Krita

Vector graphic software with a built-in brush repository

About Krita

Krita is an on-premise vector graphic software that helps businesses manage resources, render animations, create design layers, and edit text, among other operations on a centralized platform. It provides a built-in repository of digital brushes, allowing graphic designers to customize brushes based on multiple specifications, such as shape, color smudge, and particle requirements.

Krita enables staff members to combine, re-order, and flatten design layers across vectors, groups, and filters. The drawing assistant tool allows artists to design specific shapes, draw ellipses, create perspective grids, and view graphics from fisheye point-of-view. Administrators can create multiple design templates, add resource tags, and schedule data backups. It also lets employees utilize the built-in vector library to select or create shapes, elements, and text bubbles.

Krita offers an API, which allows businesses to integrate the system with several third-party widgets and applications. The mirror tool lets users automatically copy, mimic, and trace brush strokes across pre-defined horizontal or vertical axis.


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Reviews

Overall rating

4,4 /5
(76)
Value for Money
4,6/5
Features
4,3/5
Ease of Use
4,1/5
Customer Support
4,2/5

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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 1 001–5 000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Best free drawing software.

Reviewed on 2022/07/13

I really enjoy using Krita, it is extremely user friendly and offers a wide selection of free...

I really enjoy using Krita, it is extremely user friendly and offers a wide selection of free brushes for me to use. The cool filters and effects help make my drawings and animations stand out. I love how simple the UI is to navigate. I would not recommend Krita as a text editor but I would definitely recommend Krita for anyone needing 2D drawing or animation software.

Pros

I like the amount of free brushes offered by Krita, it has helped me truly bring out very fine details in my drawings. It has a very simple UI that I can easily navigate. Krita also has very cool filters and effects that I use for image editing. It has great hotkey functions that give me shortcuts while drawing.

Cons

I don't enjoy the slow start up time. The text editor is not great and it's very difficult to edit once added to my drawing.

Caroline
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  • Industry: Arts & Crafts
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Made by artists to artists, the best drawing software, better than the paid ones

Reviewed on 2020/12/10

After trying a lot of drawing software, in the last few months I started using Krita and now I have...

After trying a lot of drawing software, in the last few months I started using Krita and now I have it as my "friend for whatever comes" the features are incredible and it is much better than the software I used previously and better, it's free! For me, Krita did better or equal to the famous and expensive drawing software.

Pros

The layout is adaptable to the artist's use, it can be changed according to what is most convenient.
The standard brushes are amazing! The textured ones are the most amazing, but the normal ones are not left behind either. In addition, you can import brushes from Ps and create your own, you can also buy Krita brushes or free download them in internet! It has great filter options to refine final art, tools that make the colorization process fast and stabilizer for lineart.

Cons

For me Krita is perfect, the only problem I have to report is not a problem with the software itself but with my computer, sometimes my computer does not work very well, the brush stroke get slow or the keyboard freezes. Krita needs a strong processor and considerable memory to function in full condition.
But it's nothing serious, just save, close and open Krita again!

Rachel
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 501–1 000 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 4.0 /10

First step for a brand-new beginner

Reviewed on 2023/01/28

It was a good program to get me curious about using my computer for digital art, but I didn’t stick...

It was a good program to get me curious about using my computer for digital art, but I didn’t stick with it long.

Pros

I liked that Krita was free and was fairly easy to navigate. I was a mobile digital artist looking for a comparable computer program to learn, and Krita was accessible.

Cons

I didn’t like how small every button was. I also didn’t enjoy the color picker tool and how I had to reset my brush size every time I switched between different brushes or an eraser.

Alexander
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  • Industry: Entertainment
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Interested in Illustration and 2D Animation? Choose Krita!

Reviewed on 2023/09/18

Great experience. Krita delivers all what illustration would require and help the artist create...

Great experience. Krita delivers all what illustration would require and help the artist create what they want generally effortlessly. With tools like automatic fill by adding a couple reference brush strokes, or extended features that are not specifically for illustration such as Editing and Animation, I've been able to create things relatively fast and well. Overall I think this programs is more than welcome trying out and I absolutely recommend it to anyone.

Pros

Easy-to-Use in general, with different workspaces and customizable workflows.Packed with features and many brushes.Animation-Making friendly, intuitive controls.Great at Illustration, with different brush engines, stabilizers and assistant tools, including also a way to paint by doing a couple of colored strokes and then automatically getting parts of the drawing painted.

Cons

Image editing could be improved, as it is relatively basic at the moment. Although this is not the main purpose of the application, it could be a good addition.2D Animation, although essentially possible, could be also further improved.Further Vector Graphics support and editing would be a welcome improvement as well. There are ways to work with vector graphics, but they are limited.

Yonas
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Amazing

Reviewed on 2020/12/31

GREAT

GREAT

Pros

Tremendous product that is a great alternative to adobe photoshop. Has almost of the features needed for great picture editing.

Cons

The software sometimes crashes when I run demanding tasks on it.

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Krita offers the following pricing plans:

  • Pricing model: Free Version
  • Free Trial: Available

Krita is open-source and is available for free.

Krita has the following typical customers:

2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1 000, 1 001–5 000

We do not have any information about what languages Krita supports

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Krita offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support

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