By: Tara Tuckwiller on January 31, 2017

Bottom Line With sophisticated features and tools, it's truly amazing that GIMP costs you nothing. You will need to spend some time with GIMP to completely master it, but for tech-savvy students -- or anyone -- on a shoestring budget, it can't be beat.
  • It's free
  • Pro-level photo editing, similar to Photoshop
  • Can be slow
  • More glitches and crashes than paid software