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GIMPShop is a free graphics editor for Mac OS X 10.3/10.4, Linux, Solaris/SPARC and Windows.

GIMPShop has not been Updated in years and appears to be an Abandoned Project.

It is most useful if you are VERY Familiar with Adobe PhotoShop. If you wish to learn Graphics Editing and you haven't mastered PhotoShop yet I highly Advise you to Start with the LATEST Version of The GIMP and follow the Many MANY Tutorials Available for The GIMP on the internet.

Either way: By using GIMPShop (If it still Works for You), OR using The GIMP - you can learn to do with these FREE Tools ANYTHING you could do with PhotoShop!

Gimpshop is a Gimp modification that features menu layouts, dialogs and naming conventions similar to those found in Adobe Photoshop. Photoshop users should feel right at home using Gimpshop. The Gimp, on which Gimpshop is based, is a powerful, open source image editing application. For more info on the Gimp see this page. Gimpshop is essentially the same program with some cosmetic changes.

Introduction to the GIMP:

GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.

It has many capabilities. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, etc.

GIMP is expandable and extensible. It is designed to be augmented with plug-ins and extensions to do just about anything. The advanced scripting interface allows everything from the simplest task to the most complex image manipulation procedures to be easily scripted.

GIMP is written and developed under X11 on UNIX platforms. But basically the same code also runs on MS Windows and Mac OS X.

Features and Capabilities

This is only a very quickly thrown together list of GIMP features.

    * Painting
          o Full suite of painting tools including Brush, Pencil, Airbrush, Clone, etc.
          o Sub-pixel sampling for all paint tools for high quality anti-aliasing
          o Extremely powerful gradient editor and blend tool
          o Supports custom brushes and patterns
    * System
          o Tile based memory management so image size is limited only by available disk space
          o Virtually unlimited number of images open at one time
    * Advanced Manipulation
          o Full alpha channel support
          o Layers and channels
          o Multiple Undo/Redo (limited only by diskspace)
          o Editable text layers
          o Transformation tools including rotate, scale, shear and flip
          o Selection tools including rectangle, ellipse, free, fuzzy and intelligent
          o Advanced path tool doing bezier and polygonal selections.
          o Transformable paths, transformable selections.
          o Quickmask to paint a selection.
    * Extensible
          o A Procedural Database for calling internal GIMP functions from external programs as in Script-fu
          o Advanced scripting capabilities (Scheme, Python, Perl)
          o Plug-ins which allow for the easy addition of new file formats and new effect filters
          o Over 100 plug-ins already available
    * Animation
          o Load and save animations in a convenient frame-as-layer format
          o MNG support
          o Frame Navigator (in GAP, the GIMP Animation Package)
          o Onion Skin (in GAP, the GIMP Animation Package)
          o Bluebox (in GAP, the GIMP Animation Package)
    * File Handling
          o File formats supported include bmp, gif, jpeg, mng, pcx, pdf, png, ps, psd, svg, tiff, tga, xpm, and many others
          o Load, display, convert, save to many file formats
          o SVG path import/export
    * Much, much more!

GIMPshop is a modification of the free/open source GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP), intended to replicate the feel of Adobe Photoshop. Its primary purpose is to make users of Photoshop feel comfortable using GIMP.

It shares all GIMP's advantages, including the long feature list and customisability, while addressing some common criticisms regarding the program's interface: GIMPshop modifies the menu structure to closely match Photoshop's, adjusts the program's terminology to match Adobe's, and, in the Windows version, uses a plugin called 'Deweirdifier' to combine the application's numerous windows in a similar manner to the MDI system used by most Windows graphics packages. While GIMPshop does not support Photoshop plugins, all GIMP's own plugins, filters, brushes, etc. remain available.

Due to the changes to the interface, many Photoshop tutorials can be followed in GIMPshop unchanged, and most others can be adapted for GIMPshop users with minimal effort.

GIMPshop is available for many different operating systems, including Mac OS X, Windows 98+, Linux, and Solaris.

Mac OS X 10.3/10.4 Download Gimpshop 2.2.11 (self-contained app) (87 MB)

For Developers: Download Gimpshop 2.2.11 source (13 MB)

In OS X, you will also need X11 or XDarwin in order to launch and run Gimpshop. I recommend you download and install Apple's X11.

GIMPshop 2.2.8 Source: if you're running Linux or don’t mind getting your hands a little dirty in OS X (Darwinports). (13.5 MB)

Windows users can download an installer for GIMPshop 2.2.8 (7.5 MB)  or GIMPshop 2.2.4 for Windows: WinXP port of GIMPshop which includes the Dewierdifyer plugin and a Windows GTK theme. (8 MB)

You can compiling and install GIMPshop under Linux.

GIMPshop 2.2.11 for Debian package

Solaris/SPARC Package

GIMPShop Tutorials:

Categories: Graphics - Photo Editors - Replacement for Adobe PhotoShop© - Mac System X - Panther - Tiger - PPC - MacIntel - LINUX - Windows - Solaris - SPARC
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