Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Pinta is an open-source drawing application, similar to Paint. It has a simple and intuitive interface, allowing users to do basic photo manipulation. While it does not have the advanced features of GIMP, it provides basic drawing features, unlimited undo, multiple layers and 35 effects.
The latest version available is Pinta 1.5, which has been recently released, coming with bug-fixes and support for add-ins and a few new features, like: re-editable text, invert selection and improved JPEG compression.
In this article I will show you how to install Pinta 1.5 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Pinguy OS 14.04 and Elementary OS 0.3 Isis.
Because it is available via PPA, installing Pinta 1.5 on the listed Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS 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 pinta package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pinta-maintainers/pinta-stable
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install pinta
Optional, to remove pinta, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove pinta
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