How to Install Pinta on Fedora Linux


Pinta is a free, open-source image editor for Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. It is designed to be simple and easy to use, making it an excellent choice for both beginners and experienced users. Pinta includes various features and tools for editing and manipulating images, such as support for layers, customizable brushes, and image effects. It also offers a fully customizable interface, allowing users to tailor the software to their specific needs.

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install Pinta on Fedora Linux using the command line terminal and alternative methods using the default DNF package manager or for users that favor the most up-to-date version available with the Flatpak alternative method.

Update Fedora

First, update your system to ensure all existing packages are up to date to avoid conflicts.

sudo dnf upgrade --refresh

Method 1: Install Pinta with Fedora Repository

The first installation option uses the DNF package manager, the easiest and quickest installation method.

Run the following command to install the software.

sudo dnf install pinta -y

For a more up-to-date version, I recommend the following method for users especially fond of using Flatpak installs.

Method 2: Install Pinta with Flatpak and Flathub

The second option is to use the Flatpak package manager, and Flatpak should already be pre-installed on your Fedora desktop.

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

sudo dnf install flatpak -y

For users re-installing Flatpak, I recommended rebooting your system. Failure to do this can occur with odd issues, such as incorrect icon paths.

reboot

SKIP THE REBOOT IF FLATPAK IS INSTALLED.

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

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

Now install Pinta using the following flatpak command.

flatpak install flathub com.github.PintaProject.Pinta -y

Troubleshoot Pinta Flatpak Installation

First, the most common error when installing a Flatpak from Flathub is the following error output.

"error: Unable to load summary from remote flathub: Can't fetch summary from disabled remote 'flathub,"

The fix is simple, run the following command to enable Flathub.

flatpak remote-modify --enable flathub

This will fix the issue the above issue. The next issue can be access to system files. I would only recommend using the following command if you have access permission with your installation accessing files; use the override command below.

sudo flatpak override com.github.PintaProject.Pinta --filesystem=host

Please do not use this command by default unless it is needed.

How to Launch Pinta

Launching can be done in a few ways now that you have the software installed.

First, in your terminal, type the following command to launch immediately.

pinta

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

flatpak run com.github.PintaProject.Pinta

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

Show Applications > Show Applications> Pinata.

Example:

Once open, you can begin to use image-editing software. I suggest first-time users visit the official Pinta user guide for complete documentation on getting started with Pinta.

Example ( Sorry, I cannot draw ):

Additional Commands & Tips

How to Update Pinta

Depending on the method of installation used, the following commands can be used to update.

DNF Update Method

sudo dnf update --refresh

Flatpak Update Method

flatpak update

Remove Pinta on Fedora Linux

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

See also
How to Install QMPlay2 on Ubuntu 22.04 or 20.04

DNF Remove Method

sudo dnf autoremove pinta

Flatpak Remove Method

flatpak uninstall --delete-data com.github.PintaProject.Pinta

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

flatpak remove --unused

Conclusion

In conclusion, Pinta is a valuable tool for users of Fedora Linux systems. Its lightweight and user-friendly interface makes it easy for new and experienced users to edit and manipulate images. Pinta’s customization options allow users to tailor the software to their specific needs, and its open-source nature means that the source code is available for viewing and modification. Additionally, Pinta is constantly updated and improved by a dedicated community of developers, making it a reliable and current choice for image editing on Fedora.

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