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GIMP for Windows is much more than an image editor - it gives you most of the features of Adobe Photoshop, completely free

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Cat Ellis

GIMP is much more impressive than many full-price image-editing programs. Its premium-quality tools and support for plugins and layers make it the best free photo editor around.

Cat Ellis



GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a superb free alternative to Adobe Photoshop, and comes with a huge array of professional-quality functions for fine-tuning images and photos, and creating your own artwork from scratch.

It includes layers, highly customizable brushes, filters and automatic image-enhancement tools, and support for a huge number of plugins.


Why you need GIMP

It may be the most famous image editor on the market, but Photoshop certainly comes with a hefty price tag. But that shouldn't mean you have to go without powerful imaging software, and that certainly seems to be a sentiment shared by the creators of GIMP.

GIMP (short for GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a free alternative to Photoshop that more than holds its own. But don't think that the lack of a price tag means GIMP is lacking in features; it packs enough punch to genuinely rival Adobe's imaging behemoth.

It comes with impressive selection and montage features, various ways to retouch your images, cropping, noise reduction and colour adjustment tools, customisable brushes, gradients and so much more. There's plenty for the more advanced user, too, including layer masks, bezier curves, filters and even an animation package.

The interface is highly customizable, and the GIMP community has produced a ton of excellent plugins that are all free to download. The program is loaded with tutorials and there's plenty of assistance to be found in the active and helpful community, so don't worry if you get stuck – help is always at hand.

We don't have space to even begin to scratch the surface here, so download GIMP and find out exactly why it's such a popular free alternative to Adobe Photoshop.


Latest GIMP updates

The latest version of GIMP introduces an optional single-window mode, so you don't have to deal with multiple images and toolbars each in their own window. You can navigate between different images using tabs.


Other GIMP versions

GIMP Portable


GIMP tutorials

Retouch photos with GIMP

Use Photoshop plugins in GIMP


The best free photo editor 2017

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