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.
Reference images tool.
Improved animation timeline display.
Animation cache swapping and performance setting area.
Better color picking with new blending option.
Improved vanishing point assistants and custom colors.
Python 2 Support and updated packages.
Sessions and Window Layouts.
More RAW formats supported.
Faster Brushes: First Google Summer of Code Results
Cross Channel Adjustment Filter and color adjustment improvement.
Better Debugging with new tablet tester.
Added context menu (right click) options for transform tool. This makes it easier to change your transform type between perspective, free, warp, etc.
Added context menu (right click) options for crop. This makes it easier to use without needing the tool options open.
New Cursor option. Force brush outline to always be shown at 100%
HEIF file format can now be opened and saved to. Thanks to a patch by Dirk Farin. Note that this is not enabled in the default builds because the libraries needed to build the import/export filter are very new.
Ask the user what DPI they want their SVG images imported with
Multibrush tool now accepts decimals for the angle
Fixes to links for new documentation site
Fix for animation docker so closing the docker doesn’t make the animation stuck on stop
Improve text describing 8 bits/integer channel depth
Update g’mic plugin to 2.3.0 (was at 2.2.0)