Install KolourPaint in Ubuntu 14.04

KolourPaint (similar to GIMP or Krita and the popular Microsoft MS Paint) is a free and open source GNU / Linux with which you can draw with simple to use tools and edit images easily. It has various selection tools, drawing polygons and other geometric shapes, drawing tools for straight lines and curves, customizable color palette, color picker, filler, paint brush, spary, brush and pencil.

KolourPaint also has several tools for editing images and resizing, flipping or rotation. You can also find different effects to apply to our photographs as smoothing, embossing, color adjustment or deformation.

Key Features

File Operations

  • Open/Save in all file formats provided by KImageIO (PNG, JPEG, BMP, ICO, PCX, TIFF,…) with preview
  • Print, Print Preview
  • Mail
  • Set as Wallpaper

Undo/Redo Support (10-500 levels of history depending on memory usage)


  • Brush, Color Eraser, Color Picker, Connected Lines a.k.a. Polyline
  • Curve, Ellipse, Eraser, Flood Fill, Line, Pen, Polygon, Rectangle
  • Rounded Rectangle, Spraycan, Text

Image Effects

  • Autocrop / Remove Internal Border
  • Balance (Brightness, Contrast, Gamma)
  • Clear, Emboss, Flatten, Flip, Invert (with choice of channels)
  • Reduce Colours, Reduce to Greyscale, Resize, Rotate
  • Scale, Set as Image (Crop), Skew, Smooth Scale, Soften & Sharpen

Close-up Editing

  • Zoom (from 0.01x to 16x)
  • Grid
  • Thumbnail

Install latest version 4.13

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install kolourpaint4

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