The Free & Open Source Image Editor
This is the official website of the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP).
GIMP is a cross-platform image editor available for GNU/Linux, OS X, Windows and more operating systems. It is free software, you can change its source code and distribute your changes.
Whether you are a graphic designer, photographer, illustrator, or scientist, GIMP provides you with sophisticated tools to get your job done. You can further enhance your productivity with GIMP thanks to many customization options and 3rd party plugins.
- With Apple M1-based system: Processor: Apple M1, 8C/8T, 3.2GHz frequency, Memory: 8GB LPDDR4-4266, OS: Apple MacOS Big Sur Build 11.0.1, Measured on 13.3” Apple M1 MacBook Air system. Time taken to drain from 100% to critical battery: approximately 10.2 hours on Apple M1 MacBook Air and approximately 10.1 hours on 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7.
- The M1 is an in-house Apple chip, so you're going to have to get it built into one of Apple's machines rather than standalone. The Mac Mini starts at $699 with 256GB of storage, making it the.
- Apple’s MacBook Pro M1 features its spiffy new M1 Arm-based SoC/CPU, a 512GB custom SSD, 16GB of LPDDR4X/4267 memory, a 13.3-inch 2560x1600 screen, and lap weight of 3.1 lbs.
- Unofficial M1 compatible GIMP build. I got super tired of the weird issues with GIMP, so I made an apple dev account and ported it over to apple silicon. Pretty sure this will eventually become the official release from the GIMP team, I just can't take over maintenance of it for them until Circle-Ci bothers to order.
High Quality Photo Manipulation
GIMP provides the tools needed for high quality image manipulation. From retouching to restoring to creative composites, the only limit is your imagination.
Original Artwork Creation
GIMP gives artists the power and flexibility to transform images into truly unique creations.
Graphic Design Elements
GIMP is used for producing icons, graphical design elements, and art for user interface components and mockups.
Full of subterfuge. Confusing Microsoft/Qualcomm ARM SQ1/SQ2 with Apple ARM M1 is a very poor marketing strategy. Given the small percentage of macOS users that actually use Boot Camp and the roughly 100 million install base of Macs, running Windows 10 on ARM natively on Apple’s ARM-based Macs clearly wasn’t a priority for Apple.
GIMP is a high quality framework for scripted image manipulation, with multi-language support such as C, C++, Perl, Python, Scheme, and more!
Key Component in a Desktop Publishing Workflow
GIMP provides top-notch color management features to ensure high-fidelity color reproduction across digital and printed media. It is best used in workflows involving other free software such as Scribus, Inkscape, and SwatchBooker.
Extensibility & Flexibility
GIMP provides extensibility through integration with many programming languages including Scheme, Python, Perl, and more.
The result is a high level of customization as demonstrated by the large number of scripts and plug-ins created by the community.
Header image: Matador Rocks by Mica Semrick (cba)
High Quality Photo Manipulation background image by Pat David (cba)
Original Artwork Creation background image by David Revoy (cb)
Graphic Design Elements background image by Ollin Bohan (cba)
If you erased your Mac with Apple M1 chip, you might be unable to reinstall macOS from macOS Recovery. A message might say 'An error occurred while preparing the update. Failed to personalize the software update. Please try again.' Use either of these solutions to reinstall macOS.
Use Apple Configurator
If you have the following items, you can resolve the issue by reviving or restoring the firmware of your Mac:
- Another Mac with macOS Catalina 10.15.6 or later and the latest Apple Configurator app, available free of charge from the App Store.
- A USB-C to USB-C cable or USB-A to USB-C cable to connect the computers. The cable must support both power and data. Thunderbolt 3 cables aren’t supported.
If you don't have these items, follow the steps in the next section instead.
Or erase your Mac and reinstall
Use Recovery Assistant to erase your Mac, then reinstall macOS. Before you begin, make sure that you have enough time to complete all steps.
Erase using Recovery Assistant
- Turn on your Mac and continue to press and hold the power button until you see the startup options window. Select Options, then click Continue.
- When you're asked to select a user you know the password for, select the user, click Next, then enter their administrator password.
- When you see the utilities window, choose Utilities > Terminal from the menu bar.
resetpasswordin Terminal, then press Return.
- Click the Reset Password window to bring it to the front, then choose Recovery Assistant > Erase Mac from the menu bar.
- Click Erase Mac in the window that opens, then click Erase Mac again to confirm. When done, your Mac restarts automatically.
- Choose your language when prompted during startup.
- If you see an alert that the version of macOS on the selected disk needs to be reinstalled, click macOS Utilities.
- Your Mac will begin activating, which requires an internet connection. When your Mac is activated, click Exit to Recovery Utilities.
- Perform steps 3 through 9 once more, then continue to the next section, below.
Then use one of these methods to reinstall macOS
After erasing your Mac as described above, use any of these methods to reinstall macOS.
Use the Reinstall macOS Big Sur utility
If your Mac was using macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 before you erased it, select Reinstall macOS Big Sur in the utilities window, then follow the onscreen instructions. If you're not sure, use one of the other methods instead.
Gimp Apple M1
Or use a bootable installer
If you have another Mac and a suitable external flash drive or other storage device that you don't mind erasing, you can create and use a bootable installer for macOS Big Sur.
Or use Terminal to reinstall
If neither of the above methods applies to you, or you don't know which version of macOS Big Sur your Mac was using, follow these steps:
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- Select Safari in the utilities window in macOS Recovery, then click Continue.
- Open the article you're reading now by entering this web address in the Safari search field:
- Select this block of text and copy it to the clipboard:
- Bring Recovery to the front by clicking outside of the Safari window.
- Choose Utilities > Terminal from the menu bar.
- Paste the block of text you copied in the previous step, then press Return.
- Your Mac now begins downloading macOS Big Sur. When done, type this command and press Return:
- The macOS Big Sur installer opens. Follow the onscreen instructions to reinstall macOS.
Gimp For Apple M1
If you need help or these instructions aren't successful, please contact Apple Support.