Although editing photos at one time was something that was very hard to do, today thanks to applications like Photoshop and Gimp, it is something that is far easier and can now be successfully done by almost anyone. Today most photos and images are shared on the internet or have been printed from a computer of one kind or another and so have appeared on the monitor of someone. That someone that has the image on their monitor can easily alter the image by using either device. Of the two, Photoshop by Adobe and the Gimp app, some people say one is better whilst others prefer the other.
Perhaps the one difference that does stand out though is Photoshop is available to buy whilst the Gimp is free for anyone to use. In other words, with Gimp you get a Photoshop Free. There are some advantages to each and those advantages with Photoshop are first there are free classes which you can take to learn how to use it to its best effect. It isn’t that the gimp does not have free tutorials; it is just that they do not have as many and so they are not as in depth as perhaps the Photoshop ones are. Photoshop is a very large app which takes in and allows a very large amount of different changes to be made to images and as there are so many classes available, you may only need to take one in order to achieve what you want. A second advantage with Photoshop is that it provides Pantone Colour which is something that many website designers like to use as it co-ordinates the colours between any images and the print. Gimp does not have Pantone colour. The last advantage and perhaps a big one is that with Photoshop classes you can become certified as being capable of using it. In this modern age everybody needs to be able to prove that they know something before they will be hired to do any work and by having a certificate, you can prove your ability with Photoshop.
Obviously the greatest advantage with Gimp is that it is free and so anyone wanting to just do the occasional touch ups, need not have to pay for them. The second advantage is that the Gimp is not such a big application and so only takes up 1/20th of space. This may not be as important today as it has been in the past as the space available on computers today is large but for those with older PCs, it may be a concern. Another advantage that Gimp has over Photoshop is that many users find it easier to use and repeated actions are far easier to quickly achieve than they are with Photoshop.
There is little doubt though that whichever of these programs you choose, they will certainly be able to take care of any of your imaging needs and be able to quickly teach you how to accomplish what you want.