Last November, GIMP celebrated it’s twentieth anniversary, becoming the official Open source image editing suit.

 GIMP stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program, and through out it’s age GIMP went through a lot of development and improvements, and drew it’s fair share of comparisons and controversy.
GIMP has many scripts and filters to enhance it’s productivity and it’s rage is simply amazing, it can be used for a wide range of work from basic editing to professional grade photography and everything in between. It became my to go-to suit that I use for everything! And this blog has many GIMP tagged posts. In fact my best viewed posts are usually about GIMP! Feel free to check these posts from this link.
GIMP is now at version 2.8.16 (the birthday version) and it’s better than ever, go download it from for your system, it’s cross platform.

It’s never too late to join the movement of open source, even if it’s been 20 years since the first GIMP build. It shows how much passion and experience behind this awesome project.
Besides code, GIMP has a great community that is our there to help and give support for new users and experienced users as well.
Also there is a ton of scripts out there that will make your life much easier, as one of my readers replied to the Obamicon post: “I love it, saved my a ton of work with Illustrator, thank you so much”.

Even if you are an Adobe master and can’t imagine using anything other than PS, download GIMP and give it a spin (even on a virtual machine) and see what all of these people are excited about, you will go back to using it. I guarantee it!

Did you download GIMP? What did you think? Let me know what you have in mind in the comments section below!

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