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Free Photo Editing Software

Updated on April 2, 2008

Introducing - GIMP

GIMP stands for GNU Manipulation program. It is free and can be used to complete tasks such as photo retouching, image authoring and composition. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert photo retouching tool or an image format converter.

GIMP's paint program features a full suite of painting tools including Brush, Pencil, Airbrush, Clone, etc.

GIMP's photo manipulation capabilities include Full alpha channel support. Layers and channels. Multiple Undo/Redo (limited only by diskspace). Editable text layers. Transformation tools including rotate, scale, shear and flip. Selection tools including rectangle, rounded rectangle, ellipse, free, fuzzy. Foreground extraction tool. Advanced path tool doing bezier and polygonal selections.Transformable paths, transformable selections. Quickmask to paint a selection.

GIMP can animate, extend and handle all your favourite file extensions such as bmp, gif, jpeg, mng, pcx, pdf, png, ps, psd, svg, tiff, tga, xpm, and many more.

GIMP operates under Linux (i386, PPC), Microsoft Windows (XP, Vista), Mac OS X, Sun OpenSolaris, FreeBSD.

The GIMP website includes a full set of tutorials to get you started if you are unfamiliar with photo manipulation software or simply want to get to grips with a new piece of software.


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    • kpfingaz profile image

      kpfingaz 4 years ago from ~~~

      @Koby - It should. It's the open source version of what Photoshop is. Almost anything you can do in Photoshop, you should be able to do in GIMP.

    • Ten Blogger profile image

      Ten Blogger 8 years ago from is good one ..

    • Koby profile image

      Koby 8 years ago from Ohio

      If i wanted to do heavy duty editing (like with adobe) but didn't want to pay, would this do the job?