Is gimp as good as Photoshop?

We can only speculate here. But here I will venture an opinion and say that gimp is in a class by itself. I won’t say that it’s amazing all the time or even the best free alternative to your favorite vector editor. But if you use it often, I guarantee you’ll never regret using it. So far I only worked with it on a PC, but you can use it on mobile devices as well.

It just keeps getting better.


As I mentioned earlier, I really like gimp-pixeldock. It’s pretty easy to set up. It doesn’t take much time and it’s pretty straightforward. All you need is a couple of simple templates for your projects, and gimp-pixeldock does the rest. It’s free, has a solid community, and it works fine.

The downside is that it’s not free and for those who don’t understand the purpose of being a tiled graphics editor, it’s not too user friendly. It has a basic structure and you need to create your own, so if you don’t like doing it this way a little googling will do you good.

Why I recommend this tool?

If you’re a designer or visual artist looking for vector graphics to use in your design, then gimp-pixeldock is great to have a look with. You won’t be tempted to go crazy with all these neat effects and you only need a basic idea. It doesn’t take long to learn so you can focus on your real design.

If you’re a graphic designer looking for custom designs or more advanced designs, gimp-pixeldock helps. That’s because you don’t need to create a bunch of templates and you have access to great tools such as dafont.

A nice example of a great tool is the cool Photoshop CC Pro. If you want to learn Adobe Photoshop CC you should already have this, because it’s pretty similar to gimp-pixeldock.

If you’re going for more advanced work, you’ll probably want to go with the more popular desktop edition of Photoshop. Here is my recommendations.

The price

You’ll most likely have noticed that I haven’t mentioned this. This is not an opinion on how much this tool is worth. I will say that gimp-pixeldock is totally free and open source. Here’s how I got it