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GNU Image Manipulation Program.

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The GNU Image Manipulation Program is a 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.


* User manuals:


"IRC Help" IRC Help channel
"IRC general" IRC general channel

Related Projects

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

G'MICGREYC's Magic for Image Computing
XSaneScanner-oriented frontend for SANE



Verified by

Verified on


Verified by

Andrew Engelbrecht

Verified on

7 December 2011


libgimp and other GIMP libraries

Verified by


Verified on

28 June 2018


GIMP application core and other portions of the official GIMP distribution if not explicitly licensed otherwise

Leaders and contributors

Michael Natterer Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Perl (Ref)
Debian (Ref) (R)
Mailing List
Debian (Ref)
Debian (Ref) (R)
VCS Repository Webview
Mailing List
Debian (Ref) (R)
Mailing List
Debian (Ref) (R)
Mailing List

Software prerequisites

Required to useglib (v2.32)
Required to buildPyGTK (v2.10)
Weak prerequisitetiff
Required to buildcairo (1.10)
Required to use gtk+ (2.24)
Weak prerequisitegtk-doc (v1.0)
Weak prerequisitejpeg
Required to buildpango (1.29.4)
Required to usebabl (v0.1)
Weak prerequisitelibrsvg (v2.36)
Weak prerequisitepng (1.2)
Weak prerequisitecurl (v7.15)
Required to usegegl (v0.2)
Weak prerequisitelibxpm a floating point processor
Weak prerequisitepoppler (v0.12)
Weak prerequisitefontconfig (v2.2)
Required to buildgdk-pixbuf (v2.24)
Required to buildATK (v2.2)
Weak prerequisitedbus-glib
Required to buildpixman (v0.24)

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 19 January 2019.


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