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Krita

Open-source painting software Krita 4.2.9 was released as the latest stable version a day ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.10, and Ubuntu 20.04.

Krita 4.2.9 is “really stable after all the testing it had during the beta period”.

  • Improved the brush outline, it’s no longer flickers when hover over the canvas
  • add “Airbrush” and “Airbrush Rate” to the Color Smudge brush
  • add “Split Layer into Selection Mask” feature
  • Increase the limit in Layer Offset to 100k
  • Fix transparency checkers looked white on HDR display
  • And tons of other bug-fixes. See release note for details.

How to Install Krita 4.2.9 in Ubuntu:

The Krita Lime PPA has built the packages for Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.10, and Ubuntu 20.04.

1. Open terminal either by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard 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 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 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

Krita 4.2.9, free digital painting application, hits the first beta release a few days ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.10, Ubuntu 20.04.

Krita 4.2.9 beta is not announced in its website at the moment. According to the commits, the release features:

  • Implement Airbrush and Rate options for Color Smudge brush.
  • Implement ‘Ratio’ pressure option for Color Smudge brush.
  • Fix layout issue in the history docker.
  • Add feature for splitting layer into local selection masks.
  • Various fixes and much more other changes.

How to Install Krita 4.2.9 Beta in Ubuntu:

The Krita Lime PPA has built the packages for Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04, and Ubuntu 19.10.

1. Open terminal either by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard 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 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 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

Krita 4.2.8 was released a few days ago as a new bug-fix release with a lot of work done on vector shapes, the transform tool and, especially, saving on Windows.

Krita 4.2.8 includes following bug-fixes and/or improvements:

  • Save the preferences when closing the preferences dialog.
  • Save the last used export settings.
  • Possible to save the “All” tag as the current tag.
  • Show the correct blending mode in the brush preset editor.
  • Remove “Show Decorations” option from the transform tool.
  • Remove the CSV export filter
  • Rewrite “auto precision” option in brush preset editor.
  • Make Separate Channels work.
  • Disable adjustmentlayer support on the raindrop filter.
  • Possible to use .kra files as file layers.
  • Fix Rec2020 display format.
  • Add hi-res input events for pan, zoom and rotate.
  • Always ask Windows to synchronize the file systems after saving a file.
  • Fix wrong aspect ratio on loading SVG files.
  • And many crashes, and other bug-fixes, improvements.

How to Install Krita 4.2.8 in Ubuntu:

The Krita Lime PPA has built the packages for Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.04, and Ubuntu 19.10.

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 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 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

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-*