GIMP (Free Adobe PhotoShop) is the Best Free Open Source Image Manipulation Software Available, PERIOD

Gimp is a Free and Open Source Adobe Photoshop Alternative

Ok…Today’s Living Under a Rock article is about GIMP, free and open source image editing software. GIMP stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program, and to best describe GIMP, you would basically have to call it a free and open source Adobe Photoshop.

If you are used to Photoshop and switch to GIMP it might take you some time to get used to the different user interface, but over a couple of days you’ll begin to fall in love with it and refuse to go back. The huge drawl to GIMP over Photoshop is the massive saving. I mean I’m talking about hundreds of dollars here.

With GIMP you can edit pretty much any image type and create pretty much any type as well. If you created a PSD in Photoshop you can edit it in GIMP and keep all the layer attributes as well. You can create ico images for favicons and desktop icons. You can also easily create website templates with GIMP.

If you need any help acclimating to GIMP from Photoshop they offer and huge array of tutorials. There are also a host of plugins created by an ever growing development community.

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13 Responses to “GIMP (Free Adobe PhotoShop) is the Best Free Open Source Image Manipulation Software Available, PERIOD”

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