How to Install InkScape on Ubuntu 17.04

Inkscape is a free and open-source vector graphics editor; it can be used to create or edit vector graphics such as illustrations, diagrams, line arts, charts, logos and complex paintings. It contains many features like Cairo rendering for display and PNG export, C++ code conversion, Cross platform WMF and EMF import and export and Substantial memory savings.

In this article I will show you how to install InkScape on Ubuntu 17.04 system.

InkScape Features

  • Color display mode added
  • Node tool added
  • Align and Distribute Dialog button added
  • Cairo rendering for display and PNG export
  • OpenMP multithreading for all filters
  • C++ code conversion
  • For complete changelog
  • Adding Inkscape package PPAs

InkScape Installation

Before installing InkScape on the system first of all you have to install required repository run the below command to add the required repository:

# add-apt-repository ppa:inkscape.dev/stable
The Inkscape Stable PPA is intended to provide the current supported release of Inkscape.
More info: https://launchpad.net/~inkscape.dev/+archive/ubuntu/stable
Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it

gpg: keybox '/tmp/tmp1nyuaq4k/pubring.gpg' created
gpg: /tmp/tmp1nyuaq4k/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created
gpg: key 9DA4BD18B9A06DE3: public key "Launchpad PPA for Inkscape Developers" imported
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg: imported: 1

Now update your system using apt-get update command:

# apt-get update
Hit:1 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty-security InRelease
Hit:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty InRelease
Hit:3 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty-updates InRelease
Hit:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty-backports InRelease
Get:5 http://ppa.launchpad.net/inkscape.dev/stable/ubuntu zesty InRelease [15.4 kB]
Get:6 http://ppa.launchpad.net/inkscape.dev/stable/ubuntu zesty/main amd64 Packages [1,004 B]

Install InkScape package using below command:

# apt-get install inkscape -y
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
libblas-common libblas3 libgfortran3 libgsl2 libgtkspell0
libimage-magick-perl libimage-magick-q16-perl liblapack3 libmagick++-6.q16-7
libpotrace0 libwmf-bin perlmagick python-bs4 python-chardet python-html5lib
python-imaging python-lxml python-numpy python-pil python-pkg-resources
python-renderpm python-reportlab python-reportlab-accel python-scour
python-six python-uniconvertor python-webencodings
Suggested packages:
dia | dia-gnome ruby libgnomevfs2-extra libsvg-perl libxml-xql-perl transfig
pstoedit gsl-ref-psdoc | gsl-doc-pdf | gsl-doc-info | gsl-ref-html
imagemagick-doc python-genshi python-lxml-dbg python-lxml-doc gfortran
python-dev python-nose python-numpy-dbg python-numpy-doc python-pil-doc
python-pil-dbg python-setuptools python-renderpm-dbg
python-egenix-mxtexttools python-reportlab-doc python-rsvg python-cairo
Setting up python-numpy (1:1.12.1-1ubuntu1) ...
Setting up python-imaging (4.0.0-4) ...
Setting up python-html5lib (0.999999999-1) ...
Setting up python-uniconvertor (1.1.5-4) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.24-9ubuntu2.2) ...

InkScape successfully installed on your system. To run the application, type the inkscape in the Ubuntu dashboard and click on the icon to run the application.

Now InkScape application is running successfully in the system.


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