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'''Krita''' has a highly flexible and user-friendly interface. It grants users the liberty to customize its toolbar, shortcuts
as well as drag-and-grop dockable panels. A nice right-click splash menu enables quick access to color history and favorite brush sets, providing a convenient and impressive user interaction. |+|
'''Krita''' has a highly flexible and user-friendly interface. It grants users the liberty to customize its toolbar, shortcuts drag-and-grop dockable panels. A nice right-click splash enables quick access to color history and favorite brush sets, providing a convenient and user .
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Revision as of 03:05, 25 June 2012
||Krita is an open source digital painting and drawing application
You can get regular updates and news at Krita's official site:Krita.org
Krita is an free and cross-platform creativity application for digital painting, image manipulation, concept art, comics and texture creation. It is modeled on existing real-world painting materials and workflows, but also packs with functions like layers, filters, vector path drawing, typography, and built-in color management support. Krita is a KDE application based on Calligra platform.
2.4 with right-click quick access ring shown -- painting by Tyson Tan
- Drawing and painting oriented design
- Right-click quick access to color wheel, color history and favorite brushes
- Highly adjustable brush system
- Layers with various mixing options, including multiply, overlay and opacity control
- Can create vector layers with complex objects and editable texts
- Supports autosave
- Customizable toolbar, shortcuts and drag-and-drop panels
- Wide range document formats support, including GIMP and Adobe Photoshop
- Built-in color management system, supports color space conversion, RGB, CMYK and L*a*b, etc.
- Extensible through OpenShiva, Python or Ruby scripts
- Cross-platform, supports various GNU/Linux distributions, FreeBSD, Microsoft Windows and Mac OSX
Krita has a highly flexible and user-friendly interface. It grants users the liberty to customize its toolbar, shortcuts and specific tool options via drag-and-grop dockable tabbed-panels. A nice right-click splash ring enables quick access to color selector, color history and favorite brush sets, providing a convenient and immersive user experience. Customized workspace can be saved and loaded according to different tasks.
Krita allows users to easily right-click and customize its toolbars. There are two toolbars in Krita: "Files" toolbar and "Brushes and Stuff" toolbar. You may add or remove whatever functions of the toolbars, change text position, icon size and ordering. Texts on the button can be changed or even overlapped by assigning any desirable icons to them (with KDE plasma workspace installed) . While customizing toolbars, the function list is searchable.
Shortcuts can be easily modified in Krita. You may assign a main shortcut and also an alternative shortcut to a single command. While customizing shortcuts, the command list is searchable. User will be notified for conflicting commands.
Dockers are tool option panels which can be drag-and-drop in Krita. You may put them wherever you want and resize them horizontally and vertically. Mutiple dockers can be grouped in a shared space and switch between them by tabs. By right-clicking on the title area of any panels you can easily add or remove panels from a complete list.
There are two kinds of palettes in Krita: the ordinary palette for color presents which is a docker, and the not-so-ordinary palette for quick access to color selector, color history and favorite brushes. This quick access palette which can be called up by right-click anywhere on the canvas. Favorite brushes can be added to the palette by clicking on the toolbar option: "Save to Palette".
Native Load and Save
- Krita document (.kra)
- OpenRaster Archiving image (.ora)
- PPM image
- PGM image
- PBM image
- PNG image
- JPEG image
- Windows BMP image
- XPM image
- XBM image
- TIFF image
- EXR image
Import and Export
- Open Document Drawing
- Photoshop image (.psd)
- GIMP image (.xcr)
- PDF document
- GIF image
- Nikon NEF raw image
- Canon CR2 raw image
- Sony SR2 raw image
- Canon CRW raw image
- Pentax PEF raw image
- Sigma X3F raw image
- Kodak KDC raw image
- Minolta MRW raw image
- Sony ARW raw image
- Kodak K25 raw image
- Kodak DCR raw image
- Olympus ORF raw image
- Panasonic raw image
- Panasonic raw2 image
- Fuji RAF raw image
- Sony SRF raw image
- Adobe DNG negative
- SVG image
- compressed SVG image
- WMF image
- Wordperfect / Drawperfect image
- Karbon14 drawing
- PS document
Draft Krita 2 Handbook
Krita needs a new handbook: the 1.6 handbook is completely obsolete. Please find the ongoing draft effort at Krita 2 Manual and help out with new content.
Krita can be downloaded as a part of Calligra Suite.
Hints, Tips and Tutorials
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unless otherwise noted.