How to install GIMP

By desdgl
Jun 16, 2004
  1. I recently download the GIMP 2.02 for windows and GTK+ runtime env. I extracted the .tar file but dont know how to install or use the program. please help.
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    I tried and installed the same a while ago. It is supposedly a good graphics program, but I could not figure out head or tail, so I uninstalled it.
    Since then I have been using Irfanview for viewing and red-eye removal, and ASmallerImage for re-sizing photos (great for web-site photos).
    Tried Photoshop and PaintShopPro, but they are too complicated for my needs. Ended up with Ulead Photoimpact 8, which I like.

    Some more Gimp-info can be found here, if you insist: and
  3. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Download GTK+ and GIMP packages from

    Unzip them.

    Run the executables.

    Start GIMP from Start Menu (or from Desktop / Quick Launch icon if you installed those).

    Realblackstuff: All applications require learning to use them. Even Ulead Photoimpact 8. But feel free to use any application you like.
  4. STK

    STK TS Rookie Posts: 102

    i have gimp and psp8, i think they are very much alike. gimp has some features psp doesnt and psp has some features gimp doesnt. i like gimp better because it doesnt take up the whole screen as psp does.
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