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Pinta 0.2 Released, bags 5 new tools, new effects (.deb)

Pinta is a simple GTK drawing and graphics editing programme modelled after Windows application Paint.NET.

New Features

Version 0.2 has just been released adding the following features to the tool-set: –

  • 5 new tools – Zoom, Paint bucket, colour replacer, line and pan
  • 5 new adjustments – Levels, Curves, Brightness/Contrast, Hue/Saturation and Posterization
  • 5 new image effects – Ink Sketch, Oil Painting, Pencil Sketch, Gaussian Blur and Glow
  • Enhanced layer and history pads
  • Multi-threaded adjustments/effects rendering
  • GUI Improvements


You can download Pinta 0.2 @

Alternatively download the following .deb files: –

Lucid @

Karmic @

Pinta 0.3 — What to expect

Pinta 0.3 is provisionally scheduled for release in a month and a bit time. What can you expect? According to the Pinta roadmap the following tools and features at least: –

  • Gradient
  • Clone Stamp
  • Text Tool
  • Magic Wand
  • Ruler Widget
  • As many new effects as possible
Thanks to Alex