"Despite these features, the open-source app is a foreign world
for many users switching from Photoshop. Familiar tools are
missing, menus are laid out differently and tasks must be
accomplished in unknown ways.
"In this article, we list eight tweaks to make GIMP a more
serious Photoshop replacement option. Version 2.6 was used to test
the following tweaks, but past versions of the app should work as
"Installing Plug-Ins, Brushes and Filters
"Before continuing, you need to know how to install add-ons.
It’s very simple to do, and takes little time. You’ll
find three different folders in the application’s program
folder. The location of the application folder depends on the
operating system you use:
"Windows: the folder is located in C:/Programs/GIMP.
"Mac: right-click and choose the application folder.
"Linux: press Ctrl+H in the Home folder to reveal the hidden