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The GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages.

It was first announced on comp.os.linux.development.apps on November 21th 1995. So GIMP is having it’s tenth anniversary this year.

Installing Gimp on Debian[edit]

apt-get install gimp

apt-cache search gimp (MANY related packages!)

Gimp for Windows[edit]

Gimp Tutorials[edit]

Other meanings[edit]

  • a BDSM sex slave (i.e. Pulp Fiction: "Bring out the Gimp"
  • derogatory word describing a handicap or cripple.
  • derogatort word describing a handicap limb, 'gimp leg'


Gimpshop, a version of Gimp customized to look like Photoshop, targeted at those people who dont want to switch because they are used to Photoshop menus and keyboard shortcuts , etc..