Karbon is a vector drawing application with an user interface that is easy to

use, highly customizable and extensible. That makes Karbon a great application

for users starting to explore the world of vector graphics as well as for

artists wanting to create breathtaking vector art. Features include:

* Loading support for ODG, SVG, WMF, WPG, EPS/PS

* Writing support for ODG, SVG, WMF, PNG, PDF

* Customizable user interface with freely placeable toolbars and dockers

* Layer docker for easy handling of complex documents including preview

thumbnails, support for grouping shapes via drag and drop,

controlling visibility of shapes or locking

* Advanced path editing tool with great on-canvas editing capabilities

* Various drawing tools for creating path shapes including a draw path

tool and a pencil tool, as well as a calligraphy drawing tool

* Gradient and pattern tools for easy on-canvas editing of gradient and

pattern styles

* Top notch snapping facilities for guided drawing and editing (e.g.

snapping to grid, guide lines, path nodes, bounding boxes, orthogonal

positions, intersections of path shapes or extensions of lines and


* Many predefined basic shapes included, such as circle/ellipse, star or


* Artistic text shape with support for following path outlines

(i.e. text on path)

* Complex path operations and effects like Boolean set operations,

path flattening, rounding and refining as well as whirl/pinch effects

* Extensible by writing plugins for new tools, shapes and dockers

This package is part of the Calligra Suite


Source package: calligra
Source package: calligra

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install karbon deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install karbon



Gwenview is a fast and easy to use image viewer by KDE.


Supports simple image manipulations: rotate, mirror, flip, and resize

Supports basic file management actions such as copy, move, delete, and others

Functions both as a standalone application and an embedded viewer in the Konqueror web browser

Can be extended using KIPI plugins


Source package: gwenview
Source package: gwenview

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install gwenview deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install gwenview



digiKam is an advanced digital photo management application, which makes importing and organizing digital photos a "snap". The photos are organized in albums which can be sorted chronologically, by folder layout or by custom collections.


Source package: digikam
Source package: digikam

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install digikam deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install digikam



Calibre is meant to be a complete e-library solution. It includes library

management, format conversion, news feeds to e-book conversion as well as

e-book reader sync features.

Calibre is primarily an e-book cataloging program. It manages your e-book

collection for you. It is designed around the concept of the logical book,

i.e. a single entry in the database that may correspond to e-books in several

formats. It also supports conversion from a dozen different e-book formats to

LRF and EPUB. A graphical interface to the conversion software can be

accessed easily by just clicking the "Convert E-books" button.

Supported input formats are: MOBI, LIT, PRC, EPUB, ODT, HTML, CBR, CBZ, RTF,


Calibre has a modular device driver design that makes adding support for

different e-reader devices easy. At the moment, it has support for the

SONY PRS 500/505/700 and the iPhone (with the stanza reader software).

Syncing supports updating metadata on the device from metadata in the library

and the creation of collections on the device based on the tags defined in

the library view. If an book has more than one format available, calibre

automatically chooses the best format when uploading to the device.

Calibre can automatically fetch news from a number of websites/RSS feeds,

format the news into a e-book and upload to a connected device. There is

support for generating LRF/EPUB e-books. The e-books include the *full*

versions of the articles, not just the summaries.

Calibre has also a built-in e-book viewer that can display all the major e-book



Source package: calibre

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install calibre deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install calibre



xsane can be run as a stand-alone program or through the GIMP image

manipulation program.  In stand-alone mode, xsane can save an image

to a file in a variety of image formats, serve as a frontend to a

fax program, or send an image to a printer.

SANE stands for "Scanner Access Now Easy" and is an application

programming interface (API) that provides standardized access to any

raster image scanner hardware (flatbed scanner, hand-held scanner,

video- and still-cameras, frame-grabbers, etc.). The SANE standard is

free and its discussion and development are open to everybody. The

current source code is written to support several operating systems,

including GNU/Linux, OS/2, Win32 and various Unices and is available

under the GNU General Public License (commercial applications and

backends are welcome, too, however).


Source package: xsane
Source package: xsane

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install xsane deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install xsane



Scribus is an open source desktop page layout program with the aim of

producing commercial grade output in PDF and Postscript.

Scribus can be used for many tasks; from brochure design to newspapers,

magazines, newsletters and posters to technical documentation.

Scribus supports professional DTP features, such as CMYK color and a

color management system to soft proof images for high quality color printing,

flexible PDF creation options, Encapsulated PostScript import/export and

creation of 4 color separations, import of EPS/PS and SVG as native vector

graphics, Unicode text including right to left scripts such as Arabic and

Hebrew via freetype. Graphic formats which can be placed in Scribus as images

include PDF, Encapsulated Post Script (eps), TIFF, JPEG, PNG and XPixMap(xpm),

and any bitmap type supported by QT4.

If you need to use the render frame install the texlive-latex-recommended

package (suggested).


Source package: scribus-doc

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install scribus-doc deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install scribus-doc



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.

It's designed for GNOME desktop environment and uses its platform. For

camera import feature, the gPhoto2 library is used.


Binary package: gthumb_3.6.0-2_amd64.deb
Source package: gthumb
Binary package: gthumb_3.6.0-2_i386.deb
Source package: gthumb

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install gthumb deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install gthumb



Pinta is an easy to use drawing/editing program. Its goal is to

provide a simplified experience for casual users.

Features include:

- Adjustments (Auto level, Black and White, Sepia, …)

- Effects (Motion blur, Glow, Warp, …)

- Multiple layers

- Unlimited undo/redo

- Drawing tools (Paintbrush, Pencil, Shapes, …)


Binary package: pinta_1.6-2_all.deb
Source package: pinta

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install pinta deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install pinta



Inkscape is an illustration editor which has everything needed to

create professional-quality computer art. You can use it to make

diagrams and illustrations, technical drawings, web graphics, clip art,

icons and logos. A collection of hands-on tutorials show you how to

combine lines, shapes and text of different types and styles to build

up a picture.

A selection of powerful vector graphics editing tools comes as

standard. There is excellent support for paths, gradients, layers,

alpha transparency and text flow control. An extensive library of

filters allow you to apply realistic effects and extensions allow you

to work with bitmaps, barcodes and printing marks, amongst other things.

Most of the common vector formats are supported, including PDF, Adobe

Illustrator and AutoCAD files, and it has unrivalled support for the

SVG web graphics standard.


Source package: inkscape
Source package: inkscape

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install inkscape deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install inkscape



GIMP is an advanced picture editor. You can use it to edit, enhance, and

retouch photos and scans, create drawings, and make your own images.

It has a large collection of professional-level editing tools and

filters, similar to the ones you might find in Photoshop. Numerous

fine-control settings and features like layers, paths, masks, and

scripting give you total control over your images.

Many image file formats are supported, including JPEG, Photoshop (.psd),

and Paint Shop Pro (.psp) files. It can also be used to scan and print


To open files remotely (like over HTTP), install the gvfs-backends


To use a MIDI device (like a musical keyboard) as an input controller in GIMP,

install libasound2 and read the how-to at /usr/share/doc/gimp/README


Binary package: gimp_2.8.20-1_amd64.deb
Source package: gimp
Binary package: gimp_2.8.20-1_i386.deb
Source package: gimp

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install gimp deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install gimp



Blender is an integrated 3d suite for modelling, animation, rendering,

post-production, interactive creation and playback (games). Blender has its

own particular user interface, which is implemented entirely in OpenGL and

designed with speed in mind. Python bindings are available for scripting;

import/export features for popular file formats like 3D Studio and Wavefront

Obj are implemented as scripts by the community. Stills, animations, models

for games or other third party engines and interactive content in the form of

a standalone binary are common products of Blender use.


Source package: blender
Source package: blender

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install blender deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install blender