Pinta, the open-source drawing/editing program modelled after Paint.NET, has hit version 0.4 today adding configurable docking pads, better file support and font preview when using the text tool.

I can’t offer too much insight into this latest version as, well, it doesn’t work for me. The addition of moveable and if-you-want floatable panes is undoubtedly a boon, allowing users to adapt Pinta to their work-flow rather than the other way round. I can also, thankfully, confirm that many of the visual bugs that mired the previous releases (such as oversized toolbar entries) are now totally fixed.


Pinta can be installed from the Pinta PPA using the following: –

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:moonlight-team/pinta
  • sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install pinta

For the PPA shy you can grab a .deb of the latest release @ Pinta 0.4 Lucid .deb
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