How to Install Krita on Fedora 36 Linux

Krita is a free and open-source graphics editing program designed for digital painting, 2D animation, or general image manipulation. It runs on Windows, macOS (both Intel 64bit), Linux hits, Android & Chrome OS and is one of the more popular paint applications for users that deal with digital photos.

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install Krita on Fedora 36 Linux using the Fedora DNF Repository or the natively installed third-party manager Flatpak using the command line terminal, along with some tips on how to update or remove the software in the future if required.

Update Fedora Linux

The first step is to make sure your system is up-to-date to avoid issues during the installation and for good practice. This is done by opening your terminal and using the following command.

sudo dnf upgrade --refresh

Install Krita – DNF Method

For most users, the easiest way to install Krita is to utilize the Fedora repository using the DNF package manager; given that Fedora focuses on the latest releases every six months and often, during that time, releases even more updates, you are generally on the latest if not one version behind in most cases making it desirable instead of using alternative package managers.

Install Krita using the following DNF install command.

sudo dnf install krita -y

For users seeking the Flatpack alternative, see the next section.

Install Krita – Flatpak Method

The second option is to use the Flatpak package manager installed on Fedora-based systems. The extra benefit of using Flatpak installations is that you will always have the most up-to-date version. However, with distributions such as Fedora or similar types that focus on the latest packages, the significant advantage is often not as substantial or not present. However, still, this is the user’s discretion in choosing.

First, re-install the Flatpak manager if it was removed previously.

sudo dnf install flatpak -y

For users re-installing Flatpak, it is often recommended to reboot your system. Failure to do this can occur with odd issues arising, such as paths not being generated for icons.

reboot

SKIP THE REBOOT IF FLATPAK IS INSTALLED.

Next, you need to enable Flatpack using the following command in your terminal.

sudo flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo

Ideally, you should reboot at this stage; if you skip this and notice icons not appearing, the reboot will generate the paths required for the future.

reboot

Now run the installation using the following flatpak command.

flatpak install flathub org.kde.krita

If the above command does not work and you receive the “error: Unable to load summary from remote flathub: Can’t fetch summary from disabled remote ‘flathub’ use the following command.

flatpak remote-modify --enable flathub

This will fix the issue.

How to Launch Krita

Now that you have the paint application installed, launching can be done in a few ways.

The first way to immediately open Krita is to use the following terminal command.

krita

If you would like to launch and use the terminal simultaneously, use the following command.

krita &

Alternatively, Flatpak users will need to launch using the command below from a terminal instance.

flatpak run org.kde.krita

However, this is not practical, and you would use the following path on your desktop to open the application.

Activities > Show Applications > Krita

Example:

How to Install Krita on Fedora 36 Linux

Next, you will arrive at the default landing screen of Krita, where you can begin to use the painting program.

Example:

How to Install Krita on Fedora 36 Linux

How to Update/Upgrade Krita

Depending on the method used, the following commands can be used to update using the command line terminal instead of relying on automatic updates.

DNF Method

sudo dnf update --refresh

Flatpak Method

flatpak update

How to Remove (Uninstall) Krita

Use one of the following commands to suit the original installation method for users who no longer require the application.

DNF Remove Method

sudo dnf autoremove krita -y

Flatpak Remove Method

flatpak uninstall --delete-data org.kde.krita

Next, run the following command for any leftover clean-up.

flatpak remove --unused

Comments and Conclusion

In the guide, you have learned to install the Krita Digital Paint Editor on Fedora 36 Linux.

If you’re an artist or want to dabble in digital art, Krita is a great program. It’s free and open-source, so it’s perfect for artists on a budget. Plus, the developers are constantly working to improve the program to ensure that you’re getting the best possible tools.



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