How To Download And Install GIMP

GIMP is a free open-source image editor for Windows, MacOS, Linux and GNU operating systems. You can use GIMP to manipulate and edit images, practice freeform drawing, transcode between various file formats, and other more specialized tasks. If you’re keen to download GIMP for Mac, Windows or Linux, follow the steps in this tutorial for a quick and simple installation.

Step 1: Download The GIMP Installer

After visiting, the download page for the official website for GIMP, download the current stable version of GIMP 2.10.22. Select which operating system you want to download the free software for. In this guide, we will focus on how to download and subsequently install GIMP for Windows, but the steps for MAC, Linux and other operating systems are virtually the same. Click the orange box that reads: “Download GIMP version 2.10.22 Directly”.

Step 2: Follow Steps For Installing GIMP

The GIMP installer will then appear on the toolbar at the bottom of your screen. It may take up to 5 minutes for the installer to finish loading. When it has finished, click to open the installer. Choose whether you’d like to “Install for all users” or “Install for me only”. A popup will appear on your screen asking if you’re happy for GIMP to make changes to your computer. Press “Yes”. This will bring up the installation wizard. Click “Install” to install GIMP.  It may take several minutes for the file to complete installation, as this latest version takes up quite a bit of storage space.

Step 3: Open GIMP

You will see that a shortcut for GIMP has been created on your desktop. Double-click to open the software. If the shortcut isn’t on your desktop, you can search for GIMP by typing it into your “Start” bar. Click on it in this location to bring it up. You don’t need to log in or sign up to GIMP to get started.

Step 4: Start Using GIMP

After that, you’re free to start editing images, and may use the software as much or as little as you’d like, for personal or commercial purposes. If you’ve never used the software before and you need GIMP help, you can visit the official GIMP website for tutorials. It’s also a good idea to upload a file and play around with the features until you’ve got the hang of them. The latest version of GIMP is cleaner and more self-explanatory than ever, so you should pick up what to do fairly quickly.