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Inkscape, open-source vector graphics editor, released new major version 1.0 a few days ago. Native Ubuntu .deb package now is available to install it in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.10, and Ubuntu 20.04.

Inkscape 1.0 release highlights include:

  • Theme support.
  • Better HiDPI Support.
  • Canvas rotation and mirroring
  • On-Canvas alignment of objects
  • Split view and X-Ray modes
  • New PowerPencil mode
  • New PNG export options
  • New Live Path Effect (LPE) selection dialog
  • Python 3 support for extensions.

How to Install Inkscape 1.0 in Ubuntu:

Besides the Snap and Flatpak (both runs in sandbox) packages, the official Inkscape PPA now contains the 1.0 packages for Ubuntu 18.04 and higher.

1. Open terminal either by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard or by searching for ‘terminal’ from system application menu. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:inkscape.dev/stable

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

2. Then upgrade inkscape from an old version via Software Updater:

or run command in terminal to check updates and install the editor:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install inkscape

Uninstall:

To remove the PPA repository, open Software & Updates and navigate to Other Software tab.

To remove Inkscape, either use Synaptic package manager or run command in terminal:

sudo apt remove --autoremove inkscape

inkscape

Inkscape, free professional vector graphics editor, released version 0.92.5 a few days ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.10, and derivatives.

Inkscape 0.92.5 was released along with the 1.0 Release Candidate. It’s a stability and bug-fix release that includes following changes:

  • Extensions now compatible with Python 3 while Python 2 still maintained.
  • Remove the option to export to ‘Save as…’ > ‘Cairo PNG’
  • The Snap package supports GTK2 themes.
  • Fix Windows 10 font issue.
  • Inset / Outset and calligraphy tool dots now honor document units
  • Limit size of font preview
  • Snap: fix loading files with spaces in names
  • Other changes, and various crash fixes.

How to Install Inkscape 0.92.5 in Ubuntu:

For Ubuntu 18.04 and higher, the official Inkscape snap package (runs in sandbox) can be easily installed from Ubuntu Software Center:

For Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.10, and derivatives, Inkscape 0.92.5 native .deb package is available to install via its official PPA.

1. Open terminal either by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard or by searching for ‘terminal’ from application menu. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:inkscape.dev/stable

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

2. Then upgrade inkscape from an old version via Software Updater:

or run command in terminal to check updates and install the editor:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install inkscape

Uninstall:

To remove the PPA repository, open Software & Updates and navigate to Other Software tab.

To remove Inkscape, either use Synaptic package manager or run command in terminal:

sudo apt remove --autoremove inkscape

inkscape

Inkscape, free and open-source vector graphics editor, released version 0.92.4 a few days ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 18.10.

Inkscape 0.92.4 features stability improvements and bug-fixes. The key improvements include:

  • Align multiple objects as a group relative to a single object
  • Write image data to standard output and read from it
  • Experience extensions working faster within complex documents
  • See improved speed when deselecting a path with many nodes
  • Ungroup text elements won’t result in changed font size of children
  • Able to print and / or print correct paper size with printers (especially Canon, EPSON, Konica Minolta)
  • See improved performance of the measure tool when grids are visible
  • See proper opacity of partially transparent embedded bitmap images in PDF export
  • Able to Shift/Ctrl-click on control handles of shapes without crashing
  • Build Inkscape with up-to-date poppler library 0.72.0 – useful for Mac users building with Homebrew

Install Inkscape 0.92.4 via Snap in Ubuntu:

Snap is a containerized software package runs in most Linux desktop. It bundles most required libraries and automatic update itself when a new release is available.

For Ubuntu 18.04 and higher, the official Inkscape snap package can be easily installed from Ubuntu Software Center:

Inkscape snap can be launched either from application menu, or by running command in terminal:

snap run inkscape

Install Inkscape 0.92.4 via PPA in Ubuntu:

For Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, and higher, the new release is available to install via its official PPA.

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or from application menu. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:inkscape.dev/stable

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

2. Then upgrade inkscape from an existing release via Software Updater:

or run command in terminal to check updates and install the editor:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install inkscape

Uninstall:

To remove the PPA repository, open Software & Updates and navigate to Other Software tab.

To remove Inkscape, either use Synaptic package manager or run command in terminal:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove inkscape

inkscape

The open-source vector graphics editor Inkscape 0.92 was finally made into PPA repository available for Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, and Ubunu 14.04.

Inkscape 0.92 was released two weeks ago with Mesh Gradients, many SVG2 and CSS3 properties support, several new path effect and new extensions.

A distribution-independent snap package for Inkscape 0.92 is available, however, the snap build has an old look on the window’s toolbar, scrollbar, and menus.

inskcape 0.92 installed via snap

inskcape 0.92 installed via snap

To make the editor look smooth, you may wish to install the .deb package from Inkscape PPA. So it will be:

Inkscape 0.92 via deb

Inkscape 0.92 via deb

1. If you have installed Inkscape 0.92 via the snap package, remove it via Ubuntu Software App, or using the command in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T):

sudo snap remove inkscape

2. Then run command to add the Inkscape official PPA repository:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:inkscape.dev/stable

inkscape-ppa-xenial

3. Finally install the new release via Synaptic Package Manager or running the commands:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install inkscape

For those who don’t want to add PPA, grab the .deb package from the PPA packages page.

upgrade Inkscape from PPA

The free, open-source, and professional quality vector graphics software Inkscape 0.91 has been released recently with quite a lot of changes.

According to the official release note, Inkscape 0.91 features:

  • cairo rendering for display and PNG export
  • OpenMP multithreading for all filters
  • C++ code conversion
  • type design features
  • a new measure tool
  • cross platform WMF and EMF import and export
  • symbol library and support for Visio stencils
  • improved support for Corel DRAW documents, Visio importer
  • support for real world document and page size units, e.g. millimeters
  • numerous usability improvements

For a full list of changes, see this page.

Inkscape 0.91 in Ubuntu 14.04

How to Install or Upgrade Inkscape in Ubuntu:

Since Ubuntu repositories provide the old 0.48 release, Inkscape 0.91 (renamed from ver 0.49) is available in its official PPA repository for Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 15.04, and Linux Mint 17/17.1.

Just open terminal from the Dash or by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard. When it opens, run command below to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:inkscape.dev/stable

Inkscape official PPA

After that, open Software Updater utility and click install the updates for Inkscape:

upgrade inkscape in Ubuntu

Or you can run below commands one by one to install or upgrade it in terminal:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install inkscape

That’s it. Enjoy!