Krita 3.3.0 recently released, is a free photo editing software, digital painting tool designed for artists, illustrators, matte and texture artists. Furthermore, Krita is used by comic book artists, illustrators, concept artists, matte as well as texture painters and in the digital VFX industry. This latest release comes with numerous bug fixes and some very cool new features. Lets take a quick look at the changelog before we install krita on ubuntu.
Krita 3.3.0 Changelog
- Some visual glitches when using hi-dpi screens are fixed (remember: on Windows and Linux, you need to enable this in the settings dialog).
- Also if you create a new image from clipboard, the image will have a title
- Favorite blending modes and favorite brush presets are now loaded correctly on startup
- the plugin has been updated to the latest version for Windows and Linux.
- the configuration for setting the path to the plugin has been removed. Krita looks for the plugin in the folder where the krita executable is, and optionally inside a folder with a name that starts with ‘gmic’ next to the krita executable.
- there are several fixes for handling layers and communication between Krita and the plugin
- 16 and 32 bit floating point images are now converted to 16 bit integer when saving the images as PNG.
- It’s now possible to save the alpha channel to PNG images even if there are no (semi-) transparent pixels in the image
- When hardware accelerated display is disabled, the color picker mode of the brush tool showed a broken cursor; this has been fixed.
- File layers now correctly reload on change again
- Performance improvements: in several places superfluous reads from the settings were eliminated, which makes generating a layer thumbnail faster as well as improves painting if display acceleration is turned off.
- The smart number input boxes now use the current locale to follow desktop settings for numbers
- Also the system information dialog for bug reports is improved
How to install Krita on Ubuntu
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kritalime/ppa sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install krita
- To install translations, then run the following command
sudo apt-get install krita-l10n
How to uninstall Krita from Ubuntu
sudo apt-get remove krita