How to install Krita 4.2.8.0 on a Chromebook


Today we are looking at how to install Krita 4.2.8.0 or the newest version on a Chromebook!  It can look a bit challenging but possible for sure!  We created a video for a visual guide as well as an audio guide.  We hope that you will find it helpful.  Please find the instructions below to install Krita, it is the same as those which we used in the video.

We used Flatpak to install Krita as we get the latest version, where the version of Krita which is in the Linux repository on your Chromebook is much older.

Update - Since the release of Chrome OS 80, the Linux Apps have been upgraded and the installation process has become much easier.  We removed the commands which are no longer needed, so you can just ignore those steps in the video and only do the steps with commands below.  Please comment on the YouTube video, if you need any assistance or if you would like an updated video!

Instructions:
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2) no longer needed*
3) sudo apt update
4) sudo apt install flatpak
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7) sudo flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
8) sudo flatpak install flathub org.kde.krita

Official Site:
https://krita.org/

It is also possible to install Blender 2.79 with an easier method on a Chromebook, look here.

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