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GIMP- Raster Graphics Editor

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

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GIMP (short for GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a piece of art software designed to offer a wide range of functions combined with a simple, intuitive interface. This means that it is accessible to people who are just starting out with digital art, while also having something to offer more experienced users.

 

It  is entirely free to download and use. This is an advantage that it has over industry standard art software such as Photoshop, which often have substantial price tags. In addition, GIMP is an open-source program.

It is possible to use GIMP to make simple animations. This can be achieved by placing each individual animation frame into a separate layer; the program allows the user to then play the frames as an animation, with an adjustable delay between each image. GIMP is available for Windows, Mac OS, Unix and Linux. The main program is not available for mobile devices, although certain users have created Android and iOS programs based on GIMP’s open source code.

 

GIMP is capable of handling almost every image file type, including all of the popular choices such as JPG, GIF, PNG and so forth. It can access PSP files created in Photoshop, and can even be used to put together PDF files. It also has its own native file type, XCF.

 

Features :

Tools used to perform image editing can be accessed via the toolbox, through menus and dialogue windows. They include filters and brushes, as well as transformation, selection, layer and masking tools.

 

  • – Color
  • – Selections and paths
  • – Image editing
  • – Layers, layer masks and channels
  • – Automation, scripts and plug-ins
  • – GEGL(Generic Graphics Library)
  • – File formats

 

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