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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

Krita

Krita 4.1.7 was released a few days ago as a new bug-fix release for the Krita image editor 4.1 series. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 18.10.

Krita 4.1.7 release highlights:

  • Fix a bug that might help wifi connection (due to bug in Qt’s network manager).
  • Fix an instant crash issue in Linux due to a bug in Qt 5.12
  • Fix showing wrongly that there is no audio support in the animation timeline audio menu
  • Remember whether anti-aliasing was enabled in selection tools
  • Add a shortcut to activate the text tool
  • Make the toolbars movable again
  • Make Select by Color Range check the entire image
  • Enable HiDPI support by default
  • Allow krita to import more than file at a time when started from a file manager
  • Fix using the scrollwheel in comboboxes on Linux
  • Fix the calculation of Average Desaturation
  • Do not crash when exporting Compositions
  • Make the move tool show the correct cursor in all modes
  • Let the move tool move invisible layers
  • Fix a crash in the artistic color selector

Krita 4.1.7

How to Install Krita 4.17 in Ubuntu:

For Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 18.10, 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 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:

upgrade krita

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

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 4.1.5 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:

upgrade krita

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

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 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

The latest Krita digital painting 4.1.3 is finally available to install via Krita Lime PPA. Ubuntu 18.04, Linux Mint 19, and Ubuntu 18.10 are supported so far.

Krita 4.1.3 is a pretty important release includes about a hundred fixes. All users are urged to update as soon as possible.

Krita new welcome screen

For Ubuntu 18.10, Krita 4.1.3 can be installed easily via Ubuntu Software. For Ubuntu 18.04, do following steps to install it:

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:

upgrade krita

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

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-*