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Install Inkscape 0.92.1 Draw Freely on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, openSUSE

The Inkscape project recently announced an update to Inkscape 0.92.0 release, bringing important bug and regression fixes, updated translations, and improved documentation. The app has sophisticated drawing tools with capabilities comparable to Adobe Illustrator, CorelDRAW as well as Xara Xtreme.

Inkscape is a free vector graphics software used by illustrators, designers, web designer or by any one who needs to create some vector imagery. Great for pdf to vector converter and it runs on Windows, Mac OS X and GNU/Linux.


Inkscape Key Features

  • Text tool (multi-line text, full on-canvas editing)
  • Creating Bézier curves and straight lines
  • Grouping objects (“select in group” without ungrouping, or “enter the group” making it a temporary layer)
  • Alignment and distribution commands
  •  Path markers (ending, middle and/or beginning marks, e.g. arrowheads)
  • Color selector (RGB, HSL, CMYK, color wheel, CMS)
  • A gradient editor capable of multi-stop gradients
  • Converting to path (for text objects or shapes), including converting stroke to path
  • Bitmap tracing (both color and monochrome paths)
  • Uses any installed outline fonts, including right-to-left scripts
  • Alpha transparency support for display and PNG export
  • Perfectly compliant SVG format file generation and editing
  • PNG, OpenDocument Drawing, DXF, sk1, PDF, EPS and PostScript export formats and more

Inkscape 0.92.1 Changelog

Regression Fixes

  • Text: baseline-spacing related issues with regular and flowed text in legacy Inkscape SVG files
  • Text: Default baseline spacing stored in relative units is always converted to document units
  • Path effects: Crash on ungroup if group contains elements with path effects
  • Clipboard: Pasting a path effect from clipboard fails
  • Clipboard: Fix copy&pasting of groups which contain elements with path effects
  • Selection: Node tool can selected objects on locked layers
  • Clones: Critical warnings with clones and symbols
  • About screen missing for several UI languages
  • Selection: Missing transformation handles after reset of rotation center

Bug Fixes

  • Bitmap images: Crash when opening files with invalid image links
  • Bitmap images: Fix path separators in relative image links (Windows)
  • File import: Failure to open CDR/Visio/WPG files from paths with special characters (Windows)

See release notes for full details

How to Install Inkscape 0.92.1 on Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 12.04

sudo add-apt-repository

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install inkscape

How to remove Inkscape 0.92.1 from Ubuntu

sudo apt-get remove inkscape

How to Install Inkscape 0.92 on openSUSE 42.2

zypper install

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