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If you need to remove GIMP from your Mac, follow this article. We will share with you two methods on how to uninstall the program completely, so that not to leave any leftovers of GIMP on your computer.


  1. How to remove GIMP manually.
  2. How to remove GIMP using App Cleaner & Uninstaller.

Way 1 – Remove GIMP Manually

  1. Close GIMP. Use ⌘+Q or go Menu → GIMP → Quit GIMP.
  2. The Quit GIMP menu command is selected

  3. Remove GIMP from Applications folder. Go Macintosh HD > Applications.
  4. GIMP application in Finder window

  5. Then find and remove the service files of the app. They are stored in the following directories:
    • ~Library > Application Support > GIMP
    • ~Library > Saved Application State > org.gnome.gimp.savedState

Way 2 – Uninstall GIMP Using App Cleaner

App Cleaner & Uninstaller is a free application aimed to uninstall applications with all their support files from your Mac. All you need to do to completely remove Gimp is to launch App Cleaner → select the GIMP app from the left section → click the Remove button.

GIMP application selected for complete removal with App Cleaner & Uninstaller application

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