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What is Krita?

Krita is a free and open source, KDE program for sketching and painting, offering an end–to–end solution for creating digital painting files from scratch by masters.

Fields of painting that Krita explicitly supports are concept art, creation of comics and textures for rendering.

Modelled on existing real-world painting materials and workflows, Krita supports creative working by getting out of the way and with snappy response.

You can download Krita for free (as well as all the latest news and improvements) at See what other Krita users are doing on our forums here:…
And here is our new Facebook page:……

We've released the animation and speed-up BETA! Please read the text carefully. Amongst others, you will need OpenGL 3.0 capability on your graphics card to make use of the speed-up, "Instant Preview", as well as to have consistently speedy animation playback.

Have fun testing!
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Angelus-Tenebrae Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Here's some instructions on how I built Krita 3 on OSX:…
Just thought I'd share, even if it's really, really new and all.
MuffinMyst Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love Krita. I have two questions.
#1: I see the option to contribute art, but I don't want to submit to the wrong folder, are there any guidelines for contributing? Thanks

#2:  Recently I've been running into a problem  where a magnifying glass appears as the cursor and I am unable to draw.  (I can still save, and restart krita and it goes away so it isn't critical) but no other functions work.  I'm not sure what I'm doing, I have a tablet computer and I know sometimes my hand will brush on the screen and cause some annoying things to happen.  But I've been unable to determine what I'm hitting or how to undo it without closing krita.  Any ideas?
BloodyWing Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
1: There is only really one folder for art which is "Gallery"
2: Best way is to join the irc channel on #krita about that problem. Developers are always around there. Or the subreddit r/krita Krita folks keeps an eye there as well.
MuffinMyst Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok thank you :)
MrDiscover Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015
Hello. I want to ask you something It's a pretty hard to explain, but I'll try to do it: When I draw lines which pass the limit of the canvas, they start to continue on the other side of the canvas. When I get to the top of it, the line continues from the inferior part of it. What have I done for that happens? Which key have I typed? What option is selected?
Also I let me know please if there's some way to disable this option because it doesn't allow me to draw horizons also I consider annoying in some cases.
BloodyWing Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This sounds like the wrapless mode, you can enable/disable this in the Menu -> View
MrDiscover Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015
Oh, thank you very much!!!
AzureMischief Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Gonna lurk around, because recently had to switch to Kubuntu (and Krita, respectively) and am already loving it. :)
DoodleKnots Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015
Hello there!
I recently download krita but something went wrong
It wont load my drawing that use black/white/manga tones at all...
It's only giving me a black screen in the window.
What do I do.
Im using sai also for this and I saved the file as png...
TheraHedwig Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Student General Artist
Update your graphics drivers or turn off OpenGL(see the comment below this one).
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