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Krita 3.1.3 was released with a ton of bug fixes and some new features. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 17.10 via PPA.

Krita 3.1.3 features:

  • scale around pivot point added
  • implement context menu actions for default tool (cut, copy, paste, object ordering)
  • added option to allow multiple instances of krita
  • over 50 bug fixes, see the release note.

Krita 3.1.3

How to Install Krita 3.1.3 in Ubuntu:

Krita Lime PPA has built the packages for Ubuntu 16.10 and higher. Do following steps to add the PPA and install Krita 3.1.3:

For Ubuntu 16.04, download the AppImage, make it executable (from file Properties window), run the file to launch Krita 3.1.3

1. Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for “Terminal” from start menu. When it opens, run command to add PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kritalime/ppa

Krita Lime PPA

2. Then upgrade from a previous release by launching Software Updater (Update Manager):

upgrade krita in Ubuntu 16.10

Or run the command in terminal to install / upgrade Krita:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install krita

How to Restore:

Run following command will remove the PPA as well as downgrade Krita to the stock version in your main Ubuntu repository:

sudo apt install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:kritalime/ppa


For those sticking to the latest Krita release, the Krita Lime PPA has finally changed the official .deb binaries from Krita3-testing to stable builds, although Ubuntu 16.04 and old versions are not supported due to outdated version of Qt library provided.

So far the latest is Krita 3.1.1 that feathers:

  • Fully OS X support.
  • Krita can now, with FFmpeg render an animation to gif, mp4, mkv and ogg.
  • There is now automated tweening of opacity between frames in an animation.
  • New color selector
  • The Quick Brush engine
  • A stop-based gradient editor
  • Added a halftone filter

Install /Upgrade to Krita 3.1 via PPA:

1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kritalime/ppa

Type in password (no visual feedback) when it asks and hit Enter.

Krita Lime PPA

2. Then update package index and install krita 3 via commands:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install krita

If you have installed the previous krita3-testing package, remove it via command sudo apt remove krita3-testing. For translations, install the krita-l10n package.

For those who are running with Krita version installed from Ubuntu Software App, you may upgrade it via Software Updater:

upgrade krita in Ubuntu 16.10


To remove the PPA as well as downgrade Krita to the stock version in Ubuntu 16.10, purge the PPA via ppa-purge tool:

sudo apt install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:kritalime/ppa

krita ppa

The Krita community announced the 2.9.6 release of its painting application recently with lots of bugfixes and a few new features.

According to the release note, Krita now has selection modifiers. They are configured as follows:

  • Shift+click: add to selection.
  • Alt+click: subtract from selection.
  • Shift+alt+click: intersect selection
  • Ctrl+click: replace selection (for when you have set the
    selection mode to something else but replace).

This release also adds possibility to continue a Crop Tool action. The tool-options can now be put into the toolbar. For details, see this page.


Install Krita 2.9.6 & receive future updates:

Krita Lime PPA provides regular builds of Krita’s git master branch, so you get all the latest Krita features without a delay.

To add the PPA, open terminal from the Dash, Launcher, or by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard. When it opens, run command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dimula73/krita

After that, update system package cache and install the packages:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install krita-2.9

Once you have the software installed, you have to run below commands one by one to create launcher, copy icons, and setup soft link to the Krita executable:

cd /opt/project-neon/share/ && sudo cp -r applications/ /usr/share/

cd /opt/project-neon/share/ && sudo cp -r icons/ /usr/share/

sudo ln -s /opt/project-neon/bin/krita /usr/bin/krita

When done, restart your computer.

krita 2.9.1

The first bugfix release for the digital painting software Krita 2.9, was announced today. The new release brings the latest G’Mic plugin, improves the filter layer layout, and fixes a few bugs

Here’s the changelog according to the release note:

  • Fix the outline cursor on CentOS 6.5
  • Update G’Mic to the very latest version (but the problems on Windows are still not resolved)
  • Improve the layout of the filter layer/⁠mask dialog’s filter selector
  • Fix the layout of the pattern selector for fill layers
  • Remove the dependency of QtUiTools, which means that no matter whether the version Qt installed and the version Qt Krita was built agast differ, the layer metadata editors work
  • Fix a bug that happened when switching between workspaces
  • Fix bug 339357: the time dynamic didn’t start reliably
  • Fix bug 344862: a crash when opening a new view with a tablet stylus
  • Fix bug 344884: a crash when selecting too small a scale for a brush texture
  • Fix bug 344790: don’t crash when resizing a brush while drawing
  • Fix setting the toolbox to only one icon wide
  • Fix bug 344478: random crash when using liquify
  • Fix bug 344346: Fix artefacts in fill layers when too many parallel updates happened
  • Fix bug 184746: merging two vector layers now creates a vector layer instead of rendering the vectors to pixels
  • Add an option to disable the on-canvas notification messages (for some people, they slow down drawing)
  • Fix bug 344243: make the preset editor visible in all circumstances

Krita 2.9

The developers now are working the Photoshop layer style Kickstarter feature. The goal is to have this feature done for Krita 2.9.2, which should be out next month.

To install or upgrade to Krita 2.9.1, see this page.

krita 2.9

The digital painting program Krita 2.9 was released today. This is the biggest Krita release that brings dozens of new features, improved functions, fixed bugs, spit and polish all over the place.

According to the official release note, eleven of the twelve Kickstarter-funded features are in the 2.9 release, and the last one will be included in the Krita 2.9.1.

Krita 2.9

Krita 2.9 comes with support for viewing images with multiple documents, ilustration transformation improvements, HDR painting support, painting and workflow improvements, filter and layer improvements, 3D texturing and image support, and many other changes. See the official release note for details.

Install Krita 2.9 in Ubuntu:

For Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, and Ubuntu 12.04, the latest Krita is available in the Krita Lime PPA.

UPDATE: Ubuntu 14.10 users can now upgrade to calligra 2.9 (include Krita 2.9) through Kubuntu Backports PPA.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports

To add the ppa, open terminal from the Dash or application menu. When it opens, run:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dimula73/krita

Then update system package cache:

sudo apt-get update

Finally install the latest Krita packages:

sudo apt-get install krita-2.9 krita-2.9-dbg

NOTE: Krita 2.9 will be installed in /opt/ directory, you have to manually install the icons and launchers:

In terminal run below command to copy the launcher (.desktop) files from /opt/ to system directory:

cd /opt/project-neon/share/ && sudo cp -r applications/ /usr/share/

Then copy Krita icons to system icons directory:

cd /opt/project-neon/share/ && sudo cp -r icons/ /usr/share/

Finally create soft link to the Krita executable:

sudo ln -s /opt/project-neon/bin/krita /usr/bin/krita

Restart computer and you should be able to start Krita 2.9 from menu.