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GIMP Save for Web is a very handy tool with the help of which you can optimize JPEG, GIF and PNG images in a better way. It reduces the image size by removing the unnecessary metadata without having much effect on the image quality. It is very easy to use and offers an image preview with the help of which you can check how your image is going. Nov 22, 2009  However, as good as it can get, there are several handy and useful features Photoshop that are not available in GIMP and one of them is the Save For Web feature. I used the Photoshop’s Save For Web feature extensively as it enables me to optimize my screenshots to the smallest possible size without affecting their quality to a great extent.

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GIMP for Unix-like systems

If available, the official package from your Unix-like distribution is the recommended method of installing GIMP!

The flatpak build is new and has known limitations, though it will likely provide faster updates, following GIMP releases closely.
Therefore choose your installation medium according to your needs.

Flatpak build available in: i386, x86-64, ARM and AArch64.

Flatpak additional instructions

The flatpak link above should open your software installer and prompt you to install GIMP. Yet it may not work out-of-the-box on some platforms since the flatpak technology is new. If that is the case, ensure flatpak is installed and if clicking the link still does not prompt to install GIMP, then manually install by command line:

flatpak install

Once installed, it will be made available exactly the same way as other applications (menus, desktop overview, or any specific application launch process used by your desktop).
If this is not the case, we suggest to report a bug to your desktop or distribution asking for proper support of flatpak. In the meantime, you can still run it by command line (not as the recommended method, only a workaround):

flatpak run org.gimp.GIMP//stable

This installation will also provide regular update. You don't have to come back on this page and install again (it will not work!) when a new version of GIMP is released. Instead if your distribution and/or desktop has a good support for flatpak, it should propose to perform updates.
Once again, if your distribution does not have proper support, you can always fall back to using the following command line:

flatpak update

Systems without flatpak support

GIMP can also run on Solaris and is available for the BSD family of systems such as FreeBSD and OpenBSD.

Please refer to the documentation for your Unix-like system on the installation of software.

GIMP for macOS

Note: the currently available package provides GIMP 2.10.14 and has not yet updated to the latest version, GIMP 2.10.18. We're working on that, please check back later.

The download links above will attempt to download GIMP from one of our trusted mirror servers. If the mirrors do not work or you would rather download directly from our server, you can get the direct download here.

Supported OS: macOS 10.9 Mavericks or over

Since the 2.8.2 version, GIMP runs on OSX natively. No X11 environment is required.

Native build

The official GIMP 2.10 DMG installer (linked above) is a stock GIMP build without any add-ons. Just open the downloaded DMG and drag and drop GIMP into your 'Applications' folder.

The SHA256 hash sum for gimp-2.10.14-x86_64-1.dmg is: 52654d85f894834f6c134c724beff3eddf212a1bda317299314322cfeff97e52

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Older Downloads

Previous installers for OSX can be found here:


An easy way to compile and install GIMP and other great Free software on your Mac is by using Macports. The installer allows you to choose from a large directory of packages. To install gimp using Macports, you simply do sudo port install gimp once you have Macports installed.

Last we checked, the GIMP port file pointed to the current stable release and we have reports from people who've built GIMP successfully this way.


Homebrew is similar to Macports and provides packages (aka formulas) to install, either by compiling them from source or by using pre-made binaries. There are indications that there is now a formula for GIMP, installable with: brew tap homebrew/cask && brew cask install gimp.

NOTE! Please be aware that it was announced recently that Homebrew is using analytics. To turn this off in homebrew then run: brew analytics off
You can read more about this on Brew Analytics.


Fink is a package repository that offer mostly precompiled binaries. It provides the apt-get command known to e.g. Debian and Ubuntu users, and installing GIMP is as easy as sudo apt-get install gimp once you have installed the Fink installer.
If there's no binary package, then fink install gimp will compile GIMP from source.

Disclaimer: we haven't been able to determine if it is possible to install or build recent GIMP from Fink. Last we checked, GIMP 2.6.12 appears to be the most recent GIMP package that is offered there.

GIMP for Windows

The download links above will attempt to download GIMP from one of our trusted mirror servers. If the mirrors do not work or you would rather download directly from our server, you can get the direct download here.

Supported OS: Windows 7 or over

These links download the official GIMP installer for Windows (~200 MB). The installer contains both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of GIMP, and will automatically use the appropriate one.

BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer file sharing system. It works by downloading GIMP from a distributed network of BitTorrent users, and may improve download speed dramatically. Choosing this option will download the torrent file for the GIMP installer. You may need to install a torrent client to make use of this file. Learn more..

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Older Downloads

  • Previous v2.10 installers for Windows can be found here:
  • Previous v2.8 installers for Windows can be found here:

GIMP User Manual

These links download language-specific Windows installers for GIMP's local help. By default, they will place the help files with your GIMP installation.

Note: GIMP uses online help by default. If you want to use this local help offline, you will need to change GIMP's help settings.

  1. In GIMP, select [Edit] > [Preferences] > [Help System]
  2. For 'User manual', select 'Use a locally installed copy'
  3. Under 'Help Browser', you can choose between your system's web browser and GIMP's help browser plugin (if available).

See the online help for more settings.

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Source for version 2.10 (Stable)

GIMP releases available from and its mirrors contain the source code and have to be compiled in order to be installed on your system.

For instructions, how to build GIMP from source code, please see this page.

GIMP 2.10.18 is now available at You may want to read the Release Notes for GIMP 2.10.

To allow you to check the integrity of the tarballs, here are the hashes of the latest releases:

gimp-2.10.18.tar.bz2 (sha256):
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GIMP help files are available at

Please consider using one of the mirrors listed below.

Development snapshots

We now have a separate page for development versions of GIMP.

Want to check out the GIMP development release?
Get it on our development downloads page.

FTP and Web Mirrors

We had a server move a while back that caused us to lose our existing mirrors (moved from physical to virtual server and to an environment that doesn't allow FTP access). On the plus side, we are now able to offer rsync access to

If you are running one of the existing GIMP mirrors, or want to create a new one, please contact us to get your rsync credentials.
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Plugins help turn GIMP from a good program into a great one. They add new features, improve your workflow, and help make GIMP one of the best free alternatives to Photoshop.

But it’s complicated. The whole GIMP plugin experience is not very user friendly. They can be hard to find, tricky to install, and there are lots of compatibility issues.

But that’s where we come in. In this guide we’ll walk you through where to get the best GIMP plugins and how to install them. So let’s get started…

Where to Find GIMP Plugins

The GIMP plugin scene is a bit of a mess. Plugins used to be collected together in the GIMP Registry, but that no longer exists. Which means they’re now scattered around the internet.

Some are also very old. In many cases they haven’t been updated in a decade or more. There’s no guarantee that plugins will play nicely with the newest versions of GIMP. Indeed, popular ones like the GIMP DDS plugin or BIMP are now abandoned and no longer work.

How to Install GIMP Plugins

Inevitably, the installation process is also complicated. There are two main ways to install GIMP plugins.

First is the manual way. If your plugin is in a ZIP file then you need to copy the contents to GIMP’s plugins and scripts folders.

  1. Unzip the download.
  2. In GIMP, go to Preferences > Folders. Locate the Plug-ins and Scripts sections.
  3. There are two folders in each section. One is a system folder, the other a user folder. Select the latter then click Show file location in the file manager to open it.
  4. If your downloads are in the PY format move them into the Plug-ins folder.
  5. If they’re in the SCM format move them into the Scripts folder.
  6. Now restart GIMP.

The second way is the automatic method. Some plugins come packaged with their own installer. Just double-click this and install it as you would any other application.

Installers are platform-specific, so you might find plugins that are only available for Windows, but not Linux or Mac. Also, remember that opening random installers off the internet is a risky business, so make sure your antivirus software is up-to-date and running properly.

There is a third option, which is to install a customized version of the entire GIMP application. A popular build found at comes with several plugins pre-installed, including Resynthesizer and G’MIC.

These are among the best GIMP plugins, as we’ll see next.

1. DarkTable

GIMP 2.10 (how to get started using GIMP) is one of the best free photo editing apps you can get. You can even use it with your RAW photos, but you need to add your own RAW editor first. There are two main options, DarkTable and RawTherapee.

Both are worth testing, but we prefer DarkTable due to its more accessible interface, shallower learning curve, and some advanced features including masking tools.

Once installed you can drag your RAW images into GIMP and it will launch DarkTable, wherein you can begin editing. The effect is the same as what you get with the famous Photoshop and Adobe Camera RAW combination, and just as good. Read our Darktable guide How to Use Darktable, the Free Adobe Lightroom AlternativeIf you shoot photos in RAW, you need the right program to open and edit them. Darktable is a free Adobe Lightroom alternative. Read More to pick up the basics of this popular RAW editor.

2. G’MIC

Another plugin for photo editors, G’MIC offers over 500 filters and effects that you can use to jazz up your shots.

The range is astounding. There are basics like film stock emulations and frames, more advanced things like noise reduction and other repair tools, and even some 3D effects. You can use each one with its default settings with a single click. But if you prefer, you can use the series of sliders for each filter to customize the look, and get the exact result you want.

3. Resynthesizer

Resynthesizer is one of GIMP’s oldest plugins, and one of its most essential. It provides a series of tools based around working with textures. You’ll find the key part under the Enhance menu: Heal Selection.

This is GIMP’s equivalent to Photoshop’s Content Aware Fill tool, one of the things Photoshop can do that GIMP can’t What Can Photoshop Do That GIMP Can't?What can Photoshop do that GIMP can't? Quite a lot! Learn more in our comparison of GIMP vs. Photoshop. Read More . It enables you to remove unwanted objects from a photo completely seamlessly.

Heal Selection magically replaces the intrusion with surrounding content from the background of your image, and it blends perfectly. So, if you remove something from the sky, the space will be filled with more sky. You’d normally have to use the Clone tool for that. It’s a much more laborious process.

4. Hugin

When you need to stitch together a series of images to create a panorama, Hugin is the best tool to use for GIMP. It’s simple to get started. Just load up your images, specify a few common points on each, and the app will merge them together. It’ll also correct for mismatching angles and exposures.

Hugin functions as a standalone app, and is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

5. Wavelet Decompose

Skin retouching is an integral part of portrait photography. Wavelet Decompose is the best plugin for that on GIMP.

The plugin uses an advanced form of frequency separation. It splits the image into multiple layers, each containing different sets of details. This gives you very fine tuned control over which details you want to smooth, and which to keep.

Sound complicated? Well, the concept is, but the practice isn’t. Just load up the plugin and use the blur and smooth tools to make your skin shine.

6. Duplicate to Another Image

This simple script is a real time saver. Its name describes exactly what it does: it duplicates a selection to another image file.

Can’t GIMP already do this? Yes, but not as well. The Duplicate to Another Image plugin has a whole lot more features. You can copy a selection onto a new image the same size as your original one, with the object in the same place, making it easy to change the background of an image.

Or, you can copy to a new image, and crop it to size, when you want to isolate individual objects. And you can copy the object to another image you’ve already got open.

7. Scripts Bundle

GIMP plugins come in lots of sizes and complexities, but often it’s the single-function ones that you end up using most.

This collection of over 100 scripts gives you a host of shortcuts for common image editing and graphic design tasks. You get a GIMP sketch plugin, a few scripts for sharpening photos or adding frames, and some for generating effects or emulating film stock. There’s a lot here to play with. They’re all tested and fully compatible with GIMP 2.10.

8. Nik Collection

Finally, the Nik Collection, the professional-class suite of photo editing programs. It gives you access to pro-level sharpening and noise reduction, color filters, HDR effects, and lots more. It truly takes GIMP to a new level.

So if it’s so good why have we kept it to the end? Two reasons.

First, the free version of the Nik Collection is no longer officially available. You can still download it from The Internet Archive, and you can set it up if you’ve already got it installed on your PC. Second, you have to jump through a few hoops to get it working. Fortunately, we’ve got a guide to using Google’s free Nik plugins How to Get Started with Google's Free Nik Plugins for PhotographyGoogle made its Nik Collection plug-ins completely free. The plugins work with photo editing software, such as Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. Here's how to get started. Read More with GIMP that shows you what to do. Rest assured that it’s worth the effort.

How to Use GIMP Plugins

Once you’ve installed your GIMP plugin it will show up in one of several locations. It may appear under the Filters menu, or one of the submenus there. It may be under Image or Layers, or you may get a whole new menu called Script-Fu. Sometimes, plugins (like a RAW editor) run as a separate app, triggered to launch whenever they’re needed.

When you find a plugin you like, make sure you keep a copy of the downloaded file. You never know when it might disappear. That, unfortunately, is the reality of working with GIMP plugins.

Plugins aren’t the only way to power up GIMP. If you’re looking for a GIMP watercolor plugin, for instance, you might be better off with a brush instead. And for that you need our guide to the the best GIMP brushes 11 Free GIMP Brushes and How to Install ThemWe'll show you how to install GIMP brushes and several free and useful ones to get you started. Read More .