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Vector graphic software with a built-in brush repository

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Krita FAQs

Q. What type of pricing plans does Krita offer?

Krita has the following pricing plans:
Pricing model: Free, Open Source
Free Trial: Available


Q. Who are the typical users of Krita?

Krita has the following typical customers:
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business


Q. Does Krita offer an API?

Yes, Krita has an API available for use.


Q. What level of support does Krita offer?

Krita offers the following support options:
Knowledge Base, Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, FAQs/Forum

Krita product overview

What is 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.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Knowledge Base
Email/Help Desk
Phone Support
FAQs/Forum

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Value for money

4.6

/5

76

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Krita features

Functionality

4.3

/5

76

Total features

17

2 categories

Most valued features by users

Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop
2D Drawing
Animation
Animations & Transitions
Categorization/Grouping
Custom Development

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Krita users reviews

Overall Rating

4.4

/5

76

Positive reviews

86

%

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.8/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

2

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48

17

9

0

2

Pros
Let's start with the fact that it's free and pretty good as an image editor. It's super easy to make gifs or edit creatives, which makes it really useful for small design projects / tweaks.
My overall experience with Krita has been fun and exciting. It is a simple-to-use software with lots of functionalities to explore.
For an app you can use for free, this is a fantastic tool to have. I cannot stress enough, you should donate to this project if you find it useful.
Cons
The cons, sadly, made my time with Krita limited and I soon had to switch to a comparable paid product.
There wasn't anything of note that displeased me.
I have struggled with keyboard shortcuts and sometimes finding the tools I need for a steady workflow. I also experienced some random crashes when editing several files at once.
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Education Management, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Best free drawing software.

Reviewed 2 years ago

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.

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Caroline C.

Arts and Crafts, self-employed

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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

Reviewed 3 years ago

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!

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Rachel D.

Education Management, 501-1,000 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend4/10

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First step for a brand-new beginner

Reviewed a year ago

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.

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Alexander P.

Entertainment, self-employed

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Interested in Illustration and 2D Animation? Choose Krita!

Reviewed 8 months ago

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.

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Yonas T.

Retail, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Amazing

Reviewed 3 years ago

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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