GIMP – is it a good alternative to Photoshop?

Adobe Photoshop is the market leader for image editing, photo retouching, or even creating new images from scratch. However, for many people, Photoshop features too many features that are difficult to go through and also costs a lot. It is sometimes complicated to use as well. So, many people are now looking for alternatives to Photoshop.

GIMP stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is available now in platforms such as Windows, Mac and Linux. It is a free and open-source alternative to Photoshop. GIMP provides a number of toolset that are similar to Photoshop in various ways. It is a very good alternative if you are looking for a free image editor. The interface is a little different from Photoshop. But there is a special version of GIMP that resembles Photoshop’s look and feel. This makes it easier to migrate to GIMP if you have been using Photoshop.

It has every kind of tool you are familiar with. The tools are very easy to reach. Tools include painting tools, color correction, cloning, enhancement, selection, etc. The software is extremely compatible. So, you can works with all the popular file formats. There is also a built-in file manager.GIMP has a completely modular and customizable interface, so you can keep the tools you use most often in the front and center. It features image correction options that make photo manipulation and retouching much easier.

Overall, GIMP is a good alternative if you have limited budget or you are thinking of moving away from Photoshop for some reasons.