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Question: How did you first come across GIMP?

Created at Wed, 22 Feb 2012 18:11:53 +0000
Open until Sat, 28 Apr 2012 00:00:00 +0000

In total, 136 votes has been given:

  • Newspaper (2 votes)
  • Website (news or article). (33 votes)
  • Website (Forum, Board etc.) (27 votes)
  • Word of mouth or email by friends. (32 votes)
  • Seen in TV (4 votes)
  • In another way or I can't remember (please post below) (38 votes)

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Delep001 member for about 6 years Delep001 1 comment
about 6 years ago

I saw this epic image and the guy said it wasnt made in photoshop.

ozsalvo member for about 6 years ozsalvo 1 comment
about 6 years ago

Forum I was in back in about 2003 were doing image manipulations. Made a fun thing of it each week. Those with the best talent (it seemed)said they were using the Gimp.

lousiewhei member for about 6 years lousiewhei 14 comments
about 6 years ago

Searched online for free photo editor.

Owen
about 6 years ago

RH 5.2 came with a 0.9 version of gimp (1999) Never looked back

WWWWolf member for over 8 years WWWWolf 4 comments
about 6 years ago

Long ago, I visited Larry Ewing's page on how he drew Tux.

http://www.isc.tamu.edu/~lewing/linux/

At the time, the only graphics apps I was aware of on Linux were the likes of xv and xpaint. Not very powerful programs. So I was instantly blown away the fact that this quite nice-looking drawing was actually done in a Linux program, and I kept finding these *awesome* pics people had done with GIMP.

That was definitely one of those "you don't need Windows to get through the day" moments. =)

And this was GIMP 0.5x. Stuff really went ballistic when 1.0 finally rolled out.

jduke member for over 8 years jduke 1 comment
about 6 years ago

I was in rehab, decided not to watch TV but to learn the computer. I was learning to type and someone showed me gimp. That was it I did nothing for nine months but learn to type and gimp. I still have a hard time with concentration on reading updates so a lot of my skills on gimp are hit or miss. I have been sober for over five years now and I am so grateful for gimp. Thanks to all involved

Su Smith
about 6 years ago

A friend on the internet told me about linux and gimp in an instant message discussion.

GIMPer #87369835
about 6 years ago

I was talking to a friend, on teh interwebz, and she shown me a banner she made. I was like "holycraphowyoumaek?" And she told me about this wondrous program.

Rick
over 6 years ago

Somebody suggested it to me in a forum, back in about 2004 or 2005. I've been a fan ever since.

TheJoe
over 6 years ago

It was installed by default on my Fedora Core 4. XD