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GIMP is completely free and open source, meaning you can use GIMP and all of its features without spending a penny. This makes it an excellent case for artists or designers who may not have the budget to spend over 700 USD on Photoshop. It is also available for free on Windows, Mac OS and Linux. It's licensed under GPL with source code available here. See More
Although initially hard to start out with, GIMP is a close to professional program for raster graphics editing and creation of art. It is FOSS, hence there are some developers working on it to make it better each day. It is still in active dev, and will be. Very useful for making memes, from personal experience. See More
Raghu Ranganathan's Experience
Gimp is an open source application with familiar GUI and easy to use See More
The Oracle PhD's Experience
Gimp has less features than programs like Photoshop, but for a beginner, or someone not needing complicated options, Gimp is the perfect choice. It allows you to quickly do basic photo manipulation so you can easily get the product you need without having to worry about complicated features getting in the way. See More
Tiled view that shows your image tiled in the editor, and permits you to edit it as you are seeing it tiled. If the brush passes out of your texture, it will just automatically wrap back the painting to the other side of the original texture, while permitting you to paint and see the results on any of the tiled "clones". (the shortcut key to activate this is w by default) See More
Krita's preset brushes are one of the default dockers. Each brush has a preview on mouseover that shows a detailed view of the type of brush involved. All the brushes also have useful and descriptive names such as "HP Pencil" or "Textured Fuzzy". See More
Gimpshop was a project by a developer Scott Moschella . An anonymous user bought gimpshop.com and took his work and added bloatware and spam into the installer. The situation is not well known to most people who continue giving this random spammer money. See More
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