Install Krita 2.9.6 & Keep Up-To-Date in Ubuntu from PPA

July 11, 2015

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The Krita community announced the 2.9.6 release of its painting application recently with lots of bugfixes and a few new features.

According to the release note, Krita now has selection modifiers. They are configured as follows:

  • Shift+click: add to selection.
  • Alt+click: subtract from selection.
  • Shift+alt+click: intersect selection
  • Ctrl+click: replace selection (for when you have set the
    selection mode to something else but replace).

This release also adds possibility to continue a Crop Tool action. The tool-options can now be put into the toolbar. For details, see this page.

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Install Krita 2.9.6 & receive future updates:

Krita Lime PPA provides regular builds of Krita’s git master branch, so you get all the latest Krita features without a delay.

To add the PPA, open terminal from the Dash, Launcher, or by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard. When it opens, run command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dimula73/krita

After that, update system package cache and install the packages:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install krita-2.9

Once you have the software installed, you have to run below commands one by one to create launcher, copy icons, and setup soft link to the Krita executable:

cd /opt/project-neon/share/ && sudo cp -r applications/ /usr/share/

cd /opt/project-neon/share/ && sudo cp -r icons/ /usr/share/

sudo ln -s /opt/project-neon/bin/krita /usr/bin/krita

When done, restart your computer.

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One response to Install Krita 2.9.6 & Keep Up-To-Date in Ubuntu from PPA

  1. Hi Ji m! Thanks for the tip, Krita is a great drawing software! :)