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Krita

The sixth bug fix release of Krita 4.2 was released a day ago. There are a lot of bug-fixes in Krita 4.2.7 including:

  • Improve the layout and functionality of the color selector dialog
  • Make it possible again to run the Python Scripting Debugger on Linux
  • Fix outline move mode
  • Fix move action in the bezier selection tool
  • Add a simple progress bar when saving .kra files
  • Fix outline of Group Layers, preview of shape layers in Move Tool and Transform Tool
  • Raise the maximum FPS limit to 300 fps from 100 fps
  • And much more other changes. See release note for details.

Download / Install Krita 4.2.7 in Ubuntu:

There are so far 3 ways installing or running Krita in Ubuntu.

AppImage:

Appimage is a single executable file to run Krita in 64-bit Linux desktop.

Download Krita Appimage

Download the appimage, then make executable in file’s right-click menu Properties dialog. And finally run the file to launch Krita.

Flatpak:

Krita flatpak is a containerized softare package runs in sandbox.

Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and you can run following commands one by one to install Krita Flatpak in Ubuntu 18.04 and higher:

# Install flatpak framework via command:

sudo apt install flatpak

# Add flathub repository which hosts large list of flatpak packages:

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo

# Finally install Krita flatpak:

flatpak install flathub org.kde.krita

(Optional) To remove the Krita flatpak package:

flatpak uninstall org.kde.krita

Native Ubuntu .deb package:

If you installed an old version of Krita from Ubuntu Software. You can add the Krita Lime PPA to install or upgrade the package via Software Updater.

NOTE The PPA does not update for Krita 4.2.7 at the moment of writing. Check the PPA link.

# To add the PPA, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kritalime/ppa

# Then you can either upgrade Krita via Software Updater, or install the software via command:

sudo apt install krita

(Optional) To manage the PPA, simply open Software & Updates utility and navigate to Other Software tab.

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-*

Krita

Digital painting software Krita released version 4.2.4 a few days ago with various bug-fixes. And two days later Krita 4.2.5 was released on August 2.

Krita 4.2.4 and 4.2.5 release highlights:

  • Make it possible to use dots in filenames.
  • Fixed message pop up shortcut not being finished properly.
  • Fixes to the saving system.
  • Some fixes and improvements to the transform tool.
  • Constrain assistant editors to the viewport
  • Fix an assert in the transform tool when working with a tablet and touch
  • Various other fixes and improvements. See v4.2.4 and v4.2.5 release note for details..

How to Install Krita 4.2.5 in Ubuntu:

For Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.04, and Linux Mint 19.x, 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 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-*

Download Appimage for Ubuntu 16.04

For 64-bit Ubuntu 16.04, Linux Mint 18.x, grab the appimage from the link below:

Download Krita (.appimage)

Then right-click and make the appimage file executable from its ‘Properties’ dialog. Finally run the file to launch Krita.

Krita

Digital painting software Krita 4.2.0 was released today with exciting new features. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, and higher.

Krita 4.2.0 release highlights:

  • Updated support for drawing tablets
  • Support for HDR monitors on Windows
  • A new color gamut docker.
  • Improved color palette docker
  • Scripting API for animation
  • Improved selection handling
  • Much nicer handling of the interaction between opacity and flow
  • And much more other changes.

How to Install Krita 4.2.0 in Ubuntu:

There are a few ways running or installing the latest Krita in Ubuntu desktop: Appimage, Snap, Krita Lime PPA, Flatpak.

Krita Snap:

Krita 4.2.0 snap package (containerised software package) is available in Ubuntu Software for Ubuntu 18.04 and higher.

For Ubuntu 16.04, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run following commands one by one to install Krita 4.2.0 snap package:

sudo apt-get install snapd
sudo snap install krita

Krita Lime PPA:

Though Krita Lime PPA is not updated at the moment for the new release, you can add the PPA and receive updates in 2 or 3 days via Software Updater in Ubuntu 18.04 and higher.

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 user password (no asterisk feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2. Then upgrade Krita via Software Updater:

upgrade krita

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

sudo apt install krita

Krita Appimage:

Appimage is a single executable (enable in file Properties -> Permissions) file allows to run program in most Linux desktop.

Download Krita Appimage

Krita Flatpak:

It’s a containerised software package maintained by the community. It’s available in flathub.

Uninstall Krita:

To remove the Krita snap package, either use Ubuntu Software or run command in terminal:

sudo snap remove krita

To remove Krita installed via PPA, run command in terminal:

sudo apt remove --auto-remove krita

To remove Krita Lime PPA, go to Software & Updates -> Other Softwaretab, and remove the relevant repository line.

Krita

The latest release of digital painting software Krita 4.1.7 now is available to install in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, and higher via Snap package.

Snap is a containerized software package runs in most Linux desktop. It bundles most required libraires and auto-updates itself.

Krita 4.1.7

For Ubuntu 18.04 and higher, the official Krita package can be easily installed via Ubuntu Software:

How to Install the Latest Krita in Ubuntu 16.04:

For Ubuntu 16.04, besides running the non-install Appimage file, run following commands one by one to install the latest Krita snap package.

1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and install the snapd daemon:

sudo apt-get install snapd

2. Then install Krita snap via command:

sudo snap install krita

To access outside of user home directory, you may add --classic in the end of the command.

Uninstall Krita Snap package:

To remove the snap, run following command in terminal:

sudo snap remove krita