Install Kolourpaint on Raspberry Pi
An easy-to-use paint program.
KolourPaint is a simple painting program to quickly create raster images. It is useful as a touch-up tool and simple image editing tasks.
- Support for drawing various shapes: lines, rectangles, rounded rectangles, ovals and polygons
- Curves, lines and text
- Colour picker
- Rotation, monochrome, redaction and other advanced effects
To run: Menu -> Graphics -> Kolourpaint
To run in terminal: kolourpaint
Fortunately, Kolourpaint is very easy to install on your Raspberry Pi in just two steps.
- Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Raspberry Pi.
- Use Pi-Apps to install Kolourpaint.
For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest version of Raspberry Pi OS, which is currently version Bookworm.
Raspberry Pi OS has 32-bit and 64-bit variants, both of which will run on most Raspberry Pi computers, including the Pi 3, Pi 4, and Pi5.
Kolourpaint will run on either PiOS 32-bit or 64-bit.
Pi-Apps is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to install the most useful programs on your Raspberry Pi with just a few clicks.
Open a terminal and run this command to install Pi-Apps:
wget -qO- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Botspot/pi-apps/master/install | bash
Feel free to check out the Pi-Apps source code here: https://github.com/Botspot/pi-apps
Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install Kolourpaint.
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:
Then click on the Creative Arts category.
Now scroll down to find Kolourpaint in the list.
Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install Kolourpaint for you!