The initial aim is to provide a downstream fork of the GNU Image Manipulation Program that has a less problematic name so there are no potential barriers to using the software in businesses and educational institutions.
This is a long-standing problem that has drawn user concern for over a decade, but whenever the issue is raised it tends to be dismissed. We do not believe the upstream project's explanation or workaround is enough to address the problem.
In future versions we intend to address other long-standing complaints, particularly around the graphical user interface.
For versions of Ubuntu between 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) and 15.10 (Wily Werewolf), as well as Ubuntu flavours that don’t include snap by default, snap can be installed from the Ubuntu Software Centre by searching for snapd.
Alternatively, snapd can be installed from the command line:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install snapd
Either log out and back in again, or restart your system, to ensure snap’s paths are updated correctly.
To install Glimpse, simply use the following command: