Re: [Gimp-developer] Download

Assuming this question is about if the GIMP software can be used to produce
commercial content:
The answer to that is also yes.
GIMP is made available to everyone, for commercial or private use to
produce graphics for commercial or private use.

To clarify:
1.The graphics you make with GIMP are your own work, and you retain all
rights to that work under the intellectual property rights laws of your
2.The use of GIMP does not alter your rights to your work, or the rights of
any others to their work (so if you copy something under copyright off the
internet and edit in GIMP, you would still need the permission of the
original artist to use the graphics you downloaded).

In GIMP, please go to:  Help > About > Licence, and you will find this
message in the second paragraph:

GIMP is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY
WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU General Public Licence for more

What that means is that the GIMP is made by the community to be useful to
everyone for commercial or private use, but there is no warranty on the
software its self, nor is there a guarantee that it is fit for whatever you
are using it for.

That said, I've been using GIMP professionally for about 8 years now, for
tens of thousands of commercial products, and every aspect of design from
product concepts, to edits, to photography of the finished products, and
commercial advertisements, branding, billboards, magazine adverts, package
design, etc.

In my humble opinion, it's simply an awesome and indispensable tool for
commercial design work. (Check out for an Open Source vector
editor as well)

GIMP can also be installed on as many machines as you want, with no license

Note: I get this question a lot. To the devs, I propose we add the answer
to the FAQ (though probably a shortened form, with less of me gushing about
how good GIMP is for commercial use. ;) )


On Sun, Jun 14, 2015 at 7:31 AM, Avishai Noygershel <avishain issta co il>


I have a question regarding your software license agreement.

I was wondering if your software is completely free? Can I use this
software for free in a profitable organization?
Thank you in advance for your replay.


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