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 3.1.4 changelog:
- Fix a crash when trying to play an animation when OpenGL is disabled in Krita
- Fix rendering animation frames if the directory you’re trying to render to doesn’t exist
- Don’t open the tablet/screen resolution conflict dialog multiple times
- Don’t scale down previews that are too small in the transform tool: this fixes a rare crash with the transform tool
- Don’t crash when trying to close the last view on the last document while the document is modified.
- Fix a crash when cycling quickly through layers that have a color tag
- Fix loading some Gimp 2.9 files: note that Gimp 2.9’s file format is not officially supported in Krita
- Fully remove the macro recorder plugin: in 3.1.4, only the menu entries had stayed around.
- Make it impossible to hide the template selector in the new image dialog; hiding the template selector would also hide the cancel button in the dialog.