Glimpse 0.1.0 Release Notes

Friday, November 22, 2019

This is the very first binary release for Glimpse Image Editor. The primary objective was to complete the re-brand, remove obvious distractions from the user interface, learn the various technologies involved and lay the groundwork for future development.

This project was started on Friday 5th July 2019 by a small group of fediverse users who had never even set eyes on the upstream code before. Over the last four months we have been overwhelmed by the support we have received from over 1000 social media followers across Twitter and Mastodon, dozens of financial backers across Patreon and Open Collective, and over 100 people who have joined our public Matrix channel to volunteer their expertise and ensure we make good decisions. We would like to thank everyone that helped us achieve our objectives, and we hope we can keep the momentum going as we start to plan what comes next in Glimpse 0.2.0.

We are also pleased to announce that in October 2019 we donated $50 to the GNU Image Manipulation Program as part of our commitment to share a portion of the donations we receive for each new release with them. We hope in future this amount will increase and be augmented with new bug fixes and features from our own contributors.


Linux users can install Glimpse 0.1.0 as a Flatpak from the Flathub repository. There are also a number of additional installation options for Linux detailed on our Downloads page.

Windows users can use an MSI file to install Glimpse 0.1.0 on 32-bit and 64-bit systems running Windows 7 or later. We chose that type of installer to assist businesses and schools using centralised software management systems. This can also be found on the Downloads page.

Known Issues

New Features

Glimpse 0.1.0 is based on GNU Image Manipulation Program 2.10.12. It also uses the following dependency package versions:

Graphical User Interface:

Code Improvements:

Developer Assistance:

Quality of Life Improvements:


We would like to thank everyone who contributed towards making Glimpse 0.1.0 a success, particularly those unnamed individuals who spread the word about our project on social media, shared their feature requests with us and provided feedback to the development team during the beta testing phase.



Code Contributors

Documentation Contributors

Artwork Contributors

$20+ Tier Sponsor Contributors

$5+ Tier Backers and One-off Donors

We would like to say a special thank you to all of our financial backers on Open Collective and Patreon regardless of whether they are listed below or not. Without your help this release would not have been possible, and your continued support is highly appreciated.