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This manual is a rewrite of the 1.6 manual. It is not complete

Krita is an application for the creation and manipulation of image. You can compare it to Corel Painter, Adobe Photoshop or Gimp (but there are differences). Whether you want to make good use of your graphics tablet to paint and sketch, feel the need to improve your holiday snaps or want to make a collage for a school project, Krita should make it easy for you.

Of course, Krita has many advanced features, too, like a large selection of color models to work in, support for 8, 16 and 32 bit channel depths, the ability to import and export many types of image files, various cool and experimental brush engines, assisted painting, scripting, filters, layer groups -- it's no use summing up everything here, just look at the table of contents of this manual! Above all, though, Krita is meant to be a lot of fun. Fun to use, fun to experiment with and also fun to hack on.

The Krita project was started in 1998 and has since then been worked on by dozens of volunteer programmers. Check out the about box! Every day Krita becomes a little bit better. And Krita is yours just as much as it is ours, and we would love to hear from you, on irc, our forums, the mailing list or in real life, for instance at the Libre Graphics Meeting.

Introducing Krita

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