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Aug 10 2020
Krita 4.4.0 Release Notes
Resource rewrite Color smudge (rgba, gradient, new color smudge engine) mesh gradients storyboarding mypaint brush engine (unless we merge that 4.4)...
Aug 4 2020
Announcing Krita’s Scripting School!
In 2018, we reintroducted scripting to Krita. Unlike our previous attempts to provide scripting, this time it took off! People are making all kinds of useful and fun extensions for Krita. Like a new color picker and mixer, a plugin to modify the way Krita’s subwindows are handled, new toolboxe...
Jul 27 2020
License
Krita’s License Krita is licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL), version 3. This license gives you the following rights: You are free to use Krita for any purpose, including the creation of commercial work, installation in schools or companies. You are free to give other people co...
Jun 18 2020
Krita 4.3.0 Released
Three months after the release of Krita 4.2.9, we’ve got a major new feature release for you: Krita 4.3.0! We’ve spent the past year not just fixing bugs, even though we fixed over a thousand issues, but have also been busy adding cool new stuff to play with. There’s a whole new se...
Jun 15 2020
Interview with Albert Weand
Could you tell us something about yourself? I’m an illustrator from Panama. I use Krita to create digital art, but I also work with traditional tools. Do you paint professionally, as a hobby artist, or both? It started as a hobby. Many of my illustrations are created as personal projects. However,...
Jun 1 2020
Second Beta for Krita 4.3.0 Released
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...
May 25 2020
Interview with Clément Mona
Could you tell us something about yourself? Hello, I am a 36-year-old freelance illustrator and concept artist based in Brittany, France. I have worked in the industry since 2007 and am now a freelancer. Do you paint professionally, as a hobby artist, or both? I paint professionally but it is import...
May 23 2020
First Krita Beta for Android and ChromeOS in Play Store
Thanks to the hard work of Sharaf Zaman, Krita is now available in the Google Play Store for Android tablets and Chromebooks (not for Android phones). This beta, based on Krita 4.2.9, is the full desktop version of Krita, so it doesn’t have a special touch user interface. But it’s there,...
May 11 2020
Interview with Jefferson Nascimento
Could you tell us something about yourself? I’m Jeff, a brazilian animator and character designer (sometimes illustrator). I have a bachelor’s degree in biology and cinema, the latter one being completed in 2019, specialized in animation. Do you paint professionally, as a hobby artist, o...
May 5 2020
Presenting Our Google Summer of Code Students!
It’s that time of the year again! Google has published the names of the students who will be allowed to work on open source of free software, and who will receive a stipend from Google. And like last year, this year we are mentoring four students! Sharaf Zaman is a veteran from last year, when...
May 4 2020
First Beta of Krita 4.3.0 Released
Krita 4.3.0 will be the next full feature release of Krita. We’ve worked for a year on this new version of Krita, focusing especially on stability and performance. Many tool, like freehand painting and selections are faster than ever. And there is a bunch of fun new features, as well, many con...
Apr 27 2020
Interview with Joshua Grier
Could you tell us something about yourself? I’m Josh, and I love design. There’s nothing better than taking people’s stories, thoughts, feelings, wants and needs and responding to them in practical ways. Do you paint professionally, as a hobby artist, or both? As my full time job I’m a Conce...
Apr 6 2020
Interview with Philipp Urlich
Could you tell us something about yourself? I’m from Switzerland and have studied art and graphic design in 90′. Do you paint professionally, as a hobby artist, or both? It’s a hobby but I’m happy to be able to do some commissions for an RPG book lately, and I got several pro...
Apr 3 2020
April Development Update
With near infinite difficulty we managed to release Krita 4.2.9 in the last week of March… So now it’s time to look ahead! All Krita developers work from home anyway, whether they do sponsored work or are volunteers, but it’s quite hard to keep focus these days. Several of us are i...
Mar 26 2020
Krita 4.2.9 Released
Today we’re finally releasing Krita 4.2.9! It’s been one of the most complicated releases we’ve ever attempted. When we updated the version of Python that’s embedded in Krita, scripting broke on Windows. When Apple updated its notarization protocol, building broke on macOS. A...
Mar 24 2020
Interview with Anilia
Could you tell us something about yourself? I’m Anilia, a freelance illustrator. I’m cooperating with many authors from all around the world. The key part of my job is to transform authors’ visions into shapes, forms, emotions and characters on drawings. Thanks to that global cooperation, ...
Mar 9 2020
Interview with TrishLaWitch
Could you tell us something about yourself? I am Patricia aka TrishLaWitch, I am a French woman who has never studied art. I had medico-social education … nothing to do with art but I always liked to draw, it is a way to travel in my imaginary world. Do you paint professionally, as a hobby [&h...
Mar 9 2020
Krita 4.2.9 beta released!
Much later than we wanted to, we’ve finally gotten the beta ready for Krita 4.2.9! One of the reasons it took so long is that an update to Python 3.8 broke scripting on Windows. When we finally had figured out that the reason wasn’t just that Python no longer looks for libraries in all t...
Jan 28 2020
Interview with Spihon
Could you tell us something about yourself? Hi, I’m Spihon, I’m a born Desert Rat of the United States who loves to read, dabble in a bit of writing and play tabletop games from D&D to Palladium campaigns. And a heavy user of nom de plumes. I’m still nervous about putting my real name on [...
Jan 14 2020
Krita in 2019 and 2020
2019 Let’s have some statistics first! Statistics are fun! (And notoriously unreliable) We started 2019 with about 450 open bugs — and that’s how we ended 2019. That said, we had 1236 new bug reports and closed 1272. Still, our 2018 fund raiser was all about getting rid of bugs, an...