Pinta 1.6 – A Paint Alternative for Ubuntu

Fastlala: Pinta is an easy-to-use paint application and replacement for MS Paint for Linux users. It is simple to use and targeted for casual users who wants simple tasks to be done. Its UI is less complicated with options like GIMP. Simple in Use


How to install – using Terminal

To install Pinta 1.6 in Ubuntu using terminal run below commands in sequence. Enter password when prompted.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pinta-maintainers/pinta-stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install pinta

How to Run

  • Type Pinta in dash. Click the launcher icon.
  • For Gnome, go to Applications -> Graphics -> Pinta Image Editor


Features Added:

  • Redesigned shape tools
  • Shapes remain editable after being drawn
  • All shape tools now support drawing dashed lines
  • The Line tool now supports drawing curves and arrows
  • All selection tools now support the Union, Exclude, Xor, and Intersection modes
  • New community add-in repository – add-ins can be installed through the Add-in Manager dialog (via the Add-ins menu)
  • The toolbox and color palette now have a flexible layout and can expand horizontally, making them significantly more usable on small screens.
  • Redesigned New Image dialog, which includes presets, orientation and background options, and a thumbnail preview of the image.



How to uninstall

To uninstall Pinta, run below commands in terminal.

sudo apt-get remove pinta


  1. Tessica January 2, 2017 Reply

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