Skencil, formerly known as Sketch, is a vector graphics designing software. It supports a great number of extensions and helps graphics designers to create new vector images. Usually, vector images come as SVG. SVG images are popular because of their use in web development and scalability.
You will need 1 GB of RAM to work with Skencil. Stencil is not just a powerful graphics tool but also a lightweight package.
In this context, we shall look into how to install Skencil on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS system.
If you desire to download and install Skencil from the source then you can go to the website and download a package related to your needs from following link:
Skencil is available in both Ubuntu repositories, and its website as well so you need to update your system repositories with the below command:
$ sudo apt update
Next, run the following command to download and begin the installation:
$ sudo apt install sketch
To confirm Skencil installation, run the below command:
$ sketch -v
Skencil can only be accessed via command line, and this is a hard truth. To access it from the command line simply invoke the following command to use the software:
Once you launch Skencil, you can start with a default canvas and sketch. The default sketch can be removed with one click.
To remove Skencil, you would not need to run the following command:
$ sudo apt remove sketch
This article covers how to install skencil on your Ubuntu Linux system. In fact, Skencil is an interactive vector drawing program. It currently support drawing primitives like rectangles, ellipses, Bezier curves, bitmap (ppm, png, jpg, tiff etc.) and EPS images and text. All objects can be rotated, scaled and sheared. Primitives can have fill and line properties.
You can install skencil package on Ubuntu by running the following command on terminal:
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install skencil