How to install Krita 5.2.2 on a Chromebook

In this guide, we'll walk you through the process of installing Krita 5.2.2 on your Chromebook. Krita is a powerful, open-source digital painting and illustration software that's popular among artists and designers. By following these steps, you'll be able to unleash your creativity on your Chromebook using this professional-grade tool.


Before we begin, it's important to note that this tutorial is specifically designed for Chromebooks with Intel or AMD CPUs that support Linux Apps. Unfortunately, Chromebooks with ARM64 architecture CPUs are not compatible with this method. If you're unsure about your Chromebook's specifications, you can check our lists of:

If your Chromebook doesn't meet these requirements, don't worry! You can still install Krita through the Google Play Store.

Video Tutorial

For a visual guide, you can follow along with our video tutorial above. The video provides a step-by-step walkthrough of the installation process, complementing the written instructions below.

Installation Steps

Here are the commands you'll need to run in your Chromebook's Linux terminal to install Krita 5.2.2:

1) sudo apt update
2) sudo apt install kmenuedit fuse libnss3
3) wget -c
4) chmod 755 krita-5.2.2-x86_64.appimage
5) ./krita-5.2.2-x86_64.appimage
6) kmenuedit

Let's break down what each of these commands does:

  1. Updates your package lists to ensure you have the latest information about available packages.
  2. Installs necessary dependencies for Krita, including the KDE menu editor and required libraries.
  3. Downloads the Krita 5.2.2 AppImage file directly from the KDE servers.
  4. Changes the permissions of the downloaded file to make it executable.
  5. Runs the Krita AppImage, launching the application.
  6. Opens the KDE menu editor, allowing you to add Krita to your app launcher for easy access.

Additional Information

Krita is a versatile digital painting application that offers a wide range of features for artists, including customizable brushes, layer management, and support for various file formats. By installing it on your Chromebook, you're opening up a world of creative possibilities.

If you encounter any issues during the installation process, don't hesitate to reach out to us through a YouTube comment on the tutorial video. We're here to help!

For those interested in learning more about Krita or keeping up with the latest updates, you can visit the official Krita website.

Chromebook Resources

If you're in the market for a new Chromebook or looking to optimize your current setup, check out these helpful resources:

We hope this guide helps you get Krita up and running on your Chromebook. Happy creating!