About the app: GIMP is short for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a free, open-source image editor available for multiple platforms, including GNU/Linux, OS X and Windows. By far the latest version is GIMP 2.10.10 released on April 7, 2019.
To install GIMP on Mac is quite easy as you just need to open the downloaded DMG file and drag the GIMP.app to your Applications folder. To uninstall GIMP also requires you to delete it in the Applications folder. But to fully remove the traces it created on your Mac, you need to do more than that. Read on if you are interested.
Here we divide the whole manual uninstallation into three parts. Follow the steps below:
Prior to the uninstall, you should check if the application is active or not. You will not be able to delete an open app as the uninstall will be interrupted by an error message.
There are three ways to shut down the active GIMP on macOS / Mac OS X:
> If GIMP shows up in the Dock, right click on its icon and choose Quit
> When GIMP is active, click GIMP in the Menu Bar and choose Quit GIMP
> Launch Activity Monitor, select GIMP, click X icon in upper left, and choose Quit
If GIMP remains in Dock, right click on it and chose Options > Remove from Dock.
To truly uninstall GIMP, you need to delete it in the Applications folder and Trash.
Once throwing the app into Trash, you can choose to empty the Trash from the Finder menu. But for the sake of safety, we suggest you to only delete GIMP in the Trash:
Now GIMP has been permanently removed from your Mac. But is the removal over?
Like most third party apps, GIMP will create associated files and store them in different system folders. Deleting GIMP the app itslef will not help remove those files and folders in your system. Luckily you can use the Search feature in Finder to locate and delete items pertaining to GIMP. Here is how to remove GIMP leftovers:
Make sure you don’t delete other irrelevant items in the ~/Library folder, and you’d better leave the files in Trash for a few days, to see if there is any problem after that.
If you have no idea which items belong to GIMP or how to execute the removal properly, we highly suggest you to adopt the following uninstall solution instead.
Looking for an one-stop method to help deal with differnt app removal tasks? There are many software on the market that claim to be the best uninstaller for Mac, but which one is the most outstanding? Different users may have different answers.
If you much value simplicity and efficiency, Osx Uninstaller may be a reliable tool. To test if it works well for you, download and install Osx Uninstaller in the homepage, then launch it on your Mac and follow onscreen prompts to complete the registration.
Here is how to utilize Osx Uninstaller to uninstall unwanted apps on Mac:
That’s all it takes to fully uninstall GIMP for Mac. See? The whole removal of the app and its remnants can be done in a simple user interface and in a few blinks. If you would like to try this uninstall tool, just go to the homepage and start the download!