Inkscape is a free open source vector graphics editor for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. It is suitable best for illustrators and web designers.It is also best free alternative to Adobe Illustrator. It supports SVG file generation and editing and supports PNG, OpenDocument Drawing, DXF, sk1, PDF, EPS and PostScript export formats. It comes with drawing tools, Shape tools, Text tool and clones tools. You can watch and edit the document tree in the XML editor. It is also comes with Color selector, Color picker, gradient editor, Pattern fills, Dashed strokes and Path markers. You can add more features in Inkscape by using extensions.
Install Inkscape vector graphics editor on Ubuntu:
You can download and Inkscape from the ubuntu software center or install it from the command line by adding its PPA. To install Inkscape via command line, open the terminal app and type and enter the below command.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:inkscape.dev/stable
Type your Ubuntu password. Then press the enter key. This will add the Inkscape vector graphics editor’s PPA on your system. Then run the below command.
sudo apt-get update
After that type the below command and press enter key to install Inkscape on Ubuntu.
sudo apt-get install inkscape
Type Y and press the enter key to confirm the installation. After the successful installation of Inkscape restart your ubuntu. Click the Dash home from unity launcher. And type Inkscape in the search field. Then click Inkscape vector graphics editor to open it.
Install Inkscape via Snap On Ubuntu:
You can also install it via snap package manager on Ubuntu. Open your terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) app in Ubuntu and run this command.
sudo snap install inkscape
Enter your Ubuntu password if needed. This will install the latest version of Inkscape on Ubuntu.
Install Inkscape via Flatpak On Ubuntu:
For flatpak you first need to install flatpak on Ubuntu . follow below tutorial.
After that in your Ubuntu terminal run the below command.
flatpak install flathub org.inkscape.Inkscape
During the installation press y and enter when it asked to confirm the installation. Then start it by running the below command in terminal.
flatpak run org.inkscape.Inkscape