagues just by sending them the draw.io file and having them open it through their website.

GIMP review by Christopher M.
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"GIMP for Web Design"

What do you like best?

I am a huge fan of open-source plugins for software, and GIMP does it right. Even though I may only use 5-10 plugins at max I still love being able to find little things that I could use in the future and storing them away for later.

What do you dislike?

I think one of the things that's missing from GIMP is the ability to easily create basic shapes, it's still possible to create them but it's definitely not as easy as Inkscape makes it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely invest the time in looking through all the forums dedicated to using GIMP and providing plugins.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

There are plenty of benefits to using GIMP for web design but it makes it simple to scale/resize images, add and remove backgrounds, add watermarks, and transform images.

GIMP review by Jessie P.
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"User Friendly for Newbies"

What do you like best?

The basic functions are so simple to use

What do you dislike?

Hard to identify tools by their shape...

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would highly recommend GIMP to users with little to no editing experience, or without access to Photoshop. It's easy to install and learn to use. It's great for nonprofits or students, even.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It saves me so much time editing - working for a nonprofit my time is limited, so having a tool that makes editing so quick and easy is a huge time saver and allows me to spend my efforts on more important aspects of the marketing process. Another great aspect is that it's free, so it's usable for a nonprofit with a small budget, but still allows me to create high quality content.

GIMP review by Tomasz K.
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"GIMP review"

What do you like best?

It is a powerful graphic software free of charge. GIMP contains very intuitive interface which allows to quickly find necessary tools. There are also lots of free features which can be downloaded, such as additional fonts, brush types etc, which makes GIMP very similar to his competitor - Adobe Photoshop.

What do you dislike?

GIMP can be insufficient for professional graphic designers who need to use more sophisticated and precise tools which can be found only in premium software.

Recommendations to others considering the product

GIMP is a wonderful software for beginners and people who need to perform simple graphic design.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am running fitness blog and GIMP helps me to quickly edit my photos. I do not need to pay money for the software and I can fully utilize this software in regards to graphic design of my portal.

GIMP review by Melinda H.
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"great tool for free"

What do you like best?

this open source source graphics editor has everything i need to do quick manipulations of images without too much hassle

What do you dislike?

trial and error trying to learn the tool. not super easy for a novice or beginner

Recommendations to others considering the product

reading the help manual is probably good if you are new to the tool. It is hard to just start using the tool if you have not used a similar tool in the past

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

i needed a tool for occasional image manipulation and did not want to spend a lot of money on a tool i only use occasionally. This tool was recommended by a friend and it has worked well for my needs and eliminated the need for a high priced image manipulation tool.

GIMP review by Richard H.
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"Requires a lot of effort to learn to use effectively but well worth the effort."

What do you like best?

It is undeniably powerful for a free tool, offering most if not all or even more than some of the very expensive alternatives.

What do you dislike?

It's surprisingly un-intuitive at times, the simple ability to make an image black and white for example, while it should be included in the list of colour options, it is instead located under 'Image - Mode - Greyscale'

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you have prior experience with other image editing software, consider swapping and saving considerable budget, If you are new to image editors, maybe start with something more user friendly.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We frequently need images to be specific sizes requested by other applications we use and this allows us to resize the image we already have, without wasting our design teams valuable time.

GIMP review by Charles A.
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"A Great Program to Start and Learn on."

What do you like best?

I like that this program is a simple to understand and basic version of many of the art programs out there today. It's overall simplicity lends to a new user of such software. The fact that it is free to learn on is also a massive plus.

What do you dislike?

My dislikes stem from my major likes of this program. Yes the program is simplistic but it is because of that I would have to look else where to do some of the more elaborate projects that I come across.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking for a simply piece of software, that is easy to pickup, easy to understand, and easy to use, this is one for you to add to your tool kit.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The greatest benefit I have found is the ability to bring someone up to speed, who has had no prior background with digital art software, very quickly and easily. I feel that there are other possible benefits with this program and I feel that as time progresses I will find more and more from an educational and learning stand point.

GIMP review by Jenn Z.
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"GIMP gives you a free, open-source Photoshop alternative"

What do you like best?

GIMP is FREE. But not only is it free, it is robust and relatively easy to use (if you have some experience with similar programs). I started out with Photoshop CS and switched over to GIMP after several years, and not only was the transition easy, but I'm still finding powerful features that I didn't know GIMP had!

What do you dislike?

There can be a bit of a learning curve and because it is open-source, the documentation can be spotty and not always complete.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you need a free alternative to Photoshop, GIMP may be the right tool for you. Make sure to read the documentation and explore it a bit.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

GIMP enables me to create social media graphics quickly and easily, not to mention various other graphic design projects for Unit 25.

GIMP review by User in Medical Devices
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"Free and open source high quality photo editing. Steep learning curve"

What do you like best?

First and foremost, it's free. The cost of its primary competitor is a hard pill to swallow. If PhotoShop was a professional baseball team, GIMP would be an AAA minors team. For the non-pro who's looking to edit photos for a website, and do some moderate manipulation, it's perfect.

What do you dislike?

Just like its "professional" neighbor, it has a STEEP learning curve. You are not just gonna dive in here and start making amazing photos. With that being said, there are videos online for ANYTHING you may want to do. JUst be prepared to work slowly at first until you learn the ropes.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Love open source software, but beware the steep learning curve, you will NOT get that hang of this in one afternoon. If you just need a couple photos edited, try an online version that does everything automatically.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As a smaller business, we couldn't afford to drop the money required for the "professional" software, so using GIMP allowed us to create/modify photos for our website. Its far more robust then online options (who tend to want money for anything beyond the basics) and allows us flexibility in exported format types. Overall a great option for our company.

GIMP review by Julia C.
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"Fantastic and Free"

What do you like best?

Just starting out? On a serious budget? GIMP is a great place to start. While in the end I do prefer the Adobe suite, for my first few years doing minor image and graphics edits GIMP was a great tool. If you aren't certain you'll need Photoshop regularly, try starting with GIMP. Fantastic, in-depth tutorials are available online and the product is fantastic. In fact, the only reason I eventually switched was that Adobe was already available at one of my jobs so I started to use it more often and became more familiar with it. Overall the two are incredibly similar, but one has a monthly fee and the other is free.

What do you dislike?

Occasionally the product would freeze upon opening or saving images. Overall it worked well but I found it just slightly less user friendly than Adobe. (However, I think that is largely based on what you spend the most time working with.)

Recommendations to others considering the product

GIMP is a great tool if you think you may need Photoshop but are unsure how often you'll use it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I was using GIMP for minor image edits, color corrections, and resizing -- all issues that just didn't warrant making the Adobe commitment.

GIMP review by beth a.
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"Great free software for design."

What do you like best?

Gimp comes with a professional toolset that has many different editing tools in it. These tools are basically the same type that you can find is expensive professional grade software. The overall setup and look gimp is also very user friendly. It did not take me a long time to start learning how to use it. There are also a lotto user so you can find many tutorials online. It is also compatible with a wide range of file types.

What do you dislike?

I do not like the standard brushes that come with gimp. There is not much of a selection and many of the are something that a person would never use. The gradients and patterns that come standard with gimp are also not very professional looking. This is a community developed software, so new features can take a really long time to come out and it takes a while to work out the new bugs.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Since gimp is free you can easily try it to decide if it is something that you might want to use long term. I would recommend trying it out.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use gimp for photo editing and graphic design.

GIMP review by Eric Eduardo W.
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"Great image editing software without budget"

What do you like best?

GIMP is a powerful tool that is available for free and that is actually better than some paid solutions. The good amount of resources, the light size and the low use of resources for basic stuff makes it a lifesaver for those in a hurry or are on a lower budget. As it is constantly being updated, it is safe to assume even more features will be added in the future.

What do you dislike?

It lacks a professional interface compared to other image editing tools, but learning to use the software is not as challenging thanks to the available tutorials and documentation. While GIMP does support a big variety of formats including Photoshop files, certain features like alpha layers on Adobe's software are not compatible and must be redone for further editing.

Recommendations to others considering the product

When it comes to free options, this is the best software around. It has all the basic features and some advanced ones, compatibility with plenty of formats and can be used on plenty of operative systems for a solid start. The interface may be a little difficult at first and can be a challenge to learn under a small time period, but there is a big variety of tutorials and documentation that should ease the learning process and make it worth it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Image editing for projects where I needed to use a Linux device or was unable to use Adobe Photoshop at the moment. It is also great to provide a free-software alternative version for template files for clients and coworkers.

GIMP review by Raúl S.
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"A great free image editor"

What do you like best?

GIMP is a powerful free image editor that is a good alternative to Photoshop.

It allows you to assemble images almost at the level of other paid editors so you can use it professionally.

What do you dislike?

For me the worst thing about GIMP is that it is not intuitive to use, especially if you come from working with Photoshop.

Another negative point is that it takes too long to start.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking for a free image editor and almost at the level of one of payment Gimp is the best option.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use GIMP for image processing for web pages.

GIMP review by Kevin M.
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"GIMP"

What do you like best?

I use GIMP in my computer programming classes. It is easy to learn with a great online community. Any question I have ever had, I've been able to get answered quickly. I'm not a high end user, but every tool I've ever needed has been there. The layering is good and very easy to use.

I teach students how to prepare an image for use in computer programs. We are scaling, cropping, changing colors and manipulating images. The filters are great. I love the slice capability and use it quite a bit. Students pick up how to use GIMP very quickly.

What do you dislike?

I think it would help to have a condensed version of the tools. This would let you switch back and forth between the full version and a commonly used set. Sometimes too much is unwieldy, especially for teaching someone how to use the tools.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking for a rock solid image manipulation software that won't break your budget, GIMP is for you.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm teaching students to use the tools to prepare images for programming. A lot image scaling, cropping, adjusting and then the web slice filter.

I use it in my business for quickly putting images in the size and scale necessary for web publishing or sending to customers.

GIMP review by Adrien S.
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"Good Cheap Graphics Design Software"

What do you like best?

What I like best is that GIMP can pretty much do anything that the more expensive photo-editing software can do. It allows me to produce high-quality designs without paying an arm and a leg. I used to use it on a computer with Linux because the more expensive products couldn't be used on that operating system. Now, I have a new computer that I can use these products on but have not gone back because I really like Gimp. It serves my needs.

What do you dislike?

I hate the fact that I cannot crop directly using tools from the toolbar and I have to use other software to deal with vectors. Such is life, right? Afterall, I get what I pay for.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Put a crop tool in toolbar. I hate going to the menu to crop.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm creating beautiful graphics that help improve my clients' bottom lines. In my business, it has been proven that visual content attracts eyeballs so not creating such content is just plain stupid. In addition, I've also managed to produce high-quality designs for products (such as T-shirts) with this product. It gives me the quality I need and the flexibility I want.

GIMP review by Matt H.
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"Decent Alternative to Photoshop"

What do you like best?

For being free and open source, Gimp provides a wide variety of handy graphics tools for the creative. Comes in handy if you don't necessarily need the power of Photoshop but still need to do some basic graphics work.

What do you dislike?

It lacks a lot of the features that make Photoshop so great. This isn't such a downside though because it's free software.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There's a big community behind the Gimp open source software so you should be able to figure things out with a quick google search.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've used Gimp to create assets for the websites I work on including headers, footers and more.

GIMP review by Peter W.
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"A good and free image manipulation program"

What do you like best?

The layering feature used can be utilised to create some rather complex images, using transparent layers you're limited to your imagination in what you can create with GIMP.

The export option easily allows users to create images in their desired format.

The sheer amount of features available mean you really do anything you want.

What do you dislike?

The amount of features available also acts as an off-putting factor, as it can be rather hard to use.

As a new user to this program it is extremely daunting, there is just too much to do and its all hidden in menus.

The number of sub menus can easily get out control, meaning you can sometimes lose track of what you have open, and where everything is on your desktop.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Easy to use, hard to master. If you're thinking of using this, I would set aside a decent amount of time to get to grips with the product and read all of their documentation. If you need to do some really simple image stuff, cropping and scaling, I would stick with something a lot simpler. However, if your needs are a bit more complex, this may be what you need.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are able to complete complex image manipulation tasks, most importantly, for free.

With a little amount of training we can get a team member to quickly modify an image to our liking, allowing us to focus more time and effor on coding .