Krita 4.1.7 Released with HiDPI Support Enabled by Default

Last updated: December 15, 2018


Krita 4.1.7 was released a few days ago as a new bug-fix release for the Krita image editor 4.1 series. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 18.10.

Krita 4.1.7 release highlights:

  • Fix a bug that might help wifi connection (due to bug in Qt’s network manager).
  • Fix an instant crash issue in Linux due to a bug in Qt 5.12
  • Fix showing wrongly that there is no audio support in the animation timeline audio menu
  • Remember whether anti-aliasing was enabled in selection tools
  • Add a shortcut to activate the text tool
  • Make the toolbars movable again
  • Make Select by Color Range check the entire image
  • Enable HiDPI support by default
  • Allow krita to import more than file at a time when started from a file manager
  • Fix using the scrollwheel in comboboxes on Linux
  • Fix the calculation of Average Desaturation
  • Do not crash when exporting Compositions
  • Make the move tool show the correct cursor in all modes
  • Let the move tool move invisible layers
  • Fix a crash in the artistic color selector

How to Install Krita 4.17 in Ubuntu:

For Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 18.10, and Linux Mint 19.x, do following steps to install the latest release from Krita Lime PPA.

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or by searching for ‘terminal’ from software launcher. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kritalime/ppa

Type your user password (no asterisks feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter.

2. Then upgrade Krita via Software Updater:

or run command in terminal to install or upgrade the painting software:

sudo apt install krita


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

To remove Krita, run command:

sudo apt remove --autoremove krita krita-*

Download Appimage for Ubuntu 16.04

For 64-bit Ubuntu 16.04, Linux Mint 18.x, grab the appimage from the link below:

Then right-click and make the appimage file executable from its ‘Properties’ dialog. Finally run the file to launch Krita.


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One response to Krita 4.1.7 Released with HiDPI Support Enabled by Default

  1. hey, i noticed there is no export button in the file folder, has it been moved? if not is there a place where i can download an earlier version where thats available?