Second Beta for Krita 4.3.0 Released

Published    1st June, 2020

This is the second beta release for Krita 4.3.0. It’s later than expected because our system for making release builds was temporarily unavailable.

Since the first beta, the following issues have been addressed:

  • Fix Color picking in freehand path and bezier curve tool (BUG:373037).
  • Fix zooming after changing the image resolution (BUG:421797)
  • Switch the stabilizer to always use scalable distance (BUG:421314)
  • Make sure channel thumbnails are not inverted when working with CMYK images (BUG:421442)
  • Make it possible to use save incremental and incremental backup on files in folders that are named to look like incremental saves or backups (BUG:421792)
  • The Python API for handling Document and Node objects is now synchronous: you do not have to add extra waitForDone calls anymore. (BUG:401497)
  • On macOS, support for using modifier keys with canvas input actions has been improved ( BUG:372646, BUG:373299, BUG:391088)
  • Implement touch support for Wacom tablets. Patch by P. Varet — thanks! (BUG:421295)
  • Fix issues with files taking a long time to save (BUG:421584)
  • Make the placeholder text in the text shape shorter and translatable (BUG:421663)
  • Shift-click on a layer to see the layer in isolation doesn’t change the visibility state of all layers anymore
  • Animation frames outside the requested range are no longer rendered
  • Make the autosave recovery dialog clearer (BUG:420014)
  • Properly play animations and show onion skins when viewing layers in isolation (BUG:394199)
  • Fix the position of the text shape editor on Windows (BUG:419529)
  • Fix gamut mask rendering (BUG:421142)
  • Fix artefacts when rendering the marching ants outline for small or complex selections (BUG:407868, BUG:419240, BUG:413220)
  • The animation timeline now correctly highlights the current frame after loading a file (BUG:403854)
  • Correctly align the onion skin after cropping an image (BUG:419462)
  • Fix rendering animations with odd render dimensions (BUG:396128)
  • Set the default values for the split layer dialog to something sensible
  • Fix eraser mode to be reset when the same color is picked from the canvas (BUG:415476)
  • Fix the aspect ratio of layer and channel thumbnails
  • Show the unsqueezed text of a squeezed combobox as a tooltip (BUG:415117)
  • Add more translation context in several places
  • Fix selecting colors in the stroke selection dialog (BUG:411482)
  • Fix the memory management of documents created from Python (BUG:412740)

Also, Rafał Mikrut has submitted many fixes for issues with memory management and pointer access. Thanks!

Kiki among the waterlilies

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Note: the gmic-qt is not available on OSX.


The Android builds were made from git, not the release tarball, so they don’t have translations. The beta is labeled 4.3.0-beta1 but actually contains all the fixes for beta 2, except for the commit that changed the version number.

This version of Krita for Android can load .kra files from Google Drive folders on ChromeOS, has fixes for problems with the menubar on some Samsung devices and has Samsung Air gestures integrated.

It is still not recommended to use these betas on phones, though they do install. This beta will also be available in the Google Play Store.

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