Installing Pinta

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.

Installing Pinta on Ubuntu

Install Pinta from default Ubuntu repository

Pinta is available in default Ubuntu repository. You can install it using:

  • Click on Ubuntu Software Center from Launcher (left site icon panel).
  • At the top right input box type in: Pinta and press Enter.
  • Pinta is displayed in list bellow. Click on it and click the Install button.

But Pinta from default Ubuntu repository can be an old version, so you may want to install more recent version of Pinta from Pinta maintainers PPA repository. See bellow.

Install Pinta from Pinta maintainers PPA repository using graphical user interface (for beginners)

Software in default Ubuntu repository can be out of date. Pinta maintainers offer newer versions in software repository named PPA. In an Ubuntu it is very easy to add a new PPA to your software repository lists to install new software or provide system updates.

  • Click on Ubuntu Software Center from Launcher (left site icon panel).
  • From menu Edit click on Software Sources.
  • Click on Other Software tab.
  • From the bottom of dialog click on Add button.
  • Paste: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/pinta-maintainers/pinta-daily/ubuntu ubuntu_version main
  • Note: Instead of ubuntu_version use: precise for Ubuntu 12.04, trusty for Ubuntu 14.04, utopic for Ubuntu 14.10 or vivid for Ubuntu 15.04.
  • Click on Close button and then in right top input box type in Pinta and from listed application click Install button at Pinta program.

Install Pinta from Pinta maintainers PPA repository using terminal (for advance users)

Open terminal with CTRL+ALT+T Add Pinta stable PPA repository:

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

Note: Instead of pinta-stable you can add pinta-daily if you like to test latest and the greatest Pinta, but it may be buggy.

Update system package lists:

sudo apt-get update

Install pinta:

sudo apt-get install pinta

Using the Tarball

A tarball is like a ZIP file. It is a single file with many files inside it. Like a ZIP file, it has to be extracted before you can use the files in them.

First, you must download the tarball. Head on over to the Download page and click on the Download link under Tarball. Download the file where ever you'd like, just be sure you remember where.

Second, we need to extract it. You can either use your mouse to right-click on the Tarball file and select 'Extract here' or you can use the terminal if you are more comfortable with that.

Here is the command to extract the files via the terminal, be sure you are in the same folder as the tarball:

tar -zxf pinta-VERSION.tar.gz


Pinta is a free application (Personal, Education and Commercial) under the terms of the MIT X11 License.