Install Krita on Raspberry Pi

Krita

Krita is the full-featured digital art studio.

It is perfect for sketching and painting, and presents an end–to–end solution for creating digital painting files from scratch by masters.

Krita is a great choice for creating concept art, comics, textures for rendering and matte paintings. Krita supports many colorspaces like RGB and CMYK at 8 and 16 bits integer channels, as well as 16 and 32 bits floating point channels.

Have fun painting with the advanced brush engines, amazing filters and many handy features that make Krita enormously productive.

To run: Menu -> Games -> Krita
To run in a terminal: krita

Fortunately, Krita is very easy to install on your Raspberry Pi in just two steps.

  1. Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Raspberry Pi.
  2. Use Pi-Apps to install Krita.

Compatibility

For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest version of Raspberry Pi OS, which is currently version Bullseye.
Raspberry Pi OS has 32-bit and 64-bit variants, both of which will run on most Raspberry Pi computers, including the Pi 3 and the Pi 4.
Krita will only run on PiOS 64-bit. Pi-Apps will not let you install Krita on PiOS 32-bit.

Install Pi-Apps

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

Install Krita

Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install Krita.
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:

Then click on the Creative Arts category.

Now scroll down to find Krita in the list.

Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install Krita for you!

Pi-Apps is a free and open source tool made by Botspot and other contributors. Find out more at https://pi-apps.io