Krita 3.0: The Animation Release

Staff Writer By: Krita Press Release

Krita 3.0: The Animation Release is Now Available FREE!

Today the Krita team releases Krita 3.0, the Animation Release. Wrapping up a year of work, this is a really big release: animation support integrated into Krita's core, Instant Preview for better performance painting and drawing with big brushes on big canvases, ported to the latest version of the Qt platform and too many bigger and smaller new features and improvements to mention!

Many of the new features were funded by the 2015 Kickstarter campaign. A big thank-you to all our backers! The remaining stretch goals will be released with Krita 3.1, later this year. And don't forget that we've still got seven days in the current kickstarter campaign, We're nearly funded, so there should still be time to reach some stretch goals this year, too!

The full list of improvements is too long for a release announcement. Please check out the extensive release notes we prepared!

Note: Krita 3.0 load and saves its configuration and resources in a different place than 2.9 so it's possible to use both versions together without conflicts. Here is a tutorial on migrating resources.

About Krita
Krita is the full-featured free digital painting studio for artists who want to create professional work from start to end. Krita is used by comic book artists, illustrators, concept artists, matte and texture painters and in the digital VFX industry.Krita is free software, licensed under the GNU Public License, version 2 or later.

Krita has several features that are unique or a first among free software painting applications: support for colorspaces other than RGB, like CMYK, support for HDR painting, painting assistants, a perspective grid. The Krita developers are keen to support the artistic community that has grown around Krita.

The name "Krita" comes from Swedish, and means "to draw" or "chalk" and was taken after the names "KImageShop" and "Krayon" gave problems.

An extensive guide to Krita 2.8's features is available in PDF format. You can download Krita 3.0 for free from It is available for Windows, Linux and the Mac.

[Source: Krita Press Release]