GIMP (Poor Man's Photoshop) is an image editor based loosely off of MS Paint. As the name suggests, it is pretty much retarded; the only people who use it are Linux users and Macfags, as they cannot run Photoshop and MS Paint respectively, or poor people who cannot afford Photoshop.
This program is a classic example of you get what you pay for: being as it is free. As if anybody pays for Photoshop.
The screenshot at right is the most advanced version of GIMP. It contains features such as the paintbrush, the pencil tool, and the almighty "Script-Fu". The Script-Fu is an omnipotent power feature that is a marvel even unto its developers. To properly understand the Script-Fu, one must know all things Scheme and learn how to think in multi-coloured fractals instead of in one's native programming language. The Script-Fu is not to be taken lightly—mess with it and prepare to die. GIMP even features more colours than MS Paint! You can also download new brushes from other places.
Keep in mind that MS Paint, the lame Microsoft image editor, while superior to GIMP for the quickest and nastiest jobs, does not offer the godly Script-Fu.
It cannot be overstated how much GIMP's user interface sucks. It uses three windows: one for drawing, one for toolbars, and one for more toolbars. GIMP is able to do more than Photoshop, but it's not like learning to ride a bicycle once you've figured out how, unless you do the girly thing, and read the manual and figure out how to put all the toolbars in one window. Even if you do that, the Script-Fu and version changes will obliterate you with a laser.
In other words, the program's name is very (lol) appropriate.
GIMPshop: Still too cheap to
buy steal Photoshop
For those who want Photoshop, but are still too much of a Jew or Republican to buy or pirate Photoshop, GIMPshop tries its best to make you forget you are using a sub-par MS Paint clone. Essentially, its a windowed version of the same shit, making it possibly even more crippling.
A majority of GIMP users are too honest or too pussy to pirate the commercial programs from the internets. GIMP is supported on multiple platforms, providing wank fodder for GNU groupies who cannot install Lunix.
Note that GIMP project's mascot is a balloon head of a lame hybrid of a coyote or something and Mickey Mouse. Its name is Wilber. This proves that the GIMP is mainly written by furry programmers so that their artistically inclined furry friends can create better furry porn.
A hilarious point is that the creators of GIMP project were actually two programmers with no artistic talent, so they incessantly bothered the only incredible graphic artist they knew for splash screen art. Even worse is that they demanded it be drawn in their software to show off its incredible potential.
After putting the project off for weeks while trying to figure out exactly what the hell he was going to draw, he finally said 'fuck it', and drew the gayest furry mascot he could imagine.
- Kill yourself
- Pirate Photoshop
- Shave off UNIX beard
- Install WINE
- Pirate Photoshop
- Install using WINE
- Realize the morality choice of not using open source programs
- Kill yourself
- Open Source
- Google According to the reliable-source Wikipedia, the first ever Google logo was made in Gimp.
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