Krita is an Open Source painting tool that has been designed for illustrators, concept artists, the VFX industry, and matte and texture artists. Krita has numerous innovative features to help the amateur and professionals alike.
Key Tools include:
- Brush engines.
- Brush stabilizers.
- Pop-up palette.
- Wrap-around mode.
- Resource manager.
- Drawing assistants.
- Layer management.
- Layer masks.
- OpenGL enhanced.
- Full color management.
- PSD support.
- HDR support.
- Transform tools.
- Training resources.
- Color palette.
For artists, using Krita is a joy. The interface is very intuitive and highly customizable. The various panels and dockers an be moved and modified to suit your own workflow. As soon as you have your setup in place, you are able to save it as your personal workspace. If you use specific tools regularly, then you are also able to create your own shortcuts for more commonly used tools.
Overall, Krita is one of those gems that you rarely come across. The array of tools is first class for a free product, as is the design and interface. It is easy to use and can be navigated by all users, regardless of their expertise. With support for Photoshop files and the ability to open, save, edit and author HDR images, Krita stands out from the crowd in the painting tool market.
Patch QSaveFile so working on images stored in synchronized folders (dropbox, google drive) is safe.
Fix duplicate shortcut on Photoshop scheme.
Alphabetize shortcut to make the diffs easier to read when doing changes.
Make the triangles larger on the categorized list view so they are more visible.
Disable the macro recorder and playback plugin.
Remove the docker titlebar lock and collapse buttons.
Set the pixel grid to show up at 2400% zoom by default.
Improve the layout of the palette docker.
Disable drag and drop in the palette view: moving swatches around did not actually change the palette.
Fix selecting the last used template in the new document dialog when using appimages.
Fix canvas lockup when using Guides at the top of the image.
Do not reset redo history when changing layer’s visibility.
Fix shifting the pan position after using the popup widget rotation circle.
Fix height map to normal map in wraparound mode.
Make it possible to edit the font size in the svg text tool.
Let Text Shape have empty lines.
Fix updates of undo/redo actions.
Implement “Convert text into path” function.
Fix a crash in SvgTextTool when deleting hovered/selected shape.
Make the text editor window application modal.
Fix alignment of RTL text.
Fix painting parts of text outside the bounding box on the canvas.
Fix rendering of the text with relative offsets.
Fix crash when transforming text with Transform Tool twice.
Fix handling of keyframes when saving.
Keep show in timeline and onion skin options when merging layers.
Keep keyframe color labels when merging layers.
Fix exporting out audio with video formats MKV and OGV.
Do not load/save layer channel flags anymore (channel flags were removed from the UI in Krita 2.9).
Fix saving of Transform Mask into rendered formats.
Fix reporting errors when loading fails.
Fix a memory leak when loading file layers.
Fix loading a krita file with a loop in the clone layers setup.
Fix showing a wait cursor after loading a PNG image.
Make bundle loading feedback a bit clearer regarding the bundle.
Fix crash when creating a vector selection.
Fix crash when doing right-click on the gradient fill stop opacity input box of a vector.
Fix setting the aspect ratio of vector shapes.
Fix a crash if a certain shape is not valid when writing SVG.
Fix hidden stroke and fill widgets not to track current shape selection.
Painting and brush engines:
Fix crash when creating a new spray preset.
Fix rounding of the the pressure curve.
Fix painting with colorsmudge brushes on transparency masks.
Fix uninitialized distance info for KisHairyPaintOp.
Fix rounding of intermediate pressure values.
Fix the colorsmudge brush when painting in wraparound mode.
Layers and masks:
Fix flattening of group layers with Inherit Alpha property set.
Fix a crash when using a transformation mask on a file layer.
Improve performance of the transformation mask.