Why is GIMP better than Adobe Photoshop?

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Photoshop is one of the most used Software by designers or I say wannabe designers(you will know why). But there is one software known as GIMP, you might have heard about it before and ignored it because of its ugliness. But today I am going to tell you Why GIMP is better than Adobe Photoshop.

Photoshop is one of the most widely used program by Designers. But the Majority of designers using Adobe Photoshop is nothing but just some wannabe kids trying their best to get a subtitle as Designer. Photoshop is powerful I know that but what if there is already one program that do all that work for you.

Here are some my reasons why I choose GIMP over Adobe Photoshop for designing graphic on my computer.

Why is Gimp Better than Adobe Photoshop?
Why is Gimp Better than Adobe Photoshop?


  • First and best reason - ITS FREE Yes GIMP is a completely free to use software and it doesn't charge you a penny to install it on your computer. Older versions of GIMP weren't as good looking as Adobe Photoshop but with GIMP 2.8 release I made my mind shifted to GIMP full time. I design all my graphics on GIMP.
    Adobe Photoshop is an Expensive software they charge hundreds of dollars just to one release of the software and when you want to upgrade to the latest software you need to pay again. GIMP on the other hand is completely free of cost and doesn't charge a penny for installing it for first time and nor for upgrading to the latest release.

  • GIMP is way more smaller in SIZE than Adobe Photoshop - Adobe Photoshop takes GBs of space on your computer and on the other hand GIMP only takes around couple of hundred mp of space and still does all the good job as Photoshop job does. This is one more reason why GIMP is better than Adobe Photoshop.

  • Adobe Photoshop is extremely resource intensive - Installing and running Adobe Photoshop on your computer uses a lot of RAM and CPU usage on the other hand GIMP does the same job with way less usage of RAM and CPU and still does all the great job like Adobe Photoshop.

  • GIMP is open source architecture - this means any one including you and me can edit the code and design it according to our own usage and develop plugins and new features for the program and you don't even need to get permission to someone like they do on Adobe Photoshop.

  • GIMP went ahead of Photoshop as it can also edit, open and save PSD format files so you actually don't need to switch to Adobe Photoshop for PSDs.

  • One major thing I like about GIMP is that it can be run on all the platforms, Linux, Mac, Windows, etc. Whereas Adobe Photoshop is not available for Linux users. that is one major con of Adobe Photoshop.
GIMP is really a better software than Adobe Photoshop, but still people prefer Adobe Photoshop over GIMP as it is really easy making money online Designing Graphics on Adobe Photoshop. But as a professional Graphic Designer I would prefer GIMP as best. I can work fast and easy way.

Just remember it is not about Hard Work, its about Smart Work. ;)


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