Krita 4.2.2 Released! How to Install it in Ubuntu 18.04

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Free open-source painting software Krita released its second monthly bug-fix release for the 4.2 series a day ago.

The new Krita 4.2.2 release features:

  • Text editor: make sure the background color is the one set in the settings
  • Fix a crash when creating a text shape
  • Fix a styling issue in the filter layers properties dialog
  • Fix selecting colors from the combobox in the palette docker
  • Improve loading GPL palettefiles with thousands of columns
  • Fix the slider widget to make it impossible to get negative values
  • Improve the tiff import/export filter
  • Fix loading the scripter Python plugin when using a language other than English
  • Improve the reference image tool and optimize loading images from clipboard
  • Make the camera raw import filter honor batch mode
  • Fix loading sRGB EXR files
  • Fix the “Enforce Palette Colors” feature
  • Update the brush preview on every brush stamp creation
  • Make it possible to edit vector shapes on duplicated vector layers
  • Fix color as mask export in GIH and GBR brush tip export
  • Restore the default favorite blending modes
  • Check after saving whether the saved file can be opened and has correct contents
  • Improve the import/export error handling and reporting
  • Fix the fuzziness setting in the contiguous selection tool
  • Fix switching the pointer type by stylus tip
  • Fix using .KRA and .ORA files as file layers
  • Fix a crash when using the fill tool in fast mode on a pixel selection mask
  • Fix merging layers with inactive selection masks
  • Remove default actions from the Reference Image tool that were inappropriate
  • Fix undo/redo not restoring the document to unmodified
  • Fix some crashes and many other issues
  • Updated Qt to 5.12.4

How to Install Krita 4.2.2 in Ubuntu:

The Krita Lime PPA has made the new release packages for Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 18.10, Ubuntu 19.04, and derivatives.

1. Open terminal (either via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for it from app launcher) and run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kritalime/ppa

Type user password (no asterisk feedback while typing) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

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Then either upgrade Krita via Software Updater:

upgrade-krita

Or run commands one by one in terminal to install Krita:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install krita

For Ubuntu 16.04, grab the single executable Appimage from Krita download page.

Uninstall:

You can remove Ubuntu PPAs by launching Software & Updates and navigating to Other Software tab.

To remove Krita, either use your system package manager or run command in terminal:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove krita

About ml

ml is a part time stay-at-home dad who've been using Ubuntu Desktop for a few years. He writes in the free time and wishes to share some useful tips with Ubuntu beginners and lovers.

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