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Krita

Krita 4.2.8 was released a few days ago as a new bug-fix release with a lot of work done on vector shapes, the transform tool and, especially, saving on Windows.

Krita 4.2.8 includes following bug-fixes and/or improvements:

  • Save the preferences when closing the preferences dialog.
  • Save the last used export settings.
  • Possible to save the “All” tag as the current tag.
  • Show the correct blending mode in the brush preset editor.
  • Remove “Show Decorations” option from the transform tool.
  • Remove the CSV export filter
  • Rewrite “auto precision” option in brush preset editor.
  • Make Separate Channels work.
  • Disable adjustmentlayer support on the raindrop filter.
  • Possible to use .kra files as file layers.
  • Fix Rec2020 display format.
  • Add hi-res input events for pan, zoom and rotate.
  • Always ask Windows to synchronize the file systems after saving a file.
  • Fix wrong aspect ratio on loading SVG files.
  • And many crashes, and other bug-fixes, improvements.

How to Install Krita 4.2.8 in Ubuntu:

The Krita Lime PPA has built the packages for Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.04, and Ubuntu 19.10.

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or by searching for ‘terminal’ from application menu. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kritalime/ppa

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2. Then upgrade Krita via Software Updater:

upgrade krita

or run command one by one in terminal to install or upgrade the painting software:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install krita

Uninstall:

To remove the PPA, launch Software & Updates and navigate to Other Software tab.

To remove Krita, run command:

sudo apt remove --autoremove krita krita-*

Krita

Digital painting software Krita 4.1.5 was released yesterday. The new release features much improved support for scaling on hi-dpi or retina screens, and many bugs fixed.

Krita 4.1.5 release highlights:

  • Associate Krita with .ico files
  • Auto-update the device pixel ration when changing screens
  • Disable autoscrolling for the pan tool
  • Disable drag & drop in the recent documents list
  • Disable zoom-in/out actions when editing text in rich-text mode
  • Do not add template files to recent documents list
  • Do not allow creating masks on locked layers.
  • Do not close the settings dialog when pressing enter while searching for a shortcut
  • Fill polyline shapes if some fill style was selected
  • Fix Tangent Normal paintop to work with 16 and 32 bit floating point images
  • Fix a problem with namespaces when loading SVG
  • Fix an assert when right-clicking the animation timeline
  • Fix autohiding the color selector popup
  • Fix canvas scaling in hidpi mode
  • Fix the overview docker
  • Fix the shift-I color selector shortcut
  • Fix unsuccessful restoring of a session blocking Krita from closing
  • Import SVG files as vector layers instead of pixel layers
  • Improve spacing between canvas input setting categories
  • Make it possible to select the SVG text tool text has been moved inside an hidden group and then made visible again
  • Support fractional display scaling factors

How to Install Krita 4.15 in Ubuntu:

For Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 18.10, and Linux Mint 19, do following steps to install the latest release from Krita Lime PPA.

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or by searching for ‘terminal’ from software launcher. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kritalime/ppa

Type your user password (no asterisks feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter.

2. Then upgrade Krita via Software Updater:

upgrade krita

or run command in terminal to install or upgrade the painting software:

sudo apt install krita

Uninstall:

To remove the PPA, launch Software & Updates and navigate to Other Software tab.

To remove Krita, run command:

sudo apt remove --autoremove krita krita-*

Download Appimage for Ubuntu 16.04

For Ubuntu 16.04, Linux Mint 18.x, grab the appimage from the link below:

Download Krita (.appimage)

Then right-click and make the appimage file executable from its ‘Properties’ dialog. Finally run the file to launch Krita.

Krita

The latest Krita digital painting 4.1.3 is finally available to install via Krita Lime PPA. Ubuntu 18.04, Linux Mint 19, and Ubuntu 18.10 are supported so far.

Krita 4.1.3 is a pretty important release includes about a hundred fixes. All users are urged to update as soon as possible.

Krita new welcome screen

For Ubuntu 18.10, Krita 4.1.3 can be installed easily via Ubuntu Software. For Ubuntu 18.04, do following steps to install it:

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or by searching for ‘terminal’ from software launcher. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kritalime/ppa

Type your user password (no asterisks feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter.

2. Then upgrade Krita via Software Updater:

upgrade krita

or run command in terminal to install or upgrade the painting software:

sudo apt install krita

Uninstall:

To remove the PPA, launch Software & Updates and navigate to Other Software tab.

To remove Krita, run command:

sudo apt remove --autoremove krita krita-*

Krita

Digital painting software Krita 4.1.3 was released a day ago with about a hundred of bug-fixes. All users are urged to update.

Krita 4.1.3 includes following changes:

  • New welcome screen with some handy links, recent used files, etc.
  • Improvements to Instant Preview mode.
  • Improved the move tool so it’s possible to undo the steps you’ve set with the move tool
  • Added auto-smoothing option for the bezier curve tools
  • Added new feature round corners for the rectangle tool.
  • The Comics Project manager plugin received a ton of improvements.
  • And see the release note for details

How to Install Krita 4.1.3 in Ubuntu:

For all current Ubuntu releases, you can grab the single executable Appimage package for 64-bit system.

Krita 4.1.3 Appimage

Then give executable permission, and run to launch Krita 4.1.3:

You can also add the Krita Lime PPA to install the most recent packages, though the Krita 4.1.3 package is not published at the moment.

Krita

The open-source painting software Krita 4.0.4 was released a few days ago as the fourth bugfix release for Krita 4.0 series.

Here is the list of bug fixes in Krita 4.0.4:

  • Fix artefacts when painting with a pixel brush on a transparency mask
  • Fix a race condition when using generator layers
  • Fix a crash when editing a transform mask
  • Add preset memory to the Ten Brushes Script, to make switching back and forward between brush presets more smooth.
  • Improve the performance of the stroke layer style
  • Do not allow nesting of .kra files: using a .kra file with embedded file layers as a file layer would break on loading.
  • Keep the alpha channel when applying the threshold filter
  • Do not use the name of the bundle file as a tag automatically
  • Fix selecting colors when using the python palette docker script
  • Restore the last used colors on starting Krita, not when creating a new view
  • Allow creating a layer group if the currently selected node is a mask
  • Show the correct opacity in the segment gradient editor
  • Remove the obsolete shortcuts for the old text and artistic text tool
  • Allow setting the multibrush angle in fractions
  • Fix painting of pass-through group layers in isolated mode
  • Improve performance of loading OpenEXR files
  • Autosaving will now happen even if Krita is kept very busy
  • Improve loading of the default language
  • Fix color picking when double-clicking
  • Fix inconsistent frame numbering when calling FFMpeg
  • Fix channel swizzling problem on macOS, where in 16 and 32 bits floating point channel depths red and blue would be swapped
  • Fix accepting touch events with recent Qt versions
  • Fix integration with the Breeze theme: Krita no longer tries to create widgets in threads
  • Fix the batch mode flag when loading images from Python

Download / Install Krita 4.0.4 in Ubuntu:

Krita Lime PPA contains Krita packages for Ubuntu 18.04 and Ubuntu 17.10. The latest 4.0.4 packages will be made into the PPA in a few days.

Krita website offers Appimage, a single executable (non-install) file to launch the software. It’s available for download at the link below:

Krita 4.0.4 Appimage

Once you get the appimage, do:

  • Right-click file to go to its Properties -> Permissions.
  • Check the box that says ‘Allow executing file as program’
  • Finally right-click on the appimage and select Run.