Install Krita 3.2.0 on Ubuntu 17.04 / 16.04 / LinuxMint

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Install Krita 3.2.0 on Ubuntu 17.04 / 16.04 / LinuxMint
Krita team announced a new version 3.2.0, it is a bugfix release and new features are added to this, all the users are requested to upgrade to this version.

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

Its 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 steam os Linux OS also.

Features of Krita

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

Changelog of Krita 3.2.0

New Features
  • New Brush Presets
  • Smart Patch Tool
  • Touch Painting
  • G’MIC Plugin
BugFixes
  • There have been many fixes to the clone brush
  • If previously you suffered from the “green brush outline” syndrome, that should be fixed now, too. Though we cannot guarantee the fix works on all OpenGL systems.
  • There have been a number of performancei mprovements as well
  • The interaction with the file dialog has been improved: it should be better at guessing which folder you want to open, which filename to suggest and which file type to use.
  • Some cleanups when handling OpenGL
  • Show a clearer error when loading the wintab32.dll file fails on Windows
  • Fix a regression where bezier tools couldn’t close the curve and couldn’t create a second curve
  • Fixes for working with multiple windows in subwindow mode where one of the documents is set to “stays on top”
  • Fix resetting the Level of Detail cache when changing the visibility of a layer: this fixes an issue where after changing the visibility of a layer, the color picker would pick from an older version of the layer.
  • Save the last used folder in the Reference Images Docker
  • Don’t create nested autosave documents.
  • Add recognizing uc-logic tablets on Linux
  • Improve the stabilizer
  • Fix loading a custom brush preset that uses the text brush
  • Fixes to saving jpg or png images without a transparency channel

So how to install this application in Linux?

It can be installed on Linux using 2 ways

1. From Official PPA
2. 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 3.2.0
sudo apt-get install krita krita-l10n

Method 2: Install krita from Appimage

Step 1: Download the appimage from their official download page or use the below command
wget https://download.kde.org/stable/krita/3.2.0/krita-3.2.0-x86_64.appimage
Step 2: Give executable permissions to the file as root
chmod 755 krita-3.2.0-x86_64.appimage
Step 3: Execute the file
./krita-3.2.0-x86_64.appimage
Now Krita will open


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