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4.3
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GIMP Pricing Reviews

Mid Market (51-1000 emp.)
Dec 14, 2020
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Overall Rating:
3.5
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"Free, and you feel that."
What do you like best about GIMP?

The price is obviously its strongest feature. GIMP is open source and therefore free to use. Given the fact that you do not have to pay for it, there is still a wide variety of tools.

What do you dislike about GIMP?

It was originally advised to me as a competitor of Adobe Photoshop. This is not the case. There is a huge difference in license fee, and (luckily) you can feel that. GIMP is not as easy to use and lacks some key features.

What problems is GIMP solving and how is that benefiting you?

For basic photo editing, GIMP does the job. Moreover, you can save the expensive fees of Adobe software solutions.

Small Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Aug 31, 2019
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Overall Rating:
3.0
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"Poor man's Photoshop. It's decent."
What do you like best about GIMP?

Price and basic functions are gimp's best feature. Layer-based editing is great to access without a fee

What do you dislike about GIMP?

It feels like Photoshop, but if you are used to Photoshop's advanced editing and user interface, gimp feels.like a very foreign experience .

What problems is GIMP solving and how is that benefiting you?

I mainly recommend gimp to people who want to start with basic layer based inVe editing, but don't have budget for Photoshop. I don't use it anymore.

Small Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Dec 20, 2017
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Overall Rating:
3.5
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"Excellent tool if you already understand high-end image processing"
What do you like best about GIMP?

GIMP has almost every tool that's available in Adobe Photoshop...at an open source price! You can do everything from retouching photos to creating new graphics to creating animations. It's truly remarkable. And, you can open and work with PSD files, which is fantastic.

What do you dislike about GIMP?

If you aren't already a skilled user of high-powered tools like the Adobe suite, learning how to use GIMP can be daunting. There are sooooo many tools and options that you just can't use if you're not already an expert (or at least intermediate user) before you start. It is most assuredly not for beginners. But if you need stuff like alpha channel support and support for bezier selections, this is the most cost-effective and powerful option.

What problems is GIMP solving and how is that benefiting you?

GIMP is an extremely powerful image processing and editing tool at a much lower cost than anything in the Adobe Creative Suite. It really does everything. There's a large community that creates plugins and other extensions. I use it for quick image editing, to create web and email graphics and to review the PSD files that sometimes get sent to me.

Mid Market (51-1000 emp.)
May 22, 2019
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Overall Rating:
4.0
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"Great! Open source but occasionally clunky."
What do you like best about GIMP?

It's a free photoshop with all the functionality and none of the price. I've used it since High School to avoid the cost of Adobe products.

What do you dislike about GIMP?

The open-source nature of the program can occasionally make it less user friendly, as features change over time without announcing themselves.

What problems is GIMP solving and how is that benefiting you?

It is a cost-free solution to photo editing!

Small Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Oct 06, 2020
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Overall Rating:
3.5
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Howard S.
Marketing Manager
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"All the functionality of a Photoshop for free, but not as polished."
What do you like best about GIMP?

It's free! Adobe's Photoshop's kinda expensive, but GIMP offers all the features at no cost. As long a you understand the concepts of editing photos, you can figure out how to accomplish it with very little effort. Quite powerful enough when you need something more than MS Paint.

What do you dislike about GIMP?

I work with Photoshop occasionally enough to be able to do basic operations, but when I started using GIMP, I feel like I had to relearn all the interface again. It sometimes feels like Photoshop from 10 years ago, but it's not that big of an issue once you start using it and get used to it.

What problems is GIMP solving and how is that benefiting you?

Sometimes you need a quick edits to a photo for social media or for internal use, that you can't wait for the agency or want to bother the agency to edit. GIMP allow for these quick edits without the overhead cost of having Adobe license. My needs are just light and quick photo edits, so it's hard to justify purchasing a professional software. And often enough, the free software that comes with Windows aren't robust enough to meet the need. GIMP fills the niche nicely where MS Paint isn't enough, but when you don't want to purchase Photoshop.

Small Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Jan 04, 2018
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Overall Rating:
5.0
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"Up to Par"
What do you like best about GIMP?

I love the fact that it basically rivals Photoshop (which I also own), but it's free. No hefty price tag that's definitely a plus in many people's books not just mine I assume. It has everything integrated in practically the same way Photoshop does, I'm able to have many of the same editing options which is great. I love it and that I can get superior design with it without the cost of the competitions. I actually need to download it on my business laptop now seeing that my other one is for school. I highly recommend this for every business as it saves you money and does exactly what you'll need with you being able to put your coins towards other expenses. This is a great product and editing tool, by far one of my favorites for sure!

What do you dislike about GIMP?

I wish it had more special effect options.

What problems is GIMP solving and how is that benefiting you?

Business problems I'm solving are creating logos and marketing images. Benefits are that it's just as customizable as Photoshop without the price tag and it's available to anyone with a passion for design that can't afford other programs.

Small Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Jul 27, 2020
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Overall Rating:
4.0
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Nimie G.
Marketing Consultant
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"Gimp is a great for the price"
What do you like best about GIMP?

First off Gimp is free! You can now alter images, remove backgrounds, resize, and compress for free. No monthly payments, no attributes — it really is free. Fairly simple tool and can do pretty much all your photo editing. It has all the basic software editing tools and because of the cost you don't feel like you aren't getting your monies worth if you seldom use it or only use a few tools.

What do you dislike about GIMP?

The documentation is not user friendly. Pages and pages of text found online in the form of a manual. But, thanks to many users you can find tutorial videos for most of the common needs. It would also be nice if there were help popups to assist you along the way. It doesn't have have the bells and whistles as Photoshop but then you aren't paying for more than you need. It was a bit of a learning curve and trial and error but that is to be expected with any new software.

What problems is GIMP solving and how is that benefiting you?

I use it regularly to resize and compress images for websites. It also allows me to crop into shapes, colorize and blur the edges. I can even remove unwanted backgrounds or items from images. I can very easily remove piercings and tattoos from profile images or remove brand names from the merchandise. Even add text to images. It may not have all the features of other photo editors but it most likely has more than you will use unless your business is graphic design. I know I only use a small percentage of its abilities but I do rely on it regularly and have not found anything else to replace it. I even have clients that use it foe the resizing and compressing capabilites.

Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Oct 18, 2016
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Overall Rating:
2.5
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"Gimp is a great Photoshop alternative when your need to keep costs low"
What do you like best about GIMP?

It's the closest analog to Adobe Creative Suite's Photoshop, and you can't beat the price. It's great for what it is, and you'll notice some similarities between the two products which is enough information to get you started.

What do you dislike about GIMP?

Some of the tools are a little difficult to use and not terribly intuitive. It's not a natural transition to move from Adobe Creative Suite to Gimp. There's a bit of a learning curve. At the time I used this product, documentation was still pretty light. This has since improved over time and with more users.

What problems is GIMP solving and how is that benefiting you?

My primary issue at the time was losing my Adobe Creative Suite license and looking for a suitable replacement. Gimp fit the bill when it came to replacing photoshop. It's an incredibly cost effective solution, but in the end, I bought a new Creative Suite license.