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GIMP 2.10: an excellent Adobe Photoshop alternative

The development team behind GIMP have announced the release of GIMP 2.10—a major new version of the premier open source image manipulation app. Along with a next-generation image processing engine and improved performance on modern multi-core CPUs, GIMP 2.10 ships with a huge number of new features—many of which have been eagerly awaited by the professional user community. From real-time effects previewing and better file format support (including Adobe Photoshop PSD-format files), to dedicated tools for professional digital painters and photographers, GIMP 2.10 is a creativity powerhouse.

GIMP 2.10 also includes a fresh set of themes, including a dark theme that is perfect for extended use without being hard on the eyes:

Even with so many exciting changes, it's important to note that some features are staying the same; namely, GIMP is still completely free for use, and is totally cross platform—with identical functionality across Ubuntu, Windows, and macOS systems. And with Adobe increasing subscription costs for some Photoshop customers by over 240 percent, GIMP is the perfect no-cost solution for businesses needing a robust Photoshop alternative. Simply download, install, and use.

For a comprehensive breakdown of what's new in GIMP 2.10, check out the release notes below.