We're happy to announce a new update, which add the following features and fixes:
NEW: Language-pack (please read below)
NEW: Stabilizer mode for smoothing input
NEW: Multilayer selection
NEW: Edit selection mask
NEW: Support 8-bit and 16-bit heightmaps (as .r8 and .r16)
NEW: New launch option for sketch-mode "--sketch"
NEW: HDR Painting with the LUT Docker
FIX: Memory leak in colour transformation
FIX: to colour smudge brush engine
FIX: lens-blur filter artifacts when used as an Adjustment Layer
FIX: Conversion of clone layers into paint layers and selection masks
Plus various other minor fixes!
Language Settings in Krita
We felt a few users would benefit from the language packs, and we were hard at work getting an early version of these in Krita Gemini, though there is still room for improvement. We've identified that there is still a little problem, but in general:
Krita Gemini defaults to English (US)
Currently only the Desktop mode allows setting the language (though we're working on translations of the sketch mode)
If you open the "Select Application Language" dialog under the Help menu and change it to anything other than English (US), then it will ignore that setting, and display in the language which matches your "Formatting" setting in Windows Control Panel (Region and Language) - we're investigating why it doesn't correctly allow the setting of other languages.
If we're missing a language, please free to let us know - we'll add a discussion topic with language instructions you can comment in.
Some of you may have already seen yesterday's announcement on Krita.org, and the video by Timotée Giet demonstrating HDR painting in Krita. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esSzKzXVWQE It's still being developed, and one of the Windows dev machines ran into trouble using the new LUT docker, so we're not pushing this out to everyone just yet, but you can enable the Beta branch to try it yourself.
Here's how to try out HDR painting: First, switch to the "Beta" branch. You can do this by:
Right-click on Krita Gemini in your Steam Library, select "Properties".
Select the "Betas" tab.
Select the "beta" branch (not a strict beta, more "unstable")
Now Steam should update Krita Gemini to this branch, and you will see "Krita Gemini [beta]" in your Library. You can follow the same procedure to return to the (default) branch.
To play with the HDR painting, using the new LUT docker:
Create an OpenColorIO config, or download one from OpenColorIO
Create a new custom image, you'll want to use RGB, 32-bit Float, scRGB (linear) Color.
Open the Dockers menu under "Settings" and enable the LUT docker
Enable OpenColorIO and select the .ocio profile that you previously downloaded
You can adjust the gamma and exposure using the docker, or you can assign your own canvas-input shortcut.
To assign shortcuts to exposure:
Select "Configure Krita" from the Settings menu
Choose the category "Canvas Input Settings"
Expand the "Exposure and Gamma" setting at the bottom and you can assign a shortcut for Exposure mode. We're going to set it so that holding Y and dragging the mouse up and down with adjust exposure (this may already exist)
Select "Add shortcut..." and as type, choose "Mouse Button".
Double-click on the center column entry "None". Click the entry for Mouse-Button and when it asks you for mouse-input, click the left-mouse button.
Click the button for "Modifiers" and press Y on the keyboard.
If the far-right column says anything other than "Exposure Mode", then click that entry and select Exposure Mode from the popup-list.
In our enthusiasm last week when we announced "72h left!" we hadn't accounted on the public holiday in parts of Europe today - so that gives everyone an extra day to pick up the lifetime upgrades version of Krita Gemini at a considerable discount!
Meanwhile, we're preparing another update. You'll continue to see We'll continue to be working to bring some additional features once we leave early access.
Good news! As a Thank-You for supporting us so far, everyone who buys Krita Gemini during Early Access will receive lifetime* upgrades to each new version we release!
We're getting things ready to leave Early Access in the next week or two. Krita Gemini will come with two upgrades, that is approximately 1 year of upgrades. But the early access birds get all the new releases, forever! So now's the time to grab the chance of a super-discounted deal on Krita! :D
We will be releasing with Krita Gemini 2.8. New customers will then continue to receive updates to 2.9 in October and 3.0 in April. If you step in with 2.9, you'll get 3.0 and 3.1. And so on: with each release, we'll update the store to offer an additional 2-version updates. We'll set the price for Krita to about ~€40. And there will be a lifetime upgrades package as well, for ~€100... Well worth it, because...
* Krita's lifetime: Krita's been going for 10 years already, and we have no intention of giving up any time soon!
This is the first full day of a big push for bug fixes and features, with the entire Krita Gemini team around the same table (literally!), with a host of 2 in 1 convertible devices, graphics tablets and cups of tea or coffee at the ready.
Included in today's update:
Krita now remembers your preset from the last session
Tagging of resources is fixed and works between Krita Gemini installations
G'MIC plug-in includes a filter-search box
Sketch: tabs now drop down for quicker inspection
Sketch: tooltips for some buttons, hover-over or long-press to display (with more tips to come)
Sketch: improved layer controls
Sketch: add duplicate/clear buttons for layers
Krita runs full-screen from Steam Big Picture
Added a test of graphics driver version in the crash handler, to alert users who might still be using older drivers
A small number of users appear to be experiencing problems running Krita on computers with AMD graphics cards or internal graphics. This typically has the effect of causing a crash when trying to create a new blank image, or opening an existing one.
Usually this is a result of running older version of the graphics driver. The first advice we have is for you to upgrade your graphics driver to the latest version from the AMD support page: http://support.amd.com/en-us/download
Let us know if this fixes things for you or, if it still doesn't work then we can explore the issue further. (please leave a note here, in the forums, or supply your email in the crash report so we can contact you)