The GIMP 2.8.22 for Windows

by Tor Lillqvist

Avg. Rating 4.1 (803 votes)

File Details

File Size 83.4 MB
License Open Source
Operating System Windows (All)
Date Added
Total Downloads 99,543
Publisher Tor Lillqvist
Homepage The GIMP

Publisher's Description

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.

Latest Reviews

kstev99

kstev99 reviewed v2.8.22 on 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.

Ryusennin

Ryusennin reviewed v2.8.22 on 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.

lylejk

lylejk reviewed v2.8.22 on 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. :)

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v2.8.22 on 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.

some guy

some guy reviewed v2.8.16 Update 4 on Jun 8, 2016

fantastic both windows and Linux

Zombulla

Zombulla reviewed v2.8.1.4 Revision 2 on Dec 21, 2014

Has become slow and utter garbage.

carlvui

carlvui reviewed v2.8.10 on Jul 20, 2014

My most pleasant surprise. Truly nice work, and to get that free. Thanks a lot for the developer. Fully compatible with all of my PCs, on 3 different OS and language platforms, works without incidents.
Very effective, great for demanding works. Needs some learning but not too difficult to use, give very nice result.

lylejk

lylejk reviewed v2.8.6 on Jun 25, 2013

Gets even better. What caught my eye with this release is that you can now have a clipboard brush that's up to 1024x1024. Very cool stuff indeed. It flawlessly installed as well. I'm using the Win 64 version. I've been a GIMPer since 2001 so I might be a little biased. lololol

:)

Uriel

Uriel reviewed v2.8.4 on Feb 8, 2013

Took an online course through lynda.com for this. Downloaded three plugins and it out performs Adobe IMHO. I wish that they would update the Linux version though.

some guy

some guy reviewed v2.8.2 on Aug 25, 2012

The GIMP 2.8.2 works great W7 32 bit

Avg. Rating 4.1 (803 votes)
Your Rating
kstev99

kstev99 reviewed v2.8.22 on 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.

Ryusennin

Ryusennin reviewed v2.8.22 on 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.

lylejk

lylejk reviewed v2.8.22 on 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. :)

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v2.8.22 on 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.

some guy

some guy reviewed v2.8.16 Update 4 on Jun 8, 2016

fantastic both windows and Linux

Zombulla

Zombulla reviewed v2.8.1.4 Revision 2 on Dec 21, 2014

Has become slow and utter garbage.

carlvui

carlvui reviewed v2.8.10 on Jul 20, 2014

My most pleasant surprise. Truly nice work, and to get that free. Thanks a lot for the developer. Fully compatible with all of my PCs, on 3 different OS and language platforms, works without incidents.
Very effective, great for demanding works. Needs some learning but not too difficult to use, give very nice result.

lylejk

lylejk reviewed v2.8.6 on Jun 25, 2013

Gets even better. What caught my eye with this release is that you can now have a clipboard brush that's up to 1024x1024. Very cool stuff indeed. It flawlessly installed as well. I'm using the Win 64 version. I've been a GIMPer since 2001 so I might be a little biased. lololol

:)

Uriel

Uriel reviewed v2.8.4 on Feb 8, 2013

Took an online course through lynda.com for this. Downloaded three plugins and it out performs Adobe IMHO. I wish that they would update the Linux version though.

some guy

some guy reviewed v2.8.2 on Aug 25, 2012

The GIMP 2.8.2 works great W7 32 bit

SineWave

SineWave reviewed v2.8.0 on May 27, 2012

I can swear that version 2.6 and even 2.7 was faster. That's my only problem with this 2.8 version. On the other hand, single window interface is a great addition that now, after using GIMP for a few years, I cannot get my head around it. I so wanted it, and now that it's here, I have doubts about it. Weird. Anyway, I always liked GIMP and I have never considered buying something like Adobe as I'm far from a professional, and Photoshop is very expensive for a piece of software for an amateur, absolutely not worth it. GIMP is all, and far more than an amateur photo editor needs. If it just weren't so slow... I was actually hoping it would get faster than the old version. :( Really sad. How many cores do I need to get it run normally? 16? However, because of all the wonderful features, my love for Open Source software and GIMP, out of gratitude for such versatile software we get for free, I have to give it five stars, again. [p.s. but guys what are you doing? why is it getting even slower instead of faster?]

terryjackson

terryjackson reviewed v2.8.0 on May 21, 2012

Nice feature set, but it's so slooooooooooow compared to Adobe Elements or Photoshop.

darkwzrd1

darkwzrd1 reviewed v2.8.0 on May 7, 2012

Don't worry BetaNews Roj gave "The Gimp" 5 Stars, no need to "RATE" this software anymore because he's the FINAL WORD..... Well, at least in his DREAMS! I love how he tries to talk intelligent, but we all know better. It probably takes him half a day to write a paragraph of this nature. He's clearly not being himself because he's putting way to much effort into being someone, he's clearly not.

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v2.8.0 on May 7, 2012

Hey everyone it's OK roj likes the GIMP now, he has cancelled the corporate order of Photo-Shop so those at Adobe will be very displeased now & profits will be hit hard ~

He has now been grabbed by Adobe as consultant design programmer in a frantic effort to sort out the issues roj has found with Photo-Shop after his incredible efforts & input on the GIMP ~

The fact that dear old roj kept using the GIMP when in his view it was a total piece of crap is indeed intriguing but it looks like after the pasting they got after his last review they got their heads down & sorted all his issues out ~

I hear Tor Lillqvist was extremely worried for a while they may have lost roj's custom & the huge donations he made, though we should all be grateful that the GIMP has been brought back from the brink of total annihilation thanks solely to the input of roj ~

Roj you are in UK speak a total absolute, & 100% gold plated Plonker ~

Peace once again now reigns at BetaNews forums & all is OK now though I was worried after his last review ~

Still 5 stars ~

BTW roj ~ It a sad fact on planet earth than when a person is losing a debate on a one to one personal basis they start to scathe a persons country, it happens all the time ~ BTW May I enquire: What language do you speak?

roj

roj reviewed v2.8.0 on May 7, 2012

The interface designers have really redeemed themselves in just about every way I could name. A truly powerful piece of software is finally usable by everyone.

darkwzrd1:

Hey junior, I didn't have to write it myself. A group of extremely intelligent people did it for me. And I find it very easy to be critical of software designers who build software from a geek point of view instead of the people who they should be thinking about: the users. I'm an end-user. Without me and people like me, software is an "also-ran" and a collection of unused bits and bytes.

Also, FREE is not and never will be an EXCUSE for poor software design (of which the interface is an integral part) and you apologists need to get that through your heads. As more than one person has said, "anything worth doing is worth doing well".

GIMP got real usability studies done and finally typifies that.

Music4Ever:

Thankfully I'm not in the UK (which also means I'm not overcompensating for delusions of relevance in a world that has largely forgotten that you exist). Here in Canada we're polite so I'll just say you're a hoser in a way that indicates the first letter of that word should be substituted with one four letters further down the alphabet. And oddly enough, I'm not a Photoshop user.

FIVE stars.

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