How to Install Krita on Ubuntu

Krita is a powerful open source image editing software that is available for many platforms. It has been seen as a streamlined alternative to GIMP with a variety of additional features.

There are multiple distributions package the latest version of Krita. You might need to enable an additional repository. Although it is a KDE application that needs KDE libraries, Krita will run fine on Krita runs fine under on desktop: KDE, Gnome, LXDE. Additionally, you may download KDE SYstem Settings module in order to make adjustments to the GUI theme and fonts used, depending on your distributions. Assuming you require a Debian distribution package, follow these simple steps to get Krita running.

To get started, open your terminal with:


Then run the following commands one line after the other:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kritalime/ppa

Type in your password. There will not be any visual feedback. Hit Enter.

sudo apt update

sudo apt install krita

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