GIMP 2.2.17:The ultimate Ps replacement!

gimp.gif 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.

Features and Capabilities:


  1. Full suite of painting tools including Brush, Pencil, Airbrush, Clone, etc.
  2. Sub-pixel sampling for all paint tools for high quality anti-aliasing
  3. Extremely powerful gradient editor and blend tool
  4. Supports custom brushes and patterns


  • Tile based memory management so image size is limited only by available disk space
  • Virtually unlimited number of images open at one time

Advanced Manipulation

  • Full alpha channel support
  • Layers and channels
  • Multiple Undo/Redo (limited only by diskspace)
  • Editable text layers
  • Transformation tools including rotate, scale, shear and flip
  • Selection tools including rectangle, ellipse, free, fuzzy and intelligent
  • Advanced path tool doing bezier and polygonal selections.
  • Transformable paths, transformable selections.
  • Quickmask to paint a selection and more…

Bugs fixed in GIMP 2.2.17:

  1. Fixed regression in PSD load plug-in (bug #456042)
  2. Fixed crash when loading a corrupt PSD file (bug #327444)
  3. Work around for Pango appending ” Not-Rotated” to font names

Download: Gimp 2.2.17


3 Responses to “GIMP 2.2.17:The ultimate Ps replacement!”

  1. freakcode Says:

    GIMP is NOT a Photoshop replacement.

    Until GIMP does support CMYK and a real TTF font rendering engine, it can’t be taking so serious on the graphics market as Photoshop does. It has a lot to improve on usability too.

  2. Dark Star Says:

    Yep In a way you are right.. Ps has lot more tool than Gimp and has a pleasing interface too .. But the cost of Ps is way too much for a normal people 😡 … That’s why Gimp makes a Ps replacement in that case 😉

  3. Penguin Pete Says:

    I guess ‘freakcode’ didn’t get the memo.

    Effective immediately, all complaints of Gimp’s lack of CMYK support shall be accompanied by: (a) a paragraph of no less that 100 words by the poster defining what CMYK stands for and what it does, to prove that the poster knows this information, and (b) a scanned paycheck stub providing proof of employment in a profession to which CMYK would be essential, such as Vogue magazine or the New York Times printing department.

    Failure to include either of the above while complaining that Gimp doesn’t support CMYK (and that this plug-in wouldn’t work for the poster’s purposes), marks the poster as a troll, to be generally ignored all around.

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