Digital painting software Krita 4.0.3 was released yesterday, and version 4.0.2 was released a few days earlier with numerous bug-fixes.
Krita 4.0.2 fixed more than 50 bugs since the 4.0.0 release, including:
- Fix canvas update issues when an animation is being rendered to the cache
- Fix playback in isolated mode
- Fix keeping “eraser switch size/opacity” option when saving the brush
- Fix saving state of the selection masks into .kra
- Read multilayer EXR files saved by Nuke
- Some crash issue fixes and various user interface improvements.
And Krita 4.0.3 was released with:
- sometimes copy and paste between images opened in Krita 4.0.2 would cause crashes
- Krita can open .rw2 RAW files
- The splash screen is updated to work better on HiDPI or Retina displays
- Fix a crash in KisColorizeMask and more.
How to Install Krita 4.0 in Ubuntu:
For Ubuntu 17.10 and Ubuntu 18.04, the new release is available in Krita Lime PPA.
1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for ‘terminal’ from app launcher. When it opens, run command 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 install or upgrade Krita via following commands:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install krita
or upgrade Krita through Software Updater if a previous version was installed.
3. (Optional) To remove the PPA repository, launch Software & Updates and navigate to Other Software tab.
To remove Krita, run command:
sudo apt-get remove --autoremove krita
Install Krita in Ubuntu 16.04
The latest Krita package is not made into PPA for Ubuntu 16.04 due to outdated system libraries. However, a single executable Appimage is available for 64-bit system:
[ac-button size=”medium” style=”flat” url=”https://download.kde.org/stable/krita/” target=”_blank”]Download Krita 4.0 (.appimage)[/ac-button]
Grab the .appimage, and run the file to launch Krita after making it executable (Properties -> Permissions).