GIMP Portable v2.10.38 Updated

SYSTEM on 15 May 2024
  • 1GB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 May 2024
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a powerful photo and image editor for composition and authoring. It can be used as a simple paint program, a high quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter and much more.

The program is cross-platform with versions available for Mac and Linux. GIMP Portable is the PortableApps version of the program.


  1. If you're willing to risk trying a 2012 add-on, mimic Photoshop adjusts GIMP's layout to a switched on Photoshop-like single-window mode.
  2. Alternatively, another portable package (though outdated from 2021) is X-Gimp.

Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch GIMPPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: TwistedBrush Open Studio, PhotoFiltre, PhotoDemon, PixBuilder Studio,
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23 comments on GIMP Portable  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

freakazoid 2022-08-17 20:34

1GB for this app. Yikes! If you do not need advanced editing, try PixBuilder Studio at a fraction of the size.


JohnTHaller 2013-07-10 13:27

There was a typo in the download URL on launch day that was fixed within an hour or so.

v2.8.6 Rev 2

webfork 2013-07-10 00:22

hamasaki: works fine for me

v2.8.6 Rev 2

hamasaki 2013-07-08 12:39

Portable apps file appears to be missing.

v2.8.6 Rev 2

MnX 2012-08-25 15:54

v2.8.2 - Works great on Win 8 CP. I'm running it on an Asus netbook with an SSD and 1.8 GHz Atom. It loads/starts slow, but once up and running, it performs as if it were on a full desktop.


abc 2012-05-08 21:16

v2.8 boosts quite a few drastic improvements. ArsTech has a writeup:

V2.8 Rev 2

webfork 2012-03-22 22:32

Was thrilled to see GIMP in popular use at a tech company I visited. Evidently familiarity with this program is turning into a marketable skill.


Magibon 2011-02-28 02:13

i have just discovered GIMP. i am a Photoshop enthusiast, but must admit, GIMP is extremely reliable, light, and filled with all kinds of options. Some of the features closely resemble that of Photoshop. Overall, im very impressed with GIMP. If you are familiar with Photoshop, you'll be able to figure your way around in GIMP. Great app.!

V2.6.11 Rev 3

Haleth 2010-10-10 00:43

Yes, I have the same error with script-fu not running.

SYSTEM 2010-10-09 13:03

@M.C: My copy of GIMP Portable 2.6.11 does launch, but I have this problem:

I'll downgrade to 2.6.10 Rev 2 immediately after posting this message.

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