Krita 4.2 - a Huge Release

Jun 12, 2019 at 07:03 pm by nickcharles


Announced at the end of last month, Krita 4.2 was officially released...and what a release it is! With over a thousand bug fixes, and plenty of new and enhanced features, you simply must give it a try.

If you're not familiar with Krita, it is a completely free, full-featured digital painting studio, perfect for artists in all areas. And, just because it's free, don't be disillusioned. It really is incredible.

A few of the highlights in this release are as follows:

Updated Tablet Support - Lots of work went into bug fixing and code writing to bring support for more tablets on Windows, Linux, and mac.

HDR Painting - Krita is the first software that allows you to paint in HDR. However, to really take advantage of this, you need the correct hardware. Currently only Windows 10 supports it, and you need a monitor that supports HDR. You can see more info on this here.

Improved Color Palette Docker - You can now easily add to, organize, and store color palettes.

Color Gamut Masking - A very cool new docker that allows you to limit the colors shown. This works with the Artistic Color Selector, which also received some stellar improvements.

Improved Brush Speed - Thanks to work done by two of 2018's summer of code students, the speed increase is really very noticeable.

News Widget - Now you can get news about Krita right in your start up screen.

And so much more new features and improvents can be seen here. But, for a good overview of this new release, check out the following video:

If you haven't yet checked out Krita, now is the time. And if you enjoy Krita, please consider helping support its development by donation, or purchasing training from the Krita Foundation.


Nick C Sorbin (Nick Charles) is a former Managing Editor of 9 years for Renderosity's CG Industry News. By day, a mild-mannered Certified Pharmacy Technician working in both home infusion and a hospital ER, contrasting creative outlets as a digital artist, sculptor, musician, singer/songwriter, and Staff Writer for Renderosity Magazine. Read his articles




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