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Krita 2.2 Changelog

Published    5/24/2010

Approximately 1600 commits by more than a dozen authors make up the difference between Krita 2.1 and Krita 2.2. Hundreds of bugs, too many to enumerate were fixed. While Krita 2.2 still isn’t the no-excuses release that everyone should be able to use for real work, it’s a very solid piece of work with many interesting new features and important improvements.

Krita 2.2 includes the first third of Lukas’ sponsored work on Krita: trunk froze for the release while he was in the middle of a lot of other improvements. Those will be in 2.3!

This list is very low-level, culled from the svn commit log. For a list of highlights, see the release announcement instead.

  • Improvements to the multi-platform compatibility, especially for Microsoft Visual C++
  • Implement presets for brush engine settings, including loading and saving
  • Enable the Tiles3 tile engine by Dmitry Kazakov as default (the image pyramid code is disabled by default)
  • Many memory leaks fixed and a lot of performance improvements when painting, applying filters or redrawing the image
  • New brush engine: Grid Brush
  • Add color options to brush engines
  • Paint vectors with the krita geometrically painting tools when painting on a vector layer.
  • Resize the current brush size with shift-drag on the canvas
  • Show brush outline and fix 3D brush representation on opengl canvas
  • New color selector: digital mixer
  • OpenShiva is now thread-safe
  • Support progress report for OpenShiva-based filters
  • Fix painting with OpenCTL-based colorspaces
  • Fix the random generator
  • Fix loading/saving of DPI information in jpeg files
  • Fix loading/saving of DPI information in png files
  • Add support for blending modes and opacity to masks
  • Add color picker and pan mode to the freehand painting tool
  • Add shortcut to toggle docker visibility
  • Use Enkithan’s icons in many places
  • Fix loading and saving in various formats on Windows (bmp, jpeg, tiff, pdf)
  • Improve performance of the PDF import filter
  • Create a ppm import/export filter
  • Implement keyboard shortcut to switch between foreground and background color
  • Don’t record layer’s visibility and lock changes in undo history
  • Fix crash on adding a transparency mask to a shape layer
  • Fix painting in 16 bit float RGBA layers
  • Spray paintop can spray images now, with scaling, rotation and hsv transformations. Many more improvements to the spay paintop.
  • Fix crash when changing exposure setting when the OpenGL canvas is in us
  • Create thumbnails for .kra files so file managers can show previews of the contents of .kra files
  • Add a JPEG2000 import/export filter
  • Add an XCF import filter
  • Add a right-click quick selection palette for brushes and colors
  • Add a linear-light RGB profile.
  • Add many options to the Pixel brush engine, like rotation angle
  • Show thumbnail for masks in the layerbox
  • Enhance the dynadraw brush engine
  • Fix misplacing of vector objects after cropping
  • Normalize when selection is an ellipse, fixes selection when dragging right to left
  • Add CTL-based color transformations
  • Add dodge/burn filter
  • Implement alpha-locking when painting
  • Fix saving of layer groups in OpenRaster
  • Improve the line tool: shift contrainst to multiples of 15 degrees.
  • Optimize new layers: use default pixel color instead of filling the whole layer with real pixels
  • Make autosave configurable and make it work for non-native files.
  • Redesign the selection tool option widget, added keyboard shortcuts to switch between modes and reorganize the code
  • Add scaling/rotate for shape layers
  • Fix usability issues in the image/layer resize and scale dialog
  • Fix horizontal emboss
  • Improve ui of the blur filter
  • Improve the convolution code and start using FFTW3
  • Redesign the brush settings popup: make it detachable and add a scratch area.
  • Move the rate option from the brush presets to the tool
  • Re-implement the OpenEXR import/export filter
  • Fix problems with OpenGL on Windows
  • Refactor the geometric painting tools and improve the usability
  • Add Soft Brush brush engine
  • Add and then remove GIF import/export filter
  • Support 16 bit/channel displays in opengl mode (don’t convert a high-bit depth image to 8 bits and then back to 16 in the monitor)
  • Add a “ruler” assistant
  • Improve performance of thumbnails for the layerbox by caching them
  • Fix perspective transformation
  • Enable and improve macro recording
  • Make switching to opengl safe: if your system doesn’t support opengl then on restarting Krita, the normal canvas will be used
  • Improve serialization of curves
  • Make it possible to show the curves in the curve dialog antialiased
  • Add variable radius selection feathering
  • Fix saving of XMP metadata
  • Improve saving of EXIV metadata
  • Updated collection of Shiva filters and generators
  • Improve performance of autobrush (a lot!)
  • Add particle brush engine (create art strokes from travelling particles according physical laws (Euler integration, Verlet integration, etc.)
  • Fix calculation of the merged image if there are filter layers
  • Image brushes (.gih) can now also be rotated
  • Add (basic) support for Photoshop ABR brushes
  • Fix support for local selections
  • Rename the Sumi-E brush to hairy brush
  • Add a “soak ink” option to the hairy brush
  • Add a mask option for the hairs of the hairy brush
  • Re-instate the brush selection tool
  • Improve performance of pixel access
  • Fixes to the vector layers: duplicate now works
  • Make it possible to load jpeg files that contain unicode characters in the filename
  • Fix spacing for stamp-type brushes
  • Add many new options to the brush settings like rotation, hue, saturation
  • Add new sensors to the brush settings to influence options like darken, hue, saturation, rotation etc.
  • Create a new slider widget that is easy to use for both tablet and mouse users
  • Fix the 3D cursor in OpenGL mode
  • Improve usability of the layer docker for tablet users
  • Add a search bar to find brush presets
  • Add shortcuts to resize the brush
  • Remove the panorama plugin: please use Hugin instead
  • Fix the smudge brush engine
  • Improve fill performance
  • Lots of work to work around problems in Qt’s tablet handling
  • Add a BMP import filter
  • Implement compatibility with XMP-Multi-Media
  • Increase the effect of the Smoothing slider in the freehand tool
  • Fix several issues with the Crop tool
  • Replace old gimp brushes with David Revoy’s Chaos and Evolutions brush set
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