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The image editing app Pinta has a new bug-fix release out.

Pinta 1.7.1 is intended as the final update in the GTK2-based series, with a GTK3 build (dubbed Pinta 1.8) said to be nearly ready for release.

Building on the feature set introduced in last year’s revival release Pinta 1.7.1 adds a couple of notable improvements:

  • Scroll canvas horizontally by holding shift and using mouse wheel
  • Swap primary and secondary palette colors by pressing x
  • Zoom in and out without pressing the ctrl key
  • Informative dialog when attempting to open an unsupported file format
  • Use arrow keys to move 1 pixel in Move Selected Pixels, Move Selection tools
  • Shift can be used to constrain to a uniform scale when scaling
  • About dialog allows copying version info to clipboard
  • Tab tooltips now show full file path

A flotilla’s worth of bug fixes also ship in this release to nix pesky issues such as:

  • Auto Crop removes an additional pixel on the bottom and right side of the image
  • Drawing a single pixel with the Pencil tool used black instead of the palette color
  • Regression that could produce blurred pixels when using the Move Selected Pixels tool
  • Document might marked as modified after certain undo/redo actions
  • Move Selected Pixels tool did not handle transparent pixels correctly
  • Initial corner of a rectangle shape sometimes cut off
  • Text tool not correctly clipped against selection
  • Improved handling of memory allocation failures for large documents

Install Pinta 1.7.1 on Ubuntu

Pinta is free, open source software. You can download the latest version of the app for Windows, macOS, and Linux direct from the project website. Source code is available on Github.

The recommended way to install Pinta on Ubuntu is to use the Snap build:

sudo snap install pinta

An official Pinta PPA is also available but you are likely to encounter issues resulting from mismatched Mono versions unless you also add the Mono PPA too.

Prefer Flatpak? Pinta is now available on Flathub.

h/t John; Albert

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