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Jun 15 2021
Developer chat moving
For years, most development discussion for Krita has happened on the #krita channel on the Freenode IRC network. IRC is a venerable chat system (that’s to say, it’s old and quirky) but it works very well for us because it’s free and open source software and because it treats chat a...
Jun 9 2021
Krita 4.4.5 Released
One last bugfix release before Krita 5.0! We found a nasty bug on MacOS, and while we’re on the cusp of finishing up Krita 5.0, we didn’t want to leave MacOS users in the cold till then. Set ElideRight for the tabs in the mdiarea. (Bug 433640) If loading the image fails too often, stop [...
May 28 2021
Road to Krita 5: Animation
Hey Krita people! Emmet here. One of the silver linings of the last year and a half for me has been having the chance to work with Eoin on a new development project with the goal of bringing Krita’s animation tools to the next level for Krita 5! With the release of Krita 3.0 back […]...
May 26 2021
Third Development Update!
This the third development update during our development fund campaign. The development fund is necessary to make sure core Krita development can continue no matter what, so if you use Krita and can manage, please join the development fund! Here is a fun article on how Carl Schwan adapted the fund.b...
May 18 2021
Krita’s Google Summer of Code Students
This year, like every year since its inception, Krita participates in the abbreviated version of the Google Summer of Code program. It’s shorter than it used to be, but let’s see what our students are going to do! Santosh will be working on making more operations work with multiple selec...
May 18 2021
Krita Dev Fund Campaign: Second Update!
Here’s our second update on the state of Krita 5. We’re bringing you these updates to show what’s going on in Krita and why it’s a good idea to join the Krita development fund!  There are already more than 100 members of the dev fund! But let’s have some excitement first. The new ...
May 16 2021
Huion and Krita Competition Winners
We have the winners! We had them yesterday already, but in the excitement of getting her first covid vaccine shot, Halla forgot to make the announcement. Sorry! The jury, consisting of Ramon Miranda, Agata Cacko and Wolthera van Hövell tot Westerflier had a hard time making their choices: the quali...
May 11 2021
Krita Dev Fund Campaign — First Update!
Here’s our first update on how the work for Krita 5 is going!We’re bringing you these updates to show what’s going on in Krita and why it’s a good idea to join Krita development fund! But first a short video by Ramon Miranda showing one the new features in Krita 5: the painti...
May 6 2021
Join the new Development Fund!
This month, we’re campaigning for our brand-new Development Fund! Based on Blender’s development fund code, we now have an updated donation system where everyone can manage their own subscriptions. Join the campaign and become a member on fund.krita.org Krita: created by the community Kr...
May 3 2021
New Video: Perspective in Krita part 2. Building a house from scratch in 2021!
We’ve got a new video in our channel! Ramon shares his technique on creating a house using Krita’s perspective tools:...
Apr 22 2021
Krita Arrives in the Epic Store
Krita is in the Epic Store! Epic already had supported Krita with an Epic MegaGrant, so when Epic expanded their store to also offer applications, they approached us, asking whether we wanted to be part of the launch, we said yes! It’s the same deal as with Steam and the Windows Store: if you ...
Mar 24 2021
A New Video By Ramon Miranda
Ramon explains everything about perspective, and Krita’s perspective tools this time!...
Mar 24 2021
Krita 4.4.3 Released
Today, we’re releasing Krita 4.4.3. This is strictly a bugfix release. We spend two beta’s worth of testing trying to make this a really stable release, because from now on, we’re focusing on Krita 5! This will also be the last Krita release for 32 bits Windows; further releases wi...
Mar 12 2021
Krita 4.4.3: Second Beta Release
We’re releasing the second beta for Krita 4.4.3 today. This version only fixes regressions found in the first beta, but it still needs testing! Thanks to Jonathan Wakely, Krita 4.4.3 beta 2 now can be compiled with GCC 11. Fixed: a crash when showing the popup palette on Linux if the display w...
Mar 3 2021
Fosdem 2021: A painting timelapse with comments
Ramon Miranda was preset at virtual Fosdem 2021 in the KDE booth to demonstrate Krita. Here’s a timelapse of the event, with comments! If you want to know more about the free and open source software community where Krita came into existence, watch it!...
Feb 25 2021
New Video by Ramon
Ramon Miranda has just finished a new video, this time he’s doing impressionism in Krita! And with that, there’s also a new brush preset bundle for you to download! Click on the image to go to the video on Krita’s channel!...
Feb 24 2021
First Beta Release for Krita 4.4.3
The Krita team is releasing the first beta of Krita 4.4.3. This is purely a bugfix release. Bug Fixes Android Crash when back button was pressed on splash screen Crash when loading files while app is still booting Use lastUpdateTime for copying assets Provide host so pathPattern could be effective F...
Feb 8 2021
Krita 5.0 Release Notes
Note on File Compatibility: Krita 5.0 is a major release of Krita. Krita 5.0 cannot load vector layers created before Krita 3.0 and has a completely reworked resource system. A New Resource System We have fully rewritten Krita’s handling of resources like brush presets, gradients, palettes and...
Feb 1 2021
Four Seasons of Leon and Kiki: a Drawing Contest
Together with Huion, we’re having a contest! Huion is sponsoring the contest with awesome hardware and goodies, and we’re providing the Digital Atelier brush preset bundle for free for the duration of the contest! Timeline Official Start 2021.2.1 00:00 Official Ending 2021.4.14 23:59 Jud...
Jan 27 2021
Short film made with Krita
(by Lucija Oroz) My name is Lucija Oroz and I am a professional animator from Croatia. In my spare time I love to read about the human mind and human behavior. The film 45” is my master’s degree project, the largest project I ever did. While working on it, I was so afraid that something ...