Install Krita on Linux Ubuntu using Appimage or Krita Lime PPA. Krita is an open source painting program for Linux Systems. Krita 4 is the last stable release  and the release contains several bug fixes and improvements:

Krita 4 has a new file format for vector and text objects. Krita 4 tries to import Krita 3 and older files. Krita 3 and older will not be able to read vector and text objects saved by Krita 4. Because the new file format and the old file format are not 100% compatible, images with vector and text objects might look different in Krita 4.

We already mentioned SVG support, a new text tool and Python scripting, so here are some other highlights:

  • Easy coloring of line-art with the new Colorize Mask Tool.
  • Masked brushes: add a mask to your brush tip for a more lively effect.
  • New brush presets! We overhauled the entire brush set for Krita 4. Brush presets are now packaged as a bundle, too. And
  • Krita 3’s brush set is available as well, it’s just disabled by default.

It brings background saving. Which means no more freezing while you wait while Krita auto-saves every 15 minutes. Not only do we have a background worker for saving documents, but also when exporting animations. This allows you to export a large animation then keep working while Krita keeps exporting the animation in the background. And exporting animations has been made faster by fully using all the cores on your CPU to calculate fames, too!

It also brings new kpl color palette format and an improved palette docker. Not only this they also have revamped the brush preset editor significantly to make it easier to use and understand. The brush editor has as preview area for you to see a live update as you are changing settings. This should make creating and editing brushes easier than only using the scratchpad. Note: There are a couple brush engines that do not have a preview because of technical limitations (shape and quick).

“Download Krita for Linux Ubuntu”

64 Bit Linux Ubuntu : krita-4.0.0-x86_64.appimage

At the moment, the appimage does not have working translations. (If, for some reason, Firefox thinks it needs to load this as text: to download, right-click on the link.)

You can also use the Krita Lime PPA to install Krita 4.0.0 on Ubuntu and derivatives. We are working on an updated snap.

Install Krita via Lime PPA

  • To install Krita run the following command:

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kritalime/ppa
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install krita

    If you also want to install translations:
    sudo apt-get install krita-l10n


    Note: older versions of Ubuntu (including 16.04) are not supported by this repository due to outdated version of Qt library provided. Please use AppImage builds instead.