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Developer(s) Ek Kian
Stable release
1.4.3 (based on GIMP 2.4.3 Stable) / May 21, 2008; 9 years ago (2008-05-21)
Development status Active
Operating system Linux, Microsoft Windows
Type Raster graphics editor
License GPLv2

GimPhoto is a modification of the free and open source graphics program GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP), with the intent to be a free replacement to Adobe Photoshop.[1] It has a new menu layout, new brushes and gradient sets. Its primary purpose is to enhance GIMP in terms of user interface, use of the best plugins and other resources combined with the latest stable version of GIMP. Because the new menu layouts are much closer to Photoshop's, adaptation from Photoshop is much quicker than GIMP.[2]

Future development[edit]

Since GimPhoto is a one-man effort, the developer has chosen to look for a long lasting, stable release of GIMP, before creating a new version of GimPhoto. Consequently, the 2.6 branch may be skipped altogether and the 2.8 branch may be the target for the next release of GimPhoto. A version for Mac OS X is also available. It is based on GIMP 2.6.8 and needs X11.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "About GimPhoto". GimPhoto. Archived from the original on 2012-06-14. Retrieved 2010-11-16. 
  2. ^ Mead, Nicholas. "Make GIMP look like Photoshop with GimPhoto". Retrieved 2010-11-16. 
  3. ^ GimPhoto for Mac