Graphics & Drawing

Ubuntu has some very powerful, world-class graphics and drawing applications available.

gThumb Image Viewer

gThumb is an advanced image viewer and browser. It has many useful features, such as filesystem browsing, slide show, image catalogs, web album creation, camera import, image CD burning, batch file operations and quick image editing features like transformation and color manipulation.

gThumb is included in Ubuntu by default. To start it, choose Applications->Graphics->gThumb Image Viewer .

gThumb's excellent help files are accessible from Help->Contents.

For more advanced photo & image editing, see The GIMP, below.

The GIMP (Gnu Image Manipulation Program)

The GIMP lets you draw, paint, edit images, and much more! GIMP includes the functionality and plug-ins of other famous image editing and processing programs.

The GIMP is installed in Ubuntu by default, and can be started by choosing Applications->Graphics->GIMP Image Editor .

More information is available from the GIMP homepage.

Inkscape Vector Graphics Editor

Inkscape is a powerful editor for working with the SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) format.

  1. Install the inkscape package (see Chapter 2, Adding, Removing and Updating Applications).

  2. To start Inkscape choose Applications->Graphics->Inkscape SVG Vector Illustrator .

Blender 3d Modeller

Blender is an integrated 3d suite for modelling, animation, rendering, post-production, interactive creation and playback.

  1. Install the blender package (see Chapter 2, Adding, Removing and Updating Applications).

  2. To start Blender choose Applications->Graphics->Blender 3d modeller.