Install Krita 3.1.3 on Ubuntu 17.04 / 16.04 / LinuxMint

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Krita is a free and open source painting tool for artists , illustrators, matte and texture artists, krita has been in development for 10 years and recently it came to live and having a good response now.

It's interface is similar to those who worked in Photoshop or the open source tool GIMP software and recently they have added this application in the steam gaming platform and the SteamOS linuxos also

Features of Krita

  • User interface
  • Bruush stabilizers
  • Pop-ip Palette
  • Brush engines
  • Wrap-around mode
  • resource manager

Changelog in krita 3.1.3

New Features added
  • Implement context menu actions for default tool (cut, copy, paste, object ordering)
  • Added option to allow multiple instances of krita.
  • Scale around pivot point added
  • Fix eraser switching back to the brush after flipping the stylus.
  • Fix the OpenGL crash detection and show Intel warning earlier
  • Fix the High DPI switch
  • Improve how you select brush spacing so it is easier to slide to a value
  • Fix right-button popup menus in tools when using Tablet Stylus
  • Added layer thumbnail on the animation timeline while hovering
For detailed changelog refer this link

So how to install krita application in Linux

It can be installed on linux using 2 ways
  • From Official PPA
  • From Appimage

Method 1 : Official PPA

Krita official PPA supports Ubuntu version from 16.10 or newer

Step 1 :Add the official repo to your system
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kritalime/ppa
Step 2 : Update the repos
sudo apt-get update
step 3 : Install krita 3.1.3 and krita translations
sudo apt-get install krita krita-l10n

Install krita from Appimage for Linux

Step 1 : Download the appimage from their official download page or use the below command
Step 2 : Give executable permissions to the file as root
chmod 755 krita-3.1.3-x86_64.appimage
Step 3 : Execute the file
Now krita will startup

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