Originally released as the General Image Manipulation Program, GIMP has tools used for image retouching and editing, free-form drawing, resizing, cropping, photo montages, converting between different image formats, and a plethora of tasks. Animated images such as GIF and MPEG files can be created using an animation plugin.
Its developers strive to create a high-end free software graphics application for the editing and creation of original images, photos, icons, graphical elements of web pages, and art for user interface elements.
GIMP is an advanced image editing tool on par with Photoshop and other expensive, best of class graphic editing tools! One of the most powerful general-purpose image editors around, GIMP can be used as a simple paint program, an expert-quality photo retouching program, image format converter and more.