A simple drawing application for Linux.


This application is a free basic image editor, similar to Microsoft Paint, but aiming at the GNOME desktop.

PNG, JPEG and BMP files are supported.



More traditional design user interfaces are available too, as well as an elementaryOS layout. The app should also be compatible with GNU-Linux smartphones. For more screenshots, see the gallery.


Recommended method

The recommended way to install Drawing is with flatpak:

Install it from Flathub

(version 0.4.12)

Alternative methods for Ubuntu

PPA repository (version 0.4.12)

Snap package (version 0.4.7)

Native packages

The app is also available as native packages in the repositories of the following distributions:

Packaging status


Tools to draw:

  • Pencil
  • Rectangle & rounded rectangle
  • Circle & oval
  • Polygon
  • Free shape
  • Line & arrow
  • Arc
  • Insert text
  • Paint

Tools to select part of the image:

  • Selection (rectangle or free shape)
  • Color picker

Tools to alter the canvas or the selected area:

  • Crop
  • Flip
  • Scale
  • Rotate
  • Saturate

Available languages

  • Brazilian portuguese
  • Castillan
  • Croatian
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Swedish
  • Turkish

Credits for these translations are available here and in the app's "about" dialog.