Krita 3.3.1 Released with Important Bug-Fixes (How to Install)

October 14, 2017

Krita

The open-source digital painting software Krita 3.3.1 was released a few days ago. Features some important bug-fixes and performance updates.

Krita 3.3.1 release highlights:

  • Fix that Krita would crash if you would restart Krita after closing Krita with the reference images docker set to floating
  • Fix that Krita 3.3.0 could not read .kra backup files or .kra files that were unzipped, then zipped up manually
  • Improve the look and feel of dragging and dropping layers
  • Fix a memory leak in the color selectors
  • Add brightness and contrast sliders for textured brushes
  • Add paste-at-cursor
  • Improve performance of the cpu canvas
  • Fix a crash on closing Krita when there is something on the clipboard
  • Add a button to open a file layer’s image in Krita

Krita 3.3.1

How to install Krita 3.3.1 in Ubuntu:

For Ubuntu 16.04, you can’t install the traditional .deb package due to out-dated system Qt libraries. However, a 64-bit Appimage is available for download at the link below:

Download Krita (.appimage)

Appimage is a single executable file with most required runtime and libraries. Just make it executable and run it to launch Krita:

Krita 3.3.1 Appimage

For Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 17.10, Krita 3.3.0 is also available in Krita Lime PPA:

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching it from app launcher. When it opens, run commands to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kritalime/ppa

Input your password (no visual feedback while typing) when it prompts and hit Enter.

2. Then upgrade Krita via Software Updater:

upgrade krita

or run commands to install it for the first time:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install krita

Uninstall:

To remove the PPA, launch “Software & Updates” utility and navigate to Other Software tab.

To remove Krita 3.3.1, either use system package manager or run command:

sudo apt remove --autoremove krita

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