Krita 3.1 Released, Install on Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak via PPA

Install latest Krita in Linux - Hello everyone, I have good news for you. Today the Krita team releases Krita 3.1.1, one of best free drawing software, digital painting and sketching with many new features, performance improvement and bug fixes.

Krita is an open source and professional free painting application for Linux, Mac OSX and Windows. It is made by artists that want to see affordable art tools for everyone.
  • Concept art
  • Texture and matte painters
  • Illustrations and comics

What's New in Krita 3.1?

  • Fully supported on OSX 10.9 and later
  • Render Animations using ffmpeg to gif or various video formats
  • Animation Curves and Opacity
  • New Internal Color Picker
  • New Quick Brush Engine
  • Stop-Based Gradient Editor
  • Lazy Brush/Colorize Mask

Here's a quick video overview of all of the major features and fixes that are being shaipped with Krita 3.1 :

Other New Features

  • Create a stroke around your selection
  • Halftone filter added. Find it in the main menu: Filters > Artistic.
  • add a new Eraser Switch Opacity feature, similar to the Eraser Switch Size one
  • new layer from visible option in layer menu
  • OSX: add quicklook plugin
  • Added support for loading Scribus XML palettes

Also read on Linuxslaves :

Fixes / Changes

  • Fixed loading the templates
  • brush resize slow-down fixed
  • fixes when creating and saving custom shortcuts
  • Fixes with stabilizer including finishing line segments and bent lines
  • Auto-saving while working is more stable. Fixed race condition while saving.
  • Do not install the majority of extra ICC profiles. This helps Krita’s startup speed a lot
  • fix transform handles from resizing while doing transforms (349666)
  • All shortcuts can be configurable now before a document is open
  • Fix for a crash when saving a document after adding a text shape
  • And more...

Visit its official release notes for complete changelog.

Installing or Upgrading to Krita 3.1 via PPA

Finally Krita Lime PPA has changed the official binaries from Krita3-testing to stable builds. Please note, older versions of Ubuntu ( including 16.04 Xenial Xerus LTS ) are not supported by this repository due to outdated version of Qt library provided.

How to Update Krita on Ubuntu 16.10 Desktop

Here are the step-by-step installation :

Step 1 - Open new terminal window ( Ctrl+Alt+T )

Step 2 - Type and run the following command to add Krita PPA repository to your Ubuntu :

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kritalime/ppa

Type your password and press Enter to continue.

Step 3 - Run update to download package information from all configured sources :

sudo apt-get update

Step 4 - Now install the latest Krita for Linux by running the following :

sudo apt install krita

If you also want to install translations, simply run the command below :

sudo apt-get install krita-l10n

Krita 3.1 AppImage

As we mentioned earlier, older version Ubuntu are not supported the latest version of Krita. But you can use AppImage builds instead. Simply head to its official site to get Krita Desktop App Images. That's it!