[KickStarter] Krita 2.9

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by jurassicplayer, Jun 12, 2014.

  1. jurassicplayer

    jurassicplayer Completionist Themer

    Mar 7, 2009
    United States
    So apparently the Krita Foundation is having a kickstarter to raise money to fund for 1-2 developers to work full-time on Krita for 6 months. Krita is an open-source project for digital image artists (and it's pretty awesome...I tried it a couple of times). Just thought I would share because I like the project and I'm also planning on dropping some money to it even though I don't usually draw.

    Kickstarter: here
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  2. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

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    Nov 21, 2005
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    Why would I want this when I have gimp, inkscape, paint.net and photofiltre (plus the ability to do a lot of things with RAW)? Does it do especially well for pixel art, animation or something the others do not do?
  3. jurassicplayer

    jurassicplayer Completionist Themer

    Mar 7, 2009
    United States
    Rather, it's not like GIMP, paint.net, etc. kind of art program, though I guess you could probably use one of those to do the same thing. I can't really explain it in a way that makes sense to even myself. It's kind of like GIMP is more aimed at image manipulation and so their brush engine isn't quite as nice feeling as stuff like SAI, MyPaint, Krita, OpenCanvas, etc which seem keep in mind about tablets. So rather than like pixel art, IMO it would probably be for stuff leaning towards paintings. It also has a number of features that are kind of spiffy, even though I don't know how to really use them.

    I'm not exactly an amazing artist by any stretch of the imagination, but stuff like SAI, MyPaint, Krita, etc just feel better when I want to draw something on the computer almost like I would on paper whereas with GIMP, I would probably be trying to clean up, add finishing touches, or just random alterations to a picture. In terms of those kinds of image programs, SAI is liked by a lot of people...but hasn't had anything done to it in the last 6 years (latest release was 2008), FireAlpaca may or may not still be developed (it's recent-ish though no linux support :/), MyPaint is my favorite on linux (primarily have a GTK desktop) and although it's being developed, it's development speed is not exactly blazing fast (they don't have a donate button either), OpenCanvas isn't free and honestly I'd rather just go for SAI (also not free) if I had to choose between them. Krita is kind of the only project that is open-sourced, has some pretty strong development, is free and cross-platform (ish...though 75000 euros and apparently they will get a Mac and port it to that too).

    Some time back I went and tried all the general drawing applications that were prominent recommends (at least the free/trial ones). I actually made a post about it on my blog (which is my blog to primarily me, to remind myself what my opinions are on certain programs, etc.).
  4. BORTZ

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    Moved, kickstarters are generally not news, especially if they are not really gaming related.
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  5. B4rtj4h

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    OMG... that guy gives me the creeps!
  6. babuloseo

    babuloseo Newbie

    Jun 12, 2014
    pretty good program, you should support the Kickstarter, open source programs are not all that free, they require time and money.