Everyone likes to paint and draw on their computers. It is fun for both kids and adults. I am going to introduce a simple and lightweight Drawing application for Linux systems today. I will show you how to install it on your Ubuntu 20.04 LTS system. Drawing studio is a simple yet powerful application. It is almost the right alternative to painting software in the Windows operating system for users on Linux.
Drawing Studio does not have any hard dependencies and prerequisites if you are already running a Gnome desktop environment. Thus, it is simple to install from Ubuntu repositories.
Step 1. Install Drawing Studio
Let’s start installing a drawing studio in this step. Gnome is the default desktop environment for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, so all dependencies are automatically satisfied because Drawing is based on top of Gnome stack.
First, update your system repositories as follows:
$ sudo apt update
Now install the Drawing package as following:
$ sudo apt install drawing
If you are running a desktop environment other than Gnome or Mate, you might experience a larger size of download. This is because drawing uses essential GUI components from the Gnome stack and in this case you will download several related libraries.
Step 2. Access Drawing Studio
As soon as it is installed, you can access the Drawing application either from the command line or system dashboard. To access it from the command line you will need to invoke the drawing studio shorthand as following:
Whereas to access it from the dashboard you will simply need to search it in your dashboard or try to locate it in the graphics folder.
Step 3. Run Drawing Studio
After deciding how you would access the drawing studio, you can run it. In my case, I will run it from the dashboard and it will look like below:
Step 4. Remove Drawing Studio
As we installed Drawing Studio using apt repositories, we can remove it the same standard way. You would need to invoke the following command to make a system-wide uninstall of the application.
$ sudo apt-get remove drawing
Drawing Studio is built on top of Gnome’s stack and has a vast user base. It is available for most of the distributions in their default repositories. If you are not using Gnome or Mate, you will download a significant number of dependencies. I hope you enjoy running Drawing Studio for your painting needs.
Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications including CCNA RS, SCP, and ACE. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various websites.