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  • Last Updated : 03 Jun, 2022

Pinta is a cross-platform, open-source bitmap image sketching and editing tool inspired by Paint.NET, a comparable image editing program available only for Microsoft Windows. Pinta is more powerful than Microsoft Paint. Pinta is more straightforward and has less functionality than the open-source image editor GIMP. In this article, we will go through the installation steps of Pinta in the Ubuntu operating system.

We can install Pinta using the following ways:

  • Pinta as a Snap Package Installation
  • Installing Pinta via PPA Repository
  • Using Flatpak to install Pinta

Method 1: Pinta as a Snap Package Installation

Step 1: If the snapd package is not already installed, use the following command to install it.

sudo apt install snapd


This is the Snap variant of the Pinta. It is compatible with any Linux distribution that supports Snap.

Step 2: To install the Pinta package, open our terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and execute the following command.

sudo snap install pinta


We have now successfully installed Pinta on our Ubuntu 20.04 machine.

Method 2: Installing Pinta via PPA Repository

You may use the PPA repository to install the most recent version of Pinta.

Step 1: To add the Pinta PPA to our system, first run the terminal from the system application launcher and enter the following command.

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


Step 2: Then, use the scripts below to install the Pinta package on our Ubuntu system.

sudo apt update && sudo apt install pinta


After installation, start it from the system application menu.

Method 3: Using Flatpak to install Pinta

Before we get started, let’s define Flatpak.

What exactly is Flatpak?

Flatpak is essentially a foundation for Linux programs. Flatpak seeks to provide a cross-platform solution with additional benefits, as different distributions prefer their own package management.

Step 1: Flatpak is installed by default in Ubuntu. However, you may confirm it by reinstalling Flatpak.

sudo apt install flatpak


Step 2: Flatpak may alternatively be installed via the official PPA. Open a terminal and enter the commands shown below.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alexlarsson/flatpak

sudo apt update

sudo apt install flatpak


Step 3: To install Pinta, use the following command after installing Flatpak.

flatpak install flathub com.github.PintaProject.Pinta


Step 4: Then execute the below command to run the Pinta application.

flatpak run com.github.PintaProject.Pinta


We have successfully installed and opened the Pinta application.


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