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If yesterday we wrote about installing Paint.NET under Ubuntu Karmic, today we will talk about Pinta, a modified Paint.NET for Linux (drawing / editing tool) but which also works on Windows and Mac OS X.

In case you were wondering, yes - Pinta also uses Mono just like Paint.Net for Linux. The difference between the two would be that Pinta has a native GTK look, but has less features than Paint.NET.


Pinta features:

  • Common tools like Paintbrush, Pencil, Shapes, Eraser, and Selections, with more to come
  • Multiple Layers
  • Unlimited levels of Undo/Redo.
  • A few effects like Invert, Sepia, Black and White, and Auto Level, with more on the way.



Download and run Pinta


For Linux (openSuse only), Windows and Mac OSX, download Pinta from HERE. Info on running it on Windows adn Mac OS X can be found HERE.

For Ubuntu: you will have to convert the .rpm to .deb using alien. Just copy / paste the commands below to install Alien, download Pinta, convert the .rpm to .deb and install it:
sudo apt-get install alien
wget http://www.pinta-project.com/Downloads/pinta-0.1.noarch.rpm
sudo alien -d pinta-0.1.noarch.rpm
sudo dpkg -i pinta*.deb


Update: there is now an Ubuntu .deb available for download @ Pinta homepage. That is also converted from .rpm.

[via phyx]
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