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Need to edit a photo but don’t want to pay for an expensive Photoshop license? Try GIMP, the free and open-source image editor.

No matter what type of industry you operate in, at some level and in some way, you likely rely on some sort of visual component. Whether it’s photos for your professional social media accounts, graphics for a flyer, or visual aids for a presentation, everyone relies on images for their work from time to time.

Unfortunately, you can’t just point and shoot with your smartphone camera and expect a proper finished product. Professional-quality images often require at least a little editing, which means you need access to (and the skills to use) what tend to be expensive photo editing software platforms like Photoshop and Lightroom.

The good news is that there’s a much more cost-effective option available to you —

How Does Work? hosts a free and open-source GNU image manipulation program. It’s a robust, free alternative to the premium options used by most photographers and graphic designers.

Using GIMP, you can:

  • Access tools for high-quality image editing
  • Create digital art from scratch
  • Create graphic design assets like icons, symbols, and logos
  • Develop scripted image manipulation algorithms

GIMP is cross-platform, so you don’t have to worry about it cooperating with whatever OS you rely on. Simply download the appropriate version, start producing high-quality visuals for your business.