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Pinta can be installed on Linux, Mac or Windows. Due to this, there are multiple ways to install Pinta based on what you are using as your operating system.

This document will show you the multiple ways to install Pinta.



Ubuntu Software Center

One of the easiest ways to install almost any application in an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution (Ubuntu, Edubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu, etc.) is to use the Ubuntu Software Center. Pinta 1.0 is available in the Ubuntu Universe PPA. So if you already have this in your repository list simply load Ubuntu Software Center

Although we are currently working on our own PPA so we can deliver the most up-to-date stable and development versions to you, there are others who have included Pinta on their own PPA's.

A small list of those PPA's are available below.

To include a PPA on your system, simply copy one line at a time of one, or all, of the PPA's below and paste them in a terminal:

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Ubuntu Maverick
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:moonlight-team/pinta/ubuntu

Ubuntu Natty
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ferramroberto/natty
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8/

Once you have installed one, or all, of the above PPA's, then you must update you system with their package lists. Run the following command:
sudo apt-get update

Installing Pinta via the Ubuntu Software Center

Once you have the PPA's setup and your system updated with their package list, now we can install Pinta via the Ubuntu Software Center:
  • Launch the Ubuntu Software Center
  • Search for "pinta"
  • Click the 'Install' button to install Pinta.
  • Once it is installed you can now use Pinta. Navigate to: Menu > Graphics > Pinta (This is the default location in most menu systems. Your results may vary.)

Using the Tarball

Using GitHub