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Krita 3.1.3 was released with a ton of bug fixes and some new features. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 17.10 via PPA.

Krita 3.1.3 features:

  • scale around pivot point added
  • implement context menu actions for default tool (cut, copy, paste, object ordering)
  • added option to allow multiple instances of krita
  • over 50 bug fixes, see the release note.

Krita 3.1.3

How to Install Krita 3.1.3 in Ubuntu:

Krita Lime PPA has built the packages for Ubuntu 16.10 and higher. Do following steps to add the PPA and install Krita 3.1.3:

For Ubuntu 16.04, download the AppImage, make it executable (from file Properties window), run the file to launch Krita 3.1.3

1. Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for “Terminal” from start menu. When it opens, run command to add PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kritalime/ppa

Krita Lime PPA

2. Then upgrade from a previous release by launching Software Updater (Update Manager):

upgrade krita in Ubuntu 16.10

Or run the command in terminal to install / upgrade Krita:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install krita

How to Restore:

Run following command will remove the PPA as well as downgrade Krita to the stock version in your main Ubuntu repository:

sudo apt install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:kritalime/ppa

GIMP 2.8.20

GIMP image editor 2.8.20 stable was released one week ago. Now it’s finally available in PPA repository for Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04, and their derivatives.

GIMP 2.8.20 fixed the weird initial user interface language selection on mac OS. For Windows, an annoying oscillating switching between different input devices has been fixed.

  • Avoid D-Bus error message when built without D-Bus support
  • fix OS X min required conditional in gimpimagewindow.c
  • Saving to existing and .xcf.gz files didn’t truncate them and could lead to unnecessarily large files
  • Text layer created by gimp-text-fontname doesn’t respect border when resized
  • Flow on Paint Dynamics editor dialog: the ‘y’ axis is indicating ‘Rate’ instead ‘Flow’
  • Vertical ruler shows artifacts if the status bar isn’t showing
  • Tablet stylus misbehaves when crossing the edge of a dock in multi-window-mode
  • Disable the new “automatic window tabbing” feature introduced on mac OS Sierra
  • Improve the visiblity of slider handles with dark themes
  • Make it harder to switch to renaming if selecting already selected items in resource lists
  • make toggling to color picker mode of paint tools more robust
  • call gimp_file_entry_set_filename() with filename encoding

GIMP 2.8

How to Install GIMP 2.8.20 in Ubuntu / Linux Mint:

The new release has been made into the PPA repository, available for all current Ubuntu releases and derivatives.

1. To add the PPA, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp


2. You can then upgrade the editor from a previous release via Software Updater utility:


Or install GIMP either via Synaptic Package Manager or command:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install gimp


To restore GIMP to the stock versions available in Ubuntu main repositories, open terminal and purge the PPA via ppa-purge tool:

sudo apt-get ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp

GIMP 2.8.18

GIMP image editor 2.8.18, a new point release in the stable branch, has been released to fix a vulnerability in the XCF loading code. With special XCF files, GIMP can be caused to crash, and possibly be made to execute arbitrary code provided by the attacker.

Besides this security fix, GIMP 2.8.18 also brings following changes:

  • Fix “GIMP is not responding” on initial startup on Windows and OS X.
  • Fix GUI crashed on OS X
  • Fix gamut warning color for lcms display filter
  • Fix unbolding of bold font on edit
  • Decrease installer size by changing compression settings
  • Many other fixes, translation and documentation updates.

GIMP image editor 2.8.18

How to Install GIMP 2.8.18 in Ubuntu:

GIMP does not provide official Linux binary package. But Otto Meier is maintaining a PPA with most recent packages. So far, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and their derivatives are supported.

Check the PPA web page before starting following steps. It can take a little time to make the latest release into PPA.

1. Add the PPA.

Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp


2. Upgrade GIMP using Software Updater.

Or run the command below one by one:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install gimp

3. (Optional) For any reason, you want to downgrade to stock version of GIMP in your Ubuntu. Install ppa-purge and purge the PPA:

sudo apt install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp

gThumb 3.3.3

Quick tutorial shows how to upgrade to the latest gThumb image viewer and organizer in Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon.

gThumb is a free and open-source image viewer, browser, and editor for Gnome Desktop. While Linux Mint 17.1 still provides gThumb 3.27, the latest version has reached the 3.3.3 release with new image tools, bug fixes and translations updates.

gThumb 3.3.3 in Linux Mint

New features and user visible changes:

  • Allow to apply the embedded color profile for jpeg images.
  • New image tools: special effects; curves.
  • Unified ‘equalize histogram’ and ‘adjust contrast’: show a preview of the various contrast filters.
  • Grayscale tool: show a preview of the different filters.
  • Fixed the interface style when used with gtk+ 3.14
  • File propery view: use a switcher; added a details page that show all the metadata, show only the important exif fields in the properties page.
  • UI changes to the preferences dialog: use a sidebar instead of a notebook to avoid a large dialog with some translations; better spacing; removed the Ok button.
  • Video player: save the screenshot without showing the dialog. Allow to set the screenshots location in the extension preferences dialog. Show a message in the statusbar after saving.
  • Gear menu: use the new icon if using gtk+ 3.13 or newer

Bugs fixed:

  • video player: do not hide the mediabar when using the volume control
  • Forbidden when trying to upload to Flickr (#732557)
  • Build against either webkit2gtk-3.0 or webkit2gtk-4.0 (Dominique Leuenberger)

How to install / upgrade gThumb in Mint Cinnamon:

1. Open terminal and run below command to add the Webupd8 PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:webupd8team/gthumb


2. Open Update Manager from menu, click “Refresh” button and then you should see the gThumb 3.3.3 available for upgrade (make sure you have upgrade to mintupdate 4.8.1).


Select it and click Install Updates.

pinta add-in support

Pinta, an open-source, bitmap image drawing and editing program inspired by Paint.NET, has reached release 1.5 with many new features, improvements. Add-in support is one of the great new features.

As you may know, Pinta is a bitmap image editor with many features typical of image editing software including drawing tools, image filters and color adjustment tools. It features unlimited undo history, unlimited Layers, and multiple language support.

pinta image drawing and editing software

Th latest Pinta 1.5 was released on May 24 which brings following new features and improvements:

  • Re-editable text
  • Mouse cursors now resize based on the active brush size.
  • The Move Selection and Move Selected tools can now rotate the selection using the right mouse button.
  • Added an Invert Selection command.
  • New or redesigned mouse cursors for every tool.
  • Improved OSX integration (file associations and improved dock integration)
  • Redesigned Windows installer, which automatically downloads and installs the correct version of GTK# and the .NET Framework if necessary
  • Improved JPEG Compression Dialog (remembers previous settings and has the OK button as the default control)
  • The Open File dialog now shows image previews for ORA files, as well as any file formats provided by add-ins.

User can now use the Add-in Manager (under the Add-ins menu) to browse and install add-ins.The developers are in the process of setting up a community add-in repository which will be included by default in future Pinta releases.

pinta add-in support

Also, there are a lot of bug-fixes. See the release note for details.

Install Pinta 1.5 in Ubuntu:

The latest release has been made into the official PPA for Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty LTS, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy and Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal.

To install it, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run the commands below one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pinta-maintainers/pinta-stable

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install pinta

(Optional) To remove this app as well as the PPA repository, run:

sudo apt-get remove pinta

sudo add-apt-repository -r ppa:pinta-maintainers/pinta-stable

sudo apt-get update