mtPaint is an open-source and cross-platform painting application which was initially built for creating icons, pixel based artworks and also for digital photo manipulation. Apart from this, mtPaint can also be used for editing indexed palette. Installing mtPaint on Ubuntu is quite easy, and this article sheds light on it.
Before you begin the installation, make sure you update your system with the following command.
root@linuxhelp2:~# apt-get update
In order to install mtPaint Graphic Editor, it is required to install certain dependencies in your system. So, add them to your machine by using the following command.
root@linuxhelp2:~# apt-get install gdebi Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done . . . Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them. 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 7 not upgraded.
Installing Launchpad is also necessary for the installation of mtPaint Graphic Editor. Run the following command to download and install Launchpad.
root@linuxhelp2:~# wget https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+archive/primary/+files/libopenjpeg5_1.5.2-3.1_amd64.deb --2017-07-31 20:46:24-- https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+archive/primary/+files/libopenjpeg5_1.5.2-3.1_amd64.deb Resolving launchpad.net (launchpad.net)... 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11 Connecting to launchpad.net (launchpad.net)|18.104.22.168|:443... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 303 See Other Location: https://launchpadlibrarian.net/207671182/libopenjpeg5_1.5.2-3.1_amd64.deb [following] --2017-07-31 20:46:25-- https://launchpadlibrarian.net/207671182/libopenjpeg5_1.5.2-3.1_amd64.deb Resolving launchpadlibrarian.net (launchpadlibrarian.net)... 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199 Connecting to launchpadlibrarian.net (launchpadlibrarian.net)|188.8.131.52|:443... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK Length: 104144 (102K) [application/x-debian-package] Saving to: ‘libopenjpeg5_1.5.2-3.1_amd64.deb’ libopenjpeg5_1.5.2-3.1_amd64.deb 100%[===========================================================>] 101.70K 204KB/s in 0.5s 2017-07-31 20:46:27 (204 KB/s) - ‘libopenjpeg5_1.5.2-3.1_amd64.deb’ saved [104144/104144].
Then run the following command once it is done.
root@linuxhelp2:~# gdebi libopenjpeg5_1.5.2-3.1_amd64.deb Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Reading state information... Done . . Unpacking libopenjpeg5:amd64 (1:1.5.2-3.1) over (1:1.5.2-3.1) ... Setting up libopenjpeg5:amd64 (1:1.5.2-3.1) ... Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.23-0ubuntu9) ...
Now is the time for the installation of mtPaint, but before that you need to add & update the repo to install mtpaint.
root@linuxhelp2:~# add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/mtpaint mtPaint (currently provides the latest mtPaint 3.50 development release) More info: https://launchpad.net/~webupd8team/+archive/ubuntu/mtpaint Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpz538l94p/secring.gpg' created gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpz538l94p/pubring.gpg' created gpg: requesting key EEA14886 from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com gpg: /tmp/tmpz538l94p/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created gpg: key EEA14886: public key "Launchpad VLC" imported gpg: no ultimately trusted keys found gpg: Total number processed: 1 gpg: imported: 1 (RSA: 1) OK
root@linuxhelp2:~# apt-get update Ign:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/kirillshkrogalev/ffmpeg-next/ubuntu xenial InRelease Hit:2 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease Hit:3 http://ppa.launchpad.net/obsproject/obs-studio/ubuntu xenial InRelease Hit:4 http://ppa.launchpad.net/ondrej/php/ubuntu xenial InRelease Get:5 http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/mtpaint/ubuntu xenial InRelease [17.5 kB] Get:6 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease [102 kB] . . . Get:32 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/multiverse amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [5,892 B] Get:33 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports/main amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [3,328 B] Get:34 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports/universe amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [4,688 B] Fetched 3,589 kB in 12s (284 kB/s) Reading package lists... Done
All is set for the installation of mtPaint, so use the following command to trigger the installation of mtPaint in your Ubuntu machine.
root@linuxhelp2:~# apt install mtpaint Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required: gcc-5-base:i386 glib-networking:i386 libatk-bridge2.0-0:i386 libatk1.0-0:i386 libatspi2.0-0:i386 libavahi-client3:i386 libavahi-common-data:i386 libavahi-common3:i386 libboost-filesystem1.58.0:i386 libboost-system1.58.0:i386 libbsd0:i386 libcairo-gobject2:i386 libcairo2:i386 libcapnp-0.5.3:i386 libcolord2:i386 libcups2:i386 libdatrie1:i386 libdbus-1-3:i386 . . . Setting up libgif7:amd64 (5.1.4-0.3~16.04) ... Setting up mtpaint (3.49.12-1~webupd8~xenial2) ... Setting up mtpaint-handbook (3.44.09-1~webupd8~0) ... Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.23-0ubuntu9) ...
With this, the installation of mtPaint is over. The usability of mtPaint is not just confined to creating static artwork but also for creating animation and animated GIF's. Also, you can transform image gamma, brightness, contrast, saturation, hue, etc. It supports effects such as invert, grey-scale, isometric transformations, edge detect, sharpen, unsharp mask, soften, Gaussian blur, emboss, bacteria. With all these features, mtPaint is a handy design tool. Enjoy creating and editing image files with mtPaint.
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