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Glimpse, the G-Rated GIMP Fork, Issues Its First Release

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But before we go on to look at what’s on offer in this release I need to stress that I am not here to tell you what you should think.

That said, forks of well known software projects (even super duper popular ones like The GIMP) happen all the time, for a variety of reasons, some of which might seem trivial or pointless to you.

So regardless of whether the word “GIMP” does have negative connotations in your world or it doesn’t is by the by. With its first release now out of the door, the Glimpse image editor is beginning to stand on its own merits, to pursue its own path, and deserves to be evaluated on that basis.

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Glimpse 0.1 Released As The Rebranded Fork Of The GIMP

  • Glimpse 0.1 Released As The Rebranded Fork Of The GIMP

    The inaugural release of Glimpse is now available, the fork born out of calls for renaming The GIMP project to something not considered offensive.

    Following the calls earlier this year to rename the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) due to gimp also being slang for a physically disabled person, Glimpse was formed to provide fresh branding as well as other improvements.

Glimpse Image Editor (GIMP Fork) 0.1 Available to Install

  • Glimpse Image Editor (GIMP Fork) 0.1 Available to Install in Ubuntu

    Glimpse, a downstream fork of the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP in short), released version 0.1 a few days ago. It can be installed in Ubuntu 18.04 and higher via either Snap or Flatpak.

    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.

    “If English is not your first language, then you may not have realised that the word “gimp” is problematic. In some countries it is considered a slur against disabled people and a playground insult directed at unpopular children. It can also be linked to certain “after dark” activities performed by consenting adults.

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