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First public build of Krita for OSX is now available


This must be the most often requested Krita feature: an OSX build! The team has now released a public test version. Also, their crowdfunding campaign has just 9 days left and is getting *very* close to the target.
Boudewijn Rempt writes:

It's still very much a prototype and _not_ a proper package yet, but anyway... I've just published the first build of Krita for OSX. No need for macports, homebrew fink or anything. Just download the build, follow the instructions and give it a test. The full details are in this kickstarter update.

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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.


  1. Nathan van Hulst on

    Krita is a really nice looking and functional drawing application. As photoshop user, I would not hestitate to use this as alternative. I know it's made for matte painting, but it's interface and such is so smooth. This is how Gimp should look like, really...

    • Well, it's made for a much wider range of painting tasks. Illustration, concept art, texture painting, etc. It's got presets for specific tasks, but it's pretty general use. ;)

  2. David McDermott on

    I backed the campaign, and I'm trying out the osx prototype build now. Its working! yay. This is really exciting. At last a really useful osx open-source painting tool. exciting.

  3. Marc Clint Dion on

    thanks for the head's up, I'm excited about this. I just noticed on the KickStarter page that they only need $450 but they only have 9 days to get it. That's brutal!
    Well, I tried it and it works, I'm pretty happy about that.

  4. Love Krita. I'm running it on Windows 8.1. Tried the mac build. Got to the splash screen and died. Could we get one that's backward compatible to Mountain Lion, please? Everyone who says it works is using Mavericks.

  5. This is totally awesome! While I love GIMP, this is so much better than GIMP, in terms of painting. The UI is absolutely beautiful compared to GIMP!

  6. Krita is a really nice program, but it's sluggish as hell on both my old 2-core 2-gig Athlon XP machine and my 6-core 16-gig Phenom Win 7 machine. Is anyone else having this issue? Curious.

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