Krita
Krita
4.4.1

3.8

Krita free download for Mac

Krita4.4.1

29 October 2020

Open-Source painting app.

Overview

Krita is a free, Open-Source painting tool designed for concept artists, illustrators, matte and texture artists, and the VFX industry. Krita has been in development for over 10 years and has had an explosion in growth recently. It offers many common and innovative features to help the amateur and professional alike.

Features:
  • User Interface - An intuitive user interface that stays out of your way. The dockers and panels can be moved and customized for your specific workflow. Once you have your setup, you can save it as your own workspace. You can also create your own shortcuts for commonly used tools.
  • Brush Stabilizers - Have a shaky hand? Add a stabilizer to your brush to smoothen it out. Krita includes 3 different ways to smooth and stabilize your brush strokes. There is even a dedicated Dynamic Brush tool where you can add drag and mass.
  • Pop-up Palette - Quickly pick your color and brush by right-clicking on the canvas. You can also use Krita’s tagging system to swap out the available brushes that are displayed. The ring outside of the color selector contains the most recently used colors. These settings can be configured through the preferences.
  • Brush Engines - Customize your brushes with 9 unique brush engines. Each engine has a large amount of settings to customize your brush. Each brush engine is made to satisfy a specific need such as the Color Smudge engine, Shape engine, Particle engine, and even a filter engine. Once you are done creating your brushes, you can save them and organize them with Krita’s unique tagging system.
  • Wrap-around Mode - It is easy to create seamless textures and patterns now. Press the ‘W’ key while painting to toggle wrap-around mode. The image will make references of itself along the x and y axis. Continue painting and watch all of the references update instantly. No more clunky offsetting to see how your image repeats itself.
  • Resource Manager - Import brush and texture packs from other artists to expand your tool set. If you create some brushes that you love, share them with the world by creating your own bundles. Check out the brush packs that are available in the Resource area.

Note: While the software is classified as free, it is actually donationware. Please consider making a donation to help support development.

What's new in Krita

Version 4.4.1:
Fixes:
  • Android and ChromeOS:
    • Use SDK version 29, which means Krita doesn’t need permissions to run anymore and can access external files more easily. Krita is also updated to use NDK 20 or better
    • Fix the color picker
    • Fix problems with events reaching the canvas if a popup message was shown
    • Use the device’s locale, so the translations can be used
    • Fix copy and paste on Android
  • Fix a crash when loading a file with a pattern fill layer
  • Fix loading masks with vector selections
  • Fix a crash in the text tool when opening the editor by double-clicking the text
  • Fix a crash when using the move tool on a pixel selection

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How would you rate Krita app?

11 Reviews of Krita

5
marieseltenrych
12 November 2019
Version: 4.2.7.1

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It is quite amazing considering it is free, so cudos to all those designers who work hard to give of their amazing talents. I am having trouble with issues like invisible screens and using the pen tool. It has a lot of features and that is not easy to get a grip on. It also has animation which is astonishing.
(2)
2
ppioterw
23 July 2020
Version: 4.2.8
If you encounter a bug (which you will like every 15 minutes) you won't find any help on the internet or in the terrible, TERRIBLE docs. Often while mentioning a bug you'll hear "yeah we know about it" and that's it. Spare yourself stress and get any thing else. It needs to be redesigned and rewritten from scratch.
(0)
5
fotoroberto
06 June 2020
Version: 4.2.8
nice surprise…
(0)
3
27hattiek
27 April 2020
Version: 4.2.8
It's good for doodling, but it is not at all good for animation, despite what it claims. It also makes bad digital art.
(0)
1
ljbullock2002
19 February 2020
Version: 4.2.8
Krita freaking sucks. I just spent the past couple of days working on this piece, and everything is just so laggy on mac. It won't let me use the paintbrush, or it won't let me copy and paste a simple layer! I love the brushes, they are the easiest to use.... but I don't think I can use this application anymore.
(0)
5
marieseltenrych
12 November 2019
Version: 4.2.7.1
It is quite amazing considering it is free, so cudos to all those designers who work hard to give of their amazing talents. I am having trouble with issues like invisible screens and using the pen tool. It has a lot of features and that is not easy to get a grip on. It also has animation which is astonishing.
(2)
Derekcurrie
15 May 2018
Version: 4.0.3
Krita for Mac is now at version 4.0.3.1. Be sure to get the latest version as it includes several bug fixes.
(1)
5
DragonMaster
26 February 2018
Version: 3.3.1
Very special app! has few rivals.
(0)
5
kitkat-26
14 September 2016
Version: 3.0.1
Cool app, it is good not only for professionals, but also for the beginners who are willing to improve the painting skills. It has intuitive interface so anybody can try it. For me painting is kind of anti-stress therapy after a hard day and Krita serves me well for this purpose.
(0)
5
Tericks
09 September 2016
Version: 3.0.1
Nice painting tool. We often use it with my niece just for fun. Numerous features help to improve painting skills especially for kids. Good entertaining app.
(5)
5
ash-f
10 July 2016
Version: 3.0
Best among free/opensource photo editor.
(0)
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5
ggt667
30 June 2016
Version: 3.0
This app is a really good reason to buy a wacom tablet.
(0)
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3.8

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.12.0 or later
License: 
FreeIn-app purchases

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