Krita 4.0 Released! How to Install it in Ubuntu 18.04/17.10

March 22, 2018 — 2 Comments


Digital painting software Krita 4.0 was released today with major new features and improvements.

Krita 4.0 features SVG support, a new text tool, Python scripting, improved vector tools, and following changes:

  • New splash screen for Krita 4.0
  • Easy coloring of line-art with the new Colorize Mask Tool
  • Masked brushes: add a mask to your brush tip for a more lively effect.
  • Overhauled the entire brush set for Krita 4.
  • For more, see the release note.

How to Install Krita 4.0 in Ubuntu:

For Ubuntu 17.10 and Ubuntu 18.04, the new release is available in Krita Lime PPA.

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for ‘terminal’ from app launcher. When it opens, run command 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 install Krita 4.0 via following commands:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install krita

or upgrade Krita through Software Updater if a previous version was installed.

upgrade krita

3. (Optional) To remove the PPA repository, launch Software & Updates and navigate to Other Software tab.

To remove Krita, run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove krita

Install Krita in Ubuntu 16.04

The latest Krita package is not made into PPA for Ubuntu 16.04 due to outdated system libraries. However, a single executable Appimage is available for 64-bit system:

Download Krita 4.0 (.appimage)

Grab the .appimage, and run the file to launch Krita after making it executable (Properties -> Permissions).

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2 responses to Krita 4.0 Released! How to Install it in Ubuntu 18.04/17.10

  1. The revamped vector tools are looking awesome.

  2. Hi there, Thanks for the tip! I have downloaded the Krita Appimage and made it executable.

    But the problem I face is that, when I press RIGHT CLICK of my mouse, there are no brushes displayed. Can you help me with this?

    Thank you.

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