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11% remove it89% keep it
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Global Rank #12,869
United States Rank #12,357
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 58.50 days
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Average installed length: 184.73 days

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GIMP 2.6.6

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 main program executable is gimp-2.6.exe. The software installer includes 100 files and is usually about 30.78 MB (32,272,878 bytes). The program uses the GLib GNOME library.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: gimp-win.sourceforge.net
Help link: groups.yahoo.com/group/gimpwin-users
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\GIMP-2.0\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\GIMP-2.0\setup\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 30.78 MB

Program filesFiles installed by GIMP 2.6.6

Program executable:gimp-2.6.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\gimp-2.0\bin\gimp-2.6.exe
Additional files:
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)
  • libatk-1.0-0.dll (by Sun Microsystems) - atk
  • libgdk_pixbuf-2.0-0.dll - GTK+ (GIMP Toolkit)
  • libgdk-win32-2.0-0.dll - GIMP Drawing Kit
  • libglib-2.0-0.dll - GLib
  • libgmodule-2.0-0.dll - GModule
  • libgobject-2.0-0.dll - GObject
  • libgthread-2.0-0.dll - GThread
  • libgio-2.0-0.dll
  • libgtk-win32-2.0-0.dll
  • alien-map.exe
  • 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 Bzip2) - Bzip2 (Bzip2: file compressor)
  • bzip2.exe (by Bzip2)
  • cartoon.exe
  • channel-mixer.exe
  • checkerboard.exe
  • cml-explorer.exe
  • color-cube-analyze.exe
  • color-enhance.exe
  • color-exchange.exe
  • colorify.exe
  • colormap-remap.exe
  • color-rotate.exe
  • color-to-alpha.exe
  • compose.exe
  • contrast-normalize.exe
  • contrast-retinex.exe
  • contrast-stretch.exe
  • contrast-stretch-hsv.exe
  • convolution-matrix.exe
  • crop-auto.exe
  • gimp-console-2.6.exe
  • GNU.Gettext.dll
  • intl.dll (by Free Software Foundation) - libintl: accessing NLS message catalogs (LGPLed libintl for Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista and Windows 95/98/ME)
  • libart_lgpl_2-2.dll
  • libbabl-0.0-0.dll
  • libcairo-2.dll
  • libcroco-0.6-3.dll
  • libcurl-4.dll
  • libexif-12.dll
  • libexpat-1.dll
  • libfontconfig-1.dll
  • libgailutil-18.dll
  • libgcc_s_dw2-1.dll
  • libgegl-0.0-0.dll
  • libgimp-2.0-0.dll
  • libgimpbase-2.0-0.dll
  • libgimpcolor-2.0-0.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • gimp-2.6.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CCC9EC17-64A6-4934-B1EB-78C68501F682}' (runs on registration).

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 2.6.6, 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) 45%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 48.13%
Windows Vista 22.08%
Windows XP 20.83%
Windows 10 8.96%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.89%
Microsoft Windows XP 20.25%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 16.88%
Windows 7 Professional 16.46%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.23%
Windows 10 Home 2.74%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.78% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.78%
  Germany 7.36%
  France 5.78%
  Japan 5.78%
  Italy 4.55%
  Spain 4.38%
  United Kingdom 4.20%
  Canada 3.68%
  Russia 1.93%
  Poland 1.40%
  Australia 1.23%
  Belgium 1.05%
  BO 1.05%
  Hungary 1.05%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 33.89%
Hewlett-Packard 20.60%
Acer 15.28%
Toshiba 4.98%
Intel 3.99%
ASUS 3.99%
Samsung 2.66%
Medion 2.33%
NEC 1.66%
American Megatrends 1.33%
Sahara 1.33%
Common models
Dell Latitude E6520 16.23%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.19%
Dell OptiPlex 780 3.66%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.14%
Dell OptiPlex 390 2.62%

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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