Downloading and installing GIMP

GIMP is an open source graphics software editor. It stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is primarily employed as an image retouching and editing tool. GIMP is becoming a high-end graphics application for the editing and creation of original images, icons, graphical elements of web pages, and art for user interface elements.

GIMP was originally created for UNIX systems. But now, it supports Windows and Mac OSX.

GIMP will be our main designing tool. We will see how to create different kinds of images with it using various effects. GIMP is open source and it can be used both in Windows and Linux environments. GIMP has great varieties of add-ons to use.

1.  Getting ready

For Linux, GIMP is added to the accessories by default. So, no hassle for Linux users. For Windows, to download GIMP, we will go to We can get both Windows and Linux installers from this site.

2.  How to do it …

  1. We have downloaded Now, double click on the installer.
  2. We will just click on the next button; it shows the license agreement page. It shows the GNU general public license agreement for GIMP.
  3. By clicking next, we move to the destination selection page. We will set where we want to install our GIMP, it can be E:\install\GIMP. In this window, there is a message stating that we need 50 MB of free space for installing Click next.

Source: Hasan Tahsin (2011), OpenCart 1.4 Template Design Cookbook, Packt Publishing.

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