By our estimations, it's the second anniversary of the project being founded.

Unfortunately we didn't *quite* make it to the end of our second year, but we did last a lot longer than most people expected us to in July/August 2019! 🙂

Thanks again to our users, supporters, and contributors. Without your help, our fork would not have been possible.

For those concerned about such things, I have now opted the Glimpse project website out of Google FLoC:

The project is on hiatus, but I do periodically check in to verify that the website is still up. 👍

We have had another FAQ: "How do I migrate my configuration to the GNU I.M.P?"

On Windows, your configuration directory is in "%appData%\Glimpse"

For Linux, we laid out all the locations in a table on this wiki page:

@Siph Yes. The configuration directory is in %appData%\Glimpse on Windows.

You can use this wiki page we wrote about migrating from 0.1 to 0.2 as a starting point:

@clacke your guess is correct.

We went into more detail here:

tl;Dr: having to build po files that are tied specifically to each 2.10.x release without any ability to permanently override them is a significant technical hurdle.

For those who asked if @glimpse could be a plug-in, we have looked into it! Sadly, it's not feasible.

Modified translation files have to be updated & rebuilt for each new 2.10.x release. Humans also have to decide when "gimp" should be "Glimpse" or "GNU I.M.P".

In addition, we would have to maintain separate plug-ins for Linux, macOS & Windows, because the GNU I.M.P is packaged & distributed differently on each platform.

We would still like to thank you all for the suggestions though

We have released a new blog post about project going on hiatus:

We would like to thank everyone that supported us over the last couple of years.

If you people don't know, recently Bobby Moss was forced to leave the Glimpse project due to his employer. This means I have to take over handling the fork.

As of current I don't have time to maintain it, but I plan to get 0.2.2 released during my easter break. Which will be the last version of fork-glimpse before it goes maintinence/hotfix-only.

Glimpse NX is now the main focus of the rest of the contributors, which I have minimal involvement in, in terms of coding. So I hope you will support their work going forward.

@deshipu @poorpocketsmcnewhold with respect, that is not accurate.

Glimpse Image Editor (the fork) is a cutomized version of the GNU Image Manipulation Program that’s tailored for different use-cases:

Glimpse NX (the rewrite) will be a new GTK4 Rust front-end for the GEGL library that conforms to the GNOME Human Interface Guidelines:

You can find more info about what our project is & isn’t on our FAQs page: @Vqrxtvs if it helps, some Arch/Manjaro users packaged Glimpse on AUR. We don’t support it directly, but if you have trouble getting the Flatpak to work, that’s an option!

We also started producing an AppImage several months ago, and that follows the tip of our development branch.

Hello everyone! As you have noticed, we are running late on the 0.2.2 release.

There are packaging issues on Windows, the Snap Store and our automated AppImage. We are working hard to resolve them so we can start our two weeks of beta testing as soon as possible.

@SteveBrodie @elementary the color of the icon relates to the icon theme you set in Edit > Preferences.

In Glimpse Image Editor 0.1.2 (based on GNU I.M.P 2.10.12) we "fudged" this by force-hacking the icon in the navigation to always be the same regardless of which icon theme you choose.

In Glimpse Image Editor 0.2.0 (based on GNU I.M.P 2.10.18) we decided to follow the same behavior as the GNU Image Manipulation Program to improve maintainability and stop confusing Linux distro maintainers.

@Dannyar if you head to Edit > Preferences > Folders (right at the bottom), you can add a custom folder under the "Fonts" section.

The instructions are identical to those provided here:

Happy holidays to all of our users, contributors and followers that celebrate them!

2020 was a big year for , and with your support we look forward to continuing the good work in 2021.

And by "GIMP Studio Paint", we in fact mean "GIMP Paint Studio" 🤦‍♂️

We are clearly far too excited about this!

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Did you know works with a plugin called "GIMP Studio Paint" that expands the range of brushes, patterns and palettes?

We now have a wiki page with instructions here:

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