The GIMP Photo Editor

We’ve all wanted to do some photo editing at some point of our computer lives, and the first program that comes to our mind is Photoshop.  We’ve heard about Photoshop everywhere and we know that it’s one of the most popular photo editing programs in the world.  So we hopped on the website and, lo and behold, it was $700!  Luckily, there is a FREE alternative: GIMP.

GIMP is a free photo editor that was originally made to run on Linux, but it was later made to work on Windows, Mac, and other operating systems.  GIMP is a very powerful tool, but Photoshop still defeats it when it comes to the business place.

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One Response to The GIMP Photo Editor

  1. Xander314 says:

    There’s another free tool called “UFRaw”. Whereas Photoshop (I think) has inbuilt support for various cameras’ RAW file formats, I don’t think GIMP does. UFRaw can open camera’s RAW files and allows you to apply processing to them to produce a normal image file which can then be saved. Further, there is an “Open in GIMP” button in UFRaw, and if you try to open a RAW file in GIMP, it will automatically open it in UFRaw so you can process it into a file GIMP can read.

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