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Overview

Figma is a cloud-based UI designing and prototyping tool, which allows multiple teams to collaborate on creating, testing,...

GIMP is an open-source image manipulation software that enables businesses, graphic designers, scientists, illustrators,...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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Pricing

Starting from
$

15

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  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based
Starting from

Free

  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

5

4

3

2

1

218

62

9

1

0

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
99%
would recommend this app

5

4

3

2

1

1,182

821

214

27

8

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
96%
would recommend this app

Pros

Figma is great and I would highly recommend it to anyone working on any type of project before investing too much time into the project itself. Figma provides great clarification.
Figma is super simple to get started with, but is packed with tons of features should you need them. Its own UI is great, and the software feels great to use.
My favorite feature of Figma is the ability to view a page as someone from our team. This is very helpful because you can click on a member of your team and see what they are working on in the app.

Pros

I love that it is free and easy to use. I have used this for various projects over the years to make fun and wacky images that I have shared for various uses.
Amazing is the level of detail that can be done to images as well as the (#3) High Resolution of the image to be saved, or exported to a different format.
The fact that GIMP is very powerful while also being free helps look beyond any cons the software might have. It's a great way to minimize cost and still have the ability to do what you want to do.

Cons

Designers has to read the documentation because there is a painful misused of the software in terms of poorly understanding of concepts in components and styles.
Undoubtedly the learning curve, I believe it is a little high compared to other similar software, I believe that the lack of translation into my native language (pt-br) is also a negative point.
The way the commenting works it is hard to keep track of what comments you should be keeping track of and which you can ignore.

Cons

The program is starting to get old, and we can see it. Just by starting it, it lags behind, but it could be worse.
What I don't like is the lack of integration with other programs on the market, which can delay the workflow during the day.
The internal window handling is not very clear for me, I have to activate the single window mode because otherwise the usability is very poor. The problem is this option is not enabled by default.
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review7 days ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review7 days ago

Key features

  • Total features33
  • @mentions
  • API
  • Animation
  • Asset Management
  • CAD Tools
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Data Import/Export
  • Design Management
  • Design Templates
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Event Logs
  • Image Editing
  • Image Library
  • Multiple Format Support
  • Pattern, Color & Art Storage
  • Performance Testing
  • Project Management
  • Project Templates
  • Projections
  • Real-time Updates
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Search/Filter
  • Single Sign On
  • Software Prototyping
  • Template Management
  • Templates
  • Third Party Integrations
  • UI Prototyping
  • UX Prototyping
  • Usability Testing
  • Usage Tracking/Analytics
  • Version Control
  • Total features7
  • @mentions
  • API
  • Animation
  • Asset Management
  • CAD Tools
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Data Import/Export
  • Design Management
  • Design Templates
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Event Logs
  • Image Editing
  • Image Library
  • Multiple Format Support
  • Pattern, Color & Art Storage
  • Performance Testing
  • Project Management
  • Project Templates
  • Projections
  • Real-time Updates
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Search/Filter
  • Single Sign On
  • Software Prototyping
  • Template Management
  • Templates
  • Third Party Integrations
  • UI Prototyping
  • UX Prototyping
  • Usability Testing
  • Usage Tracking/Analytics
  • Version Control

Integrations

  • Total integrations20
  • Bitbucket
  • Dropbox Business
  • Facebook
  • GitHub
  • GitLab
  • Gmail
  • Google Analytics
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • Jenkins
  • Jira
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • SharePoint
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Twilio
  • Zapier
  • Total integrationsN/A
  • Bitbucket
  • Dropbox Business
  • Facebook
  • GitHub
  • GitLab
  • Gmail
  • Google Analytics
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • Jenkins
  • Jira
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • SharePoint
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Twilio
  • Zapier

Security

  • Encryption of sensitive data at rest
  • HTTPS for all pages (web-based apps)
  • Reports/alerts for security breaches
  • Multifactor authentication options
  • Customer data removed upon service cancellation
  • Encryption of sensitive data at rest
  • HTTPS for all pages (web-based apps)
  • Reports/alerts for security breaches
  • Multifactor authentication options
  • Customer data removed upon service cancellation

User reviews that mention these apps

Overall Rating
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program)

It was a great windows alternative.

Reviewed 3 months ago

Overall this is a great program to fill in some gaps between Apple and windows.

Pros

Prior to other products like Figma this was my go to for doing any UI or touch up for photos. Functionality was great and the documentation and user forums provided enough guidance for me too accomplish what I was eating to do.

Cons

When initially getting started it was very intimidating and do not make me feel very confident in my abilities. However after searching the site for help information I was able to get going and get the hang of it.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program)

Can get some work done

Reviewed 2 years ago

It kinds works for me, but it's a pain to use. I bet it's great under the hood, but the interface really stands in the way.

Pros

I come from the world of Adobe, Sketch, Figma and such, and GIMP has been a mixed bag. It definitely needs a complete interface overhaul to match what's expected of software in XXI century. You can still get some (or even most) work done, but it will be an uphill battle with the clunky and outdated UI.

Cons

UI is really bad. It's possible to get more or less accustomed to it, but it really doesn't make it on par with industry standards and expectations

Figma vs. GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program)

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