Community Announcements - kritateam
The Krita team are happy to announce the release of 2.9.6, and this time we've even managed to release on krita.org and Steam at the same time! :D

The past month has been spent largely bug-fixing, but there are a few new features too!
  • New selection modifiers
  • Continuous transform and crop
  • Tool Options can now (optionally) be used from the toolbar

For more information, and some snazzy screenshots, check out the official annoucement.
Community Announcements - kritateam
It's taken a little while (that and we forgot to make an announcement when we pushed an update previously...) but we're happy to announce that there is an update to the desktop29 branch. This took a little longer as we encountered some problems with a previous update and didn't want to release it until we had a chance to fix it.

Huge thanks to Kaffeesatzspringer for helping with testing the seat-of-the-pants "unstable" builds! <3 <3 <3

And the build-machine is already warming up as it gets ready for another release to be tested.

In this update:
  • [FEATURE] Various curve filters
  • [FEATURE] Create a copy from the current image (File menu)
  • [FEATURE] Configure memory-management (Settings -> Krita -> Performance)
  • [FEATURE] Fisheye Vanishing Point tool (Ruler Assistant Editor)
  • Improved handling of PSD files
  • loads of little tweaks and bug-fixes, including patching some memory leaks
Community Announcements - kritateam
The "Krita Desktop 2.9" official release is now in "Betas"

If you would like to switch to this release, you can follow the instructions for enabling the 'beta' Beta, substituting "desktop29" for "beta".

Some problems have been reported in and fixed already, so expect to see some more updates coming in soon.

Any comments re this Beta, please post them in the Beta branch forum
Community Announcements - DraccoonStu
With less than 12 days to go until the release of Krita 2.9, the latest Beta release (desktop29 under Betas) fixes a whole host of issues in the previous update.

Included in the update:
  • New Splash Screen by Tyson Tan
  • Lots of improvements to G'Mic integration
  • Fix for Genius tablets
  • Fix for Wacom Airbrush devices
Plus lots of other little bug fixes, including improvements in operation and performance.

More information can be found on the official announcement.
Community Announcements - DraccoonStu
[UPDATE:] Link to recorded episode is live!
FLOSS Weekly Episode 324: Krita


Just a quick shout for anyone who missed the announcement on the Krita Twitter feed - Boud will be joining the LIVE Floss Weekly today (Wednesday) at 08:30 PST (in about 15min!)

We're not talking dentistry here; FLOSS all about Free Libre Open Source Software. Join host Randal Schwartz and his rotating panel of co-hosts every Wednesday as they talk with the most interesting and important people in the Open Source and Free Software community.
Community Announcements - kritateam
There is now a new "desktop29" entry in "Betas", which has the very latest build of Krita Desktop 2.9 Beta 2 if you fancy trying it out :D

There are lots of nice features in 2.9 - the big change that you'll see is that now Krita opens multiple images in the same window and there are number of tabs above the canvas as you create new or open other images. It also allows you to open multiple different views of the same image. Under Settings->"Configure Krita" you'll see an option for "Multiple Document Mode" which lets you choose between the tabbed layout or sub-windows.

You will also see that there have been improvements in memory handling, brush response and shortcut handling.
A much more detailed list is available via the announcement on the Krita website.

If you want to try it out now, either:
  • Follow the instructions How to enable the Beta branch, substituting "desktop29" instead of "beta" - this will replace your Krita Gemini 2.8 installation with Krita Desktop 2.9, but will continue to take advantage of the steam cloud saving of settings.
  • Download the latest build of as an installer or ZIP file from http://files.kde.org/krita/windows/ - if you scroll to the bottom of the list you should fine the latest builds (currently krita_x64_2.8.91.2)

You may want to make a back-up copy of your current settings (just in case - though it appears to behave with the two installations) which can typically found in C:\Users\<your username>\AppData\Roaming\krita. You can find this by navigating in File Explorer or by opening the resources folder using the Edit->Resources menu.

Hope you have fun, any questions/problems/suggestions, feel free to add them to the Betas forum or the Krita Desktop 2.9 Beta discussion.
Community Announcements - Krita Team
We're thrilled that Krita received the Artist Choice award in the January 2015 issue of ImagineFX!

It's also been fun to see a lot of new visitors to Krita.org from a related blog post on Creative Bloq

In the meantime, the team are hard at work on Krita 2.9 and we can't wait to show you the improvements :)
Community Announcements - boud
As posted on https://krita.org/item/krita-and-ko-gmbh/, KO GmbH is handing over all its involvement with Krita to the Krita Foundation.

This includes Krita on Steam. The Krita Foundation will continue making new releases of Krita on Steam: the main difference is that proceeds from sales will now go directly to the Foundation, instead of to KO GmbH.

Valve has worked with us to transfer the application from KO GmbH to the Krita Foundation and everyone who bought Krita on Steam will continue to receive updates.


Boudewijn Rempt
Founder, Krita Foundation
Community Announcements - Krita Team
It's been a while since we posted an update here what with summer holidays and presentations at a couple of international events.

For now the update is only in the "Beta" (for more: How to enable the "beta" branch)
In this you will find:
  • Manage presets in the pop-up palette - now a "Favourites" tag is created, but you can also choose which tag is used to populate the pop-up.
  • New transformation modes in the Transformation tool (Cage and Liquify)
  • Brush spacing has been improved for some presets, and there's the option for automatic spacing
  • "Dirty Presets" - in the brush editor, there's the option to lose changes made to presets in the current session, "Temporarily save tweaks made to presets"
  • Lock settings across presets (double-clicking an option in the brush editor will show a linked icon and cause those settings to be fixed between brushes)
  • Cumulative Undo option (enable in Settings->Dockers->Undo History right-click and choose "Enable Cumulative Undo")
  • Eraser remembers its size
  • More tools save settings between sessions
As well as various other fixes and improvements.
Community Announcements - Krita Team
Today's update includes an update to the Transform tool.
In addition to "Freehand" and "Warp" there is a new "Perspective transform" mode.

Paul Geraskin demonstrates it in use in this video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jvTOe6oi_E
Do remember to hit Enter or click Apply in the Tool Options docker to apply the transformation before saving.
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