How to install Krita on a Chromebook

Today we are looking at how to install Krita 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!

Update 2 - with the release of Krita 4.2.9 it stopped working as expected on a Chromebook, so we created a new tutorial with a different method to install a fully functional version of Krita 4.2.8, look here.

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3) sudo apt update
4) sudo apt install flatpak
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7) sudo flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub
8) sudo flatpak install flathub org.kde.krita

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Update:  In Chrome OS 83 Linux Apps has an option now, not seen in this video as it was recorded before Chrome OS 83, to choose a username for your Linux Apps,  it is completely optional and you can just press on the install option to continue, as seen in the video.  Please send us a comment on YouTube if you need assistance!

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