Glimpse Image Editor 0.1.2 Released [How-to Install]

Glimpse, an open source image editor based on GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP in short), released version 0.1.2 today.

Due to the problematic word “gimp”, Glimpse forked the well known image editor so there are no potential barriers to using the software in businesses and educational institutions.

Glimpse is small release with minor tweaks and bug fixes. Changes in the release include:

  • Improved non-English translations and rebranding
  • Upstream contributors are better credited in the UI
  • “Color” icon pack and the “Gray” UI theme are back
  • Rebranded “Gimpressionist” plug-in and text color chooser
  • Unnecessary “fun” brushes have been removed

How to Install Glimpse 0.1.2 in Ubuntu:

The community build Snap package is available in Ubuntu Software, though it’s not updated at the moment.

The official Flatpak package has been updated to v0.1.2. And you can do following steps one by one to install it in Ubuntu 18.04 and higher.

1.) Open terminal either from system application menu or by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard. When it opens, run command:

sudo apt install flatpak

2.) Add the flathub repository which hosts the flatpak package:

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub

3.) Finally install the Flatpak package of Glimpse via command:

flatpak install flathub org.glimpse_editor.Glimpse

If you already installed an old version, run command to update the package:

flatpak update org.glimpse_editor.Glimpse

Once installed, launch the image editor from your system application menu and enjoy!

Uninstall Glimpse:

To remove Glimpse image editor flatpak package, simply run command in terminal:

flatpak uninstall org.glimpse_editor.Glimpse