30 Jul Edit and resize your website images with this FREE program
Want to do simple image edits without having to purchase a program such as Photoshop? Then you should try GIMP (it’s not what you think)!
GIMP is a GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) like Photoshop but is available to download for FREE on Linux, Windows and Mac systems. Graphic designers, photographers and illustrators use GIMP but you can too! GIMP has all the tools to get your photo editing job done:
- Flip / Rotate
- Resize / Crop
- Colour Balance
- Hue / Saturation
- Brightness / Contrast
- Photo filters
- And much more!
Mediamojo have put together a few useful tutorials on how you can use GIMP to adjust photos for your website:
How to resize an image
Do you have large, raw images from your camera that you want to upload onto your website? Resize them first with GIMP. Images that are uploaded onto your website need to be optimised as much as possible so that your website loads quicker – the bigger the image, the longer the customer must wait to view it. Check out this video on how to resize and save an image for web:
How to crop an image
Uploading products to your website? Usually the most optimal size for a product is a square which means if you upload a landscape or portrait image it will be cropped – this might crop some of your image! To avoid this you can manually resize and crop the image using GIMP. This video will show you how:
GIMP can also be used for:
- Photo enhancement / retouching
- Photo manipulation
- Graphic design elements
- Original artwork creation
- And much more!
Try it out today! Download GIMP for FREE here.