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