Krita 8 is now out!
Krita 2.8 is now officially out! A large number of new features have been added. Some that stand out are:
- custom tablet drivers that work with just about any tablet out there - and are much more precise and increase drawing performance quite a bit
- New high-quality scaling mode for the OpenGL canvas: beautiful new anti-aliasing engine for the opengl view, resulting in excellent quality even when zooming out
- Wrap Around mode for easy repeated seamless texture and pattern painting
- Pseudo Infinite canvas (never run out of canvas while drawing)
- Initial support for G'mic (http://gmic.sourceforge.net/index.shtml)
- clone array tool
And many other improvements and new features like palette dockers, isolate layer or mask mode, and so on.
For video-minded users the most common templates have been included.
Krita has become a very impressive 2d drawing and painting application, and greatly compliments photoshop and other image editors.
The Windows version is now stable. It is quite mind-blowing this is an open source and free application - painting *is* much of an improvement over Photoshop. Krita supports 6/16/32bpc and rgb/cmyk/lab modes.
Official site: http://krita.org/item/220-krita-2-8-0-released
Windows download: http://kritastudio.com/desktop.html
There is also a version called Gemini which caters for ultrabooks:
ps: opengl acceleration is by default turned off: turn it on for best performance in the preferences.
System: Win7 64bit - i7 email@example.comGhz, p6t Deluxe v1, 48gb (6x8gb RipjawsX), ATI 7970 3gb, EVGA 590 3GB, Revodrive X2 240gb, e-mu 1820. Screens: 2 x Samsung s27a850ds 2560x1440, HP 1920x1200 in portrait mode