Krita Desktop is a free and open source painting application. Version 3.1.2 was released Wedneday, February 1st, 2017. 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 is 3.1.2. The downloads are provided by KDE. Krita requires Windows 7 or newer. IntelHD cards might not be supported on Windows 10. Check the compatibility list from Intel.

Tablet Support: Wacom, Huion, Yiynova, Surface Pro

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.

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.

See the Krita AppImages for Cats for a quick tutorial on using AppImages.

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"

There is also a new maintainer for the Krita Lime PPA for Ubuntu and derivatives:

We will add instructions for other distributions as and when the package maintainer tell us that the latest version is packaged. Contact if you want instructions added to this list.

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.

The current stable release of Krita is 3.1.2. The downloads are provided by KDE. Minimum version of OSX 10.9 required. We don't have an Apple developer account, so you will need make sure your security settings allow executing unsigned applications. Krita on OSX does not include the G'Mic plugin 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

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.