Gimp : Open Source Alternative to Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop has always had the edge compared to other photo editing software. Unfortunately you can’t have it on Ubuntu. Since Linux users badly wanted a photo editing software like Photoshop they developed Gimp. Gimp is the open source alternative to Photoshop. We agree Photoshop is a professional software for image editing and is one of the best available in the market. But why not try Gimp which has most of its feature and is completely open source? Gimp is a remarkable software for image editing.It is fast,free and Photo editing quality is comparable to that of Photoshop. Gimp is available for all three platforms(Linux, Windows and Mac). The latest version as of today is 2.8 which adds a lot of improvements to the initial release. Here is how you can install on Ubuntu:

sudo apt-get install gimp

Alternatively you can download from Ubuntu software center.The tools used for image editing are the same as Photoshop. Image Layers which is one of the prominent features of Photoshop is missing is Gimp.This is the only disadvantage of using Gimp.Here are some screenshots.



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One comment

  1. Great Blog, Clean layout. Very useful posts. I have run into two problms, maybe you can help me?

    I have tried to download from terminal and got this error message: E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run ‘sudo dpkg –configure -a’ to correct the problem.

    Would you happen to know how I am to do that?

    2. Is there another open source software similar to Photoshop that has layers? As an illustrator I use layers for every project.

    I look forwad to any guidance you can offer, thanks for your time.

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