Great News For Cost-Effective EdTech: GIMP Now A Native Mac App

If you’re a lover all things open source AND graphic design, you’re going to love this bit of news. GIMP, the open source photo editor, is now available for your mac as a native app. GIMP has been available for Macs for quite awhile but needed a separate (highly technical) and difficult installation to actually get it up and running. I stuck with Adobe Photoshop simply because it was actually easy to install!

This is actually some big news for schools on a budget. GIMP is free, robust, and now easy to install on your Mac. On a related note (and shameless plug), I should note that we feature ways to deploy awesome technology on a shoestring budget for your classroom in the upcoming September issue of the Edudemic Magazine. Complete with interviews with teachers who actually do amazing tech stuff with the very few resources they have.

Just a note, you’ll need GIMP version 2.8.2 (download it here) to install and run on your Mac.



  1. Christina Moore

    October 6, 2012 at 8:35 am

    Indeed a good news for cost effective GIMP on native mac app.This one is indeed helpful for everyone who wish to have this app as part of their educational living. [ candid clever cost effective dot com ]

  2. Ollie

    October 7, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Hi this is kinda of off topic but I was wondering
    if blogs use WYSIWYG editors or if you have to manually code with HTML.
    I’m starting a blog soon but have no coding expertise so I wanted to get advice from someone with experience. Any help would be enormously appreciated!