How to install Krita on Debian 9

Install Krita on Debian 9

Krita is a free paint program made for Linux users . Krita is also opensource and made by artists for everyone. In this tutorial, you are going to learn how to install Krita on Debian 9.

Krita 4.1.5 features

Now, Krita comes with a lot of bug fixes and performance improvements and with the new feature. Following are some of them.

  1. Krita has improved workflow for working with animation frames
  2. Now Krita comes with improved animation timeline display.
  3. Krita has new reference images tool that replaces the old reference images docker.
  4. Krita users can now save and load sessions the set of images and views on images you were working on.
  5. It also supports for multi-monitor workspace layouts.
  6. It can handle larger animation by buffering rendered frames to disk.
  7. Now vanishing point assistant and assistants can be painted with custom colors.
  8. In Krita color picker now has a mixing option.
  9. You can build scripting module with Python 2.
  10. Now Krita gives better performance for brush masks.
  11. Kita supports easy coloring of line-art with the new Colorize Mask Tool.


Before you start to install Krita on Debian 9. You must have the non-root user account on your Desktop with sudo privileges.

1. Install Krita on Debian

First we will need to add repo to /etc/apt/sources.list file. To add the repo open the file with your favourite text editor we will use here nano

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

Now add following line to the end of file then save the file.

deb stable main contrib non-free
deb-src stable main contrib non-free

Update package manager index by typing following in terminal.

sudo apt update

Now install krita typing following command.

sudo apt install krita

2. Uninstall Krita on Debian

To Un-Install Krita and all of its components execute the following command. After execution, Krita will be removed permanently from your Debian Desktop.

sudo apt remove --autoremove krita


Here you have successfully learned how to install Krita on Debian 9 and also how to Uninstall it from Debian. If you have any queries please don’t forget to comment.