In attesa per la prossima versione di Krita (open source image editor), è stata lanciata la prima release beta di Krita 2.9. Ciò significa che non ci sono in previsione nuove caratteristiche al codice di base e ci si concentra su una versione più stabile possibile.
 
Ecco un elenco di tutte le nuove funzionalità che saranno presenti nella versione finale 2.9:
 
  • Interface:
    • Krita can now open more than one image in a singe window, and the same image in more than one window. You can choose between sub windows and tabs in the preferences.
    • You can now organize the favorite presets in the pop-up palette using tags.
    • You can also increase the amount of brushes available in the pop-up palette at a time in preferences.
    • You can select more than one layer at a time and delete, move or drag and drop them in the layer docker.
    • New options for the cursor, including one to show a dot at the center of the brush outline.
    • The thumbnails for resources like brushes, gradients or patterns are resizable by using ctrl+scrollwheel over them.
    • Editing gradients have been improved.
    • You can now choose between giving the first layer a default color and giving the image a non-transparent background.
    • You can create palette files inside Krita.
    • The compositions docker stores the collapsed state, you can update compositions and control which compositions you export.
    • A new type of gradients: selection-shape based gradients was added.
       
  • Layers, Selections and Masks
    • A new mask type was added: non-destructive transformation masks.
    • Many new ways to convert between layers and masks.
    • The rendering of vector graphics at various image resolution settings was fixed.
    • It’s now possible to edit the alpha channel separately.
    • You can split a layer into several layers, one for each color on the layer, which is useful together with G’Mic’s recolorize[comics] feature for coloring artwork.
    • You can isolate a layer by using the shortcut alt-select.
    • You can edit selections directly as if it were a black and white image.
       
  • Brushes and painting:
    • The anti-aliasing quality of thin lines has been improved greatly.
    • The smudge brush was improved.
    • The Flow option has finally been separated from opacity.
    • Steps in the undo history can now be merged.
    • The brush preset system was extended to make it possible to keep changes to a certain preset during a session, instead of resetting to the original preset on every brush preset switch.
    • You can lock the size of the brush when switching between paint and erase mode, or have a separate size for each mode.
    • New painting assistants for working with vanishing points and rulers.
    • the line tool will use all sensors now! Rotation, speed, tilt, etc.
    • There’s a sticky key available for accessing the straight line tool from the freehand brush (V).
    • a delayed-stroke based stabilizer option was added for stroke smoothing
    • the weighted smoothing and stabilizer have a ‘delay’ option now, which allows you to create a dead area around your cursor for extra sharp corners.
    • a scalable distance option was added to the weighted stroke smoothing, so now the weight is relative to the zoom.
       
  • The transform tool has been enormously extended:
    • Perspective transformation was added
    • Liquify transformation was added
    • Cage transformation was added (and is super-fast, too)
    • Selecting multiple nodes in the cage and warp tools is now possible. You can resize, rotate and move a whole section at once.
       
  • Color selectors:
    • A new color selector with accurate sliders, for every color model, was added
    • HSY’ and HSI color models are supported in both the new slider docker, the MyPaint shade selector, and the advanced color selector. You can even customise the weights for the HSY’ calculation.
    • All color selectors are now color managed, and also work when you paint in HDR mode.
    • You can paint in HDR mode now, with the LUT docker and OCIO.
    • There are sticky keys for gamma and exposure with HDR painting.
       
  • Filters:
    • The G’Mic plugin (controls filters) was updated to the latest version of G’Mic. On-canvas and miniature preview was added.
    • A posterize filter was added.
    • Index-colors filter was added, which is very useful in the HD-pixel art painting technique.
       
  • Files:
    • Some improvements to the PSD import/export filter: resource blocks are round-tripped, all but four PSD blending modes are now supported, Krita can now load some CS6 PSD files, PSD layer groups are loaded, support for 16 bit multi-layer files is improved, Krita vector layers are saved (as raster layers) to PSD.
    • The OpenEXR filter can now load and save single-channel grayscale EXR files, and was fixed for loading images with very small alpha values, and images with zero alpha but non-zero color values
    • Support for raw
    • Saving 16 bit grayscale images to tiff, jpeg and ppm now works
    • support for r16 and r8 heightmap files were added
       
Per maggiori informazioni e download: https://krita.org/it...-beta-released/