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First Release Candidate of Krita 5.1.0 is out

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Today we're releasing the first release candidate for Krita 5.1! For the full list, check out the work-in-progress full release notes! Or check out Wojtek Trybus' release video:


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Warning: beta 1 had a bug where brush presets were saved incorrectly, leading to crashes when trying to load those presets in other versions of Krita. Here is a Python script that can fix those presets.

Since the second beta, the following bugs have been fixed:



If you're using the portable zip files, just open the zip file in Explorer and drag the folder somewhere convenient, then double-click on the krita icon in the folder. This will not impact an installed version of Krita, though it will share your settings and custom resources with your regular installed version of Krita. For reporting crashes, also get the debug symbols folder.

Note that we are not making 32 bits Windows builds anymore.


The separate gmic-qt appimage is no longer needed.

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


Note: if you use macOS Sierra or High Sierra, please check this video to learn how to enable starting developer-signed binaries, instead of just Apple Store binaries.


Due to changes in Google's SDK requirements, we could not make 5.1.0-RC1 APK's this time. They will return in the final release.

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