Welcome to the GIMP download page. From here, you’ll be able to find out exactly how the installation of this image editor works and why you may consider installing it. If you’ve already reached the stage where you’re ready then we’ll explain step-by-step how to do it just in case you aren’t sure. Just follow what we have to say carefully and you’ll be able to use the application within just minutes.
Step 1: The first thing you’re going to need to do is to download the installer. This is a small application which will download all of the necessary components and software files which you’re going to need in order to make the program work. You can find this on our website, or alternatively use the button below. Once you’ve pressed it, simply wait for the file to start downloading and then choose to save it to your hard drive. You’re going to need this next.
Step 2: Now that you’ve completed this step, you just need to locate the file. On the Windows operating system the default folder is usually the “Downloads” directory, although you may have changed this yourself. Either way, go to where files are normally downloaded and then you should find it in there. By double clicking it, the installer will begin and some options will be shown to you. Read on to find what you should be selecting if you want the installation to finish.
Step 3: You’ll be glad to know that the options you’re given in the installation process are very simple to follow and don’t require much time or effort either. We won’t go over each individual one but you can expect to have to select the folder where you want the files to be stored (the default is usually enough in this scenario). Just navigate through the installation process until you reach the end.
Step 4: When the installation process has finished you should be able to get immediately started with GIMP. Depending on the specifications you’re running on you may need to reboot your computer before you’ll be allowed to run the program itself. If so, go ahead and do that straight away. You’ll find a shortcut to the app on your desktop as well as in the “Start” menu in the Windows operating system. You also have the option to make it your default image editor if you want to, you’ll be asked if you want this when you first load up the program. It will take care of everything itself if this is the case.
Once the steps we’ve outlined in this article have been completed, you should have the GIMP image editor available for you to use whenever you want to. This certain isn’t the end of the road though, there’s so much still left to do. You may want to read some of the tutorials we have on our website so that you can start to make your first few images with the tool under our guidance. This should make things a little bit easier for you. You should be happy that you’ve joined the community of millions of other people who have installed this package onto their computer and who have contributed to it themselves, after all this is an open source project that anyone can help with.