DrawPile: Collaborative Drawing Tool Similar to OpenCanvas

December 1, 2013 — Leave a comment

collaborative drawing tool

DrawPile is a sketching oriented drawing program that allows multiple people to share the same drawing board over the Internet. It works on Linux, Windows, Mac OS X and FreeBSD.

Feature highlights

  • Antialiased drawing and multiple blending modes
  • Layers
  • Text annotations
  • Tablet pressure sensitivity
  • Image may be rotated freely while drawing
  • Built-in server for hosting shared sessions
  • Chat


Install DrawPile in Ubuntu Linux:

DrawPile is available in Getdeb repository for Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 10.04 and Linux Mint.

For Ubuntu, download and install the deb to add getdeb repository. For Linux Mint go to Software Sources -> Additional repositories, and check the box where says “archive.gedeb.net ….”

After that, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run commands below to install the tool:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install -y drawpile

Source code is available in sourceforge.net

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