Pinta is an open-source, cross-platform bitmap image drawing and editing program inspired by Paint.NET which aims to work as an simpler, easier-to-use alternative to GIMP. It is easy to use multi-platform painting program. Pinta is lighter, powerful and simpler than open-source image editor GIMP. Well, it cannot compete with GIMP because it doesn't offer much features like GIMP.
Pinta is a bitmap image editor with many features typical of image editing software including drawing tools, image filters and colour adjustment tools. The focus on usability is reflected in several of the main features of the program: Unlimited undo history; Multiple language support; Flexible toolbar arrangement, including floating as windows or docking around the image edge.
- Adjustments (Auto level, Black and White, Sepia, and so on)
- Effects (Motion blur, Glow, Warp, and so on)
- Multiple layers Support
- Unlimited undo/redo
- Drawing tools (Paintbrush, Pencil, Shapes, and so on)
- Full History: Pinta tracks your full history so user can always undo.
What's in this release:
- New Features / Improvements:
- Redesigned shape tools (demo video):
- The Line tool now supports drawing curves and arrows
- Shapes remain editable after being drawn
- All shape tools now support drawing dashed lines
- All selection tools now support the Union, Exclude, Xor, and Intersection modes
- New community add-in repository - add-ins can be installed through the Add-in Manager dialog (via the Add-ins menu)
- Redesigned New Image dialog, which includes presets, orientation and background options, and a thumbnail preview of the image.
- The toolbox and color palette now have a flexible layout and can expand horizontally, making them significantly more usable on small screens.
- When launching Pinta from the command line, the standard --version and --help options are now supported.
- Bugs Fixes:
- Fixed a number of issues with the text tool’s support for Unicode text.
- Fixed a number of issues with undoing selections.
- Fixed a number of untranslatable strings throughout Pinta, and the zoom toolbar’s percentages are now formatted using the current locale.
- The text tool now supports the standard shortcuts for toggling bold (Ctrl+B), italic (Ctrl+I), and underline (Ctrl+U), and all of the text can be selected with Ctrl+A.
- Fixed a potential crash after undoing a text action.
- Fixed a crash when holding both the left and right mouse buttons with the Pencil tool.
- Fixed issues with zooming in very far on large images
- Fixed a potential crash when exiting Pinta.
- Fixed issues with the toolbar’s state (hidden vs. visible) not being preserved after re-opening Pinta.
- Fixed several bugs where undo did not work correctly for the Freeform Shape tool.
- Fixed a bug where resizing a selection allowed the selection to grow beyond the edge of the canvas.
- The selection handles are now larger and easier to click.
- Fixed bugs where using the Recolor tool after the Line/Curve tool resulted in odd behavior.
- The error dialog now includes a link to the bug tracker.
- Improved the error message when opening an unsupported file format.
- Fixed an issue where cancelling the saving of a jpg image made it appear that the image had actually been saved.
- Auto-hiding now works correctly for the history and open images pads.
- Auto Crop now works correctly if there is an active selection.
- The progress dialog is now modal.
- The Backspace and Delete keys are now usable when editing text fields in the toolbar.
- Improved the readability of the text cursor against dark backgrounds.
>>>Available for Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic/14.04 Trusty/12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 17.1/17/13/and other Ubuntu derivatives
To install Pinta in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal: