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 4.0.0 changelog:
- Krita 4.0.0 is major release with major new features and improvements: improved vector tools, SVG support, a new text tool, Python scripting and much more. [full release notes]
Krita 4.0.0 highlights:
- Easy coloring of line-art with the new Colorize Mask Tool.
- Masked brushes: add a mask to your brush tip for a more lively effect. This opens up some really cool possibilities.
New brush presets! Brush presets are now packaged as a bundle, too. And Krita 3’s brush set is available as well, it’s just disabled by default.
Note: At the moment, there's no 32-bit Windows build available.
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