How to Install GNU Paint on Ubuntu

GNU Paint (gpaint) is a simple, easy-to-use paint program for GNOME, the GNU Desktop. Gpaint starts as a port of xpaint and takes advantages of features unique to the GNOME environment. Gpaint is licensed under the GNU GPL, version 2 or later.

Current Features:

  • Drawing tools–ovals, freehand, polygon, text, with fill or shallow for polygons and closed freehand.
  • Cut and paste by selecting irregular regions or polygons.
  • Print support using gnome-print (still flaky, will be improved upon next release)
  • Modern, easy-to-use user interface with tool and color palettes
  • Editing multiple images at the same time without running multiple instances of the image editor
  • All image processing features present in xpaint


To install it type following command on terminal

$ sudo apt-get install gpaint


[sudo] password for USERNAME:
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gpaint libglade2-0
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Get:1 bionic/universe amd64 libglade2-0 amd64 1:2.6.4-2 [44.6 kB]
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Once installation is done you can find gpaint in list of installed application and its ready to use. Here is screenshot of gpaint


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