AzPainter is a 16-bit colour paint software for drawing illustrations. It’s not suitable for dot editing. It’s not to perfect but quite powerful in comparison with Adobe Illustrator.

The paint software features:

  • Support pen pressure by using XInput2
  • Colour is handled with 16-bit colour (15 bit fixed-point number), the accuracy of colour rises, but the memory is consumed correspondingly.
  • Layers have useful features such as “folders” and “alpha masks”.
  • The brush can be finely customized.
  • Edit images using filters.
  • Draw Japanese text vertically.
  • Support reading APD (v1-v3) / ADW / PSD / BMP / PNG / JPEG / GIF, and writing APD (v3) / PSD / BMP / PNG / JPEG .

AzPainter - Full Color Illustration Drawing Software for Linux

How to install AzPainter in Ubuntu:

You can install the latest AzPainter packages in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.10, Ubuntu 20.04, and their derivatives via the PPA repository:

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1. Open terminal from your system application menu, and run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alex-p/azpainter

Type your user password (no visual feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

AzPainter - Full Color Illustration Drawing Software for Linux

2. Refresh system package cache and install the software by running following commands one by one:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install azpainter

Once installed, launch the paint software from your system application menu and enjoy!

Uninstall AzPainter:

To remove the PPA repository, either use Software & Updates under Other Software tab or run the command:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:alex-p/azpainter

To remove AzPainter, run following command in terminal:

sudo apt remove --autoremove azpainter

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