The GIMP was the 2010 About.com Reader's Choice Winner in the Free Desktop Publishing Software category.
Available as of 2011: GIMP 2.6.1 for Windows and Linux, Mac, FreeBSD, OpenSolaris
2.6 is the most stable version. There is a 2.7 development release. Version 2.8 has no confirmed release date but you can read about the expected features.
GIMP Overviews and Reviews:
- The GIMP Review at About.com Graphics Software (About.com Rating 3 stars)
- GIMP Image Editor User Reviews at About.com Graphics Software (Average User Rating 3 stars)
- GIMPshop Review at About.com Linux (GIMPshop is a more Photoshop-like version of The GIMP) (About.com Rating 3.5 stars)
- GIMP vs. GIMPshop poll and reader comments.
- GIMP: Like it or Lump it? Reader comments on the pros and cons of GIMP.
- GIMP Tutorials at About.com Graphics Software cover drawing hearts, ghosts, and Christmas trees, creating special effects, installing brushes, using rotate, text, and color tools and more.
- Tutorials at gimp.org organized by beginner, intermediate, expert, photo editing, web, and script authoring tasks.
- Create a 3D Photo Effect with the GIMP from About.com Desktop Publishing