How to install Krita on the Raspberry PI 4

Krita is the full-featured digital art studio. It works well on the RPi4 8 GB model.

It is perfect for sketching and painting, and presents an end–to–end solution for creating digital painting files from scratch by masters.

Krita is a great choice for creating concept art, comics, textures for rendering and matte paintings. Krita supports many colorspaces like RGB and CMYK at 8 and 16 bits integer channels, as well as 16 and 32 bits floating point channels.

Have fun painting with the advanced brush engines, amazing filters and many handy features that make Krita enormously productive.

First, you need to install Flatpak. A flatpak package is available in Raspberry Pi OS. To install it, run the following as root:

sudo apt install flatpak

Next, add the Flathub repository. Flathub is the best place to get Flatpak apps. To enable it, run:

flatpak remote-add –if-not-exists flathub

Reboot your PI.

To install Krita, run the following as root:

flatpak install flathub org.kde.krita

Once installed, to run Krita type the following command:

flatpak run org.kde.krita

That’s it! You should now be able to run the Photoshop like program on your Raspberry Pi 4.

Happy Halloween from!

Happy Halloween from!

Halloween PumpkinPi for Raspberry Pi

Halloween PumpkinPi for Raspberry Pi

It’s time to grab the most terrifying Raspberry Pi board ever devised this Halloween! Ahhhhhh!

The Halloween PumpkinPi programmable kit is designed for any maker or hacker and an ideal kit for people new to Raspberry Pi or even the experienced users who want to practice the art of programming!

There are two versions of this product (via the “options” dropdown above):

  • Pre-soldered Kit – The Halloween PumpkinPi programmable kit is a do-it-yourself programming kit! Each kit is fully assembled (no soldering required) but you’ll need to code in your LED pattern to get your pumpkin terrifying the neighbors! We’ve got some example code to start you off which runs through a pattern on the 12 LEDs, but we can’t wait to see what you come up with!
    • Contents – 1x Halloween PumpkinPi – Ready to rock & roll!
  • Soldering Kit – Looking for more of a challenge? The Halloween PumpkinPi Solder Kit is a do-it-yourself solder kit that comes completely unassembled. Just follow our easy soldering guide on putting it all together, plug it into your Raspberry Pi and your Halloween Pumpkin will terrify the neighbors! The kit includes 12 LEDs and uses a CD4017BE counter & 555 timer chip to light and rotate the LED’s through a pre-defined pattern, no programming required!
    • Contents – 1x Halloween PumpkinPi PCB, 12 LEDs, CD4017BE Counter IC, 555 Timer IC, Resistors, 40 Pin Header

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