It’s true that professional design and photo editing software tends to be quite expensive. However, there is a way out. Just take a look at the Open Source community where developers upload free tools for professional graphics editing. Granted, most of these instruments are not well known, however, they are definitely worth checking out.
GIMP is one of the most multifunctional Open Source graphics editors that is capable of editing static images, 3D files, original artwork, and vector files. It combines the functionality of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and sketchbook software.
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It’s a cross-platform Open Source software that supports Windows, Mac OS X, Windows. Its main purpose is simplifying the image editing process by cutting down its functionality to essential features, while providing a rich toolset to work with. Firstly, the tool allows you to perform complex Photo Manipulations. This includes editing color settings such as contrast, brightness, saturation, adding color effects and shadows, removing image noise and others. The purpose of these tools are not so much to change reality but rather to bring out the most distinct visual characteristics.
Also, this tool has adapted basic sketchbook functionality to help you in creating original artworks. You have brushes, pencils, color bucket, palettes, and hundreds of shapes to choose from so you can bring your ideas to life. On top of that, this tool supports PSD mockups. Just load the mockup and start editing the layers, much like in Adobe Photoshop.
GIMP is based on Scripted Image Manipulation frameworks and supports many programming languages, including C, C++, Python, Perl, Scheme, and others. If you understand any of the supported languages, you can easily modify the tool’s functionality and even add new features.
GIMP Key Features Include:
- Photo Manipulation mode allows automatically detecting and solving visual imperfections;
- Create original artwork using basic sketchbook functions such as brushes, pencils, paint bucket, pipette, gradient, and others;
- Work with PSD mockups and export them into JPEG, PNG, and JPEG 2000 formats;
- Edit source code to add new features and customize the interface;
- The software is Open Source and completely free to install.
GIMP is an Open Source graphics editor with rich functionality and a user-friendly interface. The software has three basic working modes: Photo Manipulation, Original Artwork, and Graphic Design. The first modality is used for image retouching, the second provides users with painting tools, while the third allows editing mockups and using pre-made templates. You can access source codes and add new features to each of these modalities or personalize the interface, changing panels and menus. You can even share the result of these changes with the whole community - maybe, someone will find it inspiring.
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