2015 kickstarter underway!
This kickstarter has been closed for a while, but there's a new chance: here is the 2014 Krita kickstarter "Let's make it faster than Photoshop!"
Cool new rewards, too, and... Read more
USB Sticks Sent Out
Today the postman delivered 100 Kiki-adorned, credit-card sized usb-sticks to the Krita Foundation headquarters! They have Krita 2.9,2 for Windows and OSX on it, Muses and Comics with Krita, brush... Read more
Layer styles are landing
We had a development sprint in Deventer last weekend. We had a really productive time, designing how animation is going to work internally, looking into possible Summer of Code projects,... Read more
USB Sticks Ordered!
With the release of Krita 2.9.2, we felt the time had come to order the promised USB sticks. We got them in a really nice credit-card format, with a Kiki... Read more
Krita 2.9.1 Released
Here's the next Krita release!
This is probably the build that we'll be putting on the USB sticks, though if we manage to resolve the g'mic issues, it might... Read more
And some more exclamation marks!
And there it is! https://krita.org/item/krita-2-9-0-the-kickstarter-release/ -- months of hard work, lots of support from everyone in our community. The biggest release to date!
Time for... Read more
OSX beta 3 build! And a new kickstarter-backed tutorial!
Finally, we've got Krita 2.9 beta 3 build for OSX: http://files.kde.org/krita/osx/krita-188.8.131.52.dmg (still experimental, unsupported and so on!) Only runs on Mavericks and up, as usual.
And, even more awesome, Wolthera... Read more
Third beta released!
I was so busy this weekend with planning the 2.9.0 release, setting up a patreon account (and planning the next kickstarter)... That I completely forgot to post this:
That's... Read more
The second beta of Krita 2.9 is out! Lots and lots and lots (and lots) of bug fixes: https://krita.org/item/krita-2-9-beta-2-is-out/
Lots and lots of bugfixes!
In the second beta 1 build! Plus, a seasonal surprise :-). Check the announcement for a full and exhaustive list.
First Kickstarter Tutorial Published
Two of our awesome backers selected the Tutorial Reward. And Wolthera has been busy! The first tutorial, on Materials has been published: http://theratutorial.tumblr.com/post/105461686188/digging-into-the-surface-materials.
It's a big, big tutorial on how... Read more
Krita 2.9: first beta!
With lots and lots and lots (and lots) of features, fixes and improvements. Read all about it on krita.org:
And get fresh builds for Windows and OSX -- and... Read more
Lots and lots and lots (and lots) of new stuff! We’re getting really close to the 2.9 release freeze, which is currently set for December 10th. That means that the... Read more
New builds! These have the Liquify transform tool ready for testing. And a whole lot more. Dmitry is right now working on the transformation masks feature, and Boudewijn is working... Read more
Dmitry finished another part of his work on the transform tool. He added cage tranform and improved the anti-aliasing. Only liquify is still on the transform tool todo list!
Here’s... Read more
New development builds
Check out the new development builds on krita.org! I've had two weeks of vacation, but Dmitry is working like a beaver on all the kickstarter -- and Sven has worked... Read more
So, we're working hard on reward fulfilment :-).
This week, I created a new aboutbox with the names of all you lovely people! It also has a clear explanation of... Read more
Siggraph, Website, Builds and Rewards
Short update! Next week, we'll start sending out the Muses DVD's and I'm going to try and send out the digital downloads today.
Tomorrow I'll be flying out to... Read more
The votes are in!
Every backer who pledged 25 euros or more had a chance to vote for their favorite feature -- and the now the votes are in and have been tallied up!... Read more
Not for the physical rewards -- but for the voting on the features for 2.9 and the wallpaper, the deadline is Sunday August 3rd! (Well, Monday morning, 9:30 AM, because... Read more
All the reward surveys have been sent out, and more than half have already been filled in! When we've received the lot, we'll make the priority list of features for... Read more
Kickstarter has done their sums!
Kickstarter has done their sums -- €17,947.28 is winging its way to the Krita Foundation bank account! And that means that this weekend is reward survey creating time!
In the... Read more
After the Kickstarter...
Comes another update. It took a bit, because, well...
Running a kickstarter is very much like, well, running! Running for thirty solid days! So the weekend after the Kickstarter ended,... Read more
So this morning, with a last-minute upgrade we very, very nearly broke the 20,000 euro level and Krita's first Kickstarter campaign ended! Thank you, everyone who has pledged for Krita's... Read more
LAST MINUTE UPDATE - AND REWARD!
Thank you everyone for your amazing support! We're so close to breaking through 20K, and with your help we can and willdo it! To say thank-you, once we break... Read more
By the time I wake up tomorrow morning, it'll be over... Our first kickstarter campaign will have ended! I hope we'll reach 20,000 euro, since that's such a nice milestone... Read more
34 hours left...
Only 30 or so hours left before it comes to a close. We're at nearly 700 backers and close to 19,000 euros! That's including the paypal backers who started donating... Read more
Mask visualization, translations -- and more than 600 backers!
Wow, 600 backers... That's awesome! Here's something new for all of you to show our appreciation for your support! New builds, with bug fixes, a big new feature and... Translations.... Read more
17,000 -- and nearly 600 backers!
This weekend, we went over 17,000 -- and there's more than 600 euro in pledges on paypal as well! In the meantime, we've had a busy weekend. There was another... Read more
Eeek... krita.org down
Eeek! This morning we had to pull krita.org offline. The sysadmin team is doing a server migration and problems with krita.org were discovered...
It's not certain when it'll be up... Read more
So, we're over 16,000 euros now! And if you count the paypal donations we're pretty close to 17,000!
Check here for the paypal option -- same rewards, but paypal :-)... Read more
We made it :-)
And after a good night's sleep, we suddenly are over 15,000 :-). Time for a celebratory cake!
And now for some stretch goals! I'll also setup the much-demanded paypal page... Read more
Get Krita on OSX!
After a couple of weekends of really hard work, I'm estimating about eighty hours, I've got a build of Krita on OSX ready for download...
Note that this is... Read more
Nope, no packages yet. I need to do some major hackery before I can share this build... But I did use Krita for some real work today! On OSX!
So,... Read more
New Build, New Features
We've got a new development build to play with!
And the *buntu package in Krita Lime is coming up as well. What's new? Well -- we've got an extension... Read more
More Krita Tips by Ramon Miranda
We have two backers now who've chosen the reward that rewards everyone -- a tutorial created by Wolthera! That's so cool! And we're pretty much well over 75% backed! In... Read more
A bit of OSX progress
No Krita doesn't run yet and I haven't got packages for you either -- but there _is_ progress here! The splash screen shows up :-)
Four hundred backers!That's awesome! While Dmitry and Sven are busy hacking on new features, let's talk about a feature that is planned for 2.9, but isn't on the list.... Read more
More OSX progress and a nice video!
So, this was a quiet weekend -- though we did break through 9000 euros, and are quite close to 10,000 now! One of the artists in our community, Bollebib, took... Read more
Lots and lots of bugfixes...
So, yesterday, we couldn't publish a new build because Windows was being obnoxious... Today we've got a really nice fresh build to play with in the weekend!
(And lime... Read more
Krita for painting indexed color images
What I forgot to add to the previous update... Krita is pretty good with HDR images, and there isn't a special image mode for indexed images. Adding one would be... Read more
No new builds today...
We haven't been idle -- Dmitry has fixed a big issue with the vector layers (technically, it was caused by work on making translating Krita easier...), fixed numerous issues with... Read more
More cool stuff to play with :-)
Whoops, and we've topped 8000 euros! Thanks for all the support! On to the next milestone! Here are some cool new things to read, watch and play with!
To start... Read more
Another Development Update
Yay! We're already over 50% funded -- not bad, when you realize we launched only last week. Still, there are those stretch goals we want to reach! It's pretty hard... Read more
Also... A new brush stabilizer
Another new thing in the build I just linked to... A new brush stabilizer algorithm, by Juan Luis Boya García. As demoed by Wolthera, one of our resident artists:
First Feature Implemented...
Thanks everyone who has backed us! We're not there yet, but who knows... We might break the 7000 euro barrier today! In any case, here's a nice update: Dmitry has... Read more
A new feature for Krita 2.9: painting in HDR mode
So, while trying to make this kickstarter campaign a success, we've already at least one awesome new feature for Krita 2.9: painting and selecting colors in HDR mode. We've just... Read more
Coverage for our kickstarter
We've been getting lots and lots of mail of kickstarter promotion companies... I'm not sure I trust those! They promise to get more coverage for our campaign... But in any... Read more
Lots going on already
Check out these posts by Dmitry Kazakov and Somsubhra Bairi... While we were preparing for the kickstarter, we haven't been idle code-wise!
Dmitry tells about the improvements he made to... Read more
This is our first kickstarter... So we're making mistakes, and rewards are especially complicated! So I want to make clear: everyone up from 25 euros will get stickers and a... Read more