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

Source Repository

Test Created

13 January 2017

Last Updated

18 October 2021

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel 

Test Type


Average Install Time

17 Seconds

Average Run Time

35 Seconds


60k+ Downloads

Supported Platforms


Public Result Uploads *Reported Installs **Reported Test Completions **Test Profile Page Views ***OpenBenchmarking.orgEventsGIMP Popularity Statisticssystem/gimp2017.012017.042017.072017.102018.012018.042018.072018.102019.012019.042019.072019.102020.012020.042020.072020.102021.012021.042021.072021.102022.012022.042022.072022.102023.012023.042023.072023.1011K22K33K44K55K
* Uploading of benchmark result data to is always optional (opt-in) via the Phoronix Test Suite for users wishing to share their results publicly.
** 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.
*** Test profile page view reporting began March 2021.
Data updated weekly as of 21 November 2023.
resize27.2%unsharp-mask24.4%auto-levels24.2%rotate24.2%Test Option

Revision History

system/gimp-1.1.3   [View Source]   Mon, 18 Oct 2021 18:32:53 GMT
Update Windows binaries against GIMP 2.10.28.

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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Performance Metrics

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Test: resize metrics for this test profile configuration based on 17 public results since 28 August 2018 with the latest data as of 3 August 2021.

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

OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - Test: resize17 Results Range From 4 To 53 Seconds4914192429343944495459643691215

Based on data, the selected test / test configuration (GIMP - Test: resize) 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: resizeRun-Time246810Min: 1 / Avg: 1.19 / Max: 3

Based on public results, the selected test / test configuration has an average standard deviation of 1.4%.

OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterAverage Deviation Between RunsTest: resizeDeviation3691215Min: 0 / Avg: 1.38 / Max: 8

Tested CPU Architectures

This benchmark has been successfully tested on the below mentioned architectures. The CPU architectures listed is where successful result uploads occurred, namely for helping to determine if a given test is compatible with various alternative CPU architectures.

CPU Architecture
Kernel Identifier
Verified On
Intel / AMD x86 64-bit
(Many Processors)
ARMv8 64-bit
ARMv8 rev 1 4-Core

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CentOS 7.9.2009 - 6.1.31-1.el7.x86_64 - X Server 1.19.2

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