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GNU Image Manipulation Program

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.


See a complete list of documentation.

"IRC irc:// " IRC Help channel
"IRC irc:// " IRC general channel
"IRC irc:// " IRC development channel

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Download version 2.8.20 (stable)
released on 1 February 2017



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Related Projects

Extensions, plug-ins, or add-ons for this program

G'MICGREYC's Magic for Image Computing
This package is listed in the following Collections:


LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
LGPLv3orlaterAndrew Engelbrecht7 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 / User Bug Tracking
Developer VCS Repository Webview
Developer Mailing List Info/Archive
User Support Mailing List Info/Archive

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Weak prerequisite rsvg (v2.36)
Required to use gegl (v0.2)
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)
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)

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


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