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Software Graphic Design Open Source

Gimp (GNU image manipulation program) is an immersive free open source cross-platform tool for graphics design and photo editing.

It’s one of the most popular feature-rich open source tools for image authoring, photo retouching and image composition that’s accessible on GNU, Windows, macOS, and some of the best Linux distros.

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Gimp is a high-quality graphics design suite and photo editing framework for scripted image direction that’s designed with Perl, Python, C, and C++ programming languages.

With its broad functionality, it’s an ideal choice for beginner and advanced graphic designers who primarily work with photos and a suitable alternative to Adobe Photoshop.

The tool presents an extensive suite of sophisticated graphic design and image editing features in a layout similar to Photoshop.

Besides featuring a swift-loading built-in file manager, Gimp’s compatibility with various file types is off the charts (it works smoothly with all popular file types).

As usual, to install GIMP, you need to be a root user or if you have a regular user, add user to sudoers group.

Gimp presents easy access to basic features, including painting, selection, cloning, colour correction, and enhancement tools.

It further enhances the productivity of graphic designers and photo editors via numerous customisation options and 3rd party plug-ins for photo enhancement, hardware support, high-quality photo manipulation, and digital retouching.

The most visible features of Gimp include:

▪ A plethora of filters, layers, masks, and brushes

▪ Advanced features for photo editing

▪ Inspirational designs for flexible, customised image transformations

▪ Numerous graphic design elements including interface components and logos

▪ Top-of-the-line colour management tools

▪ Extended functionality via 3rd party extensions and plug-ins.