Gimp allows the editing and creation of images through layers, brushes, text, transformation plugins, rescaling and other professional tools offered by the application and that have nothing to envy to other expensive license applications. Gimp is an open source application with several development years whose license is free.
Technically, the application offers many tools for the edition of images and even creation of images.
The best thing about my 4 years of experience with Gimp was:
- Support of different operating systems. Windows, Mac and Linux.
- Although by default it does not include a large number of brushes, you can resort to the community and install additional brushes.
- As happens with brushes we can add additional plugins to those that come by default.
- Plugins simplify many tasks, for example create shadows in the text can be done only with plugin
Gimp needs an urgent interface update, not just the interface, but the Gimp icons should better describe the tools they represent, not only that, the icons have a very low resolution.
If you are looking for a free and powerful alternative to edit or create professional images, I recommend that you try Gimp, although at the beginning it can be difficult to understand if you are used to other applications.
We use Gimp to create sketches that we can use to create websites or advertising posters among other things. Thanks to Gimp we can carry out these works without additional cost because there is no license to pay.