Krita is the full-featured free digital painting studio for artists who want to create professional work from start to end. Krita is used by comic book artists, illustrators, concept artists, matte and texture painters and in the digital VFX industry.Krita is free software, licensed under the GNU Public License, version 2 or later.

Krita has several features that are unique or a first among free software painting applications: support for colorspaces other than RGB, like CMYK, support for HDR painting, painting assistants, a perspective grid. The Krita developers are keen to support the artistic community that has grown around Krita.

The name “Krita” comes from Swedish, and means “to draw” or “chalk” and was taken after the names “KImageShop” and “Krayon” gave problems.

An extensive guide to Krita 2.8’s features is available in PDF format.

Commercial Support

The Krita Foundation also provides commercial support, custom feature development and supported packages for RHEL.

Screenshots and Artwork

An archive with artwork, screenshots, mascot images and icons can be downloaded. All attribution information is included in the archive.