GIMP: A photoshop Alternative for Linux!

GIMP, GNU Image manipulation program is open software. It’s a free and open image manipulation software. This software has absolutely no disadvantages compared to the usually used image manipulation softwares such as Adobe Photoshop. This one is tested for a wide range of application.


This software is available under GNU Public License and it target people who cannot afford to buy expensive softwares such as Photoshop. But compared to Photoshop GIMP has most of its features.

One of the most important features of GIMP is its customizable workspace. There are developers and designers who require various alignments of the tools and need to save them. GIMP provides a perfect platform for their work.

The interface of GIMP is aligned in the form of stacks so called docks so that the users can toggle between the web items as fast as possible. GIMP also supports full screen mode editing which not only allows you to get the live preview of the currently editing file but also allows us to fully utilize our complete screen estate.

Numerous digital photo imperfections can also be easily rectified by the latest GIMP edition. This includes perspective distortion, barrel distortion and vignetting.

There is an inbuilt channel mixer which gives you the power to enhance your black and white images.

GIMP can be said as the most ideal software for digital photo retouching as it does not require or does not ask for the unnecessary information while using the touchup tool or the healing brush tool.

GIMP support for external devices
The latest GIMP developed provides unique support for various external devices such as pressure and tilt sensitive tablets and also a wide range of USB or MIDI controllers. You can even bind various USB and MIDI controls to the GIMP and make your on scripts for manipulating the input. This includes changing your screen opacity, size color etc. of the brush. This highly speeds up your workflow.

Currently GIMP allows most of the commonly used image formats such as JPEG (JFIF), GIF, PNG, TIFF and PSD.

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