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Krita 2.6 Released



The Krita team has released version 2.6, now with OpenColorIO integration.

Illustration 1: OpenColorIO Lut docker in action on a still from Tears of Steel.

Boudewijn Rempt writes:

The Krita team released version 2.6. Krita is an open source painting application that has full support for HDR images -- painting, applying filters, openEXR. With version 2.6, Krita also supports OpenColorIO for color management, which makes it possible to seamlessly tie Krita into existing pipelines. David Revoy has already used Krita to prepare the storyboard for Tears of Steel.

There are, of course, may other improvements: performance is much better through use of vectorization, there are many usability improvements and bug fixes. And Krita can now not only load Photoshop files, but also save them.

More information on Krita can be found on the website. There's also a the Krita 2.6 release booklet, which is full of screenshots featuring great art made with Krita: About Krita 2.6.


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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.


    • Maybe someone should start a Mac Users thread at the Miscellaneous - Off-Topic Chat section of BlenderArtists, so that Mac Users can get together and perhaps someone there with a Mac will see more incentive to want to take a try at making OS X packages for programs like Krita.

  1. TOP chardfwannabeartist on

    I,ve tried the latest krita on Ubuntu, and have found a lot of the tools not working. A better alternative to krita would definately be Mypaint for artists and linux users. Lots of brushes and pens, and terrific with a bamboo wacom pad.

  2. As a KDE user Krita has always been close at hand with the Calligra suite, but not as satisfying as GIMP due to bugs. However the recent year they've done great advancements and it's becoming to be a great tool. I like the fact that it's slightly different then GIMP and aim toward a different user group, leaning more towards painting then photoediting. Krita is improving fast - almost as fast as Blender.

  3. I've been waiting for Krita 2.6 for a while now, and I'm so glad to see it's out! Guess it's time to set up that dual-boot I've been putting off doing. I'd love to just use the Windows version, but I'm hoping for a little more stability first. But I guess since solutions to this problem is free (installing a dual-boot or system-on-a-system setup), I can't complain!

    Thank you for all your good and hard work, Krita developers! (And nice touch with the Krita 2.6 booklet!)

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