Krita 4.0.3 Released via Numerous Bug Fixes (How to Install)

May 13, 2018

Krita

Digital painting software Krita 4.0.3 was released yesterday, and version 4.0.2 was released a few days earlier with numerous bug-fixes.

Krita 4.0.2 fixed more than 50 bugs since the 4.0.0 release, including:

  • Fix canvas update issues when an animation is being rendered to the cache
  • Fix playback in isolated mode
  • Fix keeping “eraser switch size/opacity” option when saving the brush
  • Fix saving state of the selection masks into .kra
  • Read multilayer EXR files saved by Nuke
  • Some crash issue fixes and various user interface improvements.

And Krita 4.0.3 was released with:

  • sometimes copy and paste between images opened in Krita 4.0.2 would cause crashes
  • Krita can open .rw2 RAW files
  • The splash screen is updated to work better on HiDPI or Retina displays
  • Fix a crash in KisColorizeMask and more.

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 or upgrade Krita 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The latest Krita package is not made into PPA for Ubuntu 16.04 due to outdated system libraries.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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