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Open Source Software for Concept
Artists, Digital Painters, and Illustrators

What is Krita?

Krita is a FREE digital painting and illustration application.

Krita offers CMYK support, HDR painting, perspective grids, dockers, filters, painting assistants, and many other features you would expect. Check out the gallery to see what other artists have done with Krita

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The Krita community is very open, welcoming, and supportive. There is always a lot more work than our small core team can handle.

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  • Technical Writers
  • Translaters
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Interview with Eo Fenstalker



Last two weeks in Krita — and development builds!
Lots and lots and lots (and lots) of new stuff! We’re getting really close to the 2.9 release freeze, which is currently set for December 10th. That means that the current builds are full of fresh code. In other words — they need testing. Now is the time to report bugs and issues! Kickst...
Last week in Krita – Week 45
UI Scott Petrovic revamped the UI of the transform tools for better readability and usability, and is now heading towards changing around the brush-settings. Boudewijn  changed around the way background colour works: now Krita uses white as the default transparency-fill colour. You can set this fro...
Interview with Eo Fenstalker
Would you like to tell us something about yourself? I’m Andrea, better known as Eo Fenstalker anywhere that it matters. I’m a freelance artist in my 30s living in Melbourne, Australia and I primarily focus on animal and fantasy related artwork under the name Toast Weasel Illustration. Do...
New Development Builds
It’s been about a month since we last published new development builds… And a lot has happened in the meantime. Now, before everyone starts downloading, a warning: THIS BUILD IS REALLY EXPERIMENTAL And we mean it. Not only does this build include a month of Dmitry’s work, but we al...
Interview with Rose Morgan
Would you like to tell us about yourself? My name is Rose and I’m a 25 year old freelance artist from Melbourne, Ausfailia. I really like anatomy and medical science which is a theme among a lot of my work- or it’s at least inspired by it. I love videogames, nature, robots and old fashio...
Quick Update…
So… What’s been going on since our last update? Quite a lot! Boudewijn visited Latinoware 2014 and gave a presentation about free and libre graphics software, including Krita of course! You can download the slides here. It’s not yet known whether the presenations were recorded. Wol...
Another kickstarter feature done: cage transform
Yesterday, Dmitry finished another part of his work on the transform tool. He added cage tranform and improved the anti-aliasing. Only liquify is still on the transform tool todo list! Here’s the details: 1) Warp tool now has really much better quality and became a bit faster 2) Cage transform...
New Development Builds
After a hiatus — Siggraph 2014 first, then two weeks of vacation, We’ve got new builds for you! These builds have the following improvements: KICKSTARTER: Fix brush antialiasing OCIO: Implement an option to disable changing currently selected color when changing exposure/gamma X11: Fix a...
Interview with James Abell
Would you like to tell us something about yourself? I’m a designer/artist and tutor. I’ve worked with 3ds Max and related tools for about 14 years since graduating from Edinburgh College of Art many eons ago, in 1999! Recently, I’ve been running 3d graphics workshops and teaching online and ma...
Krita At Siggraph 2014
For the first time, Krita has been present at Siggraph! Siggraph is the largest conference on computer graphics and interactive techniques and it has a big trade show as well as presentations, posters, book shops and animations. While Krita has been presented before at the Mobile World Congress, Sig...
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