Pinta is an cross-platform image editor inspired by Paint.NET in Windows. It is lighter than GIMP, but more than Shotwell or Gwenview. Pinta is licensed under MIT license. Pinta is a software by Pinta Project (Cameron White and friends). This article will guide you how to install and use Pinta in Ubuntu. I will show you the basic usage only to crop and annotate image. I write this article based on my experiences in writing Linux tutorials.
|Pinta In Action|
Pinta Basic Usages
You can use Pinta for image editing stuffs below.
- Applying filter effects.
- And more.
How To Install PintaBy GUI, you can search pinta in Ubuntu Software Center.
By Terminal, you can use this command.
sudo apt-get install pinta
- Open the image. You can do it by open file manager > right click on the image file > Open With > Pinta.
- Click on Rectangle Select Tool.
- Now select rectangle area inside the image you want to crop.
- Click button Crop to Selection.
- Save the image (Ctrl+S).
This is the important technique to make the readers understand. I use it frequently.
- Open the image.
- Select Rectangle Tool.
- Select Color. Usually I use Red color.
- Select Brush Width. Usually I use 5 in Ubuntubuzz.
- Drag the tool on your canvas. Make it clear to your reader.
- Save the image.