Pinta – Paint.NET clone for linux

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Pinta is a drawing/editing program modeled after Paint.NET. Its goal is to provide a simplified alternative to GIMP for casual users. It currently supports most basic drawing tools, unlimited layers, unlimited undo history, and a wide array of image adjustments and effects.

Install Pinta in Ubuntu Lucid/Karmic

Open the terminal and run the following commands

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:moonlight-team/pinta

sudo apt-get update

sudo aptitude install pinta


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21 Responses

  1. Arkadi says:

    It is a nice program, but it uses MONO and that’s why I will not use it.

  2. Vladicon says:

    Starts fast and that’s enough for me, thanks. I’m not a progger, so MONO or NOT MONO doesn’t mean nothing for the user.

  3. Miguel says:

    Hi! A question from the ignorance: What’s the problem if the program uses MOMO? As final user if this program is light that GIMP for simple things I think that I’ll use it. I don’t care if uses MOMO or not unless if the fact of use MOMO causes damage to someone.


  4. EzyRyder says:

    Hi Miguel!

    From Mono development homepage:
    “An open source, cross-platform, implementation of C# and the CLR that is binary compatible with Microsoft.NET” Mono is used in for example Banshee, Beagle, F-Spot, Moonlight and Tomboy.

  5. Arkadi says:

    MONO based on the ‘.net’ technology which belongs to Mirosoft’s. Any user who uses software based on MONO is encouraging the usage of Microsoft’s patents, and because of those users more software like that is written. One day Microsoft will become inpatient and will sued your favorite distribution makers because they include mono software or close the development of your favorite software because those legal issues.
    What would you do then? Because of that I’m trying not to use MONO based software.

    Sorry for my bad English.

  6. Miguel says:

    Thanks for the replies guys! Now I understand better 😉

    Good weekend!

  7. Ahmad Amr says:

    The command “sudo add-apt-repository ppa:moonlight-team/pinta” can’t complete and gives the following error message:

    “gpg: requesting key B98E84D3 from hkp server
    gpg: keyserver timed out
    gpg: keyserver receive failed: keyserver error”

  8. chuck says:

    I wonder if this program uses some mono-only stuff. Since it’s done in gtk (apparently) couldn’t it be implemented in Vala?

  9. Arkadi says:

    I’m sure it could be ported to Vala really easily, but I think it should be done now while the project code is still small.

  10. Martin says:

    To Arkadi: Java is owned by Oracle, so we shouldn’t use it?? Nonsense!
    C#/.NET based on ECMA standard. Good blog post from Miguel (GNOME/GTK/MONO founder):

  11. Thomas says:

    I followed the steps to install in Lucid and was shown that dkms{u} fakeroot{u} linux-headers-2.6.32-21{u} patch{u} would be removed freeing 75mb of space. That didn’t sound good so I aborted. I then installed Pinta through synaptic and it did not say the header would be removed. Was it supposed to do that?

  12. Quijotesca says:

    “Launchpad broken, non-functional nonsense” Sounds kind of deep, but I don’t think it was supposed to do that.

  13. Jerry Kreps says:

    What’s wrong with Mono?

    IF Mono (Microsoft’s .NET clone) becomes the default on the Linux desktop then what is the point of Linux?

  14. coast says:

    Nice program works well just what I was looking for 🙂

  15. John says:

    Mono has not explained the steps to Register a .Net DLL (C#) on UBUNTU 10.10.. i have struggled a lot for this. It would be of great help to me if anyone explain.

  16. Bilal says:

    Think you, its very usefull!

  17. avinash says:

    thanks..serves my purpose.

  18. AXIUM1998 says:

    what is mono?

  19. Zack says:

    sudo apt-get install pinta

  20. hihi says:

    how do i download pinta

  21. black_hawk-C50D says:

    Keeps crashing. :’)

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