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Krita requires Windows 7 or newer. If you have an Intel HD graphics chip make sure you have the latest drivers installed. Older drivers may cause crashes . Check the compatibility list from Intel.

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.

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. The appimage does not at this point support sound for animations.

For Snap capable Linux distributions we also publish Snap packages in the default store. In Ubuntu 16.04 our newer you will find the latest Snap in the GNOME Software app, or on any system you can install it from the command line with `snap install 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"

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.

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

Krita 3.2.0 was released August 8th, 2017. See below on where to download it. Head to the release notes page if you are interested in seeing what is new. Older releases of Krita can be downloaded from the KDE download site.

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