MyPaint is an alternative to Microsoft's Paint for Linux distributions. It carries almost similar functions as available in MS Paint & Brush. MyPaint takes quite a little memory and has a smaller footprint on the disk. It is super fast and does a marvelous job to get bitmap images done just like MS Paint.
Also, it works without any issue on most of the Linux distributions.
Here at Ibmi Media, as part of our Server Management Services, we regularly help our Customers to perform related Open Source Software Installation queries.
In this context, we shall look into how to install MyPaint on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.
How to install MyPaint on Ubuntu ?
MyPaint is a lightweight software and does not take huge dependencies. It, however, requires you to have Python3 installed which in most cases is available already. MyPaint does not depend on the desktop environment. No matter what desktop environment you are using, it will work without any issues.
To install MyPaint, I would recommend updating system repositories before installing the software:
$ sudo apt update
Now run the following command to install MyPaint:
$ sudo apt install -y mypaint
After installation, you can confirm by running the following command:
$ mypaint --version
How to access MyPaint ?
MyPaint will be available in both the system dashboard and command line after installation.
Check the graphics folder or search the system dashboard to access MyPaint.
Alternatively, To access it from the command line simply invoke MyPaint command as below to use the software:
Now, the verbose shows what kind of dependencies and libraries MyPaint is using.
Otherwise, you can always access it from the system dashboard which is natural when it comes to launching any applications.
How to uninstall MyPaint from Ubuntu Linux system ?
In order to remove MyPaint from your system, simply run the following command:
$ sudo apt remove mypaint
This will remove MyPaint and related libraries.
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