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Gimp GNU Image Manipulation Program

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the portability. The value for money is also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability and color.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Gimp GNU Image Manipulation Program is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Gimp GNU Image Manipulation Program

 

Product reviewed: GIMP 2.4.5 on Linux 8.4 OS. This is one of my favourite pieces of image-editing software. It can perform to high standards and allows a huge amount of customization via the "PREFERENCES" section. There are many advanced features...

Tremendous value!!!! (Free, download from www.gimp.org.) ; Works with WinXP, Linux or Mac computer OS's ; Most of the essential tools that the average photographer will ever need ; Easy-to-use ; Plenty of customizing options ; Fast start-up ;...

No image metadata browser. (You can view/edit captions, but not EXIF) ; Help missing in the included handbook ; No zooming in/out while previewing an effect in the "image preview window". (Unlike Paint Shop) ; Noise-reduction feature does not work...

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Gimp  GNU Image Manipulation Program

 

Product reviewed: GIMP 2.4.5 on Linux 8.4 OS.

Tremendous value!!!! (Free, download from www.gimp.org.) ; Works with WinXP, Linux or Mac computer OS's ; Most of the essential tools that the average photographer will ever need ; Easy-to-use ; Plenty of customizing options ; Fast start-up ;...

No image metadata browser. (You can view/edit captions, but not EXIF) ; Help missing in the included handbook ; No zooming in/out while previewing an effect in the "image preview window". (Unlike Paint Shop) ; Noise-reduction feature does not work...

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Gimp GNU Image Manipulation Program

 

Wow, I am surprised it has had so few reviews in recent years. Hopefully this one pushes it into the spotlight again. I started using the GIMP after a purchase of Microsoft Picture It! kept crashing on me. I was tired of spending money on software that...

Free ; Free Plugins to expand it ; Free community support ; Free tutorials, and tons of them ; Appeals to all different skill levels of users ; Community will educate you on what else you can do, and how ; Way more powerful than Picasa, Paint.NET, MS...

Similar interface as Adobe Photoshop, which is not immediately intuitive for non-GIMP and non-Photoshop software users. The time to learn is the only real weakness, but it is roughly the same time to learn Adobe Photoshop

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Gimp  GNU Image Manipulation Program

 

Wow, I am surprised it has had so few reviews in recent years. Hopefully this one pushes it into the spotlight again. I started using the GIMP after a purchase of Microsoft Picture It! kept crashing on me. I was tired of spending money on software that...

Free ; Free Plugins to expand it ; Free community support ; Free tutorials, and tons of them ; Appeals to all different skill levels of users ; Community will educate you on what else you can do, and how ; Way more powerful than Picasa, Paint.NET, MS...

Similar interface as Adobe Photoshop, which is not immediately intuitive for non-GIMP and non-Photoshop software users. The time to learn is the only real weakness, but it is roughly the same time to learn Adobe Photoshop

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Gimp  GNU Image Manipulation Program

 

This program allows you to do most, if not all, of what you can do with comparable programs costing hundreds of dollars.One drawback is that under Windows, GIMP tends to crash. You can usually save your work before it dies. I have not encountered this...

Free for the downloading. Well-conceived, apparently complete implementation of an image manipulation program. Source code is available (also free) in case you want to modify it yourself

Crashes under Windows. Spotty help menu. Some features seem non-intuitive or are hard to find in the menus

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Gimp GNU Image Manipulation Program

 

This program allows you to do most, if not all, of what you can do with comparable programs costing hundreds of dollars. One drawback is that under Windows, GIMP tends to crash. You can usually save your work before it dies. I have not encountered this...

Free for the downloading. Well-conceived, apparently complete implementation of an image manipulation program. Source code is available (also free) in case you want to modify it yourself.

Crashes under Windows. Spotty help menu. Some features seem non-intuitive or are hard to find in the menus.

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Gimp  GNU Image Manipulation Program

 

I love free software. I love it because I cannot afford the high cost of purchasing the commercial suites.I ran across GIMP when I needed graphics software to develop images. My first thought, "Its Free!, so, it can't hurt to try it..." Ever since...

FlexibleFreeAvailable in both Windows & Linux

I'm new to graphics... so I don't see the weaknesses

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Gimp GNU Image Manipulation Program

 

I love free software. I love it because I cannot afford the high cost of purchasing the commercial suites. I ran across GIMP when I needed graphics software to develop images. My first thought, "Its Free!, so, it can't hurt to try it..." Ever since...

Flexible Free Available in both Windows & Linux

I'm new to graphics... so I don't see the weaknesses

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Gimp GNU Image Manipulation Program

 

I use GIMP at work for texture authoring for visual simulation and imagery/photo enhancement/editing. This is an outstanding package that's more intuitive and allows more filter control than I found on Photoshop (which I've used for a number of years)....

FREE (vs. $600+ for anything close) *highly scriptable *more ergonomic interface (vs. memorizing dozens of hot keys to work as fast in Photoshop) *imports many formats including tif, rgb, psd, jpg *much more control over filters... and lots of them...

No CMYK color... yet *not accepted standard

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Gimp  GNU Image Manipulation Program

 

I use GIMP at work for texture authoring for visual simulation and imagery/photo enhancement/editing. This is an outstanding package that's more intuitive and allows more filter control than I found on Photoshop (which I've used for a number of...

FREE (vs. $600+ for anything close)*highly scriptable*more ergonomic interface (vs. memorizing dozens of hot keys to work as fast in Photoshop)*imports many formats including tif, rgb, psd, jpg*much more control over filters... and lots of them (not...

no CMYK color... yet*not accepted standard

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