How to Install Krita 3.1 via PPA in Ubuntu 16.10

Last updated: January 8, 2017


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.deb binaries from Krita3-testing to stable builds, although Ubuntu 16.04 and old versions are not supported due to outdated version of Qt library provided.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


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2 responses to How to Install Krita 3.1 via PPA in Ubuntu 16.10

  1. or you could just download the AppImage from the Krita web site, give it a quick `chmod +x` and doubleclick to happiness.

  2. Thanks a lot, Man!