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The GNU Image Manipulation Program is powerful image editing program, and commonly used for photo retouching, image composition, and general graphic design work.

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 also comes with extensive documentation for both users and programmers, including a manual, tutorials, examples of various features, links to other GIMP-related sites, and an extensive list of plug-ins.
GNU Image Manipulation Program



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[stable Download] version graphics, authoring, images, painting, Photoshop, composition, compositing, retouching (21 November 2015)
released on 2.8.16


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License Verified by Verified on Notes
LGPLv3orlater Andrew Engelbrecht 7 December 2011 Some non-GPL plugins to GIMP are exempt from classification under 'mere aggregation'. See the LICENSE file in the source package for details.

Leaders and contributors

Michael Natterer Maintainer
See AUTHORS file Contributor

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Developer Mailing List Info/Archive
User Support Mailing List Info/Archive
Developer / User Bug Tracking
Developer VCS Repository Webview

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to build pixman (v0.24)
Required to use gtk+ (2.24)
Weak prerequisite png (1.2)
Weak prerequisite fontconfig (v2.2)
Required to build cairo (1.10)
Required to use babl (v0.1)
Weak prerequisite poppler (v0.12)
Weak prerequisite gtkdoc (v1.0)
Required to build pango (1.29.4)
Required to use gegl (v0.2)
Weak prerequisite rsvg (v2.36)
Weak prerequisite dbus-glib
Required to build pygtk (v2.10)
Required to build atk (v2.2)
Weak prerequisite tiff
Weak prerequisite xpm libraries; a floating point processor
Required to build gdk-pixbuf (v2.24)
Required to use glib (v2.32)
Weak prerequisite jpeg
Weak prerequisite curl (v7.15)

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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 23 November 2015.


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