Krita 3.3.0 Released! How to Install it in Ubuntu


Digital painting software Krita 3.3.0 was released recently with important changes. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 17.10.

Krita 3.3.0 release highlights:

  • Supports the n-trig pen for Windows 8+ in Surface, Dell, HP, and Acer laptops (enable it in tablet settings).
  • Optionally use Direct3D with Angle instead of OpenGL in Windows.
  • Fix some visual glitches when using hi-dpi screens
  • Fix loading favorite blending modes and brush presets on startup.
  • Updated GMIC plugins along with several fixes.
  • Save the alpha channel to PNG images even no (semi-) transparent pixels in the image
  • Add several new command line options
  • Many other performance improvements, see the release note.

How to install Krita 3.3.0 in Ubuntu:

For Ubuntu 16.04, you can’t install the traditional .deb package due to old system libraries. However, a 64-bit Appimage is available for download at the link below:

[ac-button size=”large” url=”” target=”_blank”]Download Krita (.appimage)[/ac-button]

Appimage is a single executable file with most required runtime and libraries. Just make it executable and run it to launch Krita:

For Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 17.10, Krita 3.3.0 is available in Krita Lime PPA:

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching it from app launcher. When it opens, run commands to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kritalime/ppa

Input your password (no visual feedback while typing) when it prompts and hit Enter.

2. Then upgrade Krita via Software Updater:

or run commands to install it for the first time:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install krita


To remove the PPA, launch “Software & Updates” utility and navigate to Other Software tab.

To remove Krita 3.3.0, either use system package manager or run command:

sudo apt remove --autoremove krita

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