GIMP is an open-source image manipulaton program. This test profile will use the system-provided GIMP program otherwise on Windows relys upon a pre-packaged Windows binary from upstream

To run this test with the Phoronix Test Suite, the basic command is: phoronix-test-suite benchmark system/gimp.

Project Site

Test Created

13 January 2017

Last Updated

11 March 2019

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel

Test Type


Average Install Time

18 Seconds

Average Run Time

1 Minute, 28 Seconds


40k+ Downloads

Supported Platforms


Public Result UploadsReported Installs*Test Completions*OpenBenchmarking.orgEventsGIMP Popularity Statisticssystem/gimp2017.012017.032017.052017.072017.092017.112018.012018.032018.052018.072018.092018.112019.012019.032019.052019.072019.092019.112020.012020.032020.052020.072020.092020.112021.013K6K9K12K15K
* Data based on those opting to upload their test results to and users enabling the opt-in anonymous statistics reporting while running benchmarks from an Internet-connected platform.
Data current as of Wed, 24 Feb 2021 21:09:26 GMT.
resize25.9%unsharp-mask24.8%auto-levels24.7%rotate24.7%Test Option

Revision History

system/gimp-1.1.2   [View Source]   Mon, 11 Mar 2019 19:08:22 GMT
Fix for Windows execution.

system/gimp-1.1.1   [View Source]   Fri, 07 Sep 2018 05:26:13 GMT
Fix for GIMP 2.10.

system/gimp-1.1.0   [View Source]   Sat, 28 Jul 2018 18:09:31 GMT
Update with GIMP upstream.

system/gimp-1.0.1   [View Source]   Fri, 02 Mar 2018 12:50:35 GMT
Add Windows support.

system/gimp-1.0.0   [View Source]   Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:59:46 GMT
Basic test profile using GIMP batch mode for some more image manipulation benchmarks. Requires use of system-installed GIMP.

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Test: auto-levels metrics for this test profile configuration based on 14 public results since 28 August 2018 with the latest data as of 18 February 2020.

Additional benchmark metrics will come after has collected a sufficient data-set.

OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - Test: auto-levels14 Results Range From 4 To 104 Seconds413223140495867768594103112246810

Based on data, the selected test / test configuration (GIMP - Test: auto-levels) has an average run-time of 2 minutes. By default this test profile is set to run at least 3 times but may increase if the standard deviation exceeds pre-defined defaults or other calculations deem additional runs necessary for greater statistical accuracy of the result.

OpenBenchmarking.orgMinutesTime Required To Complete BenchmarkTest: auto-levelsRun-Time246810Min: 1 / Avg: 1.15 / Max: 2

Based on public results, the selected test / test configuration has an average standard deviation of 0.3%.

OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterAverage Deviation Between RunsTest: auto-levelsDeviation246810Min: 0 / Avg: 0.29 / Max: 1

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