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Monday, February 28, 2011

Product Review: GIMP

Do you want to be able to easily manipulate images, however do not want to pay the exorbitant prices that adobe charges for photoshop?  Well you are in luck because free alternatives do exist, that do not require a loss of quality.  One of these notable programs is GIMP or GNU Image Manipulation.  
Anyone that has used photoshop casually should find themselves somewhat familiar setup.  However even though many of the tools have the same functions, they are sometimes used differently, which can be confusing to pick up at first.  Those who are more familiar with photoshop will have a harder time adjusting due to a lack of familiar tools and different menu layouts.  But for a free program that offers excellent photo editing capability and updates frequently why not try? http://www.gimp.org/

12 comments:

  1. Its still no photoshop. It is amazing how much power there is in free software though.

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  2. everyone i know raves about this, I haven't used it my self yet. Will be fun to try.

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  3. I use this quite a bit when I just need to do something basic that doesn't require all the bells and whistles of Photoshop. Can't beat it for free.

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  4. I agree that for a free program that offers excellent photo editing capability and updates frequently, that this product is great.

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  5. Love GIMP, I use it to make my GIFs.

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  6. People pay for photoshop? lol.

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  7. Great write up, sounds very good for the money-tight, like me!

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  8. Egan I love GIMP! The gradient tool is probably my favorite, it has soooo many uses. The learning curve is a little steep, but once you get good with GIMP, you can make some pretty epic stuff!

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  9. I love gimp such a good product.

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  10. its a good piece of software but as a graphic designer photoshop + ilustrator win.

    still the best thing about GIMP its the price.

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