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. Let's take it one by one.
Feature 22 was "Mask display: show masks as a colored overlay on the canvas." To celebrate reaching our initial funding goal, Dmitry decided to just go ahead an implement it already! With this build, that feature is in Krita already! There are still refinements to be had, like selecting the overlay color, but if you've got a mask selected in the layerbox and press the selection icon in the bottom-left of the toolbar, you'll switch between outline and mask representation.
Bug fixes... This is a silly one: if you named your image (not the file, the name of the image in Krita itself something that started with a digit, your files would be broken. Fixed that today.
Nicholas Brack implemented a feature where pressing ctrl makes the various sliders move in whole number increments, Ivan Yossi added some polish to the layer properties dialog, Wolthera fixed the HSV brush preset option.
Then, Tyson Tan provided a wonderful new splash -- and added a huge tutorial on how to create Kiki on Tumblr!
In the meantime, Sven Langkamp fixed the shortcuts for selecting the next favorite brush preset, updated the Add layer icons, fixed moving groups of shapes in vector layers, improved the usability of the grid tool, fixed creating an image from the clipboard, made sure that selecting a rectangle would always select the right pixels at the boundaries and finally, made it possible to add a vector selection from selected shapes.
Finally, the latest Windows and OSX builds are a bit bigger than before. That's because they now include translations. For 2.9, we'll have separate language packs, of course! The translations are not complete because they are created for released versions of Krita and between releases we add a lot of new features, so there's a lot of new text.
Judging from Twitter, Krita is particularly popular in Japan, so...
If you're interested in how translations are being created, or maybe even want to help out translating Krita in your native language, why not check out the translations website?
Here's one more screenshot in Japanese, this time of the main window:
Note that you need to set Windows' locale to the language you want to select! Then select a new language from the Help menu and restart Krita.
Get your fresh builds from the Krita Lime repo for Ubuntu!