The GIMP 2.8.22

4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 (803 votes)


Windows (All) / Open Source / 99,512 downloads

The GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software suitable for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.

Reviews of The GIMP

  1. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 2.8.22 (May 13, 2017)

    As a former graphics designer, I see no need to fork out $$$ for Photoshop, and make Adobe lots of money. GIMP has practically all of the features of Photoshop and it's developers don't just rush releases out the door. The magnetic scissors tool is a masterpiece.

    Great Program!! and best of all it's FREE !! I've tried Krita, and quite frankly, it's unconventional interface just doesn't cut it.

  2. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 2.8.22 (May 13, 2017)

    Krita is a digital painting application, Gimp is a generic image editor. Both programs have entirely different uses. I'd never use Krita to do any sort of basic picture manipulation.

  3. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 2.8.22 (May 11, 2017)

    Will admit that version 20's working fine for me (so haven't installed 22 yet) but still, GIMP is still my editor of choice. When you ad G'MIC to it, it makes it superior in many ways to Photoshop. Cannot wait until GIMP goes to 2.10x; the beta version already supports high bit depth which is the main complaint with GIMP in it's present form. Regardless, I seldom (if ever) need more than 8 bits per channel when I do my retouch play. :)

  4. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 2.8.22 (May 11, 2017)

    I hate to say it, but GIMP is done. Krita came along and did everything the community had been asking GIMP to do for decades. Ive switch to Krita, it even replaced photoshop for me. Goodbye GIMP, you missed the boat and its over.

  5. 5 out of 5 stars
    some guy

    Reviewing 2.8.16 Update 4 (Jun 8, 2016)

    fantastic both windows and Linux

Discuss The GIMP

  1. Feb 8, 2013 - 12:56 AM

    Installed the update yesterday. So far no gotchas from updating from 2.8.2 and that's a good thing. lol

    I was a little apprehensive from upgrading from 2.6x to 2.8 and 2.8.0 had more then a share of bugs/fustrations, but, since 2.8.2, GIMP's been a joy to use. I hope 2.8.4 will even be better, but I really haven't done much editing with the new update but what little I have, it's seems as good as 2.8.2 has been for me and, again, that's a good thing. :)