Tuesday, May 2, 2017

How to install Krita 3.1.3 released on Ubuntu 16.04 & Higher

   Krita 3.1.3 is mainly a bug fix release with some new features. Every user is strongly recommended to update.

Krita 3.1.3 released highlights:
New Features
  •     implement context menu actions for default tool (cut, copy, paste, object ordering)
  •     added option to allow multiple instances of krita (BUG 377199)
  •     scale around pivot point added
  •     Fix eraser switching back to the brush after flipping the stylus (BUG 375878)
  •     Fix the OpenGL crash detection and show Intel warning earlier
  •     Fix the High DPI switch
  •     Improve how you select brush spacing so it is easier to slide to a value
  •     Fix right-button popup menus in tools when using Tablet Stylus (BUG 344878)
  •     Added layer thumbnail on the animation timeline while hovering
  •     Improvements to undo and the swap operation save memory
  •     Fix when sometimes layer says “group not editable” (BUG 376214)
  •     Fix slow down when changing of the smoothing options (BUG 375882)
  •     Fix crash when closing an image right during the transformation operation
  •     Fix a crash when switching tools while running the color picker (BUG 373883)
  •     Update to Spriter plugin
  •     Fix resetting the paint device cache (BUG 374142)
  •     Upgrade the layer to an animated one when the first frame is added (BUG 377176)
  •     Warn the artist when saving a read-only file (BUG 376098)
  •     All file layers to be merged (BUG376613)
  •     Add user feedback when locking for drag and drop between images (BUG 376382)
  •     Fix potential crash when dragging and dragging large layers between images (BUG 376382)
  •     Don’t crash if there is no proofing color space (BUG 376311)
  •     Fix a crash when the layer gets changed to quickly during moving animation (BUG 377614)
  •     Fix loading of some animation files
  •     Port animation frames to use strokes (BUG 37696)
  •     Update calligraphy tool icon
  •     Fix removing color labels from multiple frames (BUG 374746)
  •     Add a warning dialog when a person is potentially saving a corrupted image (BUG 361883 BUG 378681)
  •     Fix updates to assistants when the brush outline is disabled (BUG 377952)
  •     Fix for loading the display settings
  •     Fixed a potential crash when merging layers with pass-through mode
  •     Fixed flattening and merging of pass-through lode layers
  •     Fix crash when double clicking on a polyline object (BUG 376497)
  •     Fix frame offset when dragging and dropping between layers
  •     Updated default settings for liquify tool (thanks David Revoy)
  •     Fix issues with saving layer styles and vector layers.
  •     Fix rending a sequence of one animation frame
  •     Show the on-canvas message by default since mirror view needs it (BUG 346014)
  •     Fix for converting floating point channel depth to 8 bit integers with PNG format (BUG 375217)
  •     Fix crash when a file layer is deleted (BUG 376993)
  •     Make lens blur work when using Krita in another language than English (BUG 376262)
  •     Fix memory leak in PNG converter (BUG 378134)
  •     Update tooltips for play and stop in animation docker
  •     Convert the pasted clip color space when the option is set (T5367)
  •     Fixes for loading ORA file types
  •     Fix for updating title of document when changing document title (BUG 374389)
  •     Fix activating next/previous layer shortcut for layer groups which are invisible
  •     New icon for transform from pivot point
  •     Show layer color labels in timeline docker
  •     Use the name of the filter when creating a filter mask from the filter dialog instead of “effect”
  •     Don’t cover startup dialogs (for instance, for the pdf import filter) with the splash screen
  •     Fix a race condition that made the a transform mask with a liquify transformation unreliable
  •     Fix canvas blackouts when using the liquify tool at a high zoom level
  •     Fix loading the playback cache
  •     fix with dragging when shift is selected (BUG 373067)
  •     Use the native color selector on OSX: Krita’s custom color selector cannot pick screen colors on OSX
  •     Set the default PNG compression to 3 instead of 9: this makes saving png’s much faster and the resulting size is the same.
  •     Fix a crash when pressing the V shortcut to draw straight lines
  •     Fix a warning when the installation is incomplete that still mentioned Calligra
  •     Make dragging the guides with a tablet work correctly
  •     Pressing and releasing a modifier key now updates the cursor instantly

Installation instructions:

Add the PPA to your system, update the local repository index and install the Krita package:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kritalime/ppa

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install krita
    Optional, to remove Krita, do:

 $ sudo apt-get install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:kritalime/ppa

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