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GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.

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GIMP review by David N.
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"Easier than it looks"

What do you like best?

The program is very full featured. I picked up several software suites to do the job, and ended up only needing this one. From zero graphic experience to providing client artwork in less than a week, the program gave me all the options and made it easy.

What do you dislike?

It's tricky to figure out what does what out of the box. You need to spend some time setting things up before you can use it, but that wasn't really a bad thing. I don't have anything 'bad' to say about the product, it did everything I wanted and more.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's fairly comprehensive.

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

We had an issue with our designer. who left the company and took all her work with her. We needed that work, and we were able to use GIMP to rebuild it from what pieces we had. The catch is...none of us knew anything about doing graphics. GIMP made it easy for us to complete the project with no previous experience.

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GIMP review by Ben M.
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"A Must Have for any Linux User"

What do you like best?

There's a reason why GIMP is the most used photo-editing on Linux and a large competitor to Adobe Photoshop on Windows. That's because it's a free, open source photo editor which works in basically the same way. The best part about it is that it comes with little to no downsides. It supports a huge variety of plugins and scripts such as GIMP layer effects which gives it a lot of the blending options in Photoshop. It's lightweight too – on computers that struggle with Photoshop, GIMP can run as a suitable alternative because it requires little to no processing power to run.

What do you dislike?

The downside to GIMP is that as stated above, it's a competitor to Photoshop and an alternative to Paint.NET. And that's where it stops. It's just an alternative. There are few innovations made or features that make you want to use it over the alternative/competing software other than the price (free). By default, GIMPs layout can also be quite hard to use - it defaults to a light layout which can be harsh on the eyes and hard to change for beginner users, and some settings are not visible by default. The icons in the software also appear dated - they have not yet utilised a flat or material UI and instead opt for elements of skeumorphism. This really shows consistently across the software.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make use of the plugins/scripts support in GIMP because there are a lot of plugins available that allow users to do many additional features in the application.

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

GIMP solves the financial problems I faced when using Adobe Photoshop - the licencing for the software is very costly, especially for commercial licenses and this software served as an alternative and now runs as the main backbone for my graphic design business.

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GIMP review by Sara  F.
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"Make the retouch of your image in your style"

What do you like best?

It is a free distribution software for photo retouching, creation and composition of images, and new functionalities that facilitate design tasks are always being added and it is multiplatform. GIMP has all the basic features, such as layers, channels, infinite filters, masks, and many more.

What do you dislike?

Unfortunately, the interface is confusing and the corrections applied to it are not perceived well. The few that could be located were not very convenient and, sometimes, the lackluster results make its use slow. It does not have a built-in internal shadow function. Without using a complement, it is impossible to produce the interior shadow effect without the add-ons. (Yes, it could be done by selecting and playing manually with the pen, fill and gradient values, but the results are confusing and immutable.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I highly recommend using it since it is a software with which you will learn many good things.

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

I like it very much and without a doubt it is a steep learning curve. It seems to me a super fast tool and very complete at a professional level, the first shock are the scattered windows but it is only to go to the menu window -> single window mode, then everything you need is very simple there are countless tutorials.

GIMP review by Darren W.
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"Gimp. A very good (and free) alternative to photoshop."

What do you like best?

It's ease of use and layout. I also like the fact it is free.

It is also good that there are numerous tutorials on Youtube showing you how to perform certain tasks, and may put some tutorials on my channel regarding Gimp.

I can honestly say Gimp by far has been the most useful, and best free software I have ever used, and will continue to use for both business and pleasure for as long as its around!

What do you dislike?

It does take quite a while to load up which can be slightly frustrating but doesn't affect the use of the software.

I guess because I have used it for so long now that I find it rather easy to use but thinking back to when I first had it, it was rather confusing, but with time, use and Youtube it is an enjoyable programme to use with a reasonably easy to use interface.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is as good as any paid software and have many good tutorials on youtube if you get stuck!

If you struggle with it to start with, do stick with it and it will become a real asset if you are using it for business purposes or messing around at home with pictures.

In my opinion this software is well worth a look and has helped me build my business.

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

As a small business I have a tight budget and Gimp offers everything I need to complete all marketing jobs I need doing and do them professionally.

It has helped me design everything from the design on my company vehicle, to company posters, leaflets ect, ect,

GIMP review by Natalia D.
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"Very practical image editor and completely free."

What do you like best?

GIMP contains many tools for graphic design, among its best advantages and what I like most is that it is very light and fast, contains many tools and pinseles with which you can create all kinds of digital art, also has very good contrast options and lighting.

What do you dislike?

I can not deny that it is a good tool for graphic design, however, lacks some important features, I could also say that its interface and some tools can be difficult to use.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is a great tool that will not disappoint you, however it can be a bit difficult to use at the beginning since some tools and options can be confusing.

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

It helps us a lot in terms of designs, we can create banners and advertising without problems besides that we can also use it on any type of computer, since it does not require as much memory as other similar editors.

GIMP review by Mario L.
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"The revelation in the edition of images, everything you need and more!"

What do you like best?

The compatibility of formats, the tools it offers, your work desk has improved to offer you a professional work experience at a low cost. The handling of the layers is something really extraordinary, has no obstacle to have an optimal use in a short time. I like the low cost it represents for initiatives and entrepreneurs, they offer you a very complete course with which you can, in record time, master the tool, it is very simple and has an extensive material to learn any detail, although, if you come of any other program, you will be prepared to work with GIMP because of the intuitiveness that is for any lover of the edition.

What do you dislike?

When you come from the world of Adobe, and you know a program like GIMP, you know there are no negative aspects to identify, of course, you have a lot to go, but have managed to offer a wonderful product that encourages any editor to actively participate in its improvements.

Recommendations to others considering the product

With all the colleagues I have, who know that they work hard with editing, I will make a great recommendation, based on my experience of use that has been satisfactory. I have many friends who care about the costs and I know that with Gimp they will be happy to have the same level of PhotoShop for a lower cost, likewise, if someone reads this review and wants to take the step, do not think twice, download and Install Gimp and start enjoying an advanced and low cost professional program.

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

Similar programs in the market present high costs in the use of your license, in Gimp that does not happen, you can start an enterprise as a community manager, as a freelancer editor, and use gimp with unparalleled professional quality at a free cost. For small businesses that make their way is a very big support. In the company where I work, it is used a lot to achieve images with higher quality, improving the imperfections that may be registered. If you are looking to save money and have a program supported by a community that is constantly growing, you have the right program.

GIMP review by Ricardo M.
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"Excellent Lightweight and multiplatform editor"

What do you like best?

I like its interface, because I can move the tools where I want, it also has many brushes to choose from, it has excellent brightness and light options that give an incredible touch to the designs, plus I can download useful add-ons that provide more functions.

What do you dislike?

It is a bit complicated to use and is not the same as other similar editors. Some tools do not provide excellent quality and sometimes I have unexpected closures of this software.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is an excellent image editor; However, it is a bit limited in options and novelties. If you are looking for something that is updated, Gimp is not a good option.

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

Since we have computers with linux operating systems, we take advantage of the fact that it is a multiplatform software and we use it a lot to create advertising designs and promotions for our company.

GIMP review by Rachel F.
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"Best for beginners and casual usuers"

What do you like best?

Gimp is great if you want to dip your toe into design. it is user friendly and easy and straightforward. The best part is it's free and downloadable, meaning more people can access it.

It's also helpful when I need to save a screen shot for something, I press Print Screen, then copy it into GIMP and can save it as a pdf jpg or png and save and send it as needed.

What do you dislike?

The biggest drawback with GIMP is Pixel quality. For me it's the number one thing that separates Gimp from stronger programs like Photoshop and the creative suite. No matter how well you design something or how high you make the resolution, it will never be as sharp and crisp as the more advanced and sophisticated programs.

Also, if you are already familiar with other programs like Photoshop, it may be very frustrating, like learning a new language. The tools and actions are "kind of" similar, but not enough to make it streamline.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Recommend for casual use, for fun, for learning and beginning design. Do not recommend for high quality designed images or high- professional work.

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

Very helpful to use for office images and documents. I use GIMP to paste screen shots from my computer, when i need them. I also use Gimp for small design elements, just to add extra creativity to our office: interoffice memos and announcements, emails, fun newsletters, etc.

GIMP review by Franklin M.
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"Best alternative to photoshop"

What do you like best?

I really enjoy the multitude of options that GIMP offers for the edition and treatment of images, I am surprised that despite being a totally free program it offers professional options, added to it the good performance of the tool propitiates to fluid use and without any type of inconvenience. Being able to have GIMP in the multitude of current operating systems is a key factor in my day to day. The documentation and community of this program is broad, therefore understanding, getting used to and knowing the tool is a process of no more than a few weeks.

What do you dislike?

Despite all the benefits that GIMP offers for the manipulation of images, the multitude of options offered are not always in the most intuitive place for the user, due to this it is common to search forums and official documentation, such as where are these options.

Similarly, perform tasks that initially in other programs are really easy to do, in GIMP is not usually so, beyond adapting to the use of this program must understand and especially memorize the additional steps to achieve a simple task .

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give a quick tour of the official documentation of GIMP, participate in forums in case of help, but know how to perform an operation search on YouTube can be a good option.

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

Thanks to gimp I have been able to solve problems in the design area, it allows me to edit, make and manipulate images quickly.

GIMP review by Lorena G.
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"Gimp. Edita tus fotos!"

What do you like best?

Gimp es un programa para diseño gráfico y edición de fotografía.

Es de licencia GPL. Esto es, que goza de todas las virtudes que ofrece el software libre. Lo puedes ejecutar en el entorno que quieras puede ser modificado, con lo que al haber una comunidad enorme de usuarios detrás trabajando, Gimp está en constante crecimiento. Además es gratuito, con lo cuál si queremos utilizarlo en nuestra empresa el coste sería de cero.

Gimp es un potente editor de imagen que nos permitirá:

- Instalar plugins gratis realizados por la de usuarios de software libre.

- Es multiplataforma (Windows, Linux o Mac),

- Ofrece una interfaz sencilla muy amigable.

- Ocupa poco espacio en disco duro local.

- Multitud de herramientas en labores de edición y retoque fotográfico, tales como: de medidas de ángulos, herramientas para crear luminosidad o sombras, control sobre múltiples capas, efectos para las imágenes, etc...

What do you dislike?

Tiene una interfaz que se esta quedando desfasada a la hora de ser comparada con otras alternativas propietarias cde tipo comercial.

Si nunca has usado un editor fotográfico, es algo difícil de usar en un primer contacto, pero con unas cuantas horas de prácticas conseguirás manejarte como pez en el agua.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Gimp es una herramienta gratuita, fácil de usar, y muy versátil, con las que podrás realizar autenticas creaciones artísticas o las ediciones fotográficas más sorprendentes. Debería estar instalado en el ordenador de cualquier persona, sea diseñador gráfico o no.

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

Gimp en nuestro centro de educación de formación profesional, se utiliza en dos ámbitos diferentes.

Por un lado, se utiliza por el equipo informático que realiza las actualzioaciones de la web. Todas las fotos utilizadas se diseñan o retocan con Gimp.

El otro área donde se utiliza Gimp en mi empresa es en el académico: para enseñar a los estudiantes una herramienta de edición fotográfica. Es muy útil porque es fácil de utilizar, algo ideal para usuarios noveles en este tipo de herramientas. Nos ofrece un ahorro importante en cuanto a pago de licencias de uso de otros programas similares de tipo comercial que no quiero mencionar.

También nos permite continuar con nuestra filosofía de usar mayoritariamente programas open source de licencia gpl en nuestra empresa.

GIMP review by Michael D.
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"The best free photo editor"

What do you like best?

Its the best Photoshop alternative for Linux. Despite being Free Open Source this software has a lot of great features. It can open almost any graphic file type. Another feature I like is the filter , you can apply and they give you a profesional look that others do not. And finally the best feature is the multiplaform support because you can use it in almost in any Operating System.

What do you dislike?

If you come from Photoshop the layout it a bit confusing but eventually you will get used to. The interface look a bit outdated , they should give it a more modern look.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Since is a free tool you should really try it. I you are a linux user this should be your first choice , but if you are a Windows user you should consider wheter if you wnat to pay a Photoshop license or use this awesome tool for free

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

I work with Windows and ubuntu and when I have to work in ubuntu I use Gimp. I use for photo editing and also for from scratch creations

GIMP review by Andrew L.
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"Useful with a learning curve"

What do you like best?

Gimp has been able to accomplish everything I have needed to do, without the expense of Photoshop.

What do you dislike?

While Gimp is very useful, there is quite a steep learning curve. If you do not have prior experience with image editing software, I strongly recommend watching some instructional videos.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Read the user manual and watch youtube videos. Gimp does A LOT - I've found it much easier to learn how to do each task as it comes up rather than try to learn how to do everything at once.

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

Using Gimp I am able to make simple edits to images such as resizing and cropping. It has also been useful for changing file types, and opening images that default viewers are not able to open. While our marketing team still does the majority of the image editing, being able to quickly do some of the more basic work on my own has saved a lot of time.

GIMP review by Luis P.
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"Programa perfecto para ediciones sencillas"

What do you like best?

Una de las mejores cosas de Gimp es que es gratis y fácil de probar. La caja de herramientas es simple y simple para que un principiante aprenda a usarla. Los filtros que vienen con Gimp también se ven muy profesionales y en comparación con muchos programas de diseño gráfico de alto precio. Parece que el software se actualiza regularmente para intentar corregir errores y otros problemas. También hay muchos complementos y scripts diferentes que puede agregar para funciones y herramientas adicionales. En general, la personalización es lo que hace que Gimp sea un gran software.

What do you dislike?

Carece de algunas características pero puede ser comprensible ya que es un programa gratuito. Otro punto que no me gusta es que los filtros se aplican directamente y no se pueden aplicar como otra capa.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Recomendaría intentarlo si tiene experiencia o no en diseño gráfico y, a su vez, encontrar tutoriales para aprender a usar sus funciones. También es una buena idea registrarse en los foros de la comunidad para obtener más ayuda.

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

Somos una empresa de diseño gráfico, pero también tenemos algunos programadores que no tienen capacitación en este campo, por lo que lo utilizan para hacer gráficos simples que son necesarios para los proyectos en los que trabajamos.

GIMP review by Gurasis S.
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"Possible replacement for Photoshop"

What do you like best?

GIMP can be operated on Linux Operating System, But Photoshop can not be.Graphics related file can be opened in Gimp. Multiplatform capability and open source availability makes it a better option, for image editing.Selection of colour is the most impressive thing i feel in GIMP. Also, it allows easy manipulation to images.

What do you dislike?

I dont have many negative things regarding GIMP. Earlier i felt that i was having old fashioned aspect of editing, but now they really improved that thing.Just one thing, there must be proper tutorials on their website to guide the user about the various features of the application.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There are so many templates and other editing oprions that you might dont get into use at the starting, so just look carefully all the options, you will get something very exciting and new in this application.

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

GIMP has been the most viable option, as some companies can not afford to pay a huge amount of money for paid licenses of proprietary software, and above all it is open source and is compatible with all picture formats.

GIMP review by John S.
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"GIMP: The Ultimate GNU Image Editor!"

What do you like best?

GIMP is a wonderful GNU Image Editor. It is open-source, and we really enjoy how it can run by itself without X11. We use GIMP to enhance image clarity, so that we don't have to pay for licenses, because GIMP is free and free to use. We love how GIMP lets us save files as GIMP files, and also as image files, without waiting too long for our computer softwares. GIMP is extremely fast, and we are grateful for it.

What do you dislike?

GIMP sometimes crashes if it's outdated; so we always make sure to update GIMP. We also don't like how GIMP is a standalone application; we believe that it should have its own installer. Also, we would like to be able to donate to GIMP; we feel that GIMP deserves much more respect than its commercial competitors. We dislike how GIMP does not boast; it should boast more about its terminal capabilities too.

Recommendations to others considering the product

When using GIMP, make sure to update to the latest version, in order to avoid crashes and malfunctions of the software.

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

GIMP helps us manipulate images in such a way that enhance their viewing online, using universal color shades to help best display them across different devices. We are also realizing the benefit of having different shades for different devices, and how GIMP's easy terminal features can let us test such conditions as if we were actually viewing the image across multiple device screens.

GIMP review by Carlos R.
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"Not just another image editor"

What do you like best?

GIMP it's a very powerful program to edit draw and edit images. It's like a mix of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, and certainly it advance a lot in the last years to be a good alternative.

The first thing that you realize when you use GIMP is the amount of options that you have, but it's easy to deal with them. There are very useful things like the possibility of open a new tool box wherever that you are with mouse, and at different that others image editors, you can have more than one toolbox.

The last thing that matters for me, is the possibility of work with PDF files, modifiing and adding things, without quality lost

What do you dislike?

It's a excellent program, just dislikes me that the standard format that it use for save the files, isn't compatible with other applications.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's a professional image editor, works fast and allows you to do whatever you need. Essential application in all sectors.

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

I use GIMP in a lot of occasions; when I'm writing a manual of some application that we do, when I want to modify some PDF, when I want to modify some image.

GIMP review by Daniela F.
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"Le meilleur, être libre"

What do you like best?

J'adore ce programme. Et c'est gratuit. Gratuit! Aucune version étudiante ou période d'essai. J'ai été en utilisant GIMP pour créer de l'art numérique depuis des années et il aussi bon que n'importe quel programme que j'ai utilisé. Utilisé avec une tablette Wacom, je peux faire des croquis rugueux, travail en ligne fine, et la coloration finale. Pleins dispositifs brosses, sélection de couleur, sensibilité de pression, etc. Les calques sont très polyvalents, et je peux créer des masques, copier et fusionner des masques et des calques. L'outil de sélection est puissant et peut croître et manipuler la sélection. Les couleurs peuvent être corrigées. Et ainsi de suite.

What do you dislike?

Ma tablette Wacom s'écaille beaucoup, où je perds la sensibilité de la pression lors de la première ouverture du programme et doivent fermer et redémarrer.

Je souhaite GIMP a été un meilleur choix et la fermeture de Gap, afin que je puisse faire des remplissages de couleur sans avoir besoin de mon travail en ligne pour être parfait.

Outils pour aider à améliorer Lineart serait bien. Nettoyez le bruit, lissez, etc.

Voudrais différents outils pour créer des lignes de Détroit, de même épaisseur.

Les vecteurs et les tracés de trajectoire prennent beaucoup d'efforts.

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Je ne mérite pas ce programme merveilleux, libre et polyvalent. Il est agréable de peindre sans être un pirate ou de jeter une tonne à quelque chose à peu près équivalent. J'ai fait des trucs cool avec GIMP.

GIMP review by Felipe J.
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"Buena opcion como software de edicion grafica de uso libre "

What do you like best?

Una de las mejores cosas de Gimp es que es gratis y fácil de probar. La caja de herramientas es muy sencilla y sencilla para que un principiante aprenda a usarla. Los filtros que vienen con Gimp también se ven muy profesionales y comparables a muchos programas de diseño gráfico de alto precio. Parece que el software se actualiza regularmente para tratar de corregir errores y otros problemas. También hay muchos complementos y scripts diferentes que puede agregar para funciones y herramientas adicionales. En general, la personalización es lo que hace de Gimp un gran software.

What do you dislike?

Le faltan algunas funcionalidades pero puede ser comprensible ya que es un programa gratuito. Otro punto que no me agrada es que los filtros se apliquen directamente y no se pueda aplicar como otra capa

Recommendations to others considering the product

Recomendaría probarlo si tienes experiencia o no en diseño gráfico y, a su vez, buscar tutoriales para aprender a usar sus funciones. También es una buena idea registrarse en los foros de su comunidad para obtener más ayuda.

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

Somos una empresa de diseño grafico pero tambien tenemos algunos progamadores que no tienen formacion en este campo así que lo usan para realizar graficos sencillos que son necesarios para los proyectos en los que trabajamos

GIMP review by Vikram D.
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"Best alternative of Photoshop and First choice of a Linux user."

What do you like best?

Adobe Photoshop is a great tool for graphics editing but sadly it is not available on Linux Operating System. Luckily GIMP comes to rescue. It is Free Open Source software packed with features.

It open almost any file related to graphics.

Its features are well developed from fine tuning images to creating artwork from scratch.

Layering architecture is easy to move around with. Community is active so any kind of doubts get cleared quickly.

What do you dislike?

GIMP provide 90%+ of the features provided by Adobe Photoshop with zero cost but still there are some features that may be left untouched or care less by the community. I hope that difference between Photoshop and GIMP soon disappear.

Interface is Mid level. All tool tabs are independent of each other that result in losing track of tab behind another tab.

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

GIMP is been a free Image Editing tool solve the problem of providing trainees a licensed graphic editing tool.

Using GIMP we can test the ability of the skill of a trainee before handing him licensed software.

GIMP review by José L.
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"El mejor editor de imágenes gratuito"

What do you like best?

Es Open Source y multiplataforma, lo que hacen que los programas completos de edición de imágenes sean más asequibles en el mercado, son muy completos e incluyen funciones avanzadas de edición como capas, capas de ajuste, selección de vectores y mucho más ... GIMP cubre las necesidades de edición de imágenes para el 90% los usuarios de programas comerciales y más caros como Photoshop.

What do you dislike?

Me gustaría tener una mejor paleta de fuentes, ya que tiene un modelo muy rígido para la impresión de texto, también sería muy útil una gama más amplia de complementos que me pueden dar otros resultados con capacidad de edición. En comparación con otras editoriales, GIMP es una buena opción, pero no podemos decir que sea la mejor opción que tenemos en el mercado.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Incluso si no estás pensando en cambiar tu editor, pruébalo, ¡es gratis e increíble!

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

Trabajos de edición principalmente rápidos, Gimp puede sacarlo fácilmente de algunos problemas cuando no está en una computadora con licencias para las herramientas de edición más serias como Photoshop.

GIMP review by Laura P.
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"GIMP es esencial"

What do you like best?

El software GIMP posee una interfaz al alcance de cualquiera, es muy similar a Adobe Photoshop y tiene muchas herramientas en común pero sin coste, que es muy importante en ciertas empresas. Además es muy sencilla de personalizar la disposición de los botones de cada herramienta y permite abrir archivos previamente creados y guardados en Adobe.

What do you dislike?

Este software no dispone del mismo soporte y atención al cliente que Photoshop, debido principalmente a que es gratuito. No es tan intuitivo como Photoshop. En pequeñas ocasiones se cuelga el programa y no hay forma de que vuelva a funcionar, sin más que cerrarlo perdiendo los cambios realizados que no hayan sido previamente guardados.

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Recomiendo encarecidamente leer muchos manuales que puede encontrar en su librería, biblioteca o vía Internet para saber manejar desde lo más básico hasta lo más preciso para obtener los resultados más precisos posibles. Instalar la última versión y activar las actualizaciones automáticas para no tener que hacerlo manualmente ya que estas siempre mejoran algo más el programa y son livianas y no requiere de mucho tiempo de espera. Con sus múltiples herramientas de edición de fotografías, sus brochas y máscaras son altamente recomendables. Además permite visualizar y guardar en varios formatos distintos de imagen, desde el típico JPEG hasta TIFF.

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Al principio cuando la empresa no disponía del suficiente capital para la adquisición de todos los programas necesarios, buscamos alternativas y encontramos en GIMP la alternativa perfecta y no tener que pagar nada ha sido una gran ventaja. Podemos realizar diseños desde nuestra empresa y enviárselos a los clientes de forma precisa.

GIMP review by Camila M.
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"La mejor alternativa de código abierto a Photoshop"

What do you like best?

Con Gimp tienes 90% de lo que ofrece Photoshop para edición de imágenes a 0% del precio, su valor es imbatible, y si utilizas sistemas operativos basados en Linux es tu mejor opción para edición de material gráfico. La interfaz será bastante familiar a quien esta acostumbrado a Photoshop (principalmente si usaste versiones mas antiguas) asi que no deberían tardar mucho en acostumbrarse con la nueva herramienta... Tiene funciones avanzadas cómo la pluma para selección, la herramienta clonadora, la varita magica y como no, edición por capas.

Gimp me ha sorprendido en su tiempo y sigue haciendo a cada versión.

What do you dislike?

No es Photoshop, si es verdad que Gimp tiene 90% de sus funciones de edición, pero algunas veces estos 10% hacen mucha falta, especificamente diria que las capas de ajuste son la función que mas echo de menos, son muy útiles para edición de fotos, principalmente para cambiar el orden de los efectos y ver los distintos resultados que pueden traer.

Recommendations to others considering the product

No dejen de probarlo, principalmente si usas sistemas operativos basados en Linux.

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Principalmente edición de imágenes en entorno Linux.

GIMP review by Fernando S.
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"You cant get any better open source editor"

What do you like best?

Open source and multiplatform make the complete image editing programs more affordable in the market, it is very complete including advanced editing functions such as layers, adjustment layers, vector selection and much more ... GIMP covers the needs of image editing for 90% of the users of commercial and more expensive programs like Photoshop.

What do you dislike?

I would like to have a better fonts palette, because it has a very rigid model for text printing, it would also be very helpful a wider range of plugins that can give me other results with editing capability. Compared with the other publishers GIMP is a good option but we can not say that it is the best option we have in the market.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Even if you are not thinking onadopting t, give it a try, is free and awesome!

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Mainly quick editing jobs, Gimp can easily take you out of some problems when you are not in a computer with licenses for the more serious editing tools such as Photoshop.

GIMP review by Antonio H.
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"Gimp, el programa de los ilustradores."

What do you like best?

Una de las posibilidades que nos da este programa de edición y creación de ilustraciones, es la varita mágica, te permite seleccionar aquello que quieres modificar, sin tener que hacer recuadros inexactos que producen resultados imperfectos.

Ademas algo muy sobresaliente de este programa es que es totalmente gratuito y nos da muchas utilidades.

Por otro lado su amplia selección de pinceles permite conseguir distintos resultados, desde pinceles para agua, acuarelas... hasta el mismo trazo de un lápiz grafito, es algo genial.

Gimp puede leer archivos .psd y exportar paletas a Photoshop, incluyendo también formatos SVG para los archivos.

ilustradores con mucha influencia en las redes como Piyoasdf o Happip utilizan este programa frecuentemente, aunque lo acompañan con otros programas de renombre.

What do you dislike?

Gimp es una programa muy completo y hay muy poco que decir acerca de posibles pequeños ''errores'', posiblemente le viniera bien un lavado de cara respecto a la interfaz, lo que menos me llega a gustar de este programa es el contenido, la mayoría esta destinado a un publico anglo parlante, mientras que países como España, Rusia o Alemania, entre otros, tienen un contenido mucho mas escaso sin contar la reducida comunidad que hay detrás de este producto.

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Usar Gimp me ha ayudado en muchas tareas y me las ha facilitado, como por el ejemplo al retirar el fondo de los productos a comercializar, la eidición de la saturación y del contraste de las imágenes y el saneamiento de estas.

Su bloqueo de fondo permite crear logos para empresas, si la empresa tiene algo muy relevante puedes añadirlo de forma facil y segura.

Gimp ofrece bastantes soluciones y ayudas que al fin y al cabo nos hace ahorrar tiempo, que en una empresa es algo beneficioso, ya que la producción es mayor.

GIMP review by KARTIK N.
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"great and smooth experience"

What do you like best?

The easy interface and vibrant tool set. Gimp give a lot of customisable tools and operation sets which are one of the best in this genre.The file size is also small while the installation is also smooth and facile. With the latest update, gimp 2.10.6 has a lot more to explore and learn.

What do you dislike?

Nothing really. gimp offers a lot more than some others in the domain that too for free. It would be great if it can bring in some customisable modules for dynamic image editing with more power to masking and layers.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Gimp is a grat tool for researcha nd self learning. interface is smootha nd vibrant. being free, it saves you a lot of money in going for professional photoshop tools

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we use GIMP extensively for preparing researhc sketchs and modify images and enhnace, photoshop them and create great pics.

GIMP review by Khaled M.
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"Puedes confiar en él"

What do you like best?

Tienes al alcance de la mano paneles de pinceles, capas, caminos y otras herramientas que hacen que la experiencia sea extraordinariamente cómoda. Aprender a usarlo es más fácil que aprender otros softwares. El aspecto es simple e intuitivo. También te proporcionan actualizaciones periódicas, con correcciones y nuevas funciones.

What do you dislike?

La curva de aprendizaje para principiantes es bastante empinada sin mucho material de capacitación disponible. Las operaciones simples tardan mucho tiempo en realizarse por primera vez porque debe buscar en línea una guía de instrucciones para realizar las operaciones. Afortunadamente, he podido encontrar tales guías para cada función que quería usar. Tampoco me gustan todos los menús flotantes. Prefiero que se guarde en una sola ventana, pero tampoco he investigado lo suficiente para ver si esta es una opción que puede cambiarse de forma predeterminada.

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He utilizado GIMP para producir todo tipo de materiales de marketing, como volantes, anuncios impresos, anuncios web, publicaciones en redes sociales, tarjetas de visita y mucho más. Y, por supuesto, es perfecto para editar fotografías para la web y para imprimir. Con GIMP, puedo perfeccionar rápidamente una foto para usar en nuestro boletín informativo o folletos.

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.

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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 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

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.

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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.

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.

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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 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

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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 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.

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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 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.

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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.

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

GIMP review by Dale K.
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"My go to software for image manipulation..."

What do you like best?

This is a very powerful set of image editing tools and should be placed in a 'one click icon' on your computer screen.

I purchased and used to use the Corel suite of programs for a couple decades before I switched to this FREE masterpiece.

I haven't found a feature I need that is not there and there are many features and capabilities that I have not had available to me before in Corel.

What do you dislike?

There is a not insignificant learning curve in order be productive after such a long time using Corel.

There is just a different way of doing things in Gimp that are not always intuitive.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is worth the learn.

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

If you see it on your computer screen, then Gimp can take a screenshot or image and let you modify professionally to your hearts content.

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.

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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.

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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 Daemon R.
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"Excellent Free Alternative To Photoshop"

What do you like best?

Gimp has almost all the same features as Photoshop but is much less in storage size and easier to use. It is a very helpful tool for creating simple graphics, editing existing images or even creating complex layered graphics.

What do you dislike?

Not much to dislike. Sometimes really old images do not load correctly within Gimp due to vectors but that doesn't happen often enough for it to be a major problem.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely worth using for any size business as long as your graphic design needs aren't extremely complex. Anyone will learn how to make or edit excellent graphics easily!

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

Gimp is used often to help in our ad banner service where we use it to edit banners we create to match the criteria of our clients before they are using in online and offline advertising or within our Wi-FI network.

GIMP review by Carlos E.
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"A good alternative"

What do you like best?

What I liked the most about GIMP is free software, that is, anyone can collaborate to make it better.

In addition it is a multiplatform program can work in several operating systems.

Also needs very little space in our hard drive and memory, which makes it faster in its execution.

What do you dislike?

One of the things I disliked about GIMP is that it has fewer features than other payment tools. Also that it is little known, and community and help is not as common as I would like.

At first, the graphical interface may confuse the new user.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Consider GIMP as a good alternative in you daily basics confronting little or big needs about design or editing in your company.

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

With GIMP you can solve little needs you need in your daily basics without wasting so much money and time. Also without need a very strong hardware.

GIMP review by Andrea M.
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"Good design tool"

What do you like best?

The most important feature is that this program is GNU (free) with enough options to be compared to photoshop. It has a portable version, very light capable of running on every computer.

You will be capable to do any kind of edit or create from zero a new image.

The best feature is the multilayer interface, arguably one of the best in the market, allowing the user to speed the edit process without sacrifice performance.

What do you dislike?

The worst part about this program is the fact that in order to have all functionalities actives you have to download and install a big package of plug-ins .

All specific and custom features are added by plug-ins

Recommendations to others considering the product

Learn as soon as posible to integrate plug-ins

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

-Image develop

-Image edit and customization by client

-Image exposure, rendering, customization.

-Content creation

-Artist content design

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 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 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 Maria S.
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"Muy fácil de usar y gratuito"

What do you like best?

Lo que más me gusta de Gimp es que todas las funcionalidades que ofrece el programa son gratuitas, por lo que no se necesita de ninguna licencia para acceder a las herramientas del programa.

What do you dislike?

Lo que menos me gusta es que echo en falta un mayor número de herramientas, pues las que se ofrecen me resultan demasiado básicas. De hecho, Adobe Illustrator o Photoshop están más especializados en el diseño gráfico.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Gimp es un programa que ofrece funcionalidades básicas de forma totalmente gratutita. Estas herramientas resultan bastante útiles para aquellos casos en los que se requiere una cierta inmediatez, sin necesidad de obtener un resultado totalmente profesional.

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

Este programa me permite diseñar y modificar fotografías que no requieren de gran trabajo, empleando muy poco tiempo, ya que la gran mayoría de las herramientas que ofrecen son muy intuitivas.

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.

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