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All about GIMP

GIMP is an open-source free raster graphics software. It is used for image editing and retouching, free-form drawing, converting between different image formats, and more specialized tasks. Under GPLv3+ licenses, it is released. It is available for Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows.

Here are some advantages

  • GIMP is free opensource software. All software related updates are also free.
  • It works the same as other commercial image editing programs and can do most of the same thing, but at a cost of zero.
    Since GIMP is free, you can install it on many computers as you want.
  • The basic installation is easy & time-saving than many of its commercial counterparts. GIMP will run on any old computer – even if it is slow. But some commercial software doesn’t support this.
    If you need help you can consult with the community of GIMP users and enthusiasts.
  • There are GIMP enthusiasts who make all sorts of scripts/plug-ins/brushes/tutorials for the software – and all of these are also free.
  • As GIMP is Open Source, so you can use the code for something else.
  • Without using pirated copies of commercial software you can use GIMP as it is legal & free of cost.

The disadvantages of GIMP
These are the main drawbacks of GIMP.

  • No way to select multiple layers
  • In GIMP can’t apply same text styles to multiple text layers
    Can’t add effects to editable text
  • Without using the plugin, there is no way to export images optimized for the web.
  • Buggy – it does crash occasionally.
  • Arranging layers is not so easy. It does not support group layer.
  • Poor (or virtually nil) support for vectors.

Though all the disadvantages can be overcome.

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