Pinta, A Fast Loading Lightweight Paint Application For Linux!

Although Pinta is a drawing application for Linux, but if you're a serious about your artistic talents, then still there isn't anything that can be compared to the Gimp. Yet, if you're an average "graphic" user and looking for something that has a simple and intuitive GUI, then you should try Pinta.

Yo "Gimp",... what u think! ;-)

Here are few of the main features...

*. A tool-bar which consists standard tools such as - eraser, cropping tool, freehand, Font selection, ellipses, etc.

*. Supports unlimited layers (+ full history undo).

*. Image effects (over 35 currently according to the developer) and enhancing tools.   

*. Locked or Unlocked window support (workspace).

*. Zoom in Zoom out.

*. Re-size, scale... images.

*. Save in different formats, etc.

So, if you have installed Ubuntu 10.10 then you can install Pinta (using PPA) by issuing the below command in your Terminal

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:moonlight-team/pinta

    sudo apt-get update

    sudo aptitude install pinta

You can use this PPA to install it on Ubuntu 11.04 as well, but since it is still in beta, there could be some issues. But it is worth giving a try. 


Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this! I was just asking about the terminal code in the forums but a search led me here. Thanks again :)

Gayan said...


Glad it helped you :D

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