Photoshop vs GIMP: A Complete Comparison



It’s time for an in-depth comparison of Photoshop and GIMP! In this video, I go over my strengths and weaknesses for the two best photo editing and photo manipulation programs on the planet. I talk about which software is best for professional photographers, as well as which is better for beginner photo editors or photo retouchers. I cover the best or most popular tools, including selection tools, and the photo editing tools found in each.

GIMP and Photoshop are both raster-based image manipulation programs. I use GIMP 2.10.18 and Photoshop CC 2020 for this tutorial.

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Video Intro – 0:00
Photoshop Intro – 1:32
GIMP Intro – 2:24
Photoshop Strengths – 3:17
GIMP Strengths – 6:50
Photoshop Weaknesses – 10:51
GIMP Weaknesses – 12:23
Which Program Should You Use? – 14:08

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Duration: 00:15:30

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