Install Latest MS Paint Alternative Pinta in Ubuntu and Other Linux

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This guide explains the steps required to install the latest Pinta software in Ubuntu and other Linux distributions such as Mint, Fedora, and others.

Pinta 2.1 Drawing Program
Pinta 2.1 Drawing Program

The old Microsoft Paint was a great program, and it was good for basic image editing in a quicker way. But like other Microsoft products, it is available for Windows only.

Here comes Pinta. Pinta is an alternative to the MS Paint drawing program (mostly the latest Paint.NET) for Linux distributions. It is a free and open-source application, so you do not need to pay to use it. Pinta is very much on active development, meaning features are added and bugs are fixed. Cross-platform Pinta is available for Ubuntu, other Linux distributions, Windows, and macOS.

MS Paint Alternative Pinta – Features

  • Full History: Pinta keeps track of your full history so that you can always undo it as many times as you want.
  • Adjustments and Effects: Pinta includes over 35 adjustments and effects for tweaking your images.
  • Your Workspace: Like docked windows? No problem. Floating windows? No problem. Pinta will even let you mix and match.
  • Drawing Tools: Use easy tools to draw freehand lines, rectangles, ellipses, and more.
  • Unlimited Layers: Use layers to help separate and group elements of your image for easy editing.
  • Bi-Tri-Quad-Lingual: Use Pinta in your language. Pinta is at least partially translated into over 55 languages.
  • WebP Support: Pinta recently added WebP support with all the dependencies needed for import and export.

Pinta Specification and Information about the latest release

The Pinta project is in active development, and here is the information about the latest release and specs.

  • Type: Freeware
  • Platform: Linux, Windows, and macOS
  • Download size: Approx 2 MB to 3 MB
  • Latest release: Pinta 2.1.1 [release notes]
  • Latest Update: Feb 26, 2023

How to Download and Install the Latest Pinta

Head to the below link to download the latest Pinta software for all operating systems – Ubuntu and other Linux, macOS and Windows.

Flatpak (All Linux Distributions)

Pinta is available as a Flatpak package, which can run in any Linux distribution. Set up your system as Flatpak, and run the following command from the terminal.

flatpak install com.github.PintaProject.Pinta

Ubuntu PPA and Software

Pinta is available in the Ubuntu default repo. You can open Software and search for Pinta to install.

You can also run the below commands from the terminal to install the latest Pinta in Ubuntu, Linux Mint, and other Ubuntu-based derivatives.

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


Pinta is available in the default Fedora repo which you can install using the below command from the terminal.

sudo dnf install pinta

Arch Linux

The Arch repo (AUR) already has the latest Pinta application. You can easily install Pinta in Ach Linux by using the below command.

pacman -S pinta


A Snap package is also available for Pinta and has the latest version. Download the snap package using this page.

Pinta Project References


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