Krita 2.9.6 Paint App released with lots of bugfixes

Krita 2.9.6 recently released, is a robust, fast and flexible painting application that makes creating art from scratch or existing resources a fun and productive experience. This release comes with lots of bugfixing and a new selection modifiers which is the new biggest change. The selection modifier can be configured as follows:

  • Shift+click: add to selection.
  • Alt+click: subtract from selection.
  • Shift+alt+click: intersect selection
  • Ctrl+click: replace selection (for when you have set the
  • selection mode to something else but replace).

Also new: Continuous transform and crop!

The final of the big new features must be that the tool-options can now be put into the toolbar:

tool options in the toobar

Krita 2.9.6 changelog:

  • Add possibility to continue a Crop Tool action
  • Speed up of color balance, desaturate, dodge, hsv adjustment, index color per-channel and posterize filters.
  • Activate Cut/Copy Sharp actions in the menu
  • Implemented continuation of the transform with clicking on canvas
  • new default workspace
  • Add new shortcuts (‘’ opens the tool options, f5 opens the brush editor, f7 opens the preset selector.)
  • Show the tool options in a popup (toggle this on or off in the general preferences, needs restarting Krita)
  • Add three new default shortcuts (Create group layer = Ctrl+G, Merge Selected layer = Ctrl+Alt+E, Scale image to new size = Alt+Ctrl+I )
  • Add an ‘hide pop-up on mouseclick option’ to advanced color selector.
  • Make brush ‘speed’ sensor work properly
  • Allow preview for “Image Background Color and Transparency” dialog.
  • Selection modifier patch is finally in! (shift=add, alt=subtract, shift+alt=intersect, ctrl=replace. Path tool doesn’t work yet, and they can’t be configured yet)

Bugfixes new to 2.9.6

  • Fix crash when saving a pattern to a *.kra
  • Layer return correct extent and exact bounds when in pass-through mode
  • Make fixes to pass-through mode.
  • Added an optional optimization to slider spin box
  • Fix node activating on the wrong image
  • Fix deleting a color in the palette docker
  • Fix scale to image size while adding a file layer
  • Fixed wrapping issue for all dial widgets in Layer Styles dialog
  • Fix calculation of y-res when loading .kra files
  • Prevent a divide by zero
  • Reset cursor when canvas is extended to avoid cursor getting stuck in “pointing hand” mode
  • Fix tool options visibility by default
  • Fix issue where changing theme doesn’t update user config
  • Fix internal brush name of LJF smoke.
  • Set documents created from clipboard to modified
  • Make more robust: check pointers before use
  • Use our own code to save the merged image for kra and ora (is faster)
  • Fix Hairy brush not to paint black over transparent pixels in Soak Ink mode
  • Fix PVS warning in hairy brush
  • (gmic) Try to workaround the problem with busy cursor
  • Don’t limit the allowed dock areas
  • Fix uninitialized m_maxPresets
  • (gmic) If there is selection, do not synchronize image size
  • Disable autoscroll for the fill-tool as well.
  • Rename the fill layers.

Install Krita 2.9.6 on Ubuntu OS

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dimula73/krita

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install krita-2.9 krita-2.9-dbg


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