How to Install Karbon on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

How to Install Karbon on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS


Karbon is an excellent graphics tool to create vector drawings which are also called SVG. Karbon is powered by a QT user interface and developed by KDE. Karbon is an integral part of KDE graphics design. SVG graphics are highly scalable and take less size on both local and remote disks. They are the preferred type of graphics for the web. When it comes to icons, most vendors prefer SVG icons.

Karbon supports ODG, SVG, WPG, WMF, and EPS formats to create and produce vector drawings. I am using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS edition, and I will show you how to install it standalone on your Ubuntu system.

Step 1. Install Karbon

Karbon is available in Ubuntu repositories, so we can install it from there easily. In case, you want to install a development or nightly build for your testing needs then you can use a PPA as well.

First I would update my system repositories, so I can have the opportunity to install the latest packages.

$ sudo apt update

Now I can install the latest Karbon package as following:

$ sudo apt install -y karbon

Some users may notice a large package size when they begin downloading and installing the Karbon, but it depends if you are already using KDE or not and where you are located. If you are already using KDE and installing Karbon later then you might have a smaller download size otherwise it could be a bigger one.

Step 2. Access Karbon

You can access Karbon from the command line and dashboard both as shown below. Invoke the following command to access Karbon.

$ karbon

Otherwise, you can always access it from the system dashboard which is natural when it comes to launching any applications.

Step 3. Launch Karbon

Access Karbon from the dashboard and launch it with a click. Below will the first screen you will see:

Step 4. Remove Karbon

We used .deb packages from the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS repositories, so it is simple to use apt command to remove Karbon from your system. Use the following command to eliminate it:

$ sudo apt remove karbon


Karbon can help you create path shapes using many sophisticated drawing tools. We worked out how to install, launch, and remove Karbon on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS version. I hope you will get what you need for your vector graphics with this exceptional tool. Enjoy Karbon!

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