Install Krita 3.3.0 on Ubuntu 17.04 / 16.04 / LinuxMint

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Krita team announced a new version 3.3.0, 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 Linux OS also.

Features of Krita

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

Changelog in Krita 3.3.0

  • Some visual glitches when using hi-dpi screens are fixed (remember: on Windows and Linux, you need to enable this in the settings dialog).
  • If you create a new image from clipboard, the image will have a title
  • Favorite blending modes and favorite brush presets are now loaded correctly on startup
  • the plugin has been updated to the latest version for Windows and Linux.
  • the configuration for setting the path to the plugin has been removed. Krita looks for the plugin in the folder where the krita executable is, and optionally inside a folder with a name that starts with ‘gmic’ next to the krita executable.
  • there are several fixes for handling layers and communication between Krita and the plugin
  • Some websites save jpeg images with a .png extension: that used to confuse Krita, but Krita now first looks inside the file to see what kind of file it really is.
  • 16 and 32 bit floating point images are now converted to 16 bit integer when saving the images as 
  • It’s now possible to save the alpha channel to PNG images even if there are no (semi-) transparent pixels in the image
  • When hardware accelerated display is disabled, the color picker mode of the brush tool showed a broken cursor; this has been fixed.
  • The Reference Images docker now only starts loading images when it is visible, instead on Krita startup. Note: the reference images docker uses Qt’s imageio plugins to load images. If you are running on Linux, remove all Deepin desktop components. Deepin comes with severely broken qimageio plugins that will crash any Qt application that tries to display images.
  • File layers now correctly reload on change again
  • Add several new commandline options:
  • nosplash to start Krita without showing the splash screen
  • canvasonly to start Krita in canvas-only mode
  • fullscreen to start Krita full-screen
  • workspace Workspace to start Krita with the given workspace
  • 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 3.3.0
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/3.3.0/krita-3.3.0-x86_64.appimage
Step 2: Give executable permissions to the file as root
chmod 755 krita-3.3.0-x86_64.appimage
Step 3: Execute the file
./krita-3.3.0-x86_64.appimage
Now krita will startup


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