Drawing

Simple image editor for Linux


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

PNG, JPEG and BMP files are supported.

Drawing is a 'GNOME Circle' app!

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The app works on any GNU-Linux system regardless of the desktop environment: more traditional design user interfaces are available too, as well as an elementaryOS layout. The app should also be compatible with GNU-Linux smartphones.

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For more screenshots, see the gallery.

Installation

 

The recommended way to install the most recent version of Drawing is to use flatpak:

https://flathub.org/apps/details/com.github.maoschanz.drawing

Install it from Flathub

(version 0.8.3)

Permissions required: ipc/x11/wayland

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

Packaging status

You can use the package manager of your distribution to install the package drawing.

Alternative installation methods for Ubuntu:


Gentoo package from an external overlay


What's new

New features in version 0.8.3
New features in versions 0.8.0 to 0.8.2

Drawing 0.8.2:

Drawing 0.8.1:

Drawing 0.8.0:

New features in versions 0.6.0 to 0.6.5

Drawing 0.6.5:

Drawing 0.6.4:

Drawing 0.6.3:

Drawing 0.6.2:

Drawing 0.6.1:

Drawing 0.6.0:


Tools

Tools to draw:

  • Pencil
  • Eraser*
  • Highlighter*
  • Insert text
  • Points*
  • Shape
    • Rectangle
    • Rounded rectangle
    • Circle
    • Oval
    • Polygon
    • Free shape
  • Line & arrow
  • Curve
  • Color picker*
  • Paint*

*these tools are disabled by default.

Tools to select a part of the image:

  • Rectangle selection
  • Free selection
  • Adjacent color selection*

Tools to transform the canvas or the selected area:

  • Crop
  • Scale
  • Rotate & flip
  • Filters
    • Blur
    • Pixelization
    • Saturate & desaturate
    • Add transparency
    • Invert colors

(last update of this list: version 0.8.3

Available languages

  • Basque
  • Brazilian portuguese
  • Castillan
  • Croatian
  • Chinese (simplified)
  • Chinese (traditional)
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Swedish
  • Turkish

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

If the translation in your language is missing or incomplete, your contribution is welcome!