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Glimpse is an open source image editor based on the GNU Image Manipulation Program for Windows or Linux Systems

Glimpse Image Editor

Glimpse is an open source image editor based on the GNU Image Manipulation Program. The goal is to experiment with new ideas and expand the use of free software.


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Glimpse Image Editor

Glimpse is a downstream fork of the GNU Image Manipulation Program. You can find out more information on our FAQs page:

What is different about Glimpse?

The GNU Image Manipulation Program is primarily intended for long-standing Linux enthusiasts and power users. We have rebranded and repackaged it for a wider audience, and we intend to make it much easier to deploy across schools, university campuses and workplaces. As the project develops we intend to focus on performance improvements, user interface changes and incrementally improving the user experience.

Glimpse Image Editor is a derivative work based on the GNU Image Manipulation Program source code, and it is shared under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 3.

Recent changes include:

    A more professional name, icon and GUI
    A completely new Windows installer developed with the WiX Toolset
    Improved support for Flathub and Snapcraft
    Much better documentation and supporting tools for building and packaging the source code
    Fork-specific changes like crediting upstream contributions separately, updating the build systems/translation files/icon packs, etc.

How will the package versions work?

Glimpse 0.x releases are based on GNU Image Manipulation Program 2.10.x releases and are intended to provide a minimum viable product. They also help us build our project infrastructure, learn the codebase and iterate towards a fully supportable product.

You can see how this effort is going in the dev-g210 branch.

Glimpse 1.x releases will be based on GNU Image Manipulation Program 3.x releases.

We also have a working group designing a completely new image editing program, but it will be quite a number of years before that effort comes to fruition.

How can I keep up to date with Glimpse's progress?

Our official project website is now live at  . 

You can also follow us on the fediverse, Facebook and Twitter.


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