How to install mtPaint Graphic editor on ubuntu 16.04

To install mtPaint Graphic Editor on Ubuntu 

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.

 

Installing mtPaint Graphic Editor

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
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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)... 91.189.89.223, 91.189.89.222
Connecting to launchpad.net (launchpad.net)|91.189.89.223|: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)... 91.189.89.229, 91.189.89.228
Connecting to launchpadlibrarian.net (launchpadlibrarian.net)|91.189.89.229|: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
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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]
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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
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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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