Synfig Studio is not a new software when it comes to graphics design. Not only Synfig Studio is free and open-source but also comes under GPLv3 license. It is remarkable software that produces excellent 2D animations. For beginners, it not only boosts the creativity of artists but also helps them with great documentation for immediate help.
Synfig Studio uses the QT engine and needs KDE libraries to work smoother. This does not mean, you will have to install some kind of dependencies or fulfill some prerequisites.
Here at Ibmi Media, as part of our Server Management Services, we regularly help our Customers to perform related Open-source Software Installation queries.
In this context, we shall look into Synfig is installed, run, and removed on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.
Steps to install Synfig Studio on Ubuntu
1. Download Synfig Studio
Synfig Studio is available as a separate .deb binary and pre-built package in Ubuntu repositories. You might need the latest version which can be downloaded from the Synfig website:
You can choose to pay for the download if you want to contribute to the project financially.
2. Install Synfig Studio
To install Synfig Studio, you would need the following commands to install it from the Ubuntu repositories:
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install synfig
If you want to install any synfig demos and examples, you would need the following command to install them in addition to the default installation of the software:
$ sudo apt-get synfig synfig-examples
How to run Synfig Studio ?
There are different ways to access Synfig Studio. You can execute it from the command line:
When you invoke Synfig in the terminal it will start with a splash screen
The canvas will load just after the splash screen to begin the animations.
How to uninstall Synfig Studio from Ubuntu Linux system ?
In order to remove Synfig Studio from your Ubuntu instance, you will run the command:
$ sudo apt remove synfig
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