GIMP Full-Features List



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


  • Load and save animations in convenient frame-as-layer format
  • MNG support
  • Frame Navigator (in GAP, the GIMP Animation Package)
  • Onion Skin (in GAP, the GIMP Animation Package)
  • Blueblox (in GAP, the GIMP Animation Package)

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, rounded rectangle, ellipse, free, fuzzy
  • Foreground extraction tool
  • Advanced path tool doing bezier and polygonal selections
  • Transformable paths, transformable selections
  • Quickmask to paint a selection


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

File Handling

  • File formats supported include bmp, gif, jpeg, mng, pcx, pdf, png, ps, psd, svg, tiff, tga, xpm, and many others
  • Load, display, convert, save to many file formats
  • SVG path import/export


  • A Procedural Database for calling internal GIMP functions from external programs as in Script-fu
  • Advanced scripting capabilities (Scheme, Python, Perl)
  • Plug-ins which allow for the easy addition of new file formats and new effect filters
  • Over 100 plug-ins already available

Supported Platforms

  • GNU/Linux (i386, PPC)
  • Sun OpenSolaris
  • Mac OS X
  • Microsoft Windows (XP, Vista)
  • FreeBSD




What can GIMP do?

Transform dull photos into vibrant colorful photos.


Turn friends and family into fun cartoon characters.


Perfect your photos by removing unwanted blemishes, scratches and more.


Languages Supported:

  • English
  • Dutch (Nederlands)
  • French (Français)
  • German (Deutsch)
  • Italian (Italiano)
  • Korean (한국어)
  • Norwegian
  • Spain (Español)
  • Swedish (Svenska)
  • Russian (Pусский)

Gimp is an open source product developed by The GIMP Development Team licensed under GNU GPL. Source code for Gimp can be found here.