Krita: free paint app - let's make it faster than Photoshop!

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Krita is the free and open source digital painting program used by artists all over the world. Help make Krita even faster and better!
Backers: 965
Average Pledge Per Backer: €32

Funded: €30,521 of €20,000
Dates: May 4th -> Jun 3rd (30 days)
Project By: Krita Foundation
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Latest News

Eleven hours...

June 2nd - via:
It looks like we'll be able to break the 30,000 euros on Kickstarter with just a little bit of effort... And we're getting close to 3,000 euros on Paypal as well! Don't you all love nice, round numbers? We do! And that would mean 8 stretch goals! To... (Read More)

Less than a day to go...

June 2nd - via:
Will we reach €30,000... We're already at €28,910 which is totally amazing, and there's also €2775 donated through paypal! And in the meantime, Dmitry finished off another stretch goal (well, the basics are there, the configuration page is... (Read More)

Seven stretch goals? Or more?

June 1st - via:
Amazing! €27,487 on Kickstarter as of writing, € 2,612 through paypal -- that means not just performance improvements, animation capabilities, but also almost seven stretch goals! That's going to make voting worthwile, isn't it! And we've got 39... (Read More)

Four stretch goals, interview with David Revoy and a brush history docker!

May 29th - via:
Paypal and kickstarter together, we're at €23,844 + € 2,455, total € 26,299, that is four stretch goals and a bit! In the meantime, we've had another round of testing on the selection modifier stretch goal and we've started on the stacked brush... (Read More)

Almost four stretch goals, 8 days to go!

May 25th - via:
We're over two thirds with the campaign now, only eight days to go! On the other hand, eight whole days to go! Let's grab as much stretch goals as possible! With 2121 euros pledged through paypal and nearly 3000 euros for stretch goals on... (Read More)

Two stretch goals and new builds!

May 22nd - via:
We’ve to got our second stretchgoal through both Kickstarter and the Paypal donations! We hope we can get many more so that you, our users, get to choose more ways for us to improve Krita. And we have got half a third stretch goal actually... (Read More)

Interview with Katarzyna Oleska!

May 21st - via:
Katarzyna is artist who made the awesome covers for the German tranlsations of Terry Pratchett's discworld novels. In this exclusive interview (with video) she talks about how she's using Krita to create these covers!... (Read More)

Some more tutorials we wanted to share

May 19th - via:
Quick status update: even without the paypal backers, we're at a full stretch goal now, and Paypal counts for at least half a stretch goal! Here's Wolthera's video on the new brush outline and cursor feature. You can select both independently from... (Read More)

Upcoming fixes and stretch goals...

May 18th - via:
So, on Sunday, we made the base target for our Kickstarter! Unless too many backers decide to cancel their pledges, funding for making Krita really, really fast and animation support is secure! Now, of course, is not the time to fold the hands and... (Read More)

Quick update...

May 18th - via:
While a new version is building... With some very nice changes by a new contributor, too! But that's for later today! Right now, I wanted to share the link to the paypal donation page with you all: If you've got... (Read More)


May 17th - via:
As Terry Pratchett famously said, multiple exclamation marks are a sure sign of a deranged mind. Well, sure!!! We've made our initial goal, and we're only about half-way through the campaign. Now it's time to campaign for those tasty stretch goals in... (Read More)

New builds!

May 10th - via:
We're in the middle of the second week, and it looks like we'll cross the total amount you backed us with in last year's campaign by the end of the week! And that would be awesome, because it would leave us with half the campaign for reaching a few... (Read More)

New builds, Linux Action Show and... Amelia draws sketch commissions for our Kickstarter

May 9th - via:
I've just uploaded new builds for Windows and OSX. Well worth downloading because there are a couple of really nice fixes. Photoshop-style layer styles with gradients are now loaded and saved correctly, we load and write transparency masks in PSD... (Read More)


May 8th - via:
I hadn't realized, but it's the recording that's today for the Linux Action show, not the broadcasting! That's going to be Sunday, of course! Your friendly Krita maintainer is all red-faced now...  (Read More)

Krita at Linux Action Show

May 8th - via:
We'll have new builds with bug fixes for you tomorrow... But in the meantime, today Krita will be in the Linux Action Show! Tonight, 21:00 CET!  (Read More)

Go crazy with transform masks!

May 7th - via:
We're at 355 backers and almost 12,000 euros... That's pretty awesome! But all the same,  don't slow down in sharing our campaign around the world! We're not there yet, and there are those juicy stretch goals, too! We also made new builds yesterday... (Read More)

Almost at 50%

May 6th - via:
So, we're in our third day, and we're almost at 50%! That's amazing! We're at about half the number of backers we had last year! But let's not go all complacent -- the sooner we make the target, the sooner we can start making the stretch goals! So... (Read More)

Wow, what a day...

May 4th - via:
The first twenty-four hours were hectic! Thanks everyone for supporting Krita with such vim and energy! As of writing, we're at €6,755.40! That's over 30% of our initial goal, in one day, so those stretch goals should be within reach! We also got... (Read More)

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