Friday, October 27, 2017

What is GIMP (the GIMP)? What Do I Use It For? Where To Go Help/Get Help?

What is GIMP (the GIMP)?

GIMP is an open source image/photo editor.
GIMP stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program.
GIMP is used by beginners and professionals as it is open
source and free.
GIMP is available on GNU/Linux, OS X and Microsoft Windows.
You can download GIMP for free from

What Do I Use It For?

I personally use it editing my images.
I also write scripts (Python plug-ins) for others to download to use in GIMP.
I am not an artist but I have a lot of fun using GIMP.

GIMP automatically comes along with Ubuntu (Linux) Desktop install.
On my Windows machine (laptop), I just install GIMP myself.

Installing plug-ins in GIMP is really easy. You just toss the plug-ins/scripts
in the appropriate folder and that's it, it's ready to run.

I was taught to use Photoshop in school, but everything you learn in photoshop, you can
easily transfer those skills to GIMP when you're using it.

I also use GIMP for simple photo enhancing operations such as
auto white-balance.

I can't say enough to recommend GIMP to people. It's my go-to program for any photo/image editing.

Where To Go Help/Get Help?

There's also great community support if you don't understand something, just ask.
People are always willing to help.

Here are some places that I go to try to help and get help from:
/r/gimp on (My forum)