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Current stable version: Krita 2.8




KO GmbH makes available three versions of Krita for Windows Vista, 7 and 8: Krita Desktop for desktop systems, available in 32 and 64 bits versions. Krita is no longer available  for Windows XP.

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Help us to keep growing and give to you the best features!
Donations to the Krita Foundation will be used in the following order of priority:

  1. Fund development of Krita: The Foundation will sponsor a developer to work full-time on Krita for a specific period of time, for tasks including bug-fixing, adding new features and improving support on platforms other than Linux. Please find the results of such past initiatives here.
  2. Hardware: The Krita Foundation may sometimes use funds to provide some developers with needed hardware such as Wacom tablets. This is only done if they need to work on coding for that hardware.
  3. Fund travel to events: Such as the Libre Graphics Meeting and Development sprints. Krita will usually try to get funding for these from other sources first, like the event planners themselves.

 One-time donation through Paypal


Linux distributions package the currently stable version of Linux when they release a new version. Some distributions provide backports repositories which offer the latest stable version of Krita.

Ubuntu / Linux Mint

To get the last stable version use the following PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install krita
sudo apt-get install kritasketch (otherwise you won't have the sketch brush in 2.8.0)


The latest version of Krita available in Debian is 2.6. Jessie (testing) has 2.7.5-1+b1.


Calligra 2.7 packages are available from the KDE:Release:48 and KDE:Distro:Stable repositories for OpenSuse 11.4 and 12.1.

Visit to find which repository fits your needs.


Fedora packages are available in the unstable repository of the KDE Packaging Project.


The ebuild for Calligra 2.7  is in the portage tree as: app-office/calligra-2.7.00. You can use this to install Krita as well; there might be newer versions as well.


Krita is part of the Calligra Suite, avaliable in the Chakra official repositories. To install Krita simply run this command:

sudo pacman -S calligra-krita


Arch Linux provides Calligra packages in the Extra repository.


Packages are available in area51.



For Kubuntu and Ubuntu, Dmitry Kazakov provides the Krita Lime PPA with builds from Git Master (which is mostly fine for production work):

  1. Add the PPA to /etc/apt/sources.list 
    where YOUR_UBUNTU_VERSION_HERE is either precise, quantal, raring or saucy.
  2. Add the key of the PPA: 
    sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys 188D29195E2B20CF 
  3. Install Krita: 
    sudo sudo apt-get install krita-testing krita-testing-dbg 

Ubuntu users can get a nightly build of Calligra with the Project Neon, you need to add ppa:neon/ppa to your sources.list and install project-neon-calligra package.

This script installs project neon and krita (just copy, paste in the konsole / terminal one line at a time):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:neon/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install project-neon-base project-neon-calligra project-neon-calligra-dbg

In order to run the installed packages you have to logout and choose "Project Neon" from the login screen. Neon always has the latest version, not necessarily the beta releases.

Once we start the release process, builds are available in the beta repository:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/beta
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install krita


  • Daily build git snapshots are provided here (note a focus on mobile/Plasma Active for these packages)

Compiling from Source

If you want to build krita by hand, please read the build instructions. However, David Revoy has an easy-to-follow build guide that is more fun, because it has cats!


We do not have OSX packages yet, although some people report success in building and running on OSX. Volunteers to make OSX packages are very welcome!

Version History

Version 2.3

Krita 2.3 was part of KOffice. 

Version 2.4

Krita 2.4 was released on 11 April 2012.

Version 2.5

Krita 2.5 was released on 13 August 2012.

Version 2.6

Krita 2.6 was released on 5 February 2013.

Version 2.7

Version 2.7 was released Friday, August 2nd, 2013.

Version 2.8

Version 2.8 was released Wednesday, March 5th, 2014. 


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