The Free & Open Source Image Editor

This is the official website of the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP).

It is the Free and Open Source, cross-platform image editor available for GNU/Linux, OS X, Windows and more.

You will find information here about downloading, installing, using, and enhancing it. We try to provide as much information about the GIMP community and related projects as possible. Grab a properly chilled beverage and enjoy...


High Quality Photo Manipulation

GIMP provides the tools needed for high quality image manipulation. From retouching to restoring to creative composites, the only limit is your imagination.

Original Artwork Creation

GIMP gives artists the power and flexibility to transform images into truly unique creations.


Graphic Design Elements

GIMP is a high quality application for producing icons, graphical design elements, and art for user interface components and mockups.

Programming Algorithms

GIMP is a high quality framework for scripted image manipulation, with multi-language support such as C, C++, Perl, Python, Scheme, and more!


Key Component in a Desktop Publishing Workflow

GIMP provides top-notch color management features to ensure high-fidelity color reproduction across digital and printed media. It is best used in workflows involving other free software such as Scribus, Inkscape, and SwatchBooker.

Extensibility & Flexibility

GIMP provides extensibility through integration with many programming languages including Scheme, Python, Perl, and more.

The result is a high level of customization as demonstrated by the large number of scripts and plug-ins created by the community.

Building Blocks Graphic

Photos by Pat David (cba)

Original Artwork Creation background image by David Revoy (cb)