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Should I remove GIMP?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,417
United States Rank #2,305
Reach 0.2593%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 32.90 days
970.44 days >
Average installed length: 509.89 days


2.8.0 100.00%

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GIMP 2.8.0

What is GIMP?

GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is an image retouching and editing tool. GIMP has tools used for image retouching and editing, free-form drawing, resizing, cropping, photo-montages, converting between different image formats, and more specialised tasks. Animated images such as GIF and MPEG files can be created using an animation plugin.

About  (from The GIMP Team)

GIMP is a freely distributed piece of software suitable for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition, and image authoring. It is a powerful piece of software with capabilities not found in any other free software product. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert-quality photo-retouching program, an ...  Read more


A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is gimp-2.8.exe. The software installer includes 155 files and is usually about 94.79 MB (99,392,023 bytes). The program uses the GLib GNOME library.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: gimp-win.sourceforge.net
Help link: www.gimp.org/docs
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\GIMP 2\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\GIMP 2\uninst\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 94.79 MB

Program filesFiles installed by GIMP 2.8.0

Program executable:gimp-2.8.exe
Name:GNU Image Manipulation Program
Path:C:\Program Files\gimp 2\bin\gimp-2.8.exe
Additional files:
  • gimp-2.8.0-setup.exe - GIMP (GIMP Setup)
  • gimptool-2.0.exe
  • bz2-1.dll
  • bzip2.exe
  • freebl3.dll (by Mozilla Foundation) - Network Security Services (NSS freebl Library)
  • libatk-1.0-0.dll (by Sun Microsystems) - atk
  • libbabl-0.1-0.dll
  • libcairo-2.dll
  • libcroco-0.6-3.dll
  • libcurl-4.dll
  • libdbus-1-3.dll
  • libdbus-glib-1-2.dll
  • libenchant.dll (by none) - libenchant
  • libexif-12.dll
  • libexpat-1.dll
  • libexslt-0.dll
  • libfontconfig-1.dll
  • libfreetype-6.dll
  • libgailutil-18.dll
  • libgdk-win32-2.0-0.dll - GTK+ (GIMP Drawing Kit)
  • libgcc_s_sjlj-1.dll
  • libgdk_pixbuf-2.0-0.dll - GIMP Toolkit
  • gspawn-win64-helper.exe
  • gspawn-win64-helper-console.exe
  • libgegl-0.2-0.dll
  • libgeoclue-0.dll
  • libgimp-2.0-0.dll
  • libgimpbase-2.0-0.dll
  • libgimpcolor-2.0-0.dll
  • gimp-console-2.8.exe (by Spencer Kimball, Peter Mattis and the GIMP Development Team) - GNU Image Manipulation Program
  • libffi-5.dll
  • libgcrypt-11.dll (by g10 Code GmbH) - libgcrypt (Libgcrypt - The GNU Crypto Library)
  • gspawn-win32-helper.exe
  • gspawn-win32-helper-console.exe
  • icudata51.dll
  • icui18n51.dll
  • icuio51.dll
  • icule51.dll
  • iculx51.dll
  • icutest51.dll
  • icutu51.dll
  • icuuc51.dll
  • libffi-6.dll
  • libgimpconfig-2.0-0.dll
  • unins001.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • alien-map.exe (by Spencer Kimball, Peter Mattis and the GIMP Development Team) - GNU Image Manipulation Program Plug-In
  • align-layers.exe
  • animation-optimize.exe
  • animation-play.exe
  • antialias.exe
  • apply-canvas.exe
  • blinds.exe
  • blur.exe
  • blur-gauss.exe
  • blur-gauss-selective.exe
  • blur-motion.exe
  • border-average.exe
  • bump-map.exe
  • bzip2.dll (by GnuWin32 ) - Bzip2 (Bzip: file compressor)
  • cartoon.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • gimp-2.8.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FB529992-F2B2-4DFA-B5AC-DA70B1E527AA}' (runs on registration).
  • wininst-9.0.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{61FC47B8-E3EF-4C11-9E85-1A02C1053E58}' (runs on registration).
  • pythonw.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{20BC6655-A21B-4BFB-A2C8-68F30DCFF9DA}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • pythonw.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Python27\pythonw.exe'.

How do I remove GIMP?

You can uninstall GIMP from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program GIMP 2.8.0, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove GIMP.

Win 7 (SP1) 76%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 79.16%
Windows 10 7.69%
Windows Vista 6.61%
Windows XP 6.48%
Windows Server 2003 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 51.99%
Windows 7 Professional 14.65%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.52%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.45%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.48%
Windows 10 Home 1.97%

Distribution by countryGeography

49.87% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 49.87%
  Germany 15.96%
  France 5.19%
  United Kingdom 3.34%
  Italy 2.99%
  Canada 2.43%
  Japan 1.47%
  Australia 1.41%
  Poland 1.38%
  Spain 1.18%
  Belgium 1.13%
  Netherlands 1.03%
  Finland 1.02%
  Austria 0.86%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.22%
Dell 24.20%
Acer 15.19%
ASUS 9.47%
Toshiba 4.17%
Medion 3.58%
Intel 2.95%
Samsung 2.77%
Lenovo 2.42%
American Megatrends 1.33%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.56%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.82%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.07%
Dell XPS 8300 3.14%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.59%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 2.31%

About The GIMP Team

GIMP is primarily developed by volunteers as a free software project under the GNU project.
Publisher URL: www.gimp.org


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