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How to Install GIMP on Windows?

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  • Difficulty Level : Medium
  • Last Updated : 29 Dec, 2021

GIMP is a free and open-source raster graphics editor used for image manipulation and image editing, free-form drawing, transcoding between different image file formats, and more specialized tasks. GIMP is released under GPL-3.0-or-later license and is available for Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows. It is developed by GIMP Development Team. It is initially released on 2 June 1998. Its Original author is  Spencer Kimball, Peter Mattis. It is written in C and GTK+. Its size depends on the language. GIMP has import and export support for image formats such as BMP, JPEG, PNG, GIF, TIFF, and HEIF,[86] along with the file formats of several other applications such as Autodesk flic animations, Corel PaintShop Pro images, etc.

Installing GIMP on Windows :

Follow the below steps to install GIMP( GNU IMAGE MANIPULATION PROGRAM ) on Windows :

Step 1: Visit the official GIMP website using any web browser. 

 official GIMP website

Step 2: Click On the Download button.

click On the Download button

Step 3: Next webpage will open now click on Download GIMP directly.

Download GIMP directly

Step 4: Now check for the executable file in downloads in your system and run it.

executable file

Step 5: It will prompt confirmation to make changes to your system. Click on Yes

confirmation to make changes to your system

Step 6: The next screen is to choose your setup language which you want to choose and click on OK.

 setup language

Step 7: Now setup will start to click on customize to change the setup basics.

setup basics

Step 8: The next screen will be of License Agreement, click on Next.

License Agreement

Step 9: Next screen is of choosing components, all components are already marked so don’t change anything just click on the Next button.

select components

Step 10: Next screen will ask for a Desktop Icon if you want your application On Desktop. Then tick that column and click on Next.

select additional tasks

Step 11: Now the setup is ready to install. Click on Install.

Ready to install GIMP

Step 12: After this installation process will start and will take 2 – 5 minutes depends on your computer speed and specification to complete the installation.

Installing GIMP

Step 13: Click on the Finish button after the installation process is complete.

finish GIMP installation

At this point, GIMP is successfully installed on the system and an icon is created on the desktop.


Run the software and see the interface.

GIMP interface

Congratulations!! At this point, you have successfully installed GIMP on your Windows system.

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