The open-source digital painting software Krita 3.3.1 was released a few days ago. Features some important bug-fixes and performance updates.
Krita 3.3.1 release highlights:
- Fix that Krita would crash if you would restart Krita after closing Krita with the reference images docker set to floating
- Fix that Krita 3.3.0 could not read .kra backup files or .kra files that were unzipped, then zipped up manually
- Improve the look and feel of dragging and dropping layers
- Fix a memory leak in the color selectors
- Add brightness and contrast sliders for textured brushes
- Add paste-at-cursor
- Improve performance of the cpu canvas
- Fix a crash on closing Krita when there is something on the clipboard
- Add a button to open a file layer’s image in Krita
How to install Krita 3.3.1 in Ubuntu:
For Ubuntu 16.04, you can’t install the traditional .deb package due to out-dated system Qt libraries. However, a 64-bit Appimage is available for download at the link below:
Appimage is a single executable file with most required runtime and libraries. Just make it executable and run it to launch Krita:
For Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 17.10, Krita 3.3.0 is also available in Krita Lime PPA:
1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching it from app launcher. When it opens, run commands to add the PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kritalime/ppa
Input your password (no visual feedback while typing) when it prompts and hit Enter.
2. Then upgrade Krita via Software Updater:
or run commands to install it for the first time:
sudo apt update && sudo apt install krita
To remove the PPA, launch “Software & Updates” utility and navigate to Other Software tab.
To remove Krita 3.3.1, either use system package manager or run command:
sudo apt remove --autoremove krita