Thank you for your review
Email me when discounted: 
GIMPshop is a Gimp modification that features menu layouts, dialogs and naming conventions similar to those found in Adobe Photoshop. Photoshop users should feel right at home using Gimpshop. The Gimp, on which Gimpshop is based, is a powerful, open source image editing application. For more info on the Gimp see this page. Gimpshop is essentially the same program with some cosmetic changes.

What's New

Version 389: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.


Similar Software

Open Comparison
Suggest Other Similar Software
Leave a Review

GIMPshop User Discussion

Nobody has reviewed or commented on this app yet. Add your own comment and get a discussion going!
Sort by: Time | Smiles
Nirsus Member IconComment+2

This app does not currently work under Snow Leopard 10.6.3/X11 2.3.5. It attempts to cache fonts and then crashes.

Reply0 replies
Version 2.2.11
gabrielu Member IconComment+2

Just so you guys know, version 2.2.11 won't start under Snow Leopard either.

Reply0 replies
Version 2.2.11
bigdave56 Member IconComment+87

Forget Gimpshop under Leopard for the time being. It crashes every time. Ironically, this is actually an improvement, as since Leopard/X11 change, it wouldn't even launch except for parking its icon in the dock. I blame this on the new X11 as included in Leopard.

Just got (finally) the 2.4 PPC version of Gimp running on my 1.2ghz iBook after the 10.5.2 and x.org X11-1.2.4 updates, so I will be using that while I watch for a Leopard-usable version of Gimpshop, hopefully based on the 2.4.x Gimp.

Apple doesn't appear to have done a whole lot to assure X11 functionality under 10.5.2. Guess they expect you to spend $600 for P-shop. Ain't happenin'...

Reply0 replies
Version 2.2.11
aetnaria Member IconComment+98

After 'caching fonts...' for awhile, it states that "Gimp-2.2 has unexpectedly quit". I've heard that this has to do with Leopard's new X11 implementation, to which a solution is posted at:

I must be mucking something up though, since it still gives me the same error afterwords.

Running Gimpshop 2.2.11 and Leopard 10.5.1 on a mac book pro duo.

Reply0 replies
Version 2.2.11
Sea-Mac Member IconComment+14

Download link is DEAD ...

I would love to try it!

Reply2 replies
Version 2.2.11

I found a copy of the software and uploaded it to our servers, you can download it now.


Thank You! Downloads OK now!

M-Rick Member IconComment+152

Try LiveQuartz http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/18064

More more Mac OS X.

If you need a more complete Photoshop like, then try Pixel (not free) http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/18055/pixel

Reply0 replies
Version 2.2.11
planet Member IconReview+6

Over more than one year ago I sent a suspicious Photoshop 6 copy I acquired at *B*y to Adobe, because they claimed this kind of copies are illegal. Neither got my CD back nor any response since, it's a pity. Therefore I used legal PSE 2 and 3, and with the Earthbound light extension it still works fine for me.
Gimpshop is a big step forward, the most shortcuts for tools working exacly like in PS and PSE for MS-Windows because the command-key is at the control-key. On my 1.2 Ghz G4 with 1.2 GB RAM Gimpshop works fast and stable and the best news is the brand-new free UFRaw plugin:
Although Mac Gimpshops development has a delay compared to the Linux version, it's a very good tool for private use and we can really look forward to the plugins like Refocus, Wideangle Lens, CMYK - and maybe someone who will spent some work on this somewhat elaborate interface.
Gimpshop didn't replaced my PSE yet but I'm working on it. Thank you very much!

Reply0 replies
Version 2.2.11
heathermason Member IconReview+3

I love this. I actually deleted Photo Shop Elements after a few hours of using this wonderful piece of software.

Reply0 replies
Version 2.2.11
rumplestiltskin Member IconComment+11

This is being written with only about 15 minutes of experience with the app.

Seems to run very well on my Intel iMac (early 2006). Don't see any "RAW" support but I've not read the docs at all and I should RTFM before complaining, right?

I like the Photoshop key equivalents; If I'm going to learn something beyond iPhoto, it might as well have a similar-to-PS UI, right?

I ran the "yellow cursor" fix before running anything; can't say whether I had the problem or not before - never saw it in other X11 apps.

re: Copying between the app and OSX clipboard - very nice.

I'll try to learn more and post a review soon. At first blush, however, maybe I don't even need Photoshop? :D

Reply0 replies
Version 2.2.11
Mac0852 Member IconComment+5

This program works great for me. There are some downloads for different versions over at www.gimpshop.com and also a forum for people to ask questions on

Reply0 replies
Version 2.2.11
There are no Ratings for this App yet.
> 5 13


Current Version (389.x)


Downloads 63,959
Version Downloads 5,374
License Free
Date 05 Jun 2006
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
Learn how MacUpdate Desktop makes installing apps from MacUpdate.com one-click easy.
Next time, install GIMPshop with 1-click

Learn how MacUpdate Desktop can install apps on MacUpdate with the simple click of the Install apps with MacUpdate Desktop icon. Plus, keep all your apps updated.