Krita Available to Install via Snap in Ubuntu 16.04 / 18.04


The latest release of digital painting software Krita 4.1.7 now is available to install in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, and higher via Snap package.

Snap is a containerized software package runs in most Linux desktop. It bundles most required libraires and auto-updates itself.

For Ubuntu 18.04 and higher, the official Krita package can be easily installed via Ubuntu Software:

How to Install the Latest Krita in Ubuntu 16.04:

For Ubuntu 16.04, besides running the non-install Appimage file, run following commands one by one to install the latest Krita snap package.

1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and install the snapd daemon:

sudo apt-get install snapd

2. Then install Krita snap via command:

sudo snap install krita

To access outside of user home directory, you may add --classic in the end of the command.

Uninstall Krita Snap package:

To remove the snap, run following command in terminal:

sudo snap remove krita