5 Videos to Get Anyone Started with GIMP

Gimp Part 1

If you’re looking for a powerful, free alternative to Photoshop, GIMP is a great choice.

GIMP (short for “GNU Image Manipulation Program”) is available for Linux, Mac and Windows. It’s been around since 1996 and is still going strong with millions of users.

You can use GIMP for image retouching, editing, drawing and much more.

These five introductory videos are from Part 1 of our 4 classes on GIMP.

#1. Introduction and Installation

If you’re completely new to GIMP, watch this video to get you started.

#2. Overview of the GIMP Interface

Vicki, our GIMP teacher, shows you how to navigate around the GIMP admin:

#3. Creating and Opening Files

Here’s how to import or create your first GIMP image:

#4. Image Editing Tools

This video gives you an overview of the image editing toolbox available in GIMP:

#5. Layers

Here’s an introduction to using layered images in GIMP:

If you want to learn more about GIMP, click here to start watching Part 1 of the GIMP classes.


  • Steve Burge

    Steve is the founder of OSTraining. Originally from the UK, he now lives in Sarasota in the USA. Steve's work straddles the line between teaching and web development.

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