Krita 3.1 released. Here’s how to install Krita 3.1 on Ubuntu Linux, via AppImage. Krita 3.1 can now, with FFmpeg render an animation to gif, mp4, mkv and ogg. It also brings a lot of fixes, improvements, and speedups.
The announcement says: “Krita 3.1 is the first release that is fully supported on OSX (10.9 and later)! Krita 3.1 is the result of half a year of intense work and contains many new features, performance improvement and bug fixes. It’s now possible to use render animations (using ffmpeg) to gif or various video formats. You can use a curve editor to animate properties. Soft-proofing was added for seeing how your artwork will look in print. A new color picker that allows selecting wide-gamut colors. There is also a new brush engine that paints fast on large canvases, a stop-based gradient editor.”
These are the highlights:
- OSX is fully supported from now on. The OpenGL canvas works just as well as everywhere else. There might still be OSX-specifc bugs, of course! But now is the time for OSX and MacOS fans to use Krita and report any issues they might come across.
- Krita can now, with FFmpeg render an animation to gif, mp4, mkv and ogg.
- There is now automated tweening of opacity between frames in an animation. You can color-code frames in the timeline, and animate the raster content of filter layers, fill layers and masks.
- There is a new color selector, accessible with the dual color button on the top toolbar. This color selector supports selecting HDR colors, colors outside the sRGB gamut of your screen. It can pick colors from Krita windows accurately and has much nicer support for working with palettes.
- The Quick Brush engine is a really fast and really simple brush engine.
- There is a stop-based gradient editor in addition to the existing segment-based gradient editor
- Halftone filter added. Find it in the main menu: Filters > Artistic.
- Add a new Eraser Switch Opacity feature, similar to the Eraser Switch Size one.
- New layer from visible option in layer menu
Install Krita On Linux
Linux Ubuntu users can easily install Krita using AppImage. Simply download and install it from the link given below:
- 64 bits Linux: krita-3.1.1-x86_64.appimage
A snap image for the Ubuntu App Store is available in the beta channel.