Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Software Wednesday - GimpShop

posted by Scott Roche

Wednesdays will be the day for software, freeware, anything but malware that can make your life easier and more fulfilling.

Today I want to introduce you to GimpShop. Do you want a full featured image editor? Do you want to pay zero dollars for it? Well give this a shot. The eight meg download gives you a pretty powerful package.

GimpShop is based on GIMP or The GNU Image Manipulation Program or just GIMP is a free software bitmap image editor. It also has some support for vector graphics. The project was started in 1995 by Spencer Kimball and Peter Mattis and is now maintained by a group of volunteers; it is licensed under the GNU General Public License. - source Wikipedia

Scott Moschella hacked the original GIMP program so it more closely resembled Photoshop. GimpShop is missing some features that Photoshop has, but hey whaddaya want it's free and you don't have to fly the skull-n-bones over your computer.

If you want a version that's portable and doesn't require an install go here. Happy doodling!

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