So…What is GIMP?
GIMP is a free graphics tool that can be used by both Windows and Mac users. Here are some of it’s features:
- Simple graphic functions like those found in the Windows ‘Paint’ program
- Photo retouching
- Image file format conversion
- Image layering
And because it is open source and designed to be expandable and extensible it means plug-ins can be installed to increase functionality.
How do I get Started with GIMP?
Obtaining a copy of GIMP is not as straight forward as you might think, and going to their download page http://www.gimp.org/downloads/ is rather confusing. Therefore, you may want to use these links instead:
- Windows – http://gimp-win.sourceforge.net/stable.html
- Mac – http://gimp.lisanet.de/Website/Download.html
What Will it Cost Me?
Nothing. GIMP is a freely distributed software application.
What platform is it available on?
Gimp is available for both PCs and Macs.