Krita 5.0.2

Published    7th January, 2022

Hot on the heels of Krita 5.0.0, we’re releasing the first bugfix release of Krita 5! It’s 5.0.2 because if you upload a beta with the version number 5.0.0 to the Windows Store, you cannot upload 5.0.0 final, but it has to be 5.0.1… So, don’t worry, you didn’t miss 5.0.1!

This release contains the following fixes:

  • Fix a crash when changing the Instant Preview setting of a brush preset.
  • Fix a crash when there are ABR brush libraries present with an uppercase ABR extension. BUG:447454
  • Fix a similar issue with Krita resource bundles with an upper case .BUNDLE extension
  • Fix the macOS entitlements to allow uploading Krita to the Steam Store
  • Fix the macOS entitlements so Krita can be accepted by the MacOS App Store
  • Make Krita use the native macOS file dialog by default
  • Remove the tkInter module from the embedded Python libraries on macOS.
  • Fix rendering 16 bit integer images on macOS on the M1 architecture
  • Fix a crash when undoing multiple layer operations too quickly. BUG:447462
  • Workaround a crash when a transform mask is applied to a passthrough group. BUG:447506
  • Filter out two new Epic Store single-dash-multi-character commandline options. Really, Epic, it’s bad for to pass commandline parameters in this format!
  • Fix toolbox arrow buttons not visible on starting Krita
  • Fix the photoshop compatibilty shortcut profile. BUG:447771
  • Fix bundling AppimageUpdate into appimages.
  • Restore the QImageIO fallback for loading WebP images
  • Make the dock widget titlebars so they can be smaller
  • Disable all accelerator keys for dockers
  • Fix a race condition in the image metadata system
  • Fix the tool option widget’s layout sporadically going wrong. BUG:447522
  • Update fill layers correctly when changing the options from a Python script. BUG:447807
  • Fix the built-in file dialog’s image preview. BUG:447806
  • Fix the slowness opening and closing documents if there are many resource bundles present. BUG:447298
  • Fix clicking external urls on Android
  • Work around a possible crash on Android due to bugs in Qt’s Accessibilty framework.
  • Fix importing bundles on Android
  • Work around issues with file permissions not being set correctly by ChromeOS

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