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Need some help with GIMP..

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#1 -FireBlazer-


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Posted 20 May 2018 - 04:37 AM

Hey there is GIMP trustable to use, and virus-free? because its now open-source does that mean that anybody can change the code and upload malware into it? or i'm safe? :D

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#2 NickAu


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Posted 20 May 2018 - 05:26 AM

Gimp for Windows or Linux?

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 09:19 AM

GIMP has been well known and trusted for decades.  It's a great utility, if a bit more complex than is necessary for my needs.


Open-source means just that.  Were someone to attempt to corrupt the code that attempt would be easily seen by all others who are contributing their coding skills to an open-source project, or anyone who wanted to take a look at the code who knows "what's what" and did so just for the heck of it.  Also, any changes do get tested before being released to the public at large.  It's not like someone goes in, tweaks the code, it gets recompiled and made available with that tweak in 5 minutes.


Open-source is not the Wild Wild West where anyone can get away with anything.  The fact that the code is open for examination makes it less likely to be corrupted in many ways.

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 09:50 AM

I have used Photoshop for decades, and have been using Gimp now for several months. I really like it. I also use Inkscape vector editor, and Open Office business suite (although I am switching over to Softmaker Free Office). All are open source and I have never had a virus from any as long as I download from the originating website.

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