Krita Desktop

Krita Desktop is a free an open source painting application. Version 3.0 was released Tuesday, May 31th, 2016. See below on where to download it. Head to the release notes page if you are interested in seeing what is new.

The current stable release of Krita for Windows is 3.0. The downloads are provided by KDE. Krita requires Windows Vista or newer. IntelHD cards might not be supported on Windows 10. Check the compatibility list from Intel.

Tablet Support: Wacom, Huion, Yiynova, Surface Pro

Krita Shell Extension (See thumbnails in File Explorer )

Get Krita 2.9

If you have any issues with Krita 3.0, you can still get the last version of Krita 2.9 here.

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.

App Images

For Linux, we offer AppImages These should run on any newer Linux distribution. For Ubuntu 12.04 and CentOS 6.x you need the appimage that is built without support for OpenMP. Be sure to make the appimage executable before launch.

Krita 3.0 is still experimental on OSX. It is not stable yet and not ready for general usage. Minimum version of OSX 10.9 required. Download the latest OSX binary.

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.

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

Learn How to Use Krita

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Have Fun Painting!

Show Us Your Art

If you create something you are proud of - we want to see it! We are on a few sites that you can post to:


Donations Accepted

It will not just make Krita better for you, but will help thousands of young artists improve without the burden of money or pirating.


Get Involved

There is more work than our small team can handle. We are open, welcoming, and supportive. No resumé or CV needed! Volunteer with us.