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Krita

Version 5.2.2

Open-Source painting app.

4.2
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Krita 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 version 5.2.2

Updated on Dec 07 2023

Some of the highlights in this bug fix release is that we managed to track down a frequent crash on android, as well as fixing a bug where brush presets with masked brushes were not loaded correctly.

  • Make sure that the image is properly updated on frame switch on merge (Bug 476495)
  • Various fixes to the snap version, courtesy of Scarlett Moore
  • Fix a race condition when merging non-animatied layer over an animated one (Bug 476472)
  • Don’t enable combined opacity-flow option on masked brushes (Bug 476506)
  • Disable checkability of Opacity and Flow options for Masked Brushes (Bug 476505 , Bug 476076)
  • Fix redo of a flatten layer operation when it is animated (Bug 476511)
  • Hide perspective ellipse if assistants are globally hidden, courtesey of Maciej Jesionowski.
  • Fix Specific Color Selector changing to black (Bug 476614)
  • Add brush tip rotate actions and and a angle slider.
  • Extract the cache in KisMyPaintOpSettings to properly handle size updates (Bug 476141)
  • Remove wrong assert (Bug 476761)
  • Fix cancelling of the selection when doing two consequtive selections (Bug 474525)
  • Fixes for Qt: MDI titles and unbalanced non-us shortcuts (Bug 464175)
  • Draw assistants directly on the canvas (Bug 361709, Bug 401940)
  • Various palette docker fixes courtesy of Mike Will
  • Better integration with windows darkmode, setting the window frame to dark when this is enabled (Bug 477266)
  • Use PreciseTimer type with KisPlaybackEngineQT (Bug 476059)
  • Various fixes to shortcuts, among others, to get altgr to work as a shortcut (Bug 459557, Bug 474912, Bug 469691, Bug 473923)
  • Fix jumps just adjusting brush size with ‘[’ and ‘]’ shortcuts (Bug 456787)
  • Replace fcitx-qt5 with fcitx5-qt, which should help the look and feel of fcitx-based input methods.
  • Increase xmlgui version to be bigger that 5.1.6, which should solve old toolbars being reset (Bug 475698)
  • Fixes a very frequent crash caused by QAccesibility on Android (Bug 472705)

Information

License

Free

Size

360.2 MB

Developer’s website

https://krita.org

Downloads

17315

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 10.13 or later
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What customer like

Price

What needs improvements

Bug fixing
Design
User Experience

Krita qualities

Value
2.0
Ease of use
1.0
Features
2.0
Reliability
2.0
Customer support
3.0

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TomM4006
TomM4006
Mar 7 2022
5.0.2
0.0
Mar 7 2022
0.0
Version: 5.0.2
Terrible software. Too complicated, too many settings, too many bugs. I was looking for a paint.net (Windows) alternative for Mac. Even drawing just a straight line brings strange results.
ppioterw
ppioterw
Jul 23 2020
4.2.8
2.0
Jul 23 2020
2.0
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.
fotoroberto
fotoroberto
Jun 6 2020
4.2.8
5.0
Jun 6 2020
5.0
Version: 4.2.8
nice surprise…
27hattiek
27hattiek
Apr 27 2020
4.2.8
3.0
Apr 27 2020
3.0
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.
ljbullock2002
ljbullock2002
Feb 19 2020
4.2.8
1.0
Feb 19 2020
1.0
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.
marieseltenrych
marieseltenrych
Nov 12 2019
4.2.7.1
5.0
Nov 12 2019
5.0
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.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
May 15 2018
4.0.3
0.0
May 15 2018
0.0
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.
DragonMaster
DragonMaster
Feb 26 2018
3.3.1
5.0
Feb 26 2018
5.0
Version: 3.3.1
Very special app! has few rivals.
kitkat-26
kitkat-26
Sep 14 2016
3.0.1
5.0
Sep 14 2016
5.0
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.
Tericks
Tericks
Sep 9 2016
3.0.1
5.0
Sep 9 2016
5.0
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.
ash-f
ash-f
Jul 10 2016
3.0
5.0
Jul 10 2016
5.0
Version: 3.0
Best among free/opensource photo editor.
ggt667
ggt667
Jun 30 2016
3.0
5.0
Jun 30 2016
5.0
Version: 3.0
This app is a really good reason to buy a wacom tablet.
Ervins Strauhmanis
Ervins Strauhmanis
Apr 6 2023
5.1.5
5.0
Apr 6 2023
5.0
Version: 5.1.5
Kongsgar
Kongsgar
Sep 23 2022
5.1.1
4.0
Sep 23 2022
4.0
Version: 5.1.1
ppioterw
ppioterw
Jul 23 2020
2.0
Jul 23 2020
2.0
Version: null
pallasravanthi2
pallasravanthi2
Jun 27 2020
5.0
Jun 27 2020
5.0
Version: null
dkgriffin
dkgriffin
Jun 9 2020
5.0
Jun 9 2020
5.0
Version: null
fotoroberto
fotoroberto
Jun 6 2020
5.0
Jun 6 2020
5.0
Version: null
27hattiek
27hattiek
Apr 27 2020
3.0
Apr 27 2020
3.0
Version: null
ljbullock2002
ljbullock2002
Feb 19 2020
1.0
Feb 19 2020
1.0
Version: null
marieseltenrych
marieseltenrych
Nov 12 2019
5.0
Nov 12 2019
5.0
Version: null
viniskate
viniskate
Jun 9 2019
4.5
Jun 9 2019
4.5
Version: null
DragonMaster
DragonMaster
Feb 26 2018
5.0
Feb 26 2018
5.0
Version: null
kitkat-26
kitkat-26
Sep 14 2016
5.0
Sep 14 2016
5.0
Version: null
Tericks
Tericks
Sep 9 2016
5.0
Sep 9 2016
5.0
Version: null
ash-f
ash-f
Jul 10 2016
5.0
Jul 10 2016
5.0
Version: null
hollykurpiela
hollykurpiela
Jul 3 2016
2.0
Jul 3 2016
2.0
Version: null
ggt667
ggt667
Jun 30 2016
5.0
Jun 30 2016
5.0
Version: null
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