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Krita 4.2 Open-Source Digital Painting App Officially Released, Here’s What’s New

Krita 4.2 is the second major update of the open-source and cross-platform digital painting application since the release of the massive Krita 4.0 series back in 2018. It introduces numerous new features and enhancements, among which we can mention an improved color palette docker, color gamut masking, improved selection handling, support for HDR monitors on Windows, and much-improved support for drawing tablets. Krita 4.2 brings support for viewing HDR images in HDR (High Dynamic Range) on supported hardware, along with the ability to save HDR images as OpenEXR or .kra files, as well as to create animations in HDR. It also improves the speed performance of brushes with vectorization and lock-free programming, and introduces the ability to control and create customized workflows when working with animations.