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.


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

Install it from Flathub

(version 0.6.0)

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 :


Tools to draw:

  • Pencil
  • Eraser*
  • Highlighter*
  • Insert text
  • 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
    • Pixelisation
    • Saturate & desaturate
    • Add transparency
    • Invert colors

(version 0.6.0)

*these tools are disabled by default.

Available languages

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