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.
Today we’re releasing Krita 4.1.7, another bug fix release in the Krita 4.1 series.
The most important fix is a weird one: it might help your wifi connection. The problem is that we started building a widget that would show you the news feed from krita.org. The widget isn’t active, and doesn’t make any kind of network connection… But Qt’s network manager class still checks your wifi settings all the time. See these bugs: https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/QTBUG-46015 and https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/QTBUG-40332.
Apart from that, we’ve worked around a bug in Qt 5.12 that would cause an instant crash when using a tablet. Our own builds do not use that version of Qt, so the Windows builds, macOS build and the Linux appimage are fine, but users of rolling Linux releases like Arch would suffer from this issue.
And there are more bug fixes, of course:
Fix showing wrongly that there is no audio support in the animation timeline audio menu.
Disable the disk-based animation cache rendering backend on Windows: this would give problems with animations bigger than about 150 frames.
Don’t hang when trying to load recent files thumbnails for files in a location that’s no longer accessible.
Make it possible to use the LUT docker when Angle is enabled on Windows. We have also updated the OpenColorIO library to the latest release.
Remember whether anti-aliasing was enabled in selection tools.
Add a shortcut to activate the text tool.
Make the toolbars movable again.
Make Select by Color Range check the entire image.
Enable HiDPI support by default: the problems with the canvas scaling have been solved.
Allow krita to import more than file at a time when started from a file manager.
Fix using the scrollwheel in comboboxes on Linux Patch by Mykola Krachkovsky.
Fix the calculation of Average Desaturation.
Do not crash when exporting Compositions.
Make the move tool show the correct cursor in all modes.
Let the move tool move invisible layers.
Fix a crash in the artistic color selector.