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The Gimp - Image Manipulation Program

The Gimp is a fully-fledged, and completely free, image manipulation program that should suit the needs of both amateurs and professionals.

The Gimp Interface


The Gimp is an awesome piece of software! Although it is free, the Gimp is a serious rival for expensive products such as Adobe Photoshop and PaintShop Pro. It allows the use of layers, which is virtually essential for creating anything more than simple graphics. It also has an extensive range of features that allow you to change the appearance of images and/or create a desired effect. A lot of the program's functionality is accessed via right click context menus. The interface consists of a series of floating windows and is highly configurable. The Gimp puts advanced image manipulation software within reach of end-users who are unable or unwilling to spend large amounts for comparable fee-based applications.



From the Download site:

The Windows version of a popular Linux graphics editor and image manipulation software. It offers a ton of features, including advanced layer support, masks, filters, effects and many other features found in professional graphics programs. Beware however that the interface needs getting used to, it uses multiple component windows, rather than a uniform interface.

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Please note:
All software I recommend has been checked for spyware and viruses and has proven to be reasonably stable on my Microsoft Windows based computers. However, it is impossible to guarantee that any software I recommend will work as well for you as it has for me. There are just too many variables to make such a guarantee viable. Therefore, I cannot take any responsibility for problems that you may encounter due to the use of software that I have reviewed.



Review by Brett M. Christensen