The great Photoshop alternative, designed and created for GNU / Linux
Multiple editing tools
Customizable with extensions and plugins
Supports graphics tablets
Learning to use the program can be slow if you have little knowledge
There are lots of programs on the market for editing images and photographs, but GIMP is one of the most complete and most used by Linux users. Not only is it free, but it’s also suitable for novices, as well more advanced users, illustrators, graphic designers and photographers.
You can customize this open source program with all manner of extensions and plugins to enhance your productivity.
GIMP supports a huge range of formats, including .JPG, .PNG, .TIFF, .SVG, .GIF, .PCX, and Photoshop PSD files. Edited images can be saved in these formats, as well as .BMP and PDF. You can also create GIF and MPEG files via a special plugin.
The program boasts a huge range of high quality image editing tools, including:
- Intelligent Scissors for cropping
- Various paint tools
- Test creation and editing
- Image processing and masks
- Retouching, modification, cloning
- Gradients, filters and color editing
- Freeform drawing
- Altering or removing unwanted objects
GIMP allows the use of layers for editing images, so that each elemtn can be modified separately. Depending on the stacking order of the layers, each is displayed above or below the other images.