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Basic editing covers the most common editing functions – cropping, resizing, red-eye reduction, auto-adjust image settings (colour correction, balance, contrast), image rotation, batch editing, image straightening and conversion to grayscale/B&W.
Advanced editing covers retouch/effect brush tool, special effects/filters, cloning tool, layer handling and border designs (picture frames).
Usability includes before and after previews, size of the preview, editing history functions and editing processing speed.
Initial setup includes downloading, installing and configuring the software. Help information includes any tutorials, video (including official YouTube instruction) and other assistance such as wizards and documentation.
Ease of learning takes into account the ease of becoming familiar with the program.
Input covers file formats, plus navigating to and selecting pictures for editing.
28 Dec 2014, Joanna S.
Product use: 6 months or more
It can do much of what Photoshop can do but it is free so I can install it at work without breaking any licenses. It can handle RAW with a plugin, see http://howtogimp.com/raw-photos-with-gimp/ . Adobe Photoshop appears to operate this way with a different program handling the RAW processing which then passes the processed image to Photoshop. Extra filters available as plugins.
Slow at some things such as Unsharp Mask. Open and Save As dialogs a bit clunky in Windows. Takes a bit longer than Photoshop for some tasks.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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