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Krita requires Windows 7 or newer.Tablet Support: Wacom, Huion, Yiynova, Surface Pro.

Krita Windows App Store (paid)

You will get automatic updates when new versions of Krita come out. Some of the money (70%) will go to the Krita foundation which will be used for fixing bugs and adding features. You will need to have Windows 10 for the store to work with your computer.

Krita Desktop (free)

We also have nightly builds available for testers. These are versions of Krita that are made daily. You can try out new features before we make official testing builds. They will potentially have bugs and crashes so be careful. Visit the nightly builds.

See the Krita AppImages for Cats for a quick tutorial on using AppImages. The appimage does not at this point support sound for animations.There is also an Appimage of G'Mic 2.2.1 which should work on any Linux distribution. Krita does not include the gmic-qt plugin, you need to download this separately.

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

There is an overlay for Gentoo with the latest version of Krita, maintained by a volunteer in the Krita community: "layman -a bloody && emerge --sync && emerge krita"

for Ubuntu and derivatives we maintain the Krita Lime PPA:

Krita is also available as a flatpak from flathub. You need flatpak version 0.6 and can install Krita using flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub; flatpak install flathub org.kde.krita. and run it using flatpak run org.kde.krita. The flatpak version of Krita is not maintained by the Krita team.

Work is going on to bring the Krita snap package back.

App Images

For Linux, we offer AppImages These should run on any newer Linux distribution. Be sure to make the appimage executable before launch.

Minimum version of OSX 10.11 required. The app bundle has been signed by Boudewijn Rempt, the project maintainer. Krita on OSX does not include the G'Mic and Python plugins at this moment.


There are a few different ways to download and build Krita yourself. All of our repositories and build documentation are on KDE. Get the source code here.

We also have tarballs of the latest source code

There is also a more recent and fun illustrated article written by David Revoy. Building Krita on Linux for Cats

Krita 4.0.3 was released May 12th, 2018. See below on where to download it. Head to the release anouncement if you are interested in seeing what was fixed since Krita 4.0.0 was released. Older releases of Krita can be downloaded from the KDE download site. Really old releases are in the attic:

Linux nightly builds are available here:

Windows nightly builds are available here:

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