Krita is a
painting, photo retouching and raster image editing application for KOffice.
Krita contains both ease-of-use and fun features like guided painting
and high-end features like
support for 16 bit images, CMYK, L*a*b and OpenEXR HDR images.
Krita supports the following image formats, both for importing
PNG, TIFF, JPEG, Dicom, XCF, PSD, GIF, BMP, XPM, Targa, RGB, and
OpenEXR. Additionally, Krita can import ICO files. PSD (the Photoshop
file format) is only supported
up to version 6, from version 7 on, the Photoshop file format is
Krita is scriptable in Python
and Ruby and offers a Desktop COmmunications Protocol (DCOP) interface.
Krita is extensible through plugins. There are tools, colorspaces,
paint operations, filters and kpart-based user interface plugins.
scriptable in Python
and Ruby using Kross, the cross language scripting
engine that originated in Kexi. The scripting is compatible with
PyQt/KDE and Korundum for adding GUI items, such as dialog boxes.
- Color models:
Krita uses lcms
for a dependable color workflow using icc profiles for importing,
exporting, selecting paint colors, printing, cutting and pasting. 8,
16, and 32 bit colorspaces are available (RGB, CMYK, L*a*b*, ...) and
colors can be selected from a color wheel, rgb or grayscale sliders or
with a palette.
- Editing and
viewing: Unlimited undo and redo are available. You can
cut, copy and paste between lagers and images, with conversion through
icc profiles if this is necessary. OpenGL is supported for display. The
view can be made fullscreen and can be split. Rulers are available, the
image can be zoomed, and for maximizing the workspace all palette
windows can be hidden in one go. Also a histogram palette is available.
- Images and
layers: Layers and entire images can be mirrored, sheared,
rotated and scaled, converted between colorspaces, and layers in
different colorspaces can be merged. An image can be separated into
Layers can be added, removed, grouped, locked, made (in)visible, and
re-ordered. Adjustment layers (layers which perform a filter function)
can be added as well. A layer can be saved as a separate image and its
colorspace can be changed.
Through the innovative paintOp plugin system, all painting tools
(brush, ellipse, line, etc.) can paint aliased, anti-aliased, erase,
airbrush and more.
multithread the operation of some filters. Filters can be previewed in
the filter gallery. Available filters include color adjustment, sharpen
or blur, emboss, raindrops, and more.
brush shapes can be used, both colored and grayscale brushes
and pipe brushes. Custom brushes can be created, even from entire
layers or images. Colored brushes can also be used as masks.
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Last Updated Sunday, June 08 2014 @ 09:09 AM EDT