Krita is a powerful digital painting application, made for illustrators, game artists, concept artists, animators, comic book artists and everyone who wants to draw and paint.
Recent Reviews:
Mostly Positive (14) - 71% of the 14 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mixed (106) - 68% of the 106 user reviews for this software are positive.
Release Date:
Jun 10, 2014

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November 27

Need help? Have questions? Check out Krita's brand new Q&A site!

Hey everybody!

I just wanted to make a quick announcement to let you all know about our brand new Q&A support site,!

This new site,, is now the best place to ask any question about how to use Krita or it's features, and to get support from our awesome community of developers and knowledgeable users. Even if you're an early bird painter trying capture a sunrise or a night owl pixel pusher working on frame 99 of your latest animation, your questions will be seen, read and, yes, answered!

And even if you're a full-fledged Krita master, you can also join the fun and help out by submitting your own answers and sharing some of your knowledge with others. Just like Krita's development, out new Q&A site is a community-driven operation, so whether you have questions or answers, come check it out!

You will need to sign up for a KDE Identity, the very same that you would use for our forums and other developer sites. We know that signing up for yet another account can seem like a pain at first, but get your favorite password manager going and fill in a few boxes one time and it'll be over before you know it.

Of course, there are tons of other places to discuss and ask questions about Krita, from our official forums and #krita on IRC, to popular unofficial subreddits and discord channels. But we really think that is going to be the #1 place for asking and answering questions about Krita in the very near future. It's that good!

Thanks again, on behalf of the Krita team,
- Emmet (Volunteer Krita Developer)
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November 22

Krita is now up to date


We have finally updated Krita on Steam to the latest stable version. We're really sorry for the long delays, but we plan to keep Krita up to date from now.

That means that Krita Gemini has been replaced by the regular desktop Krita: no matter where you get Krita, you get the same experience. Getting Krita on Steam helps support Krita's full-time development, and from now on gets you updates whenever we create a new version.

We're also considering plans to support MacOSX and Linux through Steam, though we can't quite make any commitments yet.

Boudewijn Rempt, Krita maintainer

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About This Software

Krita is an open source painting, drawing and animation application designed for illustrators, concept artists, comic book creators, animators, texture and pixel artists, matte painters, as well as the VFX industry. Krita is used daily by artists all over the world, from industry professionals, to students, to enthusiastic hobbyists.

Krita offers many common and innovative features to make painting more fun and more productive. There are great brush engines for sketching and painting, stabilizers for freehand inking, assistants for constructing a complex scene, a distraction-free canvas-only mode for painting without bother, clone layers, filter and transform masks for non-destructive editing, and too many other features to list! You can also exchange files with other applications in a variety of different formats.

Another thing that makes Krita truly stand out is that it's being developed by an international community of open source enthusiasts who want to make a great digital painting application available as widely as possible. There are no draconian activation codes or mandatory monthly subscription fees, because as members of the digital art community, Krita belongs to all of us - to use, to modify, to design, and to share.

Our transparent and collaborative process is empowered thanks to the support of our users, and by buying through Steam you will be directly supporting Krita's development. Currently, two volunteers from the community are sponsored to work full-time on Krita.

Buying through Steam also delivers the convenience of easy installation on all your supported devices and automatic updates when a new version is released.

Finally, because Krita is a community-driven project for artists everywhere, you can also download it for free from the Krita Foundation website. However, you will have to update this version of Krita yourself.

Have some questions? Need some help? Feel free to stop by our official forums and Q&A website for support.

Key Features:

  • Over a dozen different brush engines, supporting pressure sensitivity, tilt, rotation and other features of graphics tablets.
  • Over a hundred default brushes carefully produced or curated by professional artists.
  • Fully customizable brush presets, for creating your own incredible brushes.
  • Traditional 2D animation.
  • An OpenGL powered, modern canvas with high-bit-depth monitor support and high quality scaling.
  • Wrap-around mode for easily creating and visualizing seamlessly tiled textures and animated patterns.
  • A gallery of filters with real-time preview. You can use almost any filter as an effect layer, for non-destructive workflows.
  • Powerful layer engine allowing deeply nested and grouped layers.
  • Vector, clone, external-file and dynamic filter-effect layers.
  • Assistants Tool and Guides; which help you to sketch straight lines, perfect ellipses, linear perspective, and complex scenes.
  • Multibrush Tool; for drawing with any brush in perfect radial symmetry.
  • Supports a wide range of color models: RGB, CMYK, YCbCr, La*b*, XYZ, Grayscale
  • Supports a wide range of 3rd party file formats: ORA (MyPaint), xcf (GIMP), JPEG, PNG, TGA, TIFF, BMP, PPM, PGM, PBM, XBM, SVG, WMF and also some support for PSD.
  • Fully open source (C++) and scriptable (Python). Krita belongs to all of us - to use, to script, or to mod! There is no limit to what Krita can do if we put our minds to it, whether you can hack it by yourself for personal use or work within the community to make Krita better for everyone.
  • A great online manual, and a fantastic, growing community.
  • Need some help? Have some questions? Stop by our official forums and Q&A website for support.

So consider supporting Krita today by buying it through Steam. Join the community, create wonderful artwork and enjoy!

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1
    • Processor: 1.6Ghz Dual-core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Modern (since 2009) graphics / Intel HD
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Graphics-tablet recommended. Actual system/video memory requirements vary depending on image size.
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
    • Processor: 2.0GHz+ Quad-core CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Modern (since 2009) graphics / Intel HD
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Graphics -tablet recommended. Actual system/video memory requirements vary depending on image size.

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