Install Krita 4.4.2 in Ubuntu / Linux Mint

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Krita is a free and open-source painting tool for artists and also known as a Photoshop alternative software, Krita has been in development for 10+ years and recently it came to life and having a good response now.

This tutorial will be helpful for beginners to install Krita 4.4.2 in Ubuntu 20.10, Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 18.04 and Linux Mint 20.1, and older versions.

The latest version of Krita is 4.4.2 and announced with over 300 changes with new features also.

Krita 4.4.2 Changelog

  • Mesh Gradients
  • Gradient Fill Layer and new Gradient Editor
  • Mesh Transform
  • Improved Halftone Filter
  • New brushes

For Complete Changelog refer to the link

How to Install Krita in Ubuntu / Linux Mint?

3 ways to install Krita in Ubuntu / Linux Mint

  • Method 1: Via App Image
  • Method 2: Via Official PPA
  • Method 3: Via Flatpak
Method 1: Via App Image

Step 1: Download the app image file using the below link

wget https://download.kde.org/stable/krita/4.4.2/krita-4.4.2-x86_64.appimage

Step 2: Give executable permissions to the file and run using the below command

chmod 755 krita-4.4.2-x86_64.appimage

./krita-4.4.2-x86_64.appimage

Method 2: Via Official PPA

Step 1: Add the Official PPA

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kritalime/ppa

Step 2: Update the repository & install Krita

sudo apt update && sudo apt install krita

Method 3: Via Official Flatpak

Step 1: Install Flatpak if not installed on your system

Refer to the setup steps based on your distribution and install Flatpak on your system.

Step 2: Install Krita using Flatpak

flatpak install flathub org.kde.krita

Step 3: Run Krita

flatpak run org.kde.krita

Install Krita 4.4.2 in Ubuntu

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