Imaging Readers’ Choice — Silver Award: GIMP
The GIMP GNU Image Manipulation Program is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer or an image format converter. The software is also designed to be augmented with plug-ins and extensions. The advanced scripting interface allows everything from the simplest task to the most complex image manipulation procedures to be scripted.