Hello everyone, you can download Inkscape on Ubuntu and experience one of the best Vector graphic editing programs available for your Linux OS. The beautiful thing about Inkscape besides it’s great reputation, it is also free and open-source with a very active community.
Today we will highlight some reasons why you should install Inkscape on Linux and perhaps this will make you forget all about Adobe Illustrator, Freehand and even CoralDraw. Inkscape is a very good alternative to all these programs and I bet you will agree with me after checking out some of it’s features and screenshots I have posted below. I have been using Inkscape here at the office for the past year and half and we love it, it get’s the job done and I could argue and say Inkscape is the best Adobe Illustrator alternative. Also, remember that on this page we will offer both the Flatpak installation and the Snap installation, I personally love both of these new platforms that allow me to install Linux apps with just a single click, the choice is yours. Let me know what you think about Inkscape in the comments.
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Install Inkscape on Ubuntu
What Is Inkscape About?
Inkscape is an Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format.
Inkscape supports many advanced SVG features (markers, clones, alpha blending, etc.) and great care is taken in designing a streamlined interface. It is very easy to edit nodes, perform complex path operations, trace bitmaps and much more.
- The Inkscape application is used across a wide variety of industries (marketing/branding, engineering/CAD, web graphics, cartooning) and individual uses.
- All Inkscape projects may be exported in formats friendly to web browsers or commercial printer rooms. It is cross-platform, which means it is easy to run on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux distributions
- Drawing: pencil tool (freehand drawing with simple paths), pen tool (creating Bézier curves and straight lines), calligraphy tool (freehand drawing using filled paths representing calligraphic
- Shape tools: rectangles (may have rounded corners), ellipses (includes circles, arcs, segments), stars/polygons (can be rounded and/or randomized), spirals
- Text tool (multi-line text, full on-canvas editing)
- Embedded bitmaps (with a command to create and embed bitmaps of selected objects)
- Clones (“live” linked copies of objects), including a tool to create patterns and arrangements of clones
- Transformations (moving, scaling, rotating, skewing), both interactively and by specifying exact numeric values
- Z-order operations (raising and lowering)
- Grouping objects (“select in group” without ungrouping, or “enter the group” making it a temporary layer)
- Layers (lock and/or hide individual layers, rearrange them, etc; layers can form a hierarchical tree)
- Alignment and distribution commands