Gimp Photo Software For Mac

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Editing your photos on your iPhone is one thing, but editing your photos on your Mac can take your photography skills to a whole 'nother level.

Many of us still keep our main libraries on our Macs because of its faster processors, larger storage, and all-around bigger computing power. The Mac is still the best device for serious photo editing, so you need some serious photo editing apps to make an impact.

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The built-in Photos app on Mac offers several useful photo editing tools. You can crop, adjust lighting and color, set the white balance, add filters, remove unwanted blemishes, and a few more things. However, in all honesty? It's not really meant to be a robust editing app, so If you are looking for something to really finish your photos right, we've got a list of the best photo editors for Mac right here. Let's go!

Affinity Photo

If you're looking for a photo editing app that goes above and beyond for the pricetag, while still allowing you complete creative control over your images, then it might be worth it to take a peek at Affinity Photo.

Affinity Photo supports unlimited layers, groups, layer adjustments, filters, masking, and more: you also have access to tools like dodge, red-eye fix, burn, blemish, clone, and patch (so pretty much Photoshop without all the convoluted bells and whistles). Nondestructive auto-saving makes undoing everything you've done easy, so if you need to start from the beginning, the option is there.

Play, manipulate, edit, and get hella creative with Affinity Photo whether you're a serious graphic designer or someone who's just looking to do some basic editing. Your photography will seriously thank you.

  • $49.99 - Download now

Fotor Photo Editor

Searching for a super simple, straight-forward photo editing app that's there to help you edit and not confuse you to the point of ripping out your hair? Then check out Fotor Photo Editor!

With this photo editor, you can easily adjust contrast and color of more washed-out photos, add borders, tilt and shift your images, add different text, slap on a few filters, and so much more, all from the easy-to-find toolbox on the right side of the app. You can even create collages of your photography masterpieces!

The BBC once called Fotor Photo Editor 'light Photoshop', and they're kind of right! You can go above and beyond editing your images with Fotor Photo Editor without getting bogged down by more complicated editing buttons and tools.

  • Free - Download now

Lightroom

When you look into photo editing software, one of the first things that'll pop up is Adobe's Lightroom, and for good reason! It's essentially a staple in the photo editing community.

Lightroom is great for photographers who need to manage a large image library, and who are prepared to commit to (and pay for) Adobe's cloud storage space. But it is purely a photography tool that's a little outside the regular Adobe design ecosystem. (Creative Bloq)

Pretty much anything you want to do with your photo, you can accomplish with Lightroom. You can blend and merge shadows and highlights, sharpen dull, blurry images so they look crisp and clear, add details and tint colors to make a photo stand out, and so, so much more.

While it is a bit more on the complicated side, people who use the program and know how to navigate it are hooked. Keep in mind, there are two versions of the app — there's the Classic version, which is more preferred, and the 2018 CC version.

If you're hesitant about the program and paying for it, you can download Lightroom free for 30 days as part of a trial period. After that, you can add it to your Photoshop CC subscription for $9.99 per month.

  • Free trial - Download now

Pixelmator

Amp up your photo editing skills with a little bit of help from Pixelmator!

This particular photo editing app allows you to combine two different photos into one (while still allowing you to edit over each layer), add shapes, gradients, filters, tints, and more, and completely change and edit your photography to make it fit perfectly to your aesthetic. You can even mask and cut off certain areas of the photo, giving you more creative control over your final image.

Similar to other photo editing apps, you can also adjust contrast, color, saturation level, definition, and so much more.

It's another great alternative to Photoshop, at least according to our managing editor Lory Gil.

  • $29.99 - Download now

GIMP

Love Photoshop (or the idea of Photoshop..) but don't want all the complicated components and nonsense that comes along with it? Then it might be worth it to take a peek at GIMP.

Similar to Photoshop, GIMP allows you full control over editing your photos: it's an advanced image manipulation program with detailed customization for color reproduction.

You can add layers to your photos, edit and tweak colors, adjust contrast, crop, adjust saturation, and so much more. If you're someone who admires Photoshop but is terrified of the price (or just thinks it's not worth it) then GIMP might be the perfect pal for you.

  • Free - Download now

Snapheal

Say 'bye-bye' to nasty photobombs, zits, perky distractions, and so much more in your photos thanks to Snapheal!

Snapheal is a little bit unique in the sense that it's more of a 'delete now, ask questions later' app. It's more about cleaning up a photo than it is editing it and adding a whole bunch of layers. The tools can either remove large objects or smaller imperfections depending on the mode. You can even adjust the masking tool, use a magic rope, or clone stamp your way to a new photo.

If you're someone who's a perfectionist when it comes to your photography and you just can't stand that one stupid, distracting blur in the background, then Snapheal is the guy for you.

  • $7.99 - Download now

Preview

I know what you're thinking: 'Preview? Really, Cella?'

To which I respond: 'Uh, yeah. Duh, my dude. You use it every day!'

Sure, you can't do a bunch of fancy things with Preview like add filters, adjust contrast, and fix saturation, but you can quickly crop a photo, adjust the color, rotate it, add shapes, texts, and a signature, export as a different format, and more.

Yes, Preview isn't perfect, but it is easy to use and fantastic for making small, fast changes to your photography.

  • It's already on your Mac.

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How do you edit your photography?

What is your favorite photo editing app for the Mac? Why does it work the best for you? Let us know what your top picks are in the comments down below!

Updated August 2018: All the choices on this list are still the best of the best!

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Current Stable Version

The current stable release of GIMP is 2.10.20 (2020-06-07).

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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 https://flathub.org/repo/appstream/org.gimp.GIMP.flatpakref

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 2.10.20. 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.

Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows Vista Business (64-bit), Windows Vista Ultimate (32-bit), Microsoft Windows Vista Starter, Windows Vista Ultimate (64-bit), Microsoft Windows Vista (64-bit), Windows Vista Enterprise (32-bit), Windows Vista Home Premium (64-bit), Windows Vista Home Basic (64-bit), Windows Vista Business (32-bit), Windows Vista Enterprise (64-bit), Windows Vista Home Basic (32-bit), Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit)System requirements: No additional prerequisitesDescription: This download includes a Print Driver only. HP Laserjet printers, HP ScanJet scanners and Photosmart camera software and other HP equipment connected to your PC will NOT be affected by this utility. Disabling the HP Solution Manager will not affect the normal function and behavior of the printer.Also be aware that if you install other HP All-in-one, Deskjet or Photosmart printers or if you re-install this printer this software will be enabled again. Deskjet 5150 mac os x driver. You will need to run this utility again to disable the software for those devices.This optional download utility is designed for the following HP products:HP PhotoSmart 145, 245, 7760, 7660, 7260, 7960PSC 2410, 2510, 1350OfficeJet 5510DeskJet 3520, 5150, 5650, 3650, 3620, 3550, 3650.

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

Check it on VirusTotal: gimp-2.10.14-x86_64-1.dmg

Older Downloads

Previous installers for OSX can be found here: download.gimp.org.

Macports

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

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.

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Fink

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

Updated on 2020-06-11: GIMP 2.10.20 installer revision 1
Slightly faster and smaller due to optimized build parameters

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..

Hash Sum

The SHA256 hash sum for gimp-2.10.20-setup-1.exe is: 430b1a709cd89b5cddb857032a7a5b93199d076ff8cd83ebdd0112330b65ba51

Check it on VirusTotal: gimp-2.10.20-setup-1.exe

Older Downloads

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

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 gimp.org 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 2.10.20 is now available at https://download.gimp.org/mirror/pub/gimp/v2.10/. 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-2.10.20.tar.bz2 (sha256):
e12f9f874b1a007c4277b60aa81e0b67330be7e6153e5749ead839b902fc7b3c
gimp-2.10.18.tar.bz2 (sha256):
65bfe111e8eebffd3dde3016ccb507f9948d2663d9497cb438d9bb609e11d716
gimp-2.10.16.tar.bz2 (sha256):
cbf9fe9534b913a9487b00cd9710cbc569bfd71fdd2f8c321547701a7d70cbeb
gimp-2.10.14.tar.bz2 (sha256):
df9b0f11c2078eea1de3ebc66529a5d3854c5e28636cd25a8dd077bd9d6ddc54
gimp-2.10.12.tar.bz2 (sha256):
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gimp-2.10.10.tar.bz2 (sha256):
12d1f243265c7aee1f2c6e97883a5c90ddc0b19b4346cf822e24adbb6c998c77
gimp-2.10.8.tar.bz2 (sha256):
d849c1cf35244938ae82e521b92b720ab48b8e9ed092d5de92c2464ef5244b9b
gimp-2.10.6.tar.bz2 (sha256):
4ec8071f828e918384cf7bc7d1219210467c84655123f802bc55a8bf2415101f
gimp-2.10.4.tar.bz2 (sha256):
ffb0768de14a2631b3d7ed71f283731441a1b48461766c23f0574dce0706f192
gimp-2.10.2.tar.bz2 (sha256):
1cb0baaecdefe44d371a15f2739a1bcbce4682336b4ccf8eb7b587ce52c333eb
gimp-2.10.0.tar.bz2 (sha256):
7fcc96fb88cb0a0595d2610f63a15dec245bb37bf9db527d37a24fb75e547de2

Gimp On Mac

GIMP help files are available at https://download.gimp.org/mirror/pub/gimp/help/.

Please consider using one of the mirrors listed below.

Development snapshots

Gimp Download For Mac

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 download.gimp.org.

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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https://mirrors.ukfast.co.uk/sites/gimp.org/pub/gimp/
ftp://mirrors.ukfast.co.uk/gimp.org/pub/gimp/
rsync://mirrors.ukfast.co.uk/gimp.org/pub/gimp/
Denmark
https://mirrors.dotsrc.org/gimp/gimp/
ftp://mirrors.dotsrc.org/gimp/
rsync://mirrors.dotsrc.org/gimp/
Finland
https://www.nic.funet.fi/pub/mirrors/ftp.gimp.org/
ftp://ftp.funet.fi/pub/mirrors/ftp.gimp.org/
rsync://rsync.nic.funet.fi/ftp/pub/mirrors/ftp.gimp.org/
France
http://ftp.iut-bm.univ-fcomte.fr/gimp/
ftp://ftp.iut-bm.univ-fcomte.fr/gimp/
rsync://ftp.iut-bm.univ-fcomte.fr/gimp/
Germany
https://ftp.fau.de/gimp/gimp/
ftp://ftp.fau.de/gimp/gimp/
rsync://ftp.fau.de/gimp/
https://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/misc/grafik/gimp/
ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/misc/grafik/gimp/
https://artfiles.org/gimp.org/pub/gimp/
https://mirror.klaus-uwe.me/gimp/gimp/
ftp://mirror.klaus-uwe.me/gimp/
rsync://mirror.klaus-uwe.me/gimp/
Greece
https://ftp.cc.uoc.gr/mirrors/gimp/
ftp://ftp.cc.uoc.gr/mirrors/gimp/
Japan
http://www.ring.gr.jp/pub/graphics/gimp/
Netherlands
https://ftp.snt.utwente.nl/pub/software/gimp/gimp/
ftp://ftp.snt.utwente.nl/pub/software/gimp/gimp/
Philippines
http://mirror.rise.ph/gimp/
ftp://mirror.rise.ph/gimp/
Poland
https://ftp.icm.edu.pl/pub/graphics/gimp/
ftp://ftp.icm.edu.pl/pub/graphics/gimp/
rsync://ftp.icm.edu.pl/pub/graphics/gimp/
gopher://ftp.icm.edu.pl/1/pub/graphics/gimp/
Sweden
https://ftp.lysator.liu.se/pub/gimp/
ftp://ftp.lysator.liu.se/pub/gimp
rsync://ftp.lysator.liu.se/pub/gimp
Ukraine
https://gimp.ip-connect.info/gimp/
rsync://gimp.ip-connect.info/gimp/
ftp://gimp.ip-connect.info/mirror/gimp/
United Kingdom
https://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/ftp.gimp.org/pub/gimp/
ftp://ftp.mirrorservice.org/sites/ftp.gimp.org/pub/gimp/
rsync://rsync.mirrorservice.org/ftp.gimp.org/pub/gimp/
United States
https://mirror.jaleco.com/gimp/gimp/
https://mirror.umd.edu/gimp/gimp/
http://gimp.cp-dev.com/
ftp://devhost.cp-dev.com/gimp
rsync://gimp.cp-dev.com/gimp
https://mirrors.syringanetworks.net/gimp/gimp/
ftp://mirrors.syringanetworks.net/gimp/
rsync://mirrors.syringanetworks.net/gimp/
https://mirrors.xmission.com/gimp/gimp/
ftp://mirrors.xmission.com/gimp/gimp/
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