How to Install Latest Pinta in Ubuntu 13.10, 13.04, 12.04 via PPA

Last updated: August 4, 2013

As you may know, Pinta is a Paint.NET-like image drawing and editing program which is free and open-source. It is lighter and simpler than popular open-source image editor GIMP.

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Pinta is available in Ubuntu Softare Center by default, but it’s a little old. In this tutorial I’ll show you how to install the latest stable and development version of Pinta in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, 12.10 Quantal, 12.04 Precise and Linux Mint via PPA repository.

To get started, press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run below commands:

To install the latest development version, run following 3 commands one by one in terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pinta-maintainers/pinta-daily

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install pinta

To install the latest stable version (support Ubuntu 12.10, 12.04, 11.10), run below commands instead:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pinta-maintainers/pinta-stable

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install pinta


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4 responses to How to Install Latest Pinta in Ubuntu 13.10, 13.04, 12.04 via PPA

  1. very nice tutorial & helpful ,, btw , your language is very good

  2. Thank you for this, it helped me alot.
    It is clear and easy to follow.
    No apologies required for your use of English, thank you for learning it.
    I hope to become as good as linux as you are one day. Do you have any tips for a newbie?

    Thank you. (xiexie)

  3. i tried to install the development version of pinta in ubuntu 13.10 using the 1st set of commands mentioned above but after the 3rd command an error occured as ” unable to correct problems you have held broken packages”, Please someone help me to sort it out