Install Krita 5.1 on Ubuntu / Fedora & Alma Linux

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This tutorial will be helpful for beginners to download and install Krita 5.1 on Ubuntu 22.04, Linux Mint 21, Fedora 36, Alma Linux 9, and Rocky Linux 9.

What is Krita?

Krita is a free and open-source painting and drawing application. It is based on the KDE Frameworks and uses the Qt5 toolkit.

Krita is available for all major platforms, including Windows, macOS, and Linux. It has a large and active community and is supported by the Krita Foundation.

Krita has a wide range of features, including support for layers, transparent pixels, and gradients. It also has a powerful text tool, and support for exporting images to various formats.

Krita 5.1 Changelog

  • Enables copy, cut and paste and clear on when having a selection on multiple layers at once.
  • A small number of UI tweaks were made to the layer docker
  • Now paint on selection masks with blending modes
  • WebP support is already there, but this adds full support using WebP Codec with every possible toggle imaginable
  • PSD fill layers and color labels
  • Support for JPEG-XL
  • Support for ASE and ACB color palettes

For a complete changelog refer to the release notes

How to Install Krita 5.1 on Ubuntu / Linux Mint

Step 1: Download the Official APPImage from the Krita download page or use the below command


Step 2: Give Executable permissions to the installer file

sudo chmod 755 krita-5.1.0-x86_64.appimage

Step 3: Run Krita

sudo ./krita-5.1.0-x86_64.appimage &
Install Krita on Ubuntu

How to Install Krita 5.1 on Fedora / Alma Linux & Rocky Linux

Step 1: Install Flatpak on your system using the setup guide

Step 2: Install Krita using Flatpak

flatpak install flathub org.kde.krita

Step 3: Run Krita

flatpak run org.kde.krita


From this tutorial, you have learned how to download and install Krita on Ubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint, AlmaLinux, Rocky Linux, and Fedora

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