Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, MyPaint is an open-source graphics app, similar to the Paint software available by default on Windows systems.
Main features of MyPaint:
- Designed for pressure sensitive graphics tablets
- Simple and minimalistic user interface
- Extensive brush creation and configuration options
- Unlimited canvas (you never have to resize)
- Basic layer support
The latest version available is MyPaint 1.1.1 Alpha, which has been recently released:
- Update packaging to the GTK3 head of MyPaint.
- Standards bump 3.9.4 -> 3.9.6.
In this article I will show you how to install MyPaint 1.1.1 Alpha on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2 and other Ubuntu derivative systems.
Because it is available via PPA, installing MyPaint 1.1.1 Alpha on Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the mypaint package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:achadwick/mypaint-testing
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install mypaint
Optional, to remove mypaint, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove mypaint