Install Pinta on Nintendo Switch


A powerful painting program including numberous adjustments, drawing tools, multiple layers, and a flexible interface.

To run: Menu -> Graphics -> Pinta
To run in a terminal: pinta

Fortunately, Pinta is very easy to install on your Nintendo Switch in just two steps.

  1. Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Nintendo Switch.
  2. Use Pi-Apps to install Pinta.


For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest version of Switchroot L4T Ubuntu, which is currently version 5.1.0 Ubuntu Bionic.
Pinta will run on L4T Ubuntu ARM64.

Install Pi-Apps

Pi-Apps is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to install the most useful programs on your Nintendo Switch with just a few clicks.

Open a terminal and run this command to install Pi-Apps:

wget -qO- | bash

Feel free to check out the Pi-Apps source code here:

Install Pinta

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

Then click on the Creative Arts category.

Now scroll down to find Pinta in the list.

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

Pi-Apps is a free and open source tool made by Botspot and other contributors. Find out more at