Install / Upgrade Pinta 1.6 On Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / LinuxMint 17.1

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In this tutorial i will show you how to install the latest stable version of Pinta 1.6 on ubuntu 14.04 LTS /12.04 and LinuxMint 17 /16 / 15

PINTA is an open source application similar to paint in windows,It is used in linux for editing / drawing.Pinta's main aim is to make this easy to use and manipulate the images on Windows,Linux and MacOS.

New in Pinta 1.6

Redesigned shape tools :
  • The Line tool now supports drawing curves and arrows
  • Shapes remain editable after being drawn
  • All shape tools now support drawing dashed lines
All selection tools now support the Union, Exclude, Xor, and Intersection modes
New community add-in repository - add-ins can be installed through the Add-in Manager dialog (via the Add-ins menu)
Redesigned New Image dialog, which includes presets, orientation and background options, and a thumbnail preview of the image.
The toolbox and color palette now have a flexible layout and can expand horizontally, making them significantly more usable on small screens.
 When launching Pinta from the command line, the standard --version and --help options are now supported.

Installation Procedure

Step 1: Add the offcial ppa Provided by Pinta Team
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pinta-maintainers/pinta-stable
Step 2: Update the Repository
sudo apt-get udpate
Step 3: Install Pinta 1.6
sudo apt-get install pinta
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