GIMP ( GNU Image Manipulation Program) An open source paint and image editing program for Unix, X Window and Mac OS X that originated as an undergraduate project by Peter Mattis and Spencer Kimball at the University of California, Berkeley. Numerous programmers have contributed to the project, turning GIMP into an image manipulation tool that supports layers, alpha channels, third-party plug-ins and three scripting languages. Using Python, Perl or Script-Fu scripts, GIMP can be used for batch processing and the automation of tasks such as the interpolation of frames for animation sequences.

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Current version available: refer to GIMP website 


  • Windows Yes
  • Macintosh  Yes
  • Linux   Yes  

‌Does NUI, Galway have a site licence for GIMP software?

GIMP is available free to download from

How can I get GIMP software for my computer?

  • GIMP is available in the Departmental PC Suites.  

  • Students     
    GIMP is available free to download from 

  • Staff 
    GIMP is available free to download from 

Can I install GIMP software on my home computer?

GIMP is available free to download from

Where can I get technical support about GIMP?

Technical support is available from