Professional free and open-source painting software Krita 4.2.6 was released a week ago. Ubuntu native
.deb package now is finally available to install in Ubuntu 18.04 via PPA.
Krita 4.2.6 release highlights:
- Important workaround for users with an AMD Ryzen 5 3500 CPU caused crashes.
- Add new layer from visible to layer right-click context menu.
- Angle is now the default renderer when running for the first time on Windows
- Allow selection overlay to be reset to default.
- Allow ‘Add Clone Layer’ to Work on Multiple Layers
- And many bug-fixes.
For those prefer installing Krita in Ubuntu to using non-install appimage file, Krita Lime PPA has made the package for Ubuntu 18.04 and Linux Mint 19.x.
1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or by searching for ‘terminal’ from application menu. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kritalime/ppa
Type your user password (no asterisk feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter.
2. Then upgrade Krita via Software Updater:
or run command one by one in terminal to install or upgrade the painting software:
sudo apt update 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-*