Install Inkscape on Raspberry Pi
Popular free vector graphics editor
Whether you are an illustrator, designer, web designer or just someone who needs to create some vector imagery, Inkscape is for you!
- Flexible drawing tools
- Broad file format compatibility
- Powerful text tool
- Bezier and spiro curves
To run: Menu -> Graphics -> Inkscape
To run in a terminal: inkscape
Note: Also see the Boxy SVG tool.
Fortunately, Inkscape is very easy to install on your Raspberry Pi in just two steps.
- Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Raspberry Pi.
- Use Pi-Apps to install Inkscape.
For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest version of Raspberry Pi OS, which is currently version Bullseye.
Raspberry Pi OS has 32-bit and 64-bit variants, both of which will run on most Raspberry Pi computers, including the Pi 3 and the Pi 4.
Inkscape will run on either PiOS 32-bit or 64-bit.
Pi-Apps is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to install the most useful programs on your Raspberry Pi with just a few clicks.
Open a terminal and run this command to install Pi-Apps:
wget -qO- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Botspot/pi-apps/master/install | bash
Feel free to check out the Pi-Apps source code here: https://github.com/Botspot/pi-apps
Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install Inkscape.
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:
Then click on the Creative Arts category.
Now scroll down to find Inkscape in the list.
Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install Inkscape for you!