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How to install Vectr – A free Vector Graphics Software on Linux

Vectr is a free graphics software used to create vector graphics easily and intuitively. It’s a simple yet powerful web and desktop cross-platform tool to bring your designs into reality. Furthermore, with its easy-to-use user interface, anyone can unleash their creativity as an illustrator or graphic designer. Before we proceed on how to install vectr on Ubuntu, lets take a quick look at its features.
install vectr

Vectr Features

  • Vectr’s basic graphics editor is free forever
  • Can be used to create any 2D graphic
  • It can be used to create graphics for business cards, greeting cards, icons, websites, illustrations, logos, resumes, brochures, posters, presentations, and much more
  • As a cross platform app, it can used on the web, or downloaded and installed on your desktop across multiple platforms
  • It automatically saves and syncs your work in real-time, across all platforms hence allowing for live collaboration and synchronization anytime, anywhere, and with anyone

Vectr 1.16: New Interactive Lesson & Tutorials, Facebook Embedding

New Features

  • Comes with a new learn layers which provides you with an interactive session on how to work with layers in Vectr. Hence learn how to hide, lock, rename layers and manage the structure of your designs
  • A new tutorial on how to create simple and good looking flyers as well as posters in Vectr
  • it’s possible to embed your Vectr designs into Facebook timeline! All you need to do is to post the unique Vectr project URL and the image will embedd automatically
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Bug Fixes And Performance Improvements

  • Issue with .AI as well as .EPS files being grayed out in the upload file dialog now fixed
  • Better snapping and guideline drawing when inserting new objects
  • Better handling of huge files. As a result, there is plan towards supporting larger files without problems in the future
  • New users now automatically get the temporary design they were editing added to their new account once they register

How to install Vectr on Ubuntu 17.10, Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04

32bit OS

wget http://download.vectr.com/desktop/0.1.15/linux/Vectr-linux32.zip
unzip Vectr-linux32.zip
mv linux-unpacked vectr
cd vectr
./Vectr

64bit OS

wget http://download.vectr.com/desktop/0.1.15/linux/Vectr-linux64.zip
unzip Vectr-linux64.zip
mv linux-unpacked vectr
cd vectr
./Vectr

How to uninstall Vectr from Ubuntu

sudo rm vectr/

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