Love Krita? Support Development!

May 15, 2021 at 12:00 am by nickcharles


If you're not familiar with Krita, it is an exceptional, full-featured digital painting application designed for illustrators, concept artists, texture artists, and everyone in between. There is something for any digital artist to enjoy in Krita. And, best of all, it's free!

While the current version is 4.4, version 5 (currently in the works) is promising to be huge, with a new smudge brush engine, rewritten resource management, vastly expanded animation support and much, much more. You can even test out the current build on the website to see all the good work in progress.

And although Krita is completely free, there is plenty of good reason to donate what you can to help development. Over the years, hundreds have contributed to Krita's development, making it the great digital painting app it is today for millions of users. But, the Krita Foundation really does rely on donations to keep things moving forward. For this, they started a new campaign to fund work done on all aspects of Krita and support open development in the long term.

While it has always been easy to donate, the folks behind Krita have a new development fund started (based on Blender's development fund code). As such, it is an updated donation system where everyone can manage their own subscriptions.

If you use and enjoy Krita, I encourage you to help where you can. Consider joining the campaign and become a member on https://fund.krita.org!

The following is a bit more information from the Krita camp:

Goal: support Krita’s open development in the long term

We have already had two recurring subscription funds, one through PayPal, one through Mollie. In total, there are about two hundred dev fund subscriptions currently. That’s enough to support only one developer and one part-time documentation writer!

The Dev Fund goal is to support all of Krita’s core development, so we won’t be dependent on app stores for that anymore.

Support developers to work on Krita’s core codebase
Work on special projects
Support work like bug triaging and fixing, patch review, documentation 

Two recurring subscription funds, one through PayPal, one through Mollie. In total, there are about two hundred dev fund subscriptions currently. That’s enough to support only one developer and one part-time documentation writer!

The Dev Fund goal is to support all of Krita’s core development, so we won’t be dependent on app stores for that anymore.

Support developers to work on Krita’s core codebase
Work on special projects
Support work like bug triaging and fixing, patch review, documentation

Krita 5

Right now, we’re working on Krita 5. It will be a big release,  We plan to release Krita 5 in August. During this campaign we’ll give you regular updates about the cool stuff you can see is happening for Krita 5.

Targets

Currently, the Dev Fund has 200 subscribers. Together with one-time donations, we get about 4000 euros per month — sometimes a bit more, sometimes a bit less.

Allowing continuity is the primary goal of the Krita Development Fund.

With 25,000 euros a month, we could support all current core developers without depending on the income from the app stores.


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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