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.

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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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