GIMP
GIMP
2.10.30
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Powerful, free image editing application; now a native Mac app.

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 2.10.30

Updated on Dec 23 2021

Core:
  • Do not follow subpixel font rendering choice from system settings for text layer rendering. These systems are useful for GUI rendering on a screen of a specific type and pixel order. Yet when rendering an image which can be zoomed in or out, showed on various screens or even printed, subpixel font rendering doesn't make sense.
  • Rewrite the core selection drawing logics so that it works on macOS Big Sur and over. This is a backport (adapted to GTK+2) of the fix brought in GIMP 2.99.8 for Wayland and macOS.
  • Ignore MakerNote metadata tag at export and only store the tags that go in it, hence avoiding partial invalid metadata.
  • Color picking from Colors dockable can now use the Freedesktop portal.
  • On Windows, move from GetICMProfile() to WcsGetDefaultColorProfile() because the former is broken in Windows 11.
Plug-ins:
  • metadata-viewer: improve how XMP tags with multiple values are handled and shown (now each value on a separate line for better readability).
metadata-editor:
  • XMP array tags of type BAG and SEQ are now on separate lines.
  • Comparing XMP tags with equivalent IPTC tags with multiple values, each value is compared individually, instead of comparing the list as a whole.
  • Many robustness improvements and other fixes to the metadata plug-ins.
  • AVIF: prefer AOM encoder for export.
PSD:
  • Skip sanity check for mask of rendered layers as some layer mask have invalid dimensions in such cases. They will now be loaded correctly.
  • Fixed loading of CMYK PSD files without alpha.
  • Fixed loading of CMYK images without layers.
  • Fixed loading of merged image of a 16 bit per channel RGBA PSD file with the alpha channel opaque.
  • PBM: large file export now always works and does not depend anymore on the platform's long int size.
Screenshot:
  • GNOME shell implementation dropped because the D-Bus API has been restricted to core components for security reasons, thus our plug-in was failing.
  • KDE portal moved as last fallback after the X implementation (when running on X) and Freedesktop portal, because KDE is also starting to block API calls for security reasons.
Installer:
  • Extension .avif now associated to GIMP.
  • Drop codepage conversion, use UTF-8 for language files.
Build:
  • macOS support officially bumped to macOS 10.12 (Sierra). We would usually try to avoid doing this within a stable release but the conditions (lack of contributors) is such that it is hard to avoid.
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    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
    Mcr
    Mcr
    Nov 12 2018
    2.10.8
    5.0
    Nov 12 2018
    5.0
    Version: 2.10.8
    Initial release of GIMP 2.10.8 on Nov 9 crashed on earlier versions of macOS (10.9, 10.10, 10.11) at startup. THIS HAS BEEN FIXED as of Nov 11. A new build is available named 'gimp-2.10.8-x86_64-1.dmg' (153,989,156 bytes).

    The original build that crashed is named 'gimp-2.10.8-x86_64.dmg' without the '-1' suffix. Not sure when or if MacUpdate will recognize or pull the newer build, as both are still 2.10.8. Also, note that 'About GIMP' from menu will report same 2.10.8 version number for either build, so don't go by that. If you don't or can't get the newer build with the '-1' suffix from MacUpdate, go direct here and download:
    https://www.gimp.org/downloads/

    PS, 5-stars for the excellent work by developers once this was reported, to fix the problem in a little over 24 hours. Problem was due to Apple making it more difficult with each release of macOS to maintain compatibility with older versions of OSX/macOS when using newer xcode and other developer tools. Developer had to revert to older Xcode to make it work, plus some fancy reconfigurations, and he posted an article with technical details that might help other developers running into same issues maintaining compatibility with older macOSes. The article is here:
    https://smallhacks.wordpress.com/2018/11/11/how-to-support-old-osx-version-with-a-recent-xcode/
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