After looking for a long time for a program that would allow you to edit your photos, you were advised to try GIMP, which many have described to you as the best free alternative to expensive Photoshop. Trusting what you have been told and, above all, enticed by the possibility of having this software at no cost, you have decided to download and install it on your computer and test its functionality. Unfortunately, however, being still a beginner in the computer world, you were unable to understand how to download. I guessed it, right? Then I don’t see where the problem is: if you want, I’m here to help you.
In fact, if you dedicate a few minutes of your free time to me, I can explain how to download GIMP from the official website of the program and how to install it on your computer. First, I’ll tell you how to download the software, and then I’ll give you the detailed steps to install it on Windows, macOS, and Ubuntu. If you want to know more about brother-driver-forum I leave you my dedicated tutorial. Finally, I’ll link to the official GIMP manual and a series of guides that will help you get started with this popular photo editing program.
How to download GIMP for Windows 10
At this point, I would say that we can get down to business and find out how to download GIMP for Windows 10, as well as the previous and later versions of the operating system that are supported. This is a fairly simple procedure that takes a few moments. You can either directly download the GIMP installation file or the Torrent file that allows you to get the program from the BitTorrent network using one of the special clients.
In both cases, to download GIMP for free, first, connect to the home page of the GIMP site, then click on the Download item in the top menu, then make sure that the wording GIMP for Windows is shown at the top of the new screen displayed (if not, to fix it, click on the Microsoft Windows link next to Show downloads for ).
Now, if you want to start downloading the software installation file, click the Download GIMP [version] directly button and wait for the process to complete.
Instead, if you want to download the GIMP Torrent file, click on the Download GIMP [version] via BitTorrent button, and when the download is complete double-click on the gimp- [version] -setup.exe.torrent file to automatically add it to the program you usually use for download from the Internet. If you have not yet installed one on your computer, read my review dedicated to software belonging to the aforementioned category to identify what you think can do the most for you.
Once the GIMP download is complete, both from the official website and from the BitTorrent network, double-click on the gimp- [version] -setup-1.exe file to start the installation. In the new window open, decide whether to install the program for all users or only for the current one and click on the Yes button to consent to the program to make changes to the computer, then make sure that in the drop-down menu select the language to use during the installation is selected Italian, in order to be able to carry out the procedure to download GIMP for free in Italian, and click on the OK button.
Now, press the Install button to start the installation automatically, while if you want to read the license agreement, choose the installation folder and select the components to install, click the Customize button. After reading the license agreement, click on the Next button, then click on the Browse button, specify the folder in which you want to install GIMP, and click on the Next button again.
In the Select Components screen, click on each individual component ( Translations, MyPaint Brushes, Debug Symbols, etc.) to display its function in the Description field, then place the check mark next to the components you want to install together with GIMP, check the space necessary for the installation which is indicated (and which varies according to the added components) below. As an alternative to Custom Installation, you can set up Full Installation to install all components or Compact Installation which installs only the GIMP and run-time libraries used by the software.
Once you have chosen the type of installation and the components of your interest, click the Next button and, in the Select file associations screen, put the check mark next to the files you want to associate and open with GIMP and click the Next button again. If you want to know more in detail 3plus2five you can read the tutorial that I just linked to you and which explains in detail. Finally, put the check mark next to the item Create a desktop icon to add a quick shortcut to GIMP on the desktop, and click on the Next and Install buttons to start the installation.
Wait, therefore, for the green installation progress bar to reach 100%, and press the Finish button to close the window and complete the setup.
I point out that on Windows 10 and later you can download GIMP as well from the Microsoft Store, by visiting the relevant section directly from your computer and pressing the Install button, once the download and installation process is complete, on the Open one to start the application.
Furthermore, if you deem it necessary, you can download a previous version of the software, by selecting the appropriate links under the heading Older Downloads on the GIMP download page and clicking on the link relating to the file you want to download from the next screen, ordering them if necessary first by date, by clicking on the Date column.