GIMP – the best free image editor

If you’re put off by the high price of PhotoShop but want features, features, features, get a copy of the free Gnu Image Manipulation Program (GIMP). Version 2.4 has just been released. Some highlights from the release notes:

  • The selection tools have been rewritten from scratch to allow resizing of existing selections. Additionally the rectangular selection tool includes a setting for creating rounded corners as this has been identified as a very common task among web designers.
  • Selecting individual objects on images is easier now with a new foreground select tool.
    Most notable is the new top-level Color menu that accumulates most tools, plug-ins and scripts that adjust colors in RGB/Grayscale mode and color palettes in Indexed mode.
  • Just like the selection tools, the new crop tool has been enhanced since the last release. The resize handles actually resize the crop rectangle instead of providing both resize and move functionality. The tool behaves more naturally and consistently with other GIMP tools.
  • While numerous red-eye workflows exist already, GIMP now features a very convenient auto-magic filter to remove red eye from your shots.

Download from here.