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.
This release fixes two important regressions:
Krita would crash if you would restart Krita after closing Krita with the reference images docker set to floating.
Krita 3.3.0 could not read .kra backup files or .kra files that were unzipped, then zipped up manually.
Additionally, there are the following fixes and improvements:
Fix a crash when creating a swap file on OSX.
Merge down does not remove locked layers anymore.
Various performance improvements, especially for macOS.
Improve the look and feel of dragging and dropping layers.
Improve the tooltips in the brush preset selector.
Fix a memory leak in the color selectors.
Fix rotation and tilt when using the Windows Ink api.
Don’t allow the fill tool to be used on group layers.
Add brightness and contrast sliders for textured brushes.
Improve performance of the cpu canvas.
Fix a crash on closing Krita when there is something on the clipboard.
Add a button to open a file layer’s image in Krita.