Install Krita in Ubuntu 22.04

Krita is a free and open source application. It is mainly used as raster graphics editor, which is used for creating digital artwork. In this article, we would discuss how to install Krita in Ubuntu 22.04 release.

At the time of writing, v5.0.2 is its latest stable release. Furthermore, it was first released on June 21, 2005.

The application is written in C++ and Qt. We will discuss two installation methods –

  1. through standard Ubuntu repository and,
  2. AppImage available on official website.

Note: Following operations would require you to have superuser privileges. In case you don’t have one then, we advise you to contact your System Administrator for assistance.

Method I. Install Krita in Ubuntu 22.04 through standard Ubuntu repository

This one is pretty easy. Just update the standard Ubuntu repository first. Hence, open a terminal and issue the following –

sudo apt update

This makes sure we get to have the latest version of the package available.

Thereafter, to install Krita –

sudo apt install krita

Now, use Systems’ main menu to launch the application.

Method II. Install Krita in Ubuntu 22.04 through AppImage

We need to visit the official website of Krita to download the AppImage. Just Google Search “Krita” and first result in all probability is our destination. On the homepage, you would see the Download link at the top. Click on it and then, if you are already accessing the website from the Ubuntu distribution. Then, it would show Linux 64-bit AppImage button. If it doesn’t show then, choose the appropriate option.

Click on Linux 64-bit AppImage button. It would download the AppImage – krita-5.0.2-x86_64.appimage, about 275 MBs in size.

We need to make the AppImage executable. So, use cd command-line utility to navigate to the location where our AppImage is saved –

cd /path/to/krita-5.0.2-x86_64.appimage

Then, make the AppImage executable –

chmod a+x krita-5.0.2-x86_64.appimage

Next, to launch the application –

./krita-5.0.2-x86_64.appimage

In conclusion, we have discussed how to install Krita in Ubuntu 22.04 release.