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Krita 4.2.2


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.


  • Text editor: make sure the background color is the one set in the settings (BUG:408344)
  • Fix a crash when creating a text shape (BUG:407554)
  • Make sure the text style is not reset when removing the last character in the text editor (BUG:408441)
  • Fix an issue on macOS where some libraries could not be loaded (BUG:408343)
  • Use a highlighted tool button in the selection tool option dockers so it’s easier to see which selection action is active
  • Fix the nearest neighbour transform algorithm (BUG:408182)
  • Fix a styling issue in the filter layers properties dialog (BUG:408171)
  • Fix an issue where if Krita was set to use a language other than English, vector strokes were drawn wrongly
  • Fix selecting colors from the combobox in the palette docker
  • Fix a crash when loading a broken KPL file (BUG:408447)
  • Fix an issue where a transparent pattern fill loader was loaded incorrectly (BUG:408169)
  • Make it possible to make the onion skin docker smaller (BUG:407646)
  • Improve loading GPL palettefiles with thousands of columns
  • Fix the slider widget to make it impossible to get negative values
  • Improve the tiff import/export filter (BUG:408177)
  • Fix loading the scripter Python plugin when using a language other than English
  • Improve the reference image tool and optimize loading images from clipboard
  • Make the camera raw import filter honor batch mode
  • Fix rendering of clone layers if the source layer is not visible (BUG:408167, BUG:405536)
  • Fix move and transform tools after a quick layer duplication (BUG:408593)
  • Fix a crash when selecting the opaque pixels on a transform mask (BUG:408618)
  • Fix loading sRGB EXR files (BUG:408485)
  • Make the new image dialog choose the last used option even when the user’s language has changed
  • Fix the “Enforce Palette Colors” feature (BUG:408256)
  • Update the brush preview on every brush stamp creation (BUG:389432)
  • Make it possible to edit vector shapes on duplicated vector layers (BUG:408028)
  • Hide the color picker button in the vector object properties docker, it’s unimplemented
  • Fix color as mask export in GIH and GBR brush tip export (BUG:389928)
  • Restore the default favorite blending modes
  • Add a header to all right-click menus on the canvas so the first thing under the cursor isn’t something dangerous, like ‘cut’ (BUG:408696)
  • Fix an incorrect condition when rendering animations where Krita would complain to be out of memory
  • Keep the community links in the welcome screen visible when changing theme (BUG:408686)
  • Check after saving whether the saved file can be opened and has correct contents
  • Improve the import/export error handling and reporting
  • Make sure the filter dialog shows up in front of Krita’s main window (BUG:408867)
  • Make sure that the contiguous selection tool provides the antialiasing switch (BUG:408733)
  • Fix the fuzziness setting in the contiguous selection tool
  • Fix putting the text shape behind every other shape on a vector layer after editing text (BUG:408693)
  • Fix switching the pointer type by stylus tip (BUG:408454, BUG:405747)
  • Fix an issue on Linux where switching from pen to mouse would prevent the mouse from drawing on the canvas (BUG:407595)
  • Fix a crash when the user undoes creating layers too quickly (BUG:408484)
  • Fix using .KRA and .ORA files as file layers (BUG:408087)
  • Clear all points in the outline selection on clicking (BUG:408439)
  • Fix a crash when using the fill tool in fast mode on a pixel selection mask
  • Fix merging layers with inactive selection masks (BUG:402070)
  • Remove default actions from the Reference Image tool that were inappropriate (BUG:408427)
  • Fix undo/redo not restoring the document to unmodified (BUG:402263)
  • Fix the deform tool leaving darkish traces when scrubbing a lot on a 16 bit canvas (BUG:290383)
  • Updated Qt to 5.12.4

Notes: On some Windows systems, we see that Krita 4.2.x doesn’t start. We haven’t found a system where we could reproduce this issue, and it seems it mostly has to do with those systems not having a working OpenGL or Direct3D driver. We’re working on a solution.

Download: Krita 4.2.2 (32-bit) | Portable | ~100.0 MB (Open Source)
Download: Krita 4.2.2 (64-bit) | Portable
Download: Krita Windows App Store (commercial software)
View: Krita Home Page | Krita Screenshot | Release Notes

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