Hello Linux Geeksters. Krita is an image manipulation software, allowing the user to either create pictures from scratch or edit existing images. It is good because it supports most graphics tablets very well.
The latest version available is Krita 2.8, which has been recently released, coming with many changes. Among others, it comes with better tablet support, high-quality scaling model for OpenGL, custom transparency checkboxes, new color balance filter, some new custom shortcuts, new palette docker and faster layer picker. For more information, see the official changelog.
In this article I will show you how to install Krita 2.8 on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.
Because it is available via PPA, installing Krita 2.8 on the listed Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Elementary OS systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the krita package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install krita