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How to Install MyPaint on Linux Mint 21

MyPaint is a drawing application that is made to be used with graphics tablets and other input devices. It is available for Windows, macOS, and Linux operating systems, it offers a wide range of features and tools for creating digital art. So, if you are interested in drawing and looking for a reliable, easy to use drawing application for Linux Mint 21 then try MyPaint; for detailed procedure for its installation read this guide.

How to Install MyPaint on Linux Mint 21

Some of the key features of MyPaint include a customizable interface, support for a variety of brush types and textures, and the ability to work with multiple layers. To are multiple ways to install MyPaint on Linux Mint and 3 of easy ones are:

1: Through Apt Package Manager

One way to install MY Paint is by using the apt package manager of Linux Mint, the process is quite simply and easy just follow the subsequent steps:

Step 1: First update the packages list for the default package manager as it is a advisable for installing any application and for that:

$ sudo apt update

Step 2: Next just use the default package manager of Linux Mint that is apt to install the MyPaint like this:

$ sudo apt install mypaint -y

Once it is installed, now run the application through Linux Mint terminal by executing:

$ mypaint

To remove this application completely from Linux Mint 21 using the same package manager by executing:

$ sudo apt remove --autoremove mypaint -y

2: Through Linux Mint Software Manager

MyPaint is included in the repositories for Linux Mint 21, so it can be easily installed using the built-in Software Manager, here are some steps one needs to follow in this regard:

Step 1: search for Software Manager in the search bar of the Linux Mint app menu and open it:

Step 2: Next, search for MyPaint in the search bar of Linux Mint Software Manager and afterwards click on the first option that appeared in the search:

Step 3: Click the Install button, the Software Manager will download and install the latest version of MyPaint on your system:

Now to run the application just click on Launch button and begin making paintings or drawings:

To remove this application simply just open the Software Manager and after selecting the application click on Remove button:

3: Through MyPaint AppImage

Another option is to download the MyPaint installer for the standard version as it is quite stable version with few or no bugs from GitHub, below are some steps that one needs to perform to get MY Paint on Linux Mint through its App Image:

Step 1: There are two ways to download the AppImage file from GitHub one is by simply clicking on it or by executing:

$ wget

Step 2: Now allow the permissions to access the file to the owners of system by executing:

$ chmod 755 MyPaint-v2.0.1.AppImage

Now you are all set so run this application on Linux Mint by executing:

$ ./MyPaint-v2.0.1.AppImage

To remove MyPaint from Linux Mint if installed through its AppImage then just remove the AppImage file by executing:

$ sudo rm MyPaint-v2.0.1.AppImage


MyPaint is developed by a community of volunteers and is released under a free software license, which allows users to freely use, modify, and distribute the software. It also includes tools for adjusting the color, size, and shape of brushes, as well as features for importing and exporting images in various formats. There are three ways to install it on Linux Mint 21 that are: through apt, through software manager and through its AppImage file.

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Aaliyan Javaid

I am an electrical engineer and a technical blogger. My keen interest in embedded systems has led me to write and share my knowledge about them.