mtPaint Graphic Editor – Alternative to MSPaint for Linux OS

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mtPaint Graphic Editor (developed by  Mark Tyler) is a free painting program that was designed for creating icons, pixel-based artworks as well as for manipulating digital photos. Furthermore, it can be used to edit indexed palette or 24 bit RGB images and offers painting, palette, and image manipulation tools similar to the popular Microsoft MS Paint. Before we proceed on how to install mtPaint on Ubuntu, lets take a quick look at its features.

mtPaint Graphic Editor Features

  • It can save and load the following file extensions: BMP, GIF, JPEG, LSS, PNG, TGA, TIFF, XPM, XBM
  • Comes with image channels: Alpha, Selection, as well as Mask. All saved to a PNG file
  • It can be used to create animations by moving layers, or shifting palettes, as well as animated GIF’s using Gifsicle
  • Can transform image gamma, brightness, contrast, saturation, hue, posterize from a single dialog, as well as preview the results in real time
  • It can resize and rescale the canvas, enlarging or reducing, using several filter methods
  • Offers tools to shuffle pixels, flood fill, draw straight lines, smudge, clone, paste text, draw/fill rectangle/ellipses
  • Because of its memory friendliness, it limit memory used for undo images
  • and a host of other features which can be found in its homepage

How to install mtPaint Graphic Editor on Ubuntu 17.04 and below

  • For Ubuntu 17.04, we first install mtpaint required dependency
sudo apt install gdebi    wget    sudo gdebi libopenjpeg5_1.5.2-3.1_amd64.deb
  • Now add & update the repo and install mtpaint
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/mtpaint    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt install mtpaint

How to remove mtPaint from Ubuntu

sudo apt remove mypaint
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