Pinta is an open-source image editing tool available for free, and it has quickly become a favorite among novice and experienced users. One of the things that makes Pinta so appealing is its ease of use. The interface is clean and intuitive, and users can quickly find the necessary tools. Even better, Pinta offers a wide range of features, including support for layers, transparency, and high-resolution images. For anyone looking for a powerful yet user-friendly image editor, Pinta is an excellent option.
The following tutorial will teach you how to install Pinta on Manjaro 21 Linux. The tutorial will use the command line terminal and the default Arch Linux/Manjaro repository.
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Update Manjaro Linux
First, before you begin, make sure your system is up-to-date to avoid any issues.
sudo pacman -Syu
Now that you have installed the yay package management helper, you can install the software using the following command.
sudo pacman -S pinta --noconfirm
Remove –noconfirm to manually go through the installation questions instead of selecting the default answers.
How to Launch Pinta
Floorp can be launched by opening the application using the following path.
Taskbar > Graphics > Pinta.
Once opened, an example of the default landing screen.
Congratulations, you installed the latest Pinta version on your system.
How to Update/Upgrade Pinta
The best way to upgrade the software is to use the following terminal command.
sudo pacman -Syu
Alternatively, use the second command that will check for updates and re-download the repository database. This is a taxing method for users with slow networks; users will fast networks and resources will not notice too much difference.
sudo pacman -Syyu
Note it is advised to run terminal commands now and then, even if you have set up auto-updates or notifications updates using GUI methods. This will ensure your system is receiving those updates.
How to Remove (Uninstall) Pinta
When you no longer want the software installed on your system, use the following command to remove it.
sudo -Rs pinta
Comments and Conclusion
Pinta is an excellent image editing tool for both novice and experienced users. With its intuitive interface, it’s easy to learn the basics of photo editing quickly; and with its wealth of features, there’s plenty to explore for those who want to take their editing skills further. Whether you’re a photographer wanting to touch up your photos before uploading them online or a graphic designer working on a new project, Pinta is worth checking out.