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.
OpenColorIO now works on macOS.
Fix artefacts when painting with a pixel brush on a transparency mask.
Fix a race condition when using generator layers.
Fix a crash when editing a transform mask.
Add preset memory to the Ten Brushes Script, to make switching back and forward between brush presets more smooth.
Improve the performance of the stroke layer style.
Do not allow nesting of .kra files: using a .kra file with embedded file layers as a file layer would break on loading.
Keep the alpha channel when applying the threshold filter.
Do not use the name of the bundle file as a tag automatically.
Fix selecting colors when using the python palette docker script.
Restore the last used colors on starting Krita, not when creating a new view.
Allow creating a layer group if the currently selected node is a mask.
Show the correct opacity in the segment gradient editor.
Remove the obsolete shortcuts for the old text and artistic text tool.
Allow setting the multibrush angle in fractions.
Improve performance of the OpenGL canvas, especially on macOS.
Fix painting of pass-through group layers in isolated mode.
Improve performance of loading OpenEXR files.
Autosaving will now happen even if Krita is kept very busy.
Improve loading of the default language.
Fix color picking when double-clicking.
Fix inconsistent frame numbering when calling FFMpeg.
Fix channel swizzling problem on macOS, where in 16 and 32 bits floating point channel depths red and blue would be swapped.
Fix accepting touch events with recent Qt versions.
Fix integration with the Breeze theme: Krita no longer tries to create widgets in threads.
Fix the batch mode flag when loading images from Python.
Load the system color profiles on Windows and macOS.
Fix a crash on macOS.