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.
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Release Date:
Jun 10, 2014

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December 12, 2018

Krita 4.1.7 is now live!

Hey Krita fans!

Today we're happy to bring you Krita 4.1.7, the latest bug-fix release in the Krita 4.1 series.

And, as a small gesture of gratitude to all of our dedicated supporters and fans on Steam, we're bringing this update to Steam first, a day before even our own website! As the year draws to a close, we wanted to do something small to highlight the fact that we appreciate all of our Steam users for sticking with us, through the good times and the bad.

Anyway, without further ado, here's a message from Boud:

Today we're releasing Krita 4.1.7, another bug fix release in the Krita 4.1 series.

The most important fix is a weird one: it might help your wifi connection. The problem is that we started building a widget that would show you the news feed from The widget isn't active, and doesn't make any kind of network connection... But Qt's network manager class still checks your wifi settings all the time. See these bugs: and

Apart from that, we've worked around a bug in Qt 5.12 that would cause an instant crash when using a tablet. Our own builds do not use that version of Qt, so the Windows builds, macOS build and the Linux appimage are fine, but users of rolling Linux releases like Arch would suffer from this issue.

And there are more bug fixes, of course:

  • Fix showing wrongly that there is no audio support in the animation timeline audio menu
  • Disable the disk-based animation cache rendering backend on Windows: this would give problems with animations bigger than about 150 frames. (BUG 401326)
  • Don't hang when trying to load recent files thumbnails for files in a location that's no longer accessible. (BUG:401939)
  • Make it possible to use the LUT docker when Angle is enabled on Windows. We have also updated the OpenColorIO library to the latest release.
  • Remember whether anti-aliasing was enabled in selection tools (BUG:401730)
  • Add a shortcut to activate the text tool (BUG:401655)
  • Make the toolbars movable again
  • Make Select by Color Range check the entire image (BUG:346138)
  • Enable HiDPI support by default: the problems with the canvas scaling have been solved.
  • Allow krita to import more than file at a time when started from a file manager (BUG:401476)
  • Fix using the scrollwheel in comboboxes on Linux (BUG:399379) Patch by Mykola Krachkovsky.
  • Fix the calculation of Average Desaturation (BUG:400493)
  • Do not crash when exporting Compositions (BUG:400627)
  • Make the move tool show the correct cursor in all modes
  • Let the move tool move invisible layers
  • Fix a crash in the artistic color selector (BUG:399860)

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Krita isn't the product of focus groups or corporate boardrooms - it's a community-driven, open development project, made by artists, for artists.

Every new feature and fixed bug is only made possible thanks to our wonderful community of enthusiastic developers and you, the people whose contributions directly support Krita's development!

Krita belongs to all of us. So, as always, on behalf of the entire Krita team, thank you all for your continued support and Happy December to our global community!

- Emmet (Community Krita Developer)

PS: Damn, I knew I'd forget to mention something!

If for whatever reason you don't want to use the latest release (4.1.7), we've also created a new opt-in beta branch called "rollback" that allows our Steam users to load the previous stable version (4.1.5). We're going to try to keep the rollback branch pointed at the previous stable version, just in case you ever need or want it.

To access the new rollback branch, right click on Krita in your Steam Library, go to "Preferences", open the "Betas" tab, and select "rollback" from the drop-down menu. And when you want to return to the latest version, just enable the default branch again by selecting "NONE".
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November 27, 2018

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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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 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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