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GIMP: Free Photoshop replacement

by Behrad

When you think about editing any picture you already start thinking about Adobe’s Photoshop, right? But did you know that there are some other tools available which can do the same?

Photoshop is a great tool and I have been using it for years. However all great things comes with a price. So what to do if you simply want to edit a couple of pictures every now and then and don’t want to pay € 24,19 a month for this software? Then GIMP is here to the rescue!

GIMP: The best free option

GNU Image Manipulation Program or simply called GIMP, is perhaps one of the most well-known photo editor out there which is available for GNU/Linux, Windows OS X and more operating systems. As mentioned GIMP is a free and open source based application. Open source simply means that you can change its source code and distribute your changes.

Whether you are a graphic designer, photographer, illustrator, or scientist, GIMP provides you with sophisticated tools to get your job done. You can further enhance your productivity with GIMP thanks to many customization options and 3rd party plugins.


GIMP provides you the tools to do the job for photo enhancements, drawing, trimming, cutting, blending pictures and more in a free application. You can even use GIMP to open Photoshop files (.psd) but also get to use the many Photoshop Brushes (.abr) files as well.

GIMP also offers a lot of tutorials on their website, so should you be new to GIMP then head to their Tutorials page for more information. Off course it comes with a online manual if you’re really going to deep dive into all of it’s options.

So if you’re looking for a free Photoshop alternative with a lot of muscles you should definitely try GIMP.

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