The final list of changes and features will be changing as it gets closer.
Reference images are back in Krita…now more powerful and useful than ever…
The timeline has been improved to better communicate how long a single frame is running, and when a frame is empty or not.
Handle large animations better by offloading the data to your hard drive instead of RAM. Show screenshot for options
To further assist playing back huge animation, the new cache comes with a ‘region of interest’ setting. When the region of interest is enabled, Krita will only calculate areas that have changed on within the viewed area instead of the entire canvas. You will need both Use region of interest and Limit cached frame size enabled for it to take effect.
Inspired by how color mixing works in real life. You can now pick a small amount of color to mix with your existing color. Thanks to Emmet O’Neill and his Eoin O’Neill for contributing this patch.
Krita has been updated so it can be build with python 2, which is necessary for those last few people who still rely on python 2 libraries.
Krita already had workspaces, which contained information about the location of dockers. However, those were per-window, and if you work with multiple monitors that is a bit limiting. So Krita 4.1 now introduces ‘sessions’ and ‘window layouts’.
Sessions remember your open windows and documents, allowing you to pick up again where you were previously. Krita can also automatically open your previous session upon startup or show the session manager for you to select one.
Window layouts extend on the idea of workspaces. However, instead of storing just the layout within a window, they can store multiple windows, their layouts, sizes and positions on the screen. They can be especially useful if you work with multiple monitors or changing configurations, such as a laptop and an external monitor.
Window layouts also come with two options to help working with multiple windows:
You can find the session manager via File -> Sessions, and window layouts via the Workspace dropdown on the toolbar.
Krita now accepts the following RAW formats: bay, bmq, cr2, cs1, dc2, dcr, dng, erf, fff, hdr, mdc, mos, mrw, nef, orf, pxn, raf, raw, rdc, sr2, srf, x3f, 3fr, cine, ia, kc2, mef, nrw, qtk, sti, rwl, srw. Thanks to L.E. Segovia for the patch!
Ivan Yossi’s project to speed up the Gaussian and Softbrush tips with AVX shows its first results in this release: Circular Gaussian and Soft Brush tips are now up to 10 times faster.
The Color Adjustment (curves) filter now has support for Hue and Saturation curves on top of the existing channel, alpha and lightness curves.
There is now also a Cross Channel Adjustment filter, which allows you to ‘drive’ a color adjustment by another channel. What this means is that you can now for example…
To make debugging tablet errors easier, we’ve copied Drawpile’s Tablet Tester. This little dialog is accessible from settings->configure Krita->tablet->tablet tester. It allows you to check if Krita can see your tablet at all.