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Reason: Only serves as an anchor point for GIMP/CMYK support. (Discuss in Talk:GIMP#)

GIMP is a powerful image editing program, and commonly used for photo retouching, image composition, and general graphic design work. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, etc.


Install the gimp package.

Tip: The GIMP implements a plug-in system and the repositories (official, AUR) contain more plug-ins than listed in the package's optional depends.

Tips and tricks

Create a circle

To draw a circle in GIMP follow these steps:

  1. Select the Ellipse tool and hold Shift
  2. Click Edit and Fill with Color
  3. Click Select and Shrink
  4. Press Delete


GIMP can't open PDF files

GIMP requires the poppler-glib library to open PDF files. Without this library GIMP will say that a PDF file is "unrecognized" when an attempt to open a PDF is made.

Green text

Add the following to ~/.gimp-2.8/fonts.conf if you see green tint around letters with antialiasing enabled:

<?xml version='1.0'?>
<!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM 'fonts.dtd'>
  <match target="font">
    <edit name="rgba" mode="assign">

See also