Krita 5.1.5 Released

Published    5th January, 2023

We’re releasing today a new bugfix release. This is mainly important for Android and ChromeOS users where sometimes Krita would be very slow opening or creating a new image, or loading an image.


  • Fixed an issue with banding when using the gradient map filter as a filter layer. BUG:463585
  • Only center paste into active layer if contents are outside image bounds. BUG:461894
  • EXR: Fixed opening EXR files that have only a luma channel. BUG:461975
  • Fixed an issue building with XSIMD 10.0 and up. BUG:463219
  • Properly use the resolution of a .KRA file when that file is used as a file layer. BUG:442127
  • Fixed a regression in loading PSD files. BUG:462417
  • Android: Fixed loading and creating images on Android and ChromeOS. BUG:463318
  • Android: Fixed an issue with loading translations. BUG:462943



If you’re using the portable zip files, just open the zip file in Explorer and drag the folder somewhere convenient, then double-click on the krita icon in the folder. This will not impact an installed version of Krita, though it will share your settings and custom resources with your regular installed version of Krita. For reporting crashes, also get the debug symbols folder.

Note that we are not making 32 bits Windows builds anymore.


The separate gmic-qt appimage is no longer needed.

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Note: if you use macOS Sierra or High Sierra, please check this video to learn how to enable starting developer-signed binaries, instead of just Apple Store binaries.


We consider Krita on ChromeOS as ready for production. Krita on Android is still beta. Krita is not available for Android phones, only for tablets, because the user interface needs a large screen.

Source code


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The Linux appimage and the source .tar.gz and .tar.xz tarballs are signed. You can retrieve the public key here. The signatures are here (filenames ending in .sig).

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