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How to Install MyPaint on Ubuntu 20.04 | 22.04 LTS

In this guide, we will show you how to install MyPaint on Ubuntu Systems.

MyPaint is a free and open-source raster graphics editor for digital painting. It is available for Windows, macOS, and Unix-like operating systems.

MyPaint is python3 support and supports graphics tablets made, symmetry modes, layer management and dynamic brush library.

Install MyPaint on Ubuntu-APT method

Follow the steps below to get started with MyPaint :

  • Update your Ubuntu system packages with running the below command:
sudo apt update -y && sudo apt upgrade -y
  • MyPaint package is not available on Ubuntu base repository. So You can install it directly as follows:
sudo apt install mypaint -y

Install MyPaint using flatpak

NOTE: Also you can get MyPaint with Flatpak

Flatpak, formerly known as xdg-app, is a utility for software deployment and package management for Linux. It is advertised as offering a sandbox environment in which users can run application software in isolation from the rest of the system.

  • So install the Flatpak manager with running the following command:
sudo apt install flatpak -y
  • Enable Flatpak using the following command
sudo flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub
  • Install MyPaint using the following flatpak command.
flatpak install flathub org.mypaint.MyPaint -y

Access MyPaint

  • You can search on the system search bar by typing MyPaint as follows
  • Alternatively, Flatpak users will need to launch using the command below:
flatpak run flathub org.mypaint.MyPaint -y
  • MyPaint will be launched as shown below

How to Remove (Uninstall) MyPaint

  • Remove MyPaint APT Method
sudo apt autoremove mypaint --purge -y
  • Remove MyPaint with Flatpak Remove Method:
flatpak uninstall --delete-data org.mypaint.MyPaint -y
flatpak remove --unused


That’s it



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