Krita Desktop is a free an open source painting application. Krita is the full-featured free digital painting studio for artists who want to create professional work from start to end. Krita is used by comic book artists, illustrators, concept artists, matte and texture painters and in the digital VFX industry. Krita has been in development for over 10 years and has had an explosion in growth recently. It offers many common and innovative features to help the amateur and professional alike.
Krita has a user-friendly interface. The dockers and panels can be moved and customized for your specific workflow. Once you have your setup, you can save it as your own workspace. You can also create your own shortcuts for commonly used tools.
In addition to painting, Krita comes with vector, filter, group, and file layers. Combine, order, and flatten layers to help your artwork stay organized. There are also three different views on how to see the layers.
Krita supports full color management through LCMS for ICC and OpenColor IO for EXR, allowing you to incorporate Krita into your existing color management pipeline.
Open PSD files that even Photoshop cannot open. Load and save to PSD when you need to take your artwork across different programs.
Krita is the only dedicated painting application that lets you open, save, edit and author HDR and scene-deffered images. Furthermore, with OCIO and OpenEXR support, you can manipulate the view to examine HDR images, and use it in the most cutting edge workflows from the film and visual effects industries.
Krita 3.3.2 release fixes two important regressions:
- Krita 3.3.1 would read brush presets with textures incorrectly. This is now fixed.
- Windows 1709 broke wintab and Windows Ink tablet handling in various ways; we worked around that and it works again in this version of Krita.
Additionally, there are the following fixes and improvements:
- Animation: make it possible to export empty frames after the end of the animation.
- Animation: make it possible to render up to a 10,000 frames
- Add a command-line option to start Krita with a new, empty image: krita --new-image RGBA,8,5000,3000
- Performance: improved caching for effect and selection masks
- Performance: Fix a leak in the smudge brush
- Performance: Improve performance when using the hardware-accelerated canvas
- Performance, Windows: improve the performance when loading icons
- macOS: render the frames-per-second overlay widget correctly
- Filters: it’s now possible to edit the filter’s settings directly in the xml that is used to save filter definitions to .krita files.
- Filters: a new ASC_CDL color balance filter was added, with Slope, Offset and Power options.
- Crashes: fix a crash that happened when closing a second document with infinite canvas active
- Layers: Make it possible to copy group layers
- UI: make it possible to use the scroll-wheel to scroll through patterns when the patterns palette is very narrow.
- UI: Improve drag and drop feedback in the layer panel
- UI: Hide the lock and collapse titlebar icons when a panel is floating
- G’Mic: the included G’Mic is updated to the latest release.
Download: Krita 3.3.2 (32-bit) | Portable | ~100.0 MB (Open Source)
Download: Krita 3.3.2 (64-bit) | Portable
Download: Krita Windows App Store (commercial software)
View: Krita Home Page | Krita Screenshot
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