How to Install Krita 4.2.6 in Ubuntu 18.04 via PPA

September 17, 2019

Krita

Professional free and open-source painting software Krita 4.2.6 was released a week ago. Ubuntu native .deb package now is finally available to install in Ubuntu 18.04 via PPA.

Krita 4.2.6 release highlights:

  • Important workaround for users with an AMD Ryzen 5 3500 CPU caused crashes.
  • Add new layer from visible to layer right-click context menu.
  • Angle is now the default renderer when running for the first time on Windows
  • Allow selection overlay to be reset to default.
  • Allow ‘Add Clone Layer’ to Work on Multiple Layers
  • And many bug-fixes.

For those prefer installing Krita in Ubuntu to using non-install appimage file, Krita Lime PPA has made the package for Ubuntu 18.04 and Linux Mint 19.x.

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or by searching for ‘terminal’ from application menu. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kritalime/ppa

Type your user password (no asterisk feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter.

2. Then upgrade Krita via Software Updater:

upgrade krita

or run command one by one in terminal to install or upgrade the painting software:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install krita

Uninstall:

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

To remove Krita, run command:

sudo apt remove --autoremove krita krita-*

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