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9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,983
United States Rank #2,360
Reach 0.3390%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 24.66 days
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Average installed length: 382.21 days


2.8.4 100.00%

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GIMP 2.8.4

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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 primary executable is named gimp-2.8.exe. The setup package generally installs about 129 files and is usually about 97.29 MB (102,017,868 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: 97.29 MB

Program filesFiles installed by GIMP 2.8.4

Program executable:gimp-2.8.exe
Name:GNU Image Manipulation Program
Path:C:\Program Files\gimp 2\bin\gimp-2.8.exe
Additional files:
  • bzip2.exe
  • gimptool-2.0.exe
  • libcairo-2.dll
  • bz2-1.dll
  • gimp-console-2.8.exe (by Spencer Kimball, Peter Mattis and the GIMP Development Team) - GNU Image Manipulation Program
  • freebl3.dll (by Mozilla Foundation) - Network Security Services (NSS freebl Library)
  • gspawn-win32-helper.exe
  • gspawn-win32-helper-console.exe
  • libatk-1.0-0.dll (by Sun Microsystems) - atk
  • libbabl-0.1-0.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
  • libgcc_s_sjlj-1.dll
  • libgdk_pixbuf-2.0-0.dll - GTK+ (GIMP Toolkit)
  • libgdkglext-win32-1.0-0.dll
  • libgdk-win32-2.0-0.dll - GIMP Drawing Kit
  • libgimpbase-2.0-0.dll
  • libgimpcolor-2.0-0.dll
  • libgimpmath-2.0-0.dll
  • libglib-2.0-0.dll - GLib
  • 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
  • cartoon.exe
  • channel-mixer.exe
  • checkerboard.exe
  • cml-explorer.exe
  • color-cube-analyze.exe
  • color-enhance.exe
  • color-exchange.exe
  • colorify.exe
  • color-rotate.exe
  • color-to-alpha.exe
  • dbus-bash-completion-helper.exe
  • glew32.dll - The OpenGL Extension Wrangler Library
  • libffi-5.dll
  • libgcrypt-11.dll (by g10 Code GmbH) - libgcrypt (Libgcrypt - The GNU Crypto Library)
  • libgegl-0.1-0.dll
  • libgegl-0.2-0.dll
  • libgeoclue-0.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • gimp-2.8.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CFEE45F7-D377-4AC9-A74D-B8B09208DD14}' (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?

Quickly and completely remove GIMP 2.8.4 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program GIMP 2.8.4, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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) 63%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.31%
Windows 10 26.03%
Windows XP 4.87%
Windows Vista 3.79%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.99%
Windows 7 Professional 14.53%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.78%
Windows 8.1 7.27%
Windows 8 4.94%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.79%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.68% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.68%
  Germany 10.97%
  Italy 6.01%
  France 5.69%
  United Kingdom 4.84%
  Canada 2.93%
  Brazil 2.22%
  Poland 2.15%
  Spain 1.71%
  Australia 1.68%
  Netherlands 1.57%
  Belgium 1.33%
  Japan 1.29%
  Finland 1.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.71%
Dell 19.72%
Acer 18.27%
ASUS 13.12%
Toshiba 5.89%
Samsung 5.18%
Lenovo 4.26%
Intel 1.50%
Medion 1.21%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.50%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.42%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.54%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.02%
Positivo Informatica SA E... 2.57%
Dell Inspiron N5110 1.74%

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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