Photoshop is the most widely used image editing program in the world, one that many users find particularly lacking in Linux and that often causes many not to decide to make the leap. For skeptics there is GIMP, but there are some who just don’t see it clearly as an alternative.
For them today we will talk about Pinta, a image editing tool and drawing for Ubuntu completely free, with an appearance very reminiscent of the proprietary image editor of Adobe and so widespread worldwide.
the program its version 1.6 has arrived and with it comes a dialogue of redesigned images and tools, a repository of add-ins community managed and fixed for over 50 errors. Although it now also serves as a very basic alternative to Photoshop and GIMP, in its beginnings it was based on Paint.NET.
The application was created to be used as a simpler alternative of more complicated applications as we discussed earlier. In addition to allowing the use of drawing tools, we have unlimited layers, work history to help us take steps back, and a fully configurable user interface.
The previous version of the program came out almost a year ago and already incorporated the add-ins which here is advertised as something new, but there was no downloadable content in those days. Now we can find it connectors to download by Pinta. There are currently six: Ascii Art, WebP support, Block Brush, Generate Grid, Night Vision Effect and Uploader, along with a demo.
per to Install Paint on Ubuntu all you have to do is the repository we give you below:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pinta-maintainers/pinta-stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install pinta
Pinta still has it a lot of work remains to be a really alternative tool to GIMP already Photoshop, but if you don’t want to complicate yourself too much or the GIMP interface doesn’t just convince you it may be a valid option. In my opinion it is still a bit limited, but we will see if the project has a good future and if improvements are implemented in the future.