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Krita 4.2.1 Released

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Krita 4.2.1

Hot on the heels of 4.2.0, we're releasing Krita 4.2.1. Most importantly, this release fixes an issue where after painting for a long time, Krita would become slow because the undo stack would grow infinitely. There are other fixes, too: saving and loading .kra files containing vector layers with image names using non-latin1 characters has been fixed, too. Some fixes are by new contributor Carl Olsson, others by new contributor Dmitry Utkin, many thanks!

Here's the full list of fixes:

Our builds of Krita 4.2.1 are also updated to use Qt 5.12.3, which should solve some problems with drag and drop; there might be new problems with display scaling on Windows, though, since the experimental patches for Qt that we used for 4.2.0 now give conflicts.



Note for Windows users: if you encounter crashes, please follow these instructions to use the debug symbols so we can figure out where Krita crashes.


(If, for some reason, Firefox thinks it needs to load this as text: to download, right-click on the link.)


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

Source code


For all downloads:


The Linux appimage and the source tarball are signed. You can retrieve the public key over https here: 0x58b9596c722ea3bd.asc. The signatures are here (filenames ending in .sig).

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