How to Install Inkscape on Ubuntu 20.04

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install and configure Inkscape on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Before continuing with this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with sudo privileges. All the commands in this tutorial should be run as a non-root user.

Inkscape is a free and open-source professional vector graphics editor software that runs on Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows desktop computers. Furthermore, Inkscape was first released on November 2, 2003. And, at the time of writing the article, the latest stable release available in Ubuntu 20.04.

Install Inkscape on Ubuntu 20.04

Step 1. First, before you start installing any package on your Ubuntu server, we always recommend making sure that all system packages are updated.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Install Inkscape on Ubuntu system.

  • Install Inkscape using PPA.

Run command to add the PPA repository:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:inkscape.dev/stable-0.92

To install version 0.92.5 on Ubuntu versions prior to 20.04, you can use these commands:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install inkscape
  • Install Inkscape using SNAP.

Run command to install Inkscape:

sudo apt install snap
snap install inkscape
  • Install Inkscape using Flatpak.

First, install Flatpak on Ubuntu:

sudo apt install flatpak

Next, install Inkscape using Flatpak:

flatpak install flathub org.inkscape.Inkscape

Once a successful installation, Run the Inkscape:

flatpak run org.inkscape.Inkscape

Install Inkscape on Ubuntu 20.04

That’s all you need to do to install Inkscape on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa. I hope you find this quick tip helpful. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.