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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:……

With over 150 bugs fixed! This is the LAST 2.9 release with new features, and features it has. A new brush engine(via GSoC), a browser for the color spaces, new resizable icons, big improvements to the wrap-around mode, improvements to filters, the path tool, improved assistant-snapping, improved PSD support, check the release notes for the full list!

If you have resource bundles installed, Krita may say something about md5sum mismatch. Don't worry, this should only happen once, and it means that Krita is updating old faulty bundles to have proper md5sums, which are special strings that allow Krita to check if the resources aren't accidentally corrupted.

After this, we're going full time onto the 3.0 version, with only bugfix releases for the 2.9 series. This includes LOD and Animation, which are in a very good shape already, but far from ready for release. For those building on Linux, you will need KDE Frameworks 5 and QT5.4 to build current Master. Because this isn't available on LTS releases yet, we're working hard on figuring out portable builds for Linux. You can expect test-builds for Animation and LOD to appear in the coming months!

Also, we're doing a friendly contest to determine which version of Kiki, our cyber-squirrel mascot, gets to go onto the Kickstarter Reward t-shirts!…

Another, more technical note, some information on how Krita handles it's funding: As an open source project we think it's really important to share such information with you.
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TheStarvingOne Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Digital Artist
That's me again. I would like to open my drawing stream from time to time using Krita. The problem is that, when I wanna capture the window, Krita's canvas is eternally grey and whatever happens there - doesn't matter. How could I force OBS or Mishira to catch the vision without using a screen capture? It doesn't work on actual version of Krita, 2.9.6 version had the same issue.
Bluebiscuits Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
hey guys i just got krita today
how do i get the tool bar to left back ? i canceled it and cannot get it back please answer soon as possible ? and how do you undo and redo?
z0rgy Featured By Owner Edited Oct 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
undo redo? ctrl z and ctrl shift z IIRC ... but you can check/change all shortcuts yourself.
Bluebiscuits Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
Loxaris Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015
Hello. I just discovered Krita today and I'm really curious to try it out. However, I'd like to have it in a portable format. After a quick search I landed on a couple of websites that had outdated user-made portable versions of Krita, but I'd rather have an up-to-date official one. Does anyone know if and where I could find such a thing?
TheStarvingOne Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I'd like to ask a question about Krita recources. I'd like to know how to pick brushes I defined on one computer and put them on another computer, so everything will be working nicely on both. I use Krita if I am right - one of latest releases, win 7 operating system 64 bit.
z0rgy Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
settings, manage ressource, then create a bundle. it can include brushes and/or workspaces.
TheStarvingOne Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Works! Thank you a lot! :D
z0rgy Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish they let us also import/export shortcuts like this!
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