Digital painting software Krita 4.1.5 was released yesterday. The new release features much improved support for scaling on hi-dpi or retina screens, and many bugs fixed.
Krita 4.1.5 release highlights:
- Associate Krita with .ico files
- Auto-update the device pixel ration when changing screens
- Disable autoscrolling for the pan tool
- Disable drag & drop in the recent documents list
- Disable zoom-in/out actions when editing text in rich-text mode
- Do not add template files to recent documents list
- Do not allow creating masks on locked layers.
- Do not close the settings dialog when pressing enter while searching for a shortcut
- Fill polyline shapes if some fill style was selected
- Fix Tangent Normal paintop to work with 16 and 32 bit floating point images
- Fix a problem with namespaces when loading SVG
- Fix an assert when right-clicking the animation timeline
- Fix autohiding the color selector popup
- Fix canvas scaling in hidpi mode
- Fix the overview docker
- Fix the shift-I color selector shortcut
- Fix unsuccessful restoring of a session blocking Krita from closing
- Import SVG files as vector layers instead of pixel layers
- Improve spacing between canvas input setting categories
- Make it possible to select the SVG text tool text has been moved inside an hidden group and then made visible again
- Support fractional display scaling factors
How to Install Krita 4.15 in Ubuntu:
For Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 18.10, and Linux Mint 19, do following steps to install the latest release from Krita Lime PPA.
1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or by searching for ‘terminal’ from software launcher. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kritalime/ppa
Type your user password (no asterisks feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter.
2. Then upgrade Krita via Software Updater:
or run command in terminal to install or upgrade the painting software:
sudo apt install krita
To remove the PPA, launch Software & Updates and navigate to Other Software tab.
To remove Krita, run command:
sudo apt remove --autoremove krita krita-*
Download Appimage for Ubuntu 16.04
For Ubuntu 16.04, Linux Mint 18.x, grab the appimage from the link below:
Then right-click and make the appimage file executable from its ‘Properties’ dialog. Finally run the file to launch Krita.