Photoshop Vs Gimp

Started by #vikup34, Jun 20, 2022, 02:56 AM

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Ok we're all web designers here and we've probably all dabbled in photoshop but what about GIMP. It's free and surprisingly powerful, anyone use it here ?

I have used it in the past and it's pretty darn impressive, it lacks some of the advanced features within photoshop but it's a great place to start for someone who can't afford PS.


GIMP is open source right? I tried it last year when i first got into photoshop, it's not bad, I mean it caters for layers and has many of the same functionalities as photoshop but it's still so far behind and even with it's extensive plugin support it's still not considered a pro tool.

So although I really like it, I have to say you might as well just jump straight into photoshop as it's the only tool that most web designers take seriously!


GIMP is a FREE image editing software whereas Photoshop is a PAID image editing software. GIMP contains fewer tools while Photoshop contains a lot of tools.
 You cannot use GIMP to edit pictures on the smartphone while Photoshop can be used to edit pictures on the smartphone.


I have been using GIMP for two years, really good option. I'd say it's cheap and cheerful. Somewhere around 90% of all tasks are performed calmly. Later I switched to FS, because there were more professional orders.


From my own experience of using it, I learned that Photoshop cannot be replaced by Gimp. I liked it, but after working seriously in Photoshop, you will never switch to Gimp. This is the reality - Gimp for beginners and ... housewives. ;)


In terms of speed, GIMP is faster than Photoshop. When it comes to the speed of image processing and filtering, GIMP loses a lot.

GIMP is just a photo editor, Photoshop covers many design aspects and more.

GIMP doesn't have mobile apps like Photoshop does.

Photoshop is a professional tool, so it is expensive. GIMP, on the other hand, is free and available for download.

GIMP is a very good photo editor, but loses to Photoshop in many ways, namely in features and capabilities. If you are an amateur, then you should use GIMP.

Angel Brooks

If in my opinion Photoshop is more convenient than GIMP. And in terms of interface, I like it more. Especially a very old program, but reliable and effective. I'm talking about Photoshop of course. That doesn't mean GIMP is bad, it's just that I would choose Photoshop!


Depends on what you need a photo editor for. Photoshop will always remain my favorite. Huge functionality, comfortable management. GIMP is simpler and more suitable for a beginner.


Oh, yes, I totally agree about the power. GIMP has faster processing and better customizability. The only negative for me is the lack of an application. This is inconvenient, but not critical.


I don't like GIMP at all since there are less options and it kinda old-fashioned in my opinion, functional is too small for serious photo editing, but won't complain since it's free. For personal using or practicing if you're a newbie it's quite ok i think