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We have 6 reviews for GIMP. The average overall ratings is 3.8 / 5 stars.
Overall Opinion: You (or just me) will get frustrated trying to learn this complex program. It uses layers, all right. But adding even a simple text over a picture is hard. "have you tried F1" Yes, I watch F1 frequently, every other weekend.
Pros: Free free free free. Runs in Linux.
Cons: Very difficult to learn or memorize. One has to google or watch hours of Youtube videos to get a square drawn on screen.
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Overall Opinion: GIMP is the best solution I found so far outside of the expensive professional graphics tools. I can modify my pictures and graphics, efficiently reduce their size one by one or in bulk. In terms of picture quality, it matches my professional webdesign work.
Pros: Ease of use - GIMP is very intuitive to use. The bulk edit feature is very unique for this kind of app. The feature palette is sufficient for most quick edits.
Cons: None really. It has everything I expect from a free tool, and I use it most specifically for the bulk edits. Sometimes I miss more export formats.
Overall Opinion: GIMP has been around for many years, but it is only recently that the program has mounted a strong challenge to the dominance of Photoshop. This can be credited to software improvements and the availability of the program for Windows. Linux users have always been aware of the program's usefulness, and it is even packaged with some Linux distributions. The UI for GIMP looks very familiar to Photoshop. Individuals with Photoshop experience will have no problems making the transition to GIMP, and doing so could save them hundreds of dollars each year. With that being said, the Adobe purist will still become frustrated with how GIMP handles some of its features. Panels are used to display features like brushes, palettes, and paths. There is also a separate panel for tools. Users can customize the panels to their own liking by removing some features and adding others, but the process is far less intuitive than it is with Photoshop. The menus at the top of the screen are standard. There are tabs for File, Edit, and View in addition to Image and Filters. The Help tab will take users to a large amount of documentation that can be very helpful in learning the ins and outs of the program. One item that users will find missing is a Text menu. This is probably due to the fact that creating text with GIMP leaves a lot to be desired. It just doesn't yield the same results as it does with Photoshop. There are also no adjustment layers in GIMP. This will also be disappointing to some Photoshop users. For what it does, though, GIMP serves users well. It's biggest benefit may be that it provides an opportunity to break free from expensive monthly subscriptions.
Pros: Free to download and use Compatible with most Photoshop files Simple interface
Cons: Poor text tool No adjustment layer
Overall Opinion: I wanted to explore a good but free alternative to Photoshop the professional image manipulation software. GIMP was referred to me by a friend. It was a breeze to setup and getting started. With the help of some youtube videos was able to get all my tasks done using this nice piece of software.
Pros: It's Free Backed by community
Cons: Learning curve Slow updates Lack of features compared to commercial software
Overall Opinion: It's a bit tricky to use, but I love that this tool exists. It's good to have an alternative to expensive software, especially for individuals and little community organisations that aren't in a position to pay for top of the line stuff. BTW this site has a very silly system for reviews - I have no idea about the customer service for free software I use, but I rated them 5 because I don't want to bring down their rating with no info.
Pros: It's free and it works
Cons: The name - really, move on.
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