Krita 3.0 Open-Source Digital Painting Tool Is Around the Corner, RC1 Out Now

Krita 3.0 is packed with many exciting capabilities and components, but it looks like the best new feature of the upcoming open-source and cross-platform digital painting software will be hand-drawn animation, according to the Krita developers, which should be available as part of the new animation tools promised a long time ago.

Besides being completely ported to the Qt 5 toolkit, Krita 3.0 will offer instant previews, better handling of layers, snapping to guides and grids, a revamped colorspace selector, a new gradient map filter, the tangent normal brush, as well as improvements to the shortcut palette and the keyboard shortcuts.