Krita 2016: Let's Make Text and Vector Art Awesome!

A project in Amsterdam, Netherlands by Krita Foundation

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Krita is the free and open source painting application used by artists all over the world. Let's create awesome text and vector tools!
Backers: 1215
Average Pledge Per Backer: €32

Funded: €38,580 of €30,000
Dates: May 9th -> Jun 8th (30 days)
Project By: Krita Foundation
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Latest News

Almost the last update before the campaign ends

June 7th - via:
David Revoy will start streaming in about half an hour! is the location! Join us all! Dmitry got close to last year's saving in animated formats stretch goal: he managed to save an animated gif directly from Krita.... (Read More)

Twenty hours left...

June 7th - via:
Together with the donations through paypal ( and the bank we're now at a total of 41,089 euros! It would be pretty cool to reach a total of 41,500, because that means an extra stretch goal becomes possible. To celebrate the end... (Read More)

Over 10,000 for stretch goals!

June 6th - via:
So, paypal plus kickstarter now is well over 40,000 euros. That means there's 10,000 euros available for stretch goals. And that means, that when it comes to voting next week, all stretch goals can be voted on! Note that this does not mean that all... (Read More)

New Development Builds

June 4th - via:
What a week -- we got funded, we released 3.0 and we worked around a bug in some versions of the uc-logic wintab driver that made Krita crash when used with cheap tablets. Plus another number of bug fixes. In case you missed it on twitter: here's... (Read More)

Anatomy of a bug, improved layer docker and nearly...

June 3rd - via:
WIth the paypal pledges together, we're at very nearly 7000 euros in stretch goal territory! That means that with another 3000 euros the biggest stretch goal will be selectable as well! That's Python scripting. No guarantee that if we reach 40,000 in... (Read More)

Quickie update...

June 2nd - via:
€33,290 -- plus almost 1800 euros in paypal. That means the 4500 euro stretch goals are now unlocked and will be available in the vote! In the meantime, Dmitry has been taking a break from relentless bug fixing and has started on harnessing the... (Read More)

Two Stretch Goals!

June 1st - via:
So, yesterday we made the grade! Weirdly enough, that always makes a lot of backers cancel or reduce their pledge, but despite that, we made it to two stretch goals. One was sort of pre-ordained: a single pledge of 1500 euros through the bank. At... (Read More)

And we made it!

June 1st - via:
Time to reach some stretch goals! Well, actually, one stretch goal has already been reached because we've also received a 1500 euro pledge through paypal already! Yes -- you can now pledge through paypal or direct bank transfer. Use the bank details... (Read More)


May 31st - via:
At 0.04 CEST, a couple of us on IRC were avidly watching the money counter and saw it go over 30.000 euros! Thank you all so much! Now let's go for the stretch goals, we've got a whole week left!  (Read More)

Krita 3.0 Released!

May 31st - via:
Today we released Krita 3.0! It's a huge release with not just the port to Qt5, but also many features funded by our 2015 Kickstarter: animation, instant preview, improved layer box and much, much more. Here's the release announcement with the link... (Read More)

Some brainstorming about the new text tool

May 30th - via:
I would be very surprised if we didn't make it this year... And as soon as we've reached the target, everyone will be able to pledge through paypal as well. It's looking good enough that Valerie already has started brainstorming about a user... (Read More)

Tuesday is the day!

May 28th - via:
After the last round of bug fixes - we fixed 60 bugs last week, and 199 in the past month of bug fixing for the release - we all felt we were ready for the real thing: Krita 3.0. Sure, there are still bugs left, but bugs, like taxes, are a fact of... (Read More)

Almost 25k....

May 26th - via:
We're at almost 25k... I was going to post an big update today, all about how David Revoy has declared Krita 3.0 ready for real work -- his words! And we're really going to release 3.0 next Tuesday! But then, just as I was preparing new development... (Read More)

"Too many people ask about Krita!"

May 23rd - via:
That's what Wacom's booth people told us this weekend at KomMissia, Russia's biggest comics convention, so they decided to pre-install it on their demo machines. That's what we like to hear! Krita hacker Dmitry Kazakov (right-most!) visited... (Read More)

Where does the money go...

May 22nd - via:
That's always an interesting question. Over on the Krita website, we just published a post summarizing the ins and outs of last year: Funding Krita's Development. We're doing, I'm sure you'll agree, pretty amazing things on what amounts to a... (Read More)

20,000, a new brush kit, a book in Japanese, and new builds!

May 21st - via:
We're now to two-thirds funded... Which is pretty awesome! This was basically last year's goal, and we're already there. But now of course, there's still 10,000 to go before we'll be fully funded and can start on funding stretch goals! In the... (Read More)

The OSX Story

May 19th - via:
Yesterday we had a big release, and a nice article in Linux Magazine, but that didn't get us out of the usual mid-kickstarter doldrums. And yet the campaign needs to start moving again... With 19 days to go, we still need 12,000 euros! Time to do... (Read More)

Cool background article on Krita development

May 18th - via:
A second update today... We won't make a habit out of it, but here's a cool article based on an interview Bruce Byfield did with us at the start of our Kickstarter campaign: Just... (Read More)

The First Krita 3.0 Release Candidate

May 18th - via:
We’re getting closer and closer to releasing Krita 3.0, the first version of Krita that includes animation tools, instant preview and which is based on Qt5! Today’s release candidate offers many fixes and improvements over the previous beta... (Read More)

Half-way there -- in the first week!

May 16th - via:
Kickstarter campaigns are nerve-wracking things. Will we make it, won't we make it? But we're already at 500 backers and half-way to our goal, in the first week! That's a pretty awesome result! This week we'll be releasing the first release... (Read More)

New Development Builds (with cool a new feature)

May 13th - via:
Our kickstarter campaign has been running four days now, and we’re only 2000 euros short of being at 50% funded! Of course it’s Kickstarter, so it’s 100% or nothing, so we’ve still got work to do! In the meantime, Dmitry published an article... (Read More)

And we're over 10000 -- in two days!

May 11th - via:
Thanks! In just two days we've already reached 30% of our goal! There's still a way to go, though, so please share our campaign with your friends! In the meantime, Nathan Lovato has created a pretty cool review with everything that will be in Krita... (Read More)

Over 8000 euros and 250 backers already!

May 10th - via:
And that was the first day! We've made a great start, with over 8000 euros and 250 backers! We even were worried we'd be running out of some reward levels, which were limited by available stock of goodies, so we added some more! It was a really... (Read More)

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