In this guide, we will see a list of eight image editors you can install and run on Ubuntu. The list includes both simple and advanced image editors. The installation of these software will be via the terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal).
MyPaint is an open source graphics program designed mainly for painters who want to create artful projects. Painters are provided with a virtual canvas, many brush options, etc.
To install MyPaint on Ubuntu, issue this command via the terminal:
sudo apt-get install mypaint
2. Pinta Image Editor
Pinta Image Editor is an open source drawing and editing software that has some similarities to Windows Paint. It is intended for users who want to manipulate and draw images using basic features.
To install Pinta on Ubuntu, run these commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:moonlight-team/pinta
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install pinta
3. Gnome Paint Drawing Editor
Gnome Paint Drawing Editor is another paint program for Gnome. It is also inspired from Windows Paint.
To install Gnome Paint Drawing Editor on Ubuntu, issue this command:
sudo apt-get install gnome-paint
4. Darktable Photo Workflow Software
Darktable is a photography workflow program for photographers that allows to edit RAW images under a Linux platform.
To install Darktable on Ubuntu, issue this command:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pmjdebruijn/darktable-release
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install darktable
5. Fotoxx Image Editor
Fotoxx is an open source image editor and manager. This program is designed to be fast and easy to use. Fotoxx allows to adjust contrast, brightness, color, etc.
To install Fotoxx on Ubuntu, issue this command:
sudo apt-get install fotoxx
6. mtPaint Graphic Editor
mtPaint is a simple image editor that can be used to perform basic manipulations on images.
To install mtPaint on Ubuntu, run this command:
sudo apt-get install mtpaint
7. GIMP Image Editor
GIMP is an advanced image manipulation program. It is mainly used as an image editing and retouching tool, but it also includes many other essential image editing actions, such as cropping, rotating, and resizing images. GIMP can be installed in many operating systems, but in this guide, we will see how to install it on Ubuntu.
To install GIMP on Ubuntu, run this command via the terminal:
sudo apt-get install gimp
8. Inkscape Vector Graphics Editor
Inkscape is an open source and cross-platform advanced vector graphics editor (SVG) that is similar to Adobe Illustrator.
To install Inkscape on Ubuntu, issue this command:
sudo apt-get install inkscape
If you have more image editors not included in this list, you can add them using the comment form given below.