Pinta is a free, open-source image editing tool for Linux distributions such as Fedora. The user interface is straightforward, making it an excellent choice for novice users. The drawing tools are comprehensive and easy to use, and the wide range of effects makes it easy to add a professional touch to your images. One of the best features of Pinta is the ability to create unlimited layers, which is impossible with other image editing tools. This makes it possible to experiment with different effects and corrections without damaging the original image.
In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install Pinta on Fedora 37/36/35 Linux using the command line terminal and alternative methods using the default DNF package manager or for users that favor the most up-to-date version available with the Flatpak alternative method.
Recommended Steps Before Installation
First, update your system to ensure all existing packages are up to date to avoid conflicts.
sudo dnf upgrade --refresh
#1st Method – Install Pinta – Fedora Repository
The first installation option uses the DNF package manager, the easiest and quickest installation method.
Run the following command to install the software.
sudo dnf install pinta -y
For a more up-to-date version, I recommend the following method for users especially fond of using Flatpak installs.
#2nd Method – Install Pinta – Flatpak/Flathub Method
The second option is to use the Flatpak package manager. Flatpak should already be pre-installed on your Fedora desktop.
First, re-install the Flatpak manager if it was removed previously.
sudo dnf install flatpak -y
For users re-installing Flatpak, I recommended rebooting your system. Failure to do this can occur with odd issues, such as incorrect icon paths.
SKIP THE REBOOT IF FLATPAK IS INSTALLED.
Next, you need to enable Flatpack using the following command in your terminal.
flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
Now install Pinta using the following flatpak command.
flatpak install flathub com.github.PintaProject.Pinta -y
If the above command does not work and you receive the “error: Unable to load summary from remote flathub: Can’t fetch summary from disabled remote ‘flathub’‘ use the following command.
flatpak remote-modify --enable flathub
Launch Pinta on Fedora Linux
Launching can be done in a few ways now that you have the software installed.
First, in your terminal, type the following command to launch immediately.
Alternatively, Flatpak users will need to launch using the command below from a terminal instance.
flatpak run com.github.PintaProject.Pinta
However, this is not practical, and you would use the following path on your desktop.
Show Applications > Show Applications> Pinata.
Once open, you can begin to use image-editing software. I suggest first-time users visit the official Pinta user guide for complete documentation on getting started with Pinta.
Update Pinta on Fedora Linux
Depending on the method of installation used, the following commands can be used to update.
DNF Update Method
sudo dnf update --refresh
Flatpak Update Method
Remove Pinta on Fedora Linux
Use one of the following commands to suit the original installation method for users who no longer require the application.
DNF Remove Method
sudo dnf autoremove pinta
Flatpak Remove Method
flatpak uninstall --delete-data com.github.PintaProject.Pinta
Next, run the following command for any leftover clean-up.
flatpak remove --unused