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Should I remove GIMP?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,258
United States Rank #8,812
Reach 0.0144%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 243.43 days
1098.89 days >
Average installed length: 577.38 days


2.6.11 100.00%



GIMP is a program developed by Spencer Kimball. 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 programs's main executable is gimp-2.6.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 403.19 MB of memory. The software installer includes 68 files and is usually about 39.12 MB (41,017,006 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 96% of users of GIMP come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\GIMP-2.0\bin\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{46BBA993-5554-42E7-8042-E760D92A580A}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 39.12 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by GIMP

Program executable:gimp-2.6.exe
Signed by:Open Source Developer
Path:C:\Program Files\gimp-2.0\bin\gimp-2.6.exe
GIMP is an image retouching and editing tool and is released under the GPLv3 license as free and open-source software. GIMP has tools used for image retouching and editing, free-form drawing, resizing, cropping, photo-montages, converting...
Additional files:
  • gimp-2.8.exe - GNU Image Manipulation Program
  • gimp-console-2.8.exe
  • bzip2.dll (by Bzip2) - Bzip2 (Bzip2: file compressor)
  • bzip2.exe (by Bzip2)
  • libgdk_pixbuf-2.0-0.dll (by The GTK developer community) - GTK+ (GIMP Toolkit)
  • libgdk-win32-2.0-0.dll (by The GTK developer community) - GIMP Drawing Kit
  • libgtk-win32-2.0-0.dll
  • libatk-1.0-0.dll (by Sun Microsystems) - atk
  • gimp-console-2.6.exe
  • gspawn-win32-helper.exe
  • gspawn-win32-helper-console.exe
  • libcairo-2.dll
  • libcroco-0.6-3.dll
  • libcurl-4.dll
  • libexif-12.dll
  • libexpat-1.dll
  • libfontconfig-1.dll
  • libgailutil-18.dll
  • libgimp-2.0-0.dll
  • libgimpbase-2.0-0.dll
  • libgimpcolor-2.0-0.dll
  • libgimpconfig-2.0-0.dll
  • libgimpmath-2.0-0.dll
  • libgimpmodule-2.0-0.dll
  • libgimpthumb-2.0-0.dll
  • libgimpui-2.0-0.dll
  • libgimpwidgets-2.0-0.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • gimp-2.6.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F1F0D4C5-25E4-4D81-BB84-188177B514BD}' (runs on registration).
  • gimp-2.8.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FB529992-F2B2-4DFA-B5AC-DA70B1E527AA}' (runs on registration).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:403.19 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0006743945%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00049383%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00018057%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:7,435,111
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:5.54 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:853 Bytes
105.02 KB average

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, 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.

Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.85%
Windows 10 15.49%
Windows Vista 12.68%
Windows XP 5.99%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 54.06%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.25%
Windows 10 Home 7.42%
Windows 7 Professional 7.42%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.01%
Windows 8.1 3.89%

Distribution by countryGeography

96.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 96.14%
  Canada 1.07%
  Australia 0.86%
  United Kingdom 0.86%
  United Arab Emirates 0.21%
  India 0.21%
  PR 0.21%
  Portugal 0.21%
  South Africa 0.21%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 46.41%
Dell 26.32%
Toshiba 8.13%
ASUS 4.78%
Acer 4.78%
Intel 2.39%
Lenovo 2.39%
Gateway 1.44%
Sony 0.96%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 7.64%
HP G60 Notebook PC 3.18%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.18%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.55%
Sony VPCEB25FX 2.55%
Dell Inspiron 620 1.91%


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