Image editor prefered applications?

My daily 2 cents request: how about adding an "Image editor" entry under "Preferred Applications"?

If I can push my luck a bit further: default it to "Pinta Image Editor"



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I think this would conflict with the default "Image Viewer" preference. PNGs, JPGs, TIFFs, SVG, WebP (etc) would compete. There is XCF and PSD amongst other formats, but installing an editor should have already associated those formats.

If you wish for graphic editors to be opening regular images, you can change the default association by right clicking on that type of file and setting it from the Open With tab.

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Does Pinta support Ubuntu 18 or 20?

Err:20 bionic Release
  404  Not Found [IP: 80]
Reading package lists... Done                       
E: The repository ' bionic Release' does not have a Release file.
N: Updating from such a repository can't be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default.
N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.

@lah7 thank you; will explore that venue.

@jaybo yes it does:

$ sudo apt search pinta 
[sudo] password for t: 
Sorting... Done
Full Text Search... Done
microbiomeutil/eoan,eoan 20101212+dfsg1-2 all
  Microbiome Analysis Utilities

pinta/eoan,eoan,now 1.6-2 all [installed]
  Simple drawing/painting program


Hi @DLS :slight_smile:

I also liked the "Pinta" image editor very much, but there hasn't been a new Stable version since 2015 (version 1.6 was released on March 1st, 2015, that is 5 years ago! -

There's also the following discussion about the status of "Pinta" in "Ubuntu MATE":

Hello @ricmarques

Glad to read that you are a man with good tastes. Thanks for sharing all that information. :smiley:

First, I do not really care for the build date of software just as long as signature matched at download and that it executes correctly. That being said, I also do rally with always staying current but just as long as developers keep up with the release cycles and avoids their binaries becoming obsolete then I can tolerate older builds.

But focussing back on the real matter now (and as I have yet to deploy a 20.04 system) pinta still works great on 19.10 and always gets my easy jobs done right. Hence my profound interest in making it an "eternal tool" from my perspective. But we both agree on the fact that 2015 is a long time ago in a galaxy far far away.

Hopefully all others will also jump on the bandwagon and get this project going and secured soon enough.


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Hi again @DLS ... and everyone! :slight_smile:

I've just noticed that there's now (finally!) a new Stable version of the "Pinta" image editor, namely version 1.7 that was released less than two weeks ago (on August 4th, 2020):

The previous stable version was version 1.6, that is now 5 years old (that older version was released on March 2015):

It's great to see that "Pinta" is now being actively developed again! :slight_smile:

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Not available in Synaptic Manager yet.

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There is a PPA which has the latest one:


Sucks we can't open new bugs

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