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Free collaborative drawing program Drawpile 2.1.11 was released day. This release features the ability to detach the chat box into a separate window.

Drawpile 2.1.11 release highlights:

  • Chat box can now be detached into its own window.
  • Registered user bans are no longer IP bans.
  • Fixed that brush color was uninitialized on fresh install.
  • Fixed incorrect layer when moving selection.
  • And some other fixes and improvements.

How to Install Drawpile 2.1.11 in Ubuntu:

For Ubuntu 18.04 and higher, the software can be installed via flatpak by running following commands one by one in terminal.

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or by searching for ‘terminal’ from application menu. When it opens, run command to install Flatpak first:

sudo apt-get install flatpak

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter.

2. Then add Flathub repository via command:

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo

3. Finally install Drawpile via command:

flatpak install flathub net.drawpile.drawpile

Once installed, launch it from system application menu and enjoy!

(Update) If you’ve an old version installed via previous steps, simply run one command to update Drawpile package:

flatpak update net.drawpile.drawpile

(Optional) To remove the software run command in terminal:

flatpak uninstall net.drawpile.drawpile

This quick tutorial shows how to install the latest free collaborative drawing program Drawpile (2.1.10 so far) in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 18.10, Ubuntu 19.04.

Drawpile is a Free/Libre networked drawing program that allows multiple people to sketch on the same image simultaneously. It supports the OpenRaster image file format and thus works well with applications such as MyPaint, Krita and GIMP.

Drawpile is a KDE software. Besides building from source, Ubuntu users can install it via flatpak (containerized software package) by doing following steps:

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or by searching for ‘terminal’ from application menu. When it opens, run command to install Flatpak first:

sudo apt-get install flatpak

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter.

2. Then add Flathub repository via command:

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo

3. Finally install Drawpile via command:

flatpak install flathub net.drawpile.drawpile

Once installed, launch it from system application menu and enjoy!

(Optional) To remove the software run command in terminal:

flatpak uninstall net.drawpile.drawpile

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

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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