Krita

Krita is a FREE and open source painting tool designed for concept artists, illustrators, matte and texture artists, and the VFX industry. Krita has been in development for over 10 years and has had an explosion in growth recently. It offers many common and innovative features to help the amateur and professional alike. See below for some of the highlighted features.

Features:

  • Brush Stabilizers
  • Pop-up Palette
  • Wrap-around mode
  • Resource Manager
  • Drawing Assitance
  • PSD Support

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2 July 2017

I've tried to use Krita a couple of years ago but it didn't scale well on my Surface Pro 3 so I gave up on it. I'm trying it again and it's improved but still has certain nagging issues that kill my workflow. Krita supports pinch and zoom but doesn't support touch enabled canvas rotation? That makes no sense especially in a Windows 10/Surface environment in 2017. Krita also doesn't support Surface Pen eraser functions. Specifically, being able to erase using the top of the Surface Pen. This is supported in a lot of other creative applications. Not a dealbreaker but still weird. Why are Brush Presets not more prominent in the layout? The default left side tool bar is okay, but the default brush sucks, and the eraser tool isn't among the default toolbar. It's a weird layout choice IMO because an actual pencil tool isn't even a focus upon startup. Krita has great potential but the layout still needs work and it has issues that lower it compared to similar applications.


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30 June 2017

Bought it intending to use a stylus with my 2 in 1 but it doesn't even work. Waste of $10 tbh.


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22 June 2017

Best Photoshop alternative out there. Runs best on Nvidia or Intel GPUs (if you have performance issues go ask about it on forums). Supported the kickstarter and now supporting it here.


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19 June 2017

I'm a digital artist, this app is solid. Negative reviews? More like clueless users... Krita is the bees-knees in performance and functionality, i love it (I've owned the steam paid & linux free versions). Support the developers, buy it today :) www.artbynate.com


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16 June 2017

I've been using for 3 years now and it's one of the best painting applications I've used still can't this app is free.


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14 June 2017

I would never recommend this app to anyone its laggy and very difficult to use and gives no tutorial or instructions when you first try to use the app.


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13 June 2017

This app was made on the Linux platform, meaning it is open source (free, user editable, etc). Though take in consideration that open source software has a minor performance impact compared to native stuff but it works on (or can be made to) any platform. With it's photoshop compatibility it is a great tool for students and the enthusiast. I have a lot of fun with this and have made some great work thanks to the tools. Also, the brush stabilizers help with shaky hands.


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13 June 2017

Never in my LIFE have I ever found a harder to use app! I can't stand this in the least! I'd give it a zero star rating if I could, as soon as I can, it will be uninstalled! Worst download ever. >.<


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10 June 2017

It's really cool, I hope it will be improved over time and get as professional as Photoshop. And to those who cry that it doesn't run smoothly on their so called "i7" - Are you sure you got an i7? Because I run a Xeon W3520 and it works flawlessly" :)


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9 June 2017

No problems on my end, no stability issues or lagginess with normal use. I had default settings, and I wasnt using too many layers. People should be warned though: it hasn't been made more touch friendly in this version, and I couldn't get the eraser button on my pen to work. Not sure there are any changes at all... Good thing is that people who don't know Krita can now feel a little safer downloading it. I'm gonna keep drawing in xade software's Leonardo for better tablet experience, but when doing advanced stuff Krita is a great replacement for PhotoShop imo, for those that cant afford it. As always, I'm so grateful to the developers, great job! A little confused about how it ended up in the Windows Store though. Perhaps it has something to do with Windows 10s? So that people can install the desktop app even if they have Windows 10s?

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