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By The GIMP Team Free
Size : 206MB | Initial Release Date : 2019-10-31 | Last Updated : 2019-10-31 | Works On : Windows 11 PC for GNU/Linux, OS X, Microsoft Windows, All

Editors' Review for GIMP

GIMP, as a graphics editor, used for image retouching and editing, free-form drawing, converting between different image formats. Mainly aiming to graphic designers, photographers, illustrators, or scientists to help them finish design works productively.

Screenshots of GIMP

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High Quality Photo Manipulation

GIMP provides the tools needed for high quality image manipulation. From retouching to restoring to creative composites, the only limit is your imagination.

Original Artwork Creation

GIMP gives artists the power and flexibility to transform images into truly unique creations.

Graphic Design Elements

GIMP is used for producing icons, graphical design elements, and art for user interface components and mockups.

Programming Algorithms

GIMP is a high quality framework for scripted image manipulation, with multi-language support such as C, C++, Perl, Python, Scheme, and more!
Version : GIMP 3.2 (2019-10-31)
on-destructive editing is the main focus in this future version.

Version : GIMP 3.0 (2019-10-31)
GIMP 3.0 will be the first release ported to GTK3. This version had been developed in parallel to 2.9 with low priority. This changes now after the start of 2.10 with much more priority. Cleaning of code is actual now one of the main areas in development. Version 2.99.2 will be first Public development version of 3.0 and will be available in 2019.

Version : GIMP 2.10 (2018-10-13)
GIMP 2.10.0 was released on 27 April 2018.

The major change: image processing nearly fully ported to GEGL (0.4.0), allowing high bit depth processing, multi-threaded and hardware accelerated pixel processing, and more.
Color management is a core feature now, most widgets and preview areas are color-managed.
Many improved tools, and several new tools, such as the Warp transform, the Unified transform, and the Handle transform tools.
On-canvas preview for all filters ported to GEGL, with split-preview to compare before/after processing versions.
Digital painting improved with canvas rotation and flipping, symmetry painting, MyPaint brush support.
Support for several OpenEXR, RGBE, WebP, HGT image formats was added, support for TIFF, PNG, FITS, PSD improved.
GIMP now displays and allows the editing of Exif, XMP, IPTC, and DICOM metadata.
Basic HiDPI support includes automatic or user-selected icon size.
Default UI now uses a dark theme with symbolic icons, other UI and icon themes are available.
Native XCF File Limit is much more than 4 GB.
64 threads are possible for actual greatest Intel, AMD or other CPUs.
The team allowed for new features to enter stable releases:

Version 2.10.2 supports modern HEIF Format and add some new filters. Many Bugfix improve stability.
Version 2.10.4 is introduced a parallel process for font loading, and some bugfixes, also in macOS as Beta available.
Version 2.10.6 added support for vertical text layouts, introduced two new filters.
Version 2.10.8 introduced support for multi-color hard-edge gradient fills and CIE xyY color readouts, usability improvements, and bugfixes.
Version 2.10.10 introduced smart colorization, initial DDS support, various usability and performance improvements.
Version 2.10.12 added bugfixes and introduced various usability improvements like a better curves tool.
Version 2.10.14 added bugfixes and many filters based on GEGL.

Version : GIMP 2.0 (2004-03-22)
GIMP 2.0.0 was released on 23 March 2004. The biggest visible change was the transition to the GTK+ 2.x toolkit.

Version : GIMP 1.0 (1998-06-04)
GIMP and GTK+ split into separate projects during the GIMP 1.0 release. GIMP 1.0 included a new tile based memory management system which enabled editing of larger images and a change in the plug-in API (Application programming interface) allowed scripts to be safely called from other scripts and to be self documenting. GIMP 1.0 also introduced a native file format (xcf) with support for layers, guides and selections (active channels).

An official website was constructed for GIMP during the 1.0 series, designed by Adrian Likins and Jens Lautenbacher, now found at which provided introductory tutorials and additional resources. On 13 April 1997, GIMP News was started by Zach Beane, a site that announced plug-ins, tutorials and articles written about GIMP. May 1997, Seth Burgess started GIMP Bugs, the first 'electronic bug list'.

Marc Lehmann developed a perl programming plug-in. Web interfaces were possible with the GIMP 1.0 series, and GIMP Net-fu can still be used for online graphics generation.

Version : GIMP 0.54 (1995-11-20)
GIMP 0.54 was released in January 1996.[24][25] It required X11 displays, an X-server that supported the X shared memory extension and Motif 1.2 widgets. It supported 8, 15, 16 and 24-bit color depths, dithering for 8-bit displays and could view images as RGB color, grayscale or indexed color. It could simultaneously edit multiple images, zoom and pan in real-time, and supported GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF and XPM images.

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