Pinta 2.0 Released with UI Changes (GTK3 Port & .NET6), Improved HiDPI Support

The Paint.NET inspired bitmap image drawing and editing software Pinta 2.0 was released a few days ago. Pinta is finally ported to GTK3, though GNOME now is shifting to GTK4. Along with .NET6 the UI now looks more native in Ubuntu: The tab bar looks more native in GNOME. Use the standard GTK font chooser… Continue reading Pinta 2.0 Released with UI Changes (GTK3 Port & .NET6), Improved HiDPI Support

Krita 5.0 Released! Much Faster Now while Less Memory Usage

After a few beta testing releases, the popular digital painting software Krita 5.0 is finally out with lots of new features! Krita 5.0 has re-written the resource system that handles brush presets, gradients, palettes and more. The new system is much faster and uses much less memory! Gradients have been improved in the release. They… Continue reading Krita 5.0 Released! Much Faster Now while Less Memory Usage

GIMP 2.10.30 Released! Improved file format support, Prefer Freedesktop API

GIMP image editor got a new bug-fix release for the current 2.10 stable series today. Here’s what’s new and how to install it in Ubuntu 20.04 & Ubuntu 21.10. GIMP 2.10.30 improved several file format supports. PSD support received various types of improvements allowing it to load more sub-cases of PSD. And, AVIF export now… Continue reading GIMP 2.10.30 Released! Improved file format support, Prefer Freedesktop API

GNOME Painting App Pinta 1.7.1 Released with Some New Features

Free and open-source clone of Paint.Net 3.0, Pinta, released version 1.7.1 a few days ago with improvements and bug-fixes. The release is the final version based on GTK2, as the GTK3 / .NET 6 version is nearly ready! Pinta 1.7.1 is a small release with minor new features to improve user experience. For image with… Continue reading GNOME Painting App Pinta 1.7.1 Released with Some New Features

Ubuntu PPA for Annotator – Elementary OS Image Annotation Tool

Linux has quite a few image annotation tools. “Annotator” is the one designed for Elementary OS with specific features. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 21.10, Ubuntu 22.04 via PPA. Without using GIMP image editor, I sometimes uses Shutter to annotate image quickly. As well, Ksnip has some useful tools (e.g., drop… Continue reading Ubuntu PPA for Annotator – Elementary OS Image Annotation Tool