Version 2.9.0 of Krita has been released. Krita is a program for editing and creating digital drawings, and can handle both bitmap and verctor images. The program is part of Calligra Suite and is being developed by the KDE team, but also works fine under Gnome or XFCE. There is also a download for Windows and a version for OS X is in development. The changelog for this release looks like this:
Krita 2.9.0: the Kickstarter Release
The culmination of over eight months of work, Krita 2.9 is the biggest Krita release until now! It’s so big, we can’t just do the release announcement in only one page, we’ve had to split it up into separate pages! Last year, 2014, was a huge year for Krita. We published Krita on Steam, we showed off Krita at SIGGRAPH, we got Krita reviewed in ImagineFX, gaining the Artist’s choice accolade — and we got our first Kickstarter campaign more than funded, too! This meant that more work has gone into Krita than ever before.
And it shows: here are the results. Dozens of new features, improved functions, fixed bugs, spit and polish all over the place. The initial port to OSX. Some of the new features took more than two years to implement, and others are a direct result of your support!
Eleven of the twelve Kickstarter-funded features are in, and we’ll be doing the last one for the next 2.9 release — 2.9.1. Krita can now open more than one image in a window, and show an image in more than one view or window. Great perspective drawing assistants. Creative painting in HDR more is now not just possible, it’s fun. Lots and lots of workflow improvements. So, be prepared… Wolthera and Scott have prepared a big, big overview of all the changes for you, which can be found here†
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