Drawing

A simple drawing application for Linux.


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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.

Drawing is a 'GNOME Circle' app!

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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.

Installation

 

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

Install it from Flathub

(version 0.6.4)

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


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*

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 0.6.4)

*these tools are disabled by default.

Available languages

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