Krita 5.2.3: A Bugfix Release with Overhauled Build System

Krita 5.2.3 digital painting app is here with a reworked build system, improved animation tools, and numerous bug fixes.

Krita, a popular open-source digital painting application for artists from beginners to professionals, has just released version 5.2.3. This latest update primarily focuses on bug fixes and significant improvements in the build system.

Key Updates in Krita 5.2.3

One of the most notable changes in Krita 5.2.3 is a complete overhaul of the build system. The Continuous Integration system now supports all four major platforms, streamlining the development process and making tracking and fixing bugs easier.

This release also addresses numerous issues that users have encountered. For instance, there are improvements in handling animated transform masks and JPEG-XL support. Windows users will find better shortcut handling, and painting assistants have also seen enhancements.

Specific bugs have been squashed, including one that caused crashes when adding an animation keyframe column on a locked layer and another related to the “read-only” state of documents during loading and saving.

Moreover, there’s a fix for canvas fade-out issues in 16-bit-uint mode on Angle and improvements in color sampling in wrap-around mode.

Krita 5.2.3 Digital Painting App
Krita 5.2.3 Digital Painting App

Krita 5.2.3 also brings better integration with MLT for synchronizing audio to animation and various tool canvas input shortcut behavior fixes. Android users will notice improved icons and a more responsive S Pen experience.

Additionally, the old QML touch docker has been replaced with a QWidget-based touch docker to avoid problems on Android devices.

Visit the announcement for detailed information about all the novelties in Krita 5.2.3. The app is available for download across various platforms. Windows users have options for both an installer and a portable version.

Linux users can download the distro-agnostic AppImage, and macOS users can get the disk image. Note that support starts from macOS 10.14. Lastly, Android users can access Krita for tablets, with both Intel and Arm CPU versions available.

It’s important to note that Krita on Android is still in beta and unavailable for phones.

Bobby Borisov

Bobby Borisov

Bobby, an editor-in-chief at Linuxiac, is a Linux professional with over 20 years of experience. With a strong focus on Linux and open-source software, he has worked as a Senior Linux System Administrator, Software Developer, and DevOps Engineer for small and large multinational companies.

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