Glimpse Image Editor

Glimpse is an open source image editor based on the GNU Image Manipulation Program 2.10.12. The goal is to experiment with new ideas and expand the use of free software.


A screenshot of Glimpse showing a photo of an African-American woman smiling

More Professional

A new name and logo, a cleaner UI, and fewer "easter eggs" make an already amazing open source software package feel more enterprise-ready. For improved performance and security on mission-critical workstations, we only include Python 2 runtime components in securely-sandboxed GNU/Linux packages.

A picture of Glimpse with dark theme applying filters and cropping to a photo of a city at night

Easier To Deploy

We provide regular maintenance releases on a predictable schedule so that you can more effectively deploy security updates and bug-fixes across machines on your network. The new Windows MSI installer we created can be imported into existing centralized software management tools, and each installation of Glimpse Image Editor on Windows only uses ~500MB of hard drive space. GNU/Linux users can also install Glimpse Image Editor from Flathub and Snapcraft.

A picture Glimpse launching on Windows 10

More Usable (Coming Soon)

Now that we have a solid base to work from, and the right developer documentation and tooling in place, we aim to start including new usability fixes and improvements in future releases.

A picture Glimpse with light theme applying an animation to a photo of houses

Cooperating, Not Competing

We have ensured that Glimpse Image Editor and the GNU Image Manipulation Program can be installed and run on the same machine so that users can make an informed choice. We also pass along a portion of our donations to the GNU Image Manipulation Program contributors, provide appropriate credit through our UI, and work closely with them so we can share our improvements and resolve any problems they raise with us.

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Planning For The Future

"Glimpse NX" is a completely new permissively-licensed image editing program that is being written from the ground up with the D programming language and a bespoke cross-platform UI toolkit. We will provide more details about that exciting new project as it develops.

A placeholder Glimpse NX logo on a black background