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What is Krita?

Krita is a free and open source, KDE program for sketching and painting, offering an end–to–end solution for creating digital painting files from scratch by masters.

Fields of painting that Krita explicitly supports are concept art, creation of comics and textures for rendering.

Modelled on existing real-world painting materials and workflows, Krita supports creative working by getting out of the way and with snappy response.

You can download Krita for free (as well as all the latest news and improvements) at
The documentation is online at and includes introduction guides and tutorials.
See what other Krita users are doing on our forums here:…
And here is our new Facebook page:…

If you are having trouble uploading krita made images, check this link for a step-by-step for converting your image to a nice deviantart-ready png or jpg…

We only accept images that had Krita used in making them. When submitting images to this group, be sure to tag it with Krita or mention Krita in the description, so that we can verify that.…

We're doing a fundraiser this year, this time we're going to focus on polishing Krita as much as we can.

Donators can vote on the area we should prioritize, and 50 euro donators get access to the new Digital Atelier dvd by Ramón Miranda
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catafest Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I used Krita 4.1.1 with Huion Wh1409 graphic tablet. 
AngryBirdsandMixels1 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 2, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Update: I figured out how to post my artwork, but if you don't mind me asking, what's the best way to set my size for my artwork that can still be available to post?
BloodyWing Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018   Digital Artist
You actually could upload the original size and set the desired size that you want to show to people on DeviantArt. I usually upload them with 3000px on one side.
AngryBirdsandMixels1 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Oh really? So you're saying that I can set the size to be higher than 12in by 8in?
BloodyWing Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018   Digital Artist
Sure :) But you need to export it to a format that is suitable for DA. Like png or jpeg. You can't upload the KRA project files.
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yellowpikmin88 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Hello. Can you help me? I've recently run into a problem which I believe is linked to Krita. When using my graphics tablet after drawing in Krita with it for about twent to thirty minutes the brush randomly turns to the ink dropper and won't turn back, the express key commands mix up and wort of all my laptop keyboard stops working until I restart the computer.

I believe the problem is related to Krita because I found a Reddit user with the exact same Problem as me…

The difference is while they use a Wacom tablet I use an XP Pen Artist 16 which is what's convinced me Krita is the source of the problem. Is there anything you can suggest that would fix the matter please?

Thank you for listening
BloodyWing Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2018   Digital Artist
Krita does absolut nothing with any of the hardware drivers. It simply reads what it gets from the wintab api or windows ink driver.
But I recommend to visit the forum:… where developer actually can read about your issue. This isn't a support group.
Dislexas Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2018
Hi, I'm wondering what are the rules to get to submit works to your gallery, am I missing some rules?
BloodyWing Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2018   Digital Artist
Yes see last paragraph here:…
And here: Tagging your work with #krita

Also you submitted yours to the Featured Folder, which needs at least 3 approvals by people that moderate the queue.
przemorad Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2018
I was wondering the same thing so thank you for the info. Considering two failed attepts, maybe this time will be successful.

By the way, I checked link to step-by-step converting instructions but it doesn't seem to work (404 error).
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