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For those prefer installing apps via apt method, the digital painting software Krita 4.4.2 now is available to install via another well trusted PPA for Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 20.10, Linux Mint 20.

Krita 4.4.2 was released a week ago as the latest version of the free open-source painting software, with new features: SVG mesh Gradients, mesh transform, new gradient fill layer type, new brushes, and improved HiDPI support.

While the official packages in Krita Lime PPA for some reason stuck at version 4.4.0, the Ubuntu Studio Backports PPA now maintains the latest packages for Ubuntu 20.04 and ubuntu 20.10.

As an official Ubuntu flavor for audio / video production, graphics desigin, photography, and desktop publishing, Ubuntu Studio also maintains the most recent packages of Audacity, Darktable, DigiKam, GIMP, OBS Studio, etc in the PPA.

Install Krita via Ubuntu Studio Backports PPA:

1.) Remove Krita Lime PPA:

If you have the official Krita Lime PPA added in your system, you have to remove it first as it contains version 3:4.4.0, which is higher than the Krita 1:4.4.2 package provided in the Ubuntu Studio backports PPA.

Open terminal from system application launcher. When it opens, run command to remove the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:kritalime/ppa

Type user password when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

And remove old Krita packages installed from the official PPA:

sudo apt remove --autoremove krita krita-data

2.) Add Ubuntu Studio backports PPA:

Then run command to add the new Ubuntu PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntustudio-ppa/backports

3.) Finally install the latest Krita packages via apt command:

sudo apt install krita

Remove Krita and Ubuntu Studio PPA:

To remove the Ubuntu Studio Backports PPA, run the command in step 1.) by replacing ppa:kritalime/ppa with ppa:ubuntustudio-ppa/backports.

You can also open Software & Updates and navigate to Other Software tab, then remove the relevant repository line to uninstall the PPA.

To remove Krita software, run the second command in steps 1.).

Krita

Krita, free open-source painting program, released version 4.4.2 yesterday with some key new features though it’s mainly a bug-fix release.

Krita 4.4.2 comes with over 300 changes. New features in the release include:

  • SVG Mesh Gradients implementation.
  • Mesh transform allowing complex transformations
  • New gradient fill layer type to quickly create a variety of gradients non-destructively.
  • New halftone filter
  • Updated macOS integration plugins
  • A paste shape style action under the edit menu.
  • Added a toolbar button for Wraparound Mode
  • New brushes.
  • Improved HiDPI support.
  • Various bug-fixes, stability and performance improvements.

How to Get Krita 4.4.2 in Ubuntu:

The non-install Appimage package is available to download at the link below:

Download Krita (.appimage)

Just grab the package, right-click and go to its Properties dialog, then add ability to executing as program in Permissions tab. And finally click run the Appimage to launch Krita.

Krita also has an official PPA though it still offers version 4.4.0 packages at the moment.

Krita

Just a few weeks after the release of Krita 4.4, the first point release Krita 4.4.1 now is out with various bug-fixes and stability improvements.

For Android and Chrome OS, Krita now uses SDK v29 so it doesn’t need permissions to run anymore and can access external files more easily. There are also fixes to color picker, copy and paste on the platforms.

Other fixes in Krita 4.4.1:

  • Fix a crash when loading a file with a pattern fill layer
  • Fix loading masks with vector selections
  • Fix a crash in the text tool when opening the editor by double-clicking the text
  • Fix a crash when using the move tool on a pixel selection

How to install Krita 4.4.1:

The painting software is also available as non-install single executable .appimage package.
It’s also available as Flatpak package, an universal Linux package runs in sandbox.

The Krita Lime PPA (check the link before getting started) contains the most recent software packages for Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04, and Ubuntu 20.10.

1. Open terminal either by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard or by searching for ‘terminal’ from system application menu. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kritalime/ppa

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2. Then upgrade Krita via Software Updater:

upgrade krita

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

sudo apt update

sudo apt install krita

Uninstall:

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

To remove Krita, run command:

sudo apt remove --autoremove krita krita-*

Krita

Digital painting software Krita 4.4.0 was officially release today with great new features and hundreds of bug-fixes.

What’s new in Krita 4.4.0:

  • Multi-threading for fill layers – it will be a lot faster for computer with multi cores.
  • The different pattern transforms possible now.
  • New fill layer type: Screentone
  • New fill layer Multigrid
  • Integration of Disney Animation’s SeExpr expression language.
  • Diagonal selection lines in MyPaint color selector (Shift+M)
  • Support for dynamic changing of gradients based on the current fore and background colors.

How to Install Krita 4.4.0 in Ubuntu:

The Krita Lime PPA maintains the latest packages for Ubuntu 18.04 and Ubuntu 20.04.

Krita is also available as non-install appimage package.

1. Open terminal either by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard or by searching for ‘terminal’ from system application menu. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kritalime/ppa

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2. Then upgrade Krita via Software Updater:

upgrade krita

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

sudo apt update

sudo apt install krita

Uninstall:

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

To remove Krita, run command:

sudo apt remove --autoremove krita krita-*

Krita

For those prefer DEB package, the latest Krita 4.3.0 now is available to install via PPA in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04, and Linux Mint 19.x, 20.x.

Krita 4.3.0 was released a week ago with over 1000 bug-fixes and many new features. It’s available as Snap, Flatpak, and Appimage package formats. Now Krita Lime PPA is updated with the DEB packages for Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04.

How to Install Krita 4.3.0 via PPA in Ubuntu:

1. Open terminal either by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard or by searching for ‘terminal’ from system application menu. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kritalime/ppa

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2. Then upgrade Krita via Software Updater:

upgrade krita

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

sudo apt update

sudo apt install krita

Uninstall:

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

To remove Krita, run command:

sudo apt remove --autoremove krita krita-*