A simple drawing application for Linux.

Source code (GPL3) - Paypal donations

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 layouts are available too, as well as an elementaryOS layout. It should also be compatible with the Purism's Librem 5 phone.

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Recommended method

The recommended way to install Drawing is with flatpak:

Install it from Flathub

(version 0.4.6)

Alternative methods for Ubuntu

PPA repository (version 0.4.6)

Snap package (unknown version)

Native packages

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

Packaging status

Available tools

  • Pencil
  • Rectangle
  • Circle & oval
  • Polygon
  • Free shape
  • Line & arrow
  • Arc
  • Insert text
  • Selection (rectangle, free, or by color)
  • Color picker
  • Paint
  • Crop
  • Flip
  • Scale
  • Rotate
  • Saturate

Available languages