GIMP is a cross-platform open source image editor that is available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. We have followed the development of GIMP since our initial review of the application in 2005 on Windows and on Linux. Ghacks writer Jack Wallen published several GIMP tutorials here on this site in the past that offered tips on using layers, adding brushes, or changing the perspective of images.

You can download the latest version of GIMP from the official project website. Note that the release is still in the process of being added and that it may not be available for all supported operating systems yet.

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).

Here also there is an online image editor service named Photopea.