Install Inkscape in Ubuntu 22.04

In this article, we would discuss how to install Inkscape in Ubuntu 22.04 release. Inkscape is a free and open-source cross-platform application. It is a vector graphics editor.

It was first released on November 2, 2003. And, at time of writing v1.1.2 is its latest stable release.

For extended functionality, we can also use Inkscape extensions. We will discuss that in a separate article.

The two methods which we will discuss here are –

  1. through apt (Advanced Packaging Tool) and,
  2. AppImage.

Note: Following operations would require you to have superuser privileges. In case you don’t have one then, we advise you to contact your System Administrator for assistance.

Install Inkscape in Ubuntu 22.04

Method I. Through apt –

Since, the package is available through standard Ubuntu repository. Therefore, just update the repository first. This ensures we get to have the latest version of package available. Hence, open a terminal and issue the following –

sudo apt update

Next, to install Inkscape –

sudo apt install inkscape

Lastly, we can now launch inkscape from our Systems’ main menu.

Method II. Through AppImage –

Visit the official website of Inkscape. Just Google search “Inkscape” and first link is our destination. On the homepage, you would see the Download drop-down menu. Click on Current Version. And, then click on GNU/Linux and download the AppImage file.

For us the package file was – Inkscape-0a00cf5-x86_64.AppImage

Use cd command-line utility to navigate to the directory –

cd /path/to/Inkscape-0a00cf5-x86_64.AppImage

To run the AppImage, we need to make the file executable using chmod command-line utility.

chmod a+x Inkscape-0a00cf5-x86_64.AppImage

Next, to run Inkscape –

./Inkscape-0a00cf5-x86_64.AppImage

In conclusion, we have discussed how to install Inkscape in Ubuntu 22.04 release.