Gnu IMP

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GNU Image Manipulation
Program (AKA: GIMP)
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Release date: 1996–
Made by: Open-source
Runs on: BSD
Linux
Mac OS
Solaris
Windows
Imports: ...
Exports: ...


Despite the awful acronym, The Gnu Image Manipulation Program is a decent image editing program—a free alternative to something like Adobe's PhotoShop (which is awful SAAS now). Another (Windows-only) alternative that's popular is Paint.NET. And the drawing tool Krita has a lot of feature overlap.

Recently a project/fork of GNU IMP based round fixing the name and improving the program generally. Currently it's called Glimpse, but that may change. You can find out more at glimpse-editor.org. At the moment you have to compile it yourself, but that'll change soon! (If you use Arch Linux there's already a package in the AUR)

FYI to break it down fully GIMP stands for GNU's not Uniplexed Information and Computing Service Image Manipulation Program D:

Plug-Ins[edit]

Animation[edit]

Gnu IMP can already create animated GIFs (each layer becomes a frame), but there are some tools to make the process easier.

GIMP Animation Package[edit]

AnimStack[edit]

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