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GIMP
GIMP
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Powerful, free image editing application; now a native Mac app.

3.9
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GIMP overview

GIMP is a multi-platform photo manipulation tool. GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. The GIMP is suitable for a variety of image manipulation tasks, including photo retouching, image composition, and image construction.

GIMP has many capabilities. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, etc.

GIMP is expandable and extensible. It is designed to be augmented with plug-ins and extensions to do just about anything. The advanced scripting interface allows everything from the simplest task to the most complex image manipulation procedures to be easily scripted.

What’s new in version 2.10.32

Updated on Jun 16 2022

Core:
  • Adding support for localized glyphs ('locl') in Text tool depending on the value of the "Language" field in Text tool options.
  • XCF import nows drop Xmp.photoshop.DocumentAncestors tags after 1000 of them, similarly to what libgimpbase now does. This could happen in XCF files which were created e.g. from a PSD import before we handled the issue in libgimpbase.
XCF import:
  • Made more robust by ignoring (with a warning) invalid parasites and continuing to load the rest of the file (which might be valid). This way, we are able to salvage more cases of
  • partially corrupted XCF files.
  • Additional safety checks to detect broken XCF files.
  • - Version check can be globally disabled through a value in the `gimp-release` file. This would allow to use the same build on repositories with an update channels (where we don't want update check notifications) and on standalone (where we want them).
User Interface:
  • Removed titlebar/borders from Windows Splash Screen.
  • All official themes now have on-hover indicator around eye and link toggles in Layer/Channel/Path Dialog tree-views.
Dark theme:
  • Hover-on effect on radio menu items to improve readability.
Color icon theme:
  • Thin contrast border for 'close' and 'detach' to improve their readability against dark backgrounds on mouse-hover.
Plug-ins:
  • TGA: improving indexed images with alpha channel support (both import and export).
  • DICOM: Fix endian conversion for photometric interpretation "MONOCHROME1".
  • File-raw: "RGB Save Type" confusing dialog label renamed to "Palette Type" as on the main dev branch.
  • Screenshot: option to capture cursor in now available on Windows.
  • Pygimp: new optional parameter `run_mode_param` (defaulting to True) to register() function of the Python binding, which allows to make the "run-mode" parameter optional when creating a new PDB procedure. This is already used to fix "file-openraster-load-thumb" without changing its signature.
  • BMP: new PDB procedure "file-bmp-save2" which supports all options available interactively.
  • BigTIFF: our TIFF plug-in now officially supports BigTIFF import and export.
  • Import was actually already working transparently if you had a recent enough libtiff. Now the recent libtiff is enforced by dependency requirements.
  • Export support was added with a checkbox in the interactive dialog and a new "bigtiff" argument in the "file-tiff-save" PDB procedure.
  • When an interactive export of ClassicTIFF fails for the explicit reason of "Maximum TIFF file size exceeded", the export dialog is raised again with a message proposing to try again as BigTIFF or trying another compression algorithm. This allows because discoverability and understandibility of the issue, while not forcing BigTIFF export (since it might not be supported everywhere).
  • Unlike the same change on the main dev branch, this backport comes without a dependency requirement bump, which means this will only work if GIMP is built with recent enough libtiff.
  • Raw: more robust load able to load as much as possible from the file, then fill the rest with white, when offset and dimensions are bigger than actual file size.
  • Improved support of a few plug-in code for building under UCRT Windows environment (more modern C runtime library than MINGW).
  • EPS: loading transparent EPS files now supported.
  • JPEG XL: import backported from the `master` (2.99) branch.
  • WebP: export has a new IPTC checkbox (saved through XMP) as well as a thumbnail checkbox. (backported from dev branch, since 2.99.8)
  • DDS: export has a new flip option (useful for some game engine) as well as a new savetype option to export all visible layers (not only the active one).
TIFF:
  • Import support for 8 and 16 bit CMYK(A) TIFF files.
  • * 1, 2 and 4-bit B/W images are now converted to indexed rather than grayscale as it seems that there is more of a use case for these images to be handled as indexed, even tough technically they can be considered grayscale. In the future we could add an option at loading time where the user can choose whether they prefer it to be loaded as indexed or grayscale.
  • Fix loading images generated by MATLAB's blockproc function.
  • More robust loading for 8 bps grayscale MINISWHITE TIFF.
Libgimp:
  • New gimp_plug_in_error_quark() as a generic GQuark/GError domain for plug-ins (backported from 2.99.6).
  • Gimp_drawable_brightness_contrast() now works in the [-1.0, 1.0] range (it's more of a fix than a change because it's what it should have been from the start).
  • Better management of modification time in metadata: IPTC tag
  • Iptc.Application2.DateCreated is not overridden anymore as it is the original creation date of the image. Instead we set the XMP tag Xmp.xmp.ModifyDate for file modification time and Xmp.xmp.MetadataDate for metadata modification time.
  • Format of Xmp.tiff.DateTime is now properly set with timezone as a consequence of the previous improvement.
Libgimpbase:
  • Limit to 1000 ancestors when importing images with incredible amount of `Xmp.photoshop.DocumentAncestors` tags, which is most likely due to a bug in some versions of phoshop (in some PSDs, we encountered over 100,000 such tags; it probably makes no sense that a document could have that many ancestor documents). GIMP will now stops at 1000 such tags before dropping the rest and continue loading the file.
Icons:
  • Chain icons for the Color icon theme reworked from the Symbolic versions (with contrast borders to work on any background color) so that the "broken" and full variants are easily distinguishable.
Translations:
  • New Galician and Georgian translations for the Windows installer.
  • - 20 translations were updated: Catalan, Chinese (China), Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian.
Build:
  • Bumping minimum GEGL to version 0.4.36.
  • The Windows installer now has an option /DISABLECHECKUPDATE=true to install the same build but editing the `gimp-release` file to disable update check as newly implemented (see above in Core section).
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Information

License

Free

Size

135.8 MB

Developer’s website

https://www.gimp.org

Downloads

423456

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
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tangyan250
tangyan250
Mar 31 2022
2.10.30
0.0
Mar 31 2022
0.0
Version: 2.10.30
I like that GIMP has all of the features of Photoshop but without the need to subscribe to Adobe's Creative Suite. It's not as good as photoshop but it gets the job done. Gimp and a XP-Pen Deco Fun drawing tablet is great on Mac OS!
Johninsapporo
Johninsapporo
Dec 11 2021
2.10.28
1.0
Dec 11 2021
1.0
Version: 2.10.28
Quite simply, this is horrible. Way too complex. Software designed by a committee.
samuel_h
samuel_h
May 7 2021
2.10.22
0.0
May 7 2021
0.0
Version: 2.10.22
This app brings me back to 2013 when I did my first steps in photo editing. Glad I found it again, will definitely give it a try years later although it may be a brought ride, judging from comments
anonymous-bee-5423
anonymous-bee-5423
Sep 2 2020
2.10.14
1.0
Sep 2 2020
1.0
Version: 2.10.14
This is the worst programm i've ever used in my life. Never will I recommend this idiotic piece of shit to anyone in this universe. Please remove this pile of garbage from the internet!
helloweekendvice
helloweekendvice
Aug 21 2020
2.10.14
1.0
Aug 21 2020
1.0
Version: 2.10.14
just get photoshop. this absolutely sucks.
featherpeacock2
featherpeacock2
May 5 2020
2.10.14
0.0
May 5 2020
0.0
Version: 2.10.14
when will the update be available
arprevatte65
arprevatte65
Apr 27 2020
2.10.14
2.0
Apr 27 2020
2.0
Version: 2.10.14
This review is for 2. 10. 14. This photo editor is like a person with a darker complicated personality. You can figure out how to interact with them but you never know if they will go along with what you. want to do. This program is always doing weird and odd sh*t. Slow and always complaining and whining about having to do basic crap like crop and save a file. It continually pops up messages about how it can't save or it can't do a requested job. It lies about its pixels. To work this program is like being in a relationship with a bipolar person.
fcarenza560
fcarenza560
Mar 27 2020
2.10.14
2.0
Mar 27 2020
2.0
Version: 2.10.14
Tremendous problems opening Raw images created by Sony Cameras.
Aapple
Aapple
Mar 5 2020
2.10.18
0.0
Mar 5 2020
0.0
Version: 2.10.18
Note that 2.10.18 is not yet available for download. The link here takes you to 2.10.14.
judgebath2000
judgebath2000
Jan 22 2020
2.10.14
5.0
Jan 22 2020
5.0
Version: 2.10.14
I have just downloaded The Gimp. I have not had time to try it yet, but I do have project that I think that will do the job well. I have a photo of a very close relative that died 32 years ago. This photo was the last photo ever taken of him. Unfortunately, the photo was left on a windowsill and the sun has bleached out much of the colour. I do have other photos of him from which I can get an accurate colour match of his skin tone. I’ll keep you informed on the progress I make. Any tips or ideas please let me know.
ric5456857
ric5456857
Jan 2 2020
2.10.14
5.0
Jan 2 2020
5.0
Version: 2.10.14
I have been sick and haven’t had much chance too tack a good look at it. I have lots of raw photos to look at . Ty
ibjp2004
ibjp2004
Nov 19 2019
2.10.14
0.0
Nov 19 2019
0.0
Version: 2.10.14
New at this...what version of GIMP for Mac El Capitain? How do I get BIMP plugins to work for watermarks & batch manipulation?
DragonMaster
DragonMaster
Nov 3 2019
2.10.14
5.0
Nov 3 2019
5.0
Version: 2.10.14
Digital Artist? Good, get this app you will love it!
jlee5201
jlee5201
Jul 19 2019
2.10.12
5.0
Jul 19 2019
5.0
Version: 2.10.12
My image editor of choice for over five years. It doesn't get much better for free.
Mcr
Mcr
Jun 25 2019
2.10.12
5.0
Jun 25 2019
5.0
Version: 2.10.12
Found this great site with excellent tutorials and tips on using GIMP and Photoshop. https://howtogimp.com/ I like GIMP, but I wouldn't call it 'intuitive', especially for newcomers. This site helped me a lot. I use GraphicConverter 90% of the time, GIMP when I have to, like when sharing with other GIMP for Windows users, or need to load Photoshop files.
Mcr
Mcr
Jun 25 2019
2.10.12
5.0
Jun 25 2019
5.0
Version: 2.10.12
MACUPDATE: The link to the developer on this page is mislabeled, it reads 'GIMP On OS X'. The link is correct. The label should read 'GIMP.ORG'. "GIMP On OS X' was a separate project of GIMP, headed by an independent developer with the avatar 'Lisanet', who created custom builds of GIMP from the official gimp.org release. These custom GIMP On OS X builds had additional features and some mods in the menu structure to make easier for users who used Photoshop. The GIMP On OS X project is deprecated, and hasn't been updated since Jan 2017. This label is left over from the time when Macupdate actually had two landing pages for GIMP, one for the GIMP.org build and one for the builds by 'lisanet' for the GIMP On OS X project. Here's the link to the deprecated project to validate what I'm saying: https://sourceforge.net/projects/gimponosx/ it even says on there 'Superseded by the official Gimp release: http://www.gimp.org'
Dorkypants
Dorkypants
Jun 19 2019
2.10.12
0.0
Jun 19 2019
0.0
Version: 2.10.12
2.10.12 on Mojave quits upon launch (without even a startup banner window). I tried both the torrent download and the direct download with the same results. My copy of 2.10.10 still works fine
Slurp
Slurp
Jun 17 2019
2.10.12
3.0
Jun 17 2019
3.0
Version: 2.10.12
Might the System Requirements be wrong? Shouldn't they be from OS X 10 . 10 and higher?. Because OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) doesn't accept this one.
richlun25
richlun25
Apr 10 2019
2.10.10
1.0
Apr 10 2019
1.0
Version: 2.10.10
uninstalled german version
anthonyjones7513
anthonyjones7513
Nov 27 2018
2.10.8
5.0
Nov 27 2018
5.0
Version: 2.10.8
Completely love the app, I just updated
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