Last Updated on May 22, 2022
Photo and Image Editor
Your graphics background may be enshrined in Adobe Photoshop, a raster graphics editor developed and published by Adobe. It’s software that available as a subscription service, it’s proprietary software, and not available for Linux.
GIMP is free and open source software for retouching, image composition and image authoring. Whether you are a graphic designer, photographer, illustrator, or scientist, GIMP offers sophisticated tools to get your job done.
It has a large feature set. 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, and much more. GIMP provides top-notch color management features to ensure high-fidelity color reproduction across digital and printed media.
GIMP has sufficient functionality to give a real alternative to Photoshop. In general, Photoshop offers tools that offer more functionality than the GIMP equivalents particularly in areas like real pixel manipulation. But we think you’ll be very satisfied with GIMP. And it’ll be one less subscription to tax your wallet.
You can install GIMP from the Ubuntu Software app. There’s both a snap and an Ubuntu package available.
Pages in this article:
Page 1 – Introduction / Office Suite
Page 2 – Web Browser
Page 3 – Media Player
Page 4 – Email Client
Page 5 – Image Viewer
Page 6 – Photo and Image Editor
Page 7 – Audio Editor
Page 8 – Video Editor
Page 9 – PDF Viewer
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