GIMPshop: An Adobe Photoshop alternative for Windows

I am sure that you will have heard of GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation program), a powerful free and open source image editor. Then there is another application named GIMPshop. GIMPShop is a modification of GIMP and is intended to give the users a feel of Adobe Photoshop.

Its developer says that his original purpose for GIMPshop was to make the GIMP accessible to the many Adobe Photoshop users out there and maybe along the way, I can convert a Photoshop pirate into a GIMP user.

The feature list of GIMP and GIMPshop is almost same as they both share some same features such as:

  • Customizability
  • Availability
  • And many more…

But GIMPshop has modified some features to make GIMPshop resemble Photoshop; such as menu structure. The menu structure of GIMPshop looks just like that of Adobe Photoshop. The software uses  a plugin called Deweirdifyer to combine its numerous operations to the MDI system used by Windows graphics packages.

To compete with Photoshop, GIMPshop uses third-party add-ons which support Photoshop plugins called pspi. All of the GIMP’s plugins remain available on GIMPshop.

Interface

GIMPshop interface is quite same as of Adobe Photoshop and you can follow the tutorials for Photoshop if you want. Like Photoshop it can also add a background window to the user interface. This background window had caused some bugs in the Windows versions; it often causes Windows to gray out or become unresponsive. The interface is quite good and is very user-friendly; some features are as same as Photoshop’s.

Conclusion

Rather than spending your money on Adobe Photoshop you can download the GIMPshop, free, fast and feature full. You can even use it for your professional uses. The features are quite same as of Adobe Photoshop. You get more than 40 languages.

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UPDATE: In view of the comments, we can no longer recommend GIMPshop for Windows.

GIMPshop was originally developed for Mac OS X but afterwards it was also developed for Windows, Linux, and Solaris and now it is a Universal Binary. It is licensed under GNU that is why it is available free of cost to its users.

GIMP users may also want to check out Adaptable Gimp, which makes using GIMP easy.

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Lavish loves to follow up on the latest happenings in technology. He loves to try out new Windows-based software and gadgets and is currently learning JAVA. He loves to develop new software for Windows. Creating a System Restore Point first before installing a new software is always recommended, he feels.

19 Comments

  1. hackerman1

    “I am sure that you will have heard of GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation program), a free and open source image editor. It performs only simple tasks as Paint does. But for more complicated and professional tasks there is an application named GIMPshop”

    THANKS !
    the best joke i´ve heard for months…..
    you obviously don´t know anything about GIMP…?

  2. hackerman1

    “I am sure that you will have heard of GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation program), a free and open source image editor. It performs only simple tasks as Paint does. But for more complicated and professional tasks there is an application named GIMPshop”

    THANKS !
    the best joke i´ve heard for months…..
    you obviously don´t know anything about GIMP…?

  3. StevieB

    +1 hackerman1. I sniggered when i read that too!

  4. StevieB

    +1 hackerman1. I sniggered when i read that too!

  5. FraserBell

    Please take no offence, but…

    If you happen to know something about GIMP that Lavish overlooked, it would be more constructive if you were to explain what it is in a friendly manner so that the readers who don’t know anything (or much) about GIMP can learn the correct information.

    As this is a place for sharing information for the uninformed or under-informed, it would be better to share than to just say: “You obviously don’t know anything…”

    So, please tell us…

  6. FraserBell

    Please take no offence, but…

    If you happen to know something about GIMP that Lavish overlooked, it would be more constructive if you were to explain what it is in a friendly manner so that the readers who don’t know anything (or much) about GIMP can learn the correct information.

    As this is a place for sharing information for the uninformed or under-informed, it would be better to share than to just say: “You obviously don’t know anything…”

    So, please tell us…

  7. I’m glad you read up until the picture. there seems to be a few more words beyond that.

    THANKS !
    you obviously don’t know anything about an opening paragraph…?

  8. I’m glad you read up until the picture. there seems to be a few more words beyond that.

    THANKS !
    you obviously don’t know anything about an opening paragraph…?

  9. Gimplovingtux

    The issue with the opening paragraph is it makes a pretty bold statement that gimp on its own is pretty basic which plenty of users would vigorously disagree with. Suspect the author of gimpshop wored it like that to make his product appear to be better instead of actually explaining the UI has been adjusted to make it resemble photoshop.

    A very very bad article

  10. LOL I had to read the sentence a couple of times just to make sure I didn’t misunderstand it: “[GIMP] performs only simple tasks as Paint does.” Utter and complete fail! That kind of statements will make me question anything else I read on this site, if I even bother to come back again.

  11. Ed

    First – I have dowloaded and installed the latest Gimpshop release 2.2.8 on my Windows 7 machine and all it does is crash, I have not even gotten to see what it will do. From what I was able to gather from their “supposed” support forum is that there really is no stable release of gimpshop for windows, or any other os for that matter.
    Second – I have gone to their support forum, if you want to call it that and it is just riddled with porn and drug ads. Searching out your problem is nearly impossible.

    I keep getting runtime errors and the program crashes right after it starts. With half hearted attempts at graphics programs like this it is no wonder people “pirate” photoshop.

    I think this should have been researched alot further before being posted here at the Windows club, had I been the writer, this would have never made this site.

  12. Ed

    Oh …… and by the way, had your research been complete you would have found that GIMPshop is simply a HACK of the GNU program Gimp. And you are wrong about Gimp basically being a “paint” program. Gimp we pretty much do anything Photoshop does.

    I think HappyAndyK needs to start pre approving your articles before posting them here.

  13. TedJOse

    @Hackerman1 You sound unprofessional…. Share information if you know. but do not offense any one. What you have said is not correct on any grounds.. The writer might not be so well versed but still he made attempts to spread knowledge. And that is what we are here for.
    Do take care next time…

  14. Hi all!

    Maybe this 13 year old student writer Lavish has made a mistake. Perhaps we all can be large-hearted enough to forgive him for that, this time.

    Unfortunately I have not used GIMP nor GIMPshop, so I am going to ask you for help. Can you folks tell me, which parts of the article needs to be edited? Maybe I can make the necessary corrections.

    Do you think deleting: “It performs only simple tasks as Paint does. But for more complicated and professional tasks there is an application named GIMPshop” would be enough?

    You may tell me here or mail me on ‘thewindowsclub at hotmail dot com’.

    Thank you all for the feedback… I know I can always count on you all to make the site better.

    🙂

  15. Ed

    Do yourself a favor and stay away from gimpshop, you will have nothing but problems with it and you will not receive any support, just download Gimp 2.6 from here: http://www.gimp.org/
    It does everything photoshop does and everything gimpshop promised but cannot seem to do.

  16. FraserBell

    Yes.

    GIMP is *very* powerfull, so it would be nice if someone who uses it (I don’t … yet. But plan to) would point out some of the powerfull features.

    My understanding is that it is almost on a par with PhotoShop, or maybe even more powerfull, but with a more difficult interface.

    If you know GIMP well, then point that out, so this article can be corrected.

  17. Ed

    I think Lavish made his first mistake by stating the Gimp was nothing more than a paint program, it is not, Gimp is everything Photoshop is and then some. Maybe Lavish should download the program himself and see for himself.

    Second no one seems to know just how much “Gimpshop” has to offer being as it has so many problems. I do know that Gimpshop should not be compaired to Gimp as it is not made by the same people as Gimp, it is just a hack of the Gimp program. This is why I stated that had I been the writer, this program would have never made the pages of The Windows Club because the way I see it, it’s a rip off of the Gimp software.

    Third, the site for Gimpshop is nothing but a page filled with google ad sense ads and download links, like I stated above also, they do have a forum page but it is so riddled with porn and drug ads it is virtually impossible to find any help on it because the forum is not moderated. The only real help you can find their is from 2007 and we are talking about people who were using OS’s such as XP, ME and Windows 98. There is no help availible for those using the newer OS’s.

    In my opinion I would remove this page completely and tell the people over at Gimpshop that when they clean up their act maybe you will reconsider doing a review on their software.

    Don’t just take my word for it check out both sites and do a comparison yourself.

  18. Lavish Thakkar

    Hey! Everyone, I am very sorry about my mistake and i will contact to admin and i will surely ask him to change my mistake. Once again very sorry.

  19. Carl

    FYI, gimpshop . com is FULL of malware and not the original Gimpshop. A scam, loaded all kinds of crap when downloaded from the above link.
    Stay away from gimpshop . com!
    See this: http://gimpforums.com/thread-gimpshop–4732

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