Category Archives: Krita

Krita is an open source drawing, painting and picture manipulation application.

KOffice 2.1 is released, how user ready it is ?

Yesterday, we released KOffice 2.1, the first major release in the 2.x cycle. It brings many improvements over 2.0, providing a much more stable and rich full experience, you can read more details in the 2.1 release announcement. While 2.0 … Continue reading

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Krita and XCF

Last week, I blogged about the removal of the graphics magick file format filter in Krita, and that it would mean that we need to write directly our own support for many file formats, using low-levels library when relevant and … Continue reading

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The last bit of *magick dependency is now gone from Krita

Since its birth, Krita has been depending on ImageMagick (or the GraphicsMagick fork). The original idea was to build Krita as a GUI on top of ImageMagick. When the current team (or at least its veterans) started to work on … Continue reading

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Inserting shapes/images in KOffice

A while ago, in a praise of karbon 2.0 I wrote, someone commented on the “lack” of tools in karbon, as opposed to inkscape. And from forum posts, or identi.ca, it seems to cause some confusions. For instance, there is … Continue reading

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Shiva generator, krita and metaball

One of the new thing of the upcoming 2.1 release for Krita (among improved stability) is that the OpenGTL library is now even more integrated, which makes it even easier to write cool filters or generators for Krita. Today, I … Continue reading

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KOffice 2.0.0

After more than three years of development, a total rewrite of KWord, KPresenter and Karbon. Major evolution in KSpread and Krita, to adjust to the new shapes-based framework, the KOffice team has released version 2.0.0 today, which is the first … Continue reading

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Artistic Text Shape

Among the cool new feature of Karbon 2.0, there is the Artistic Text Shape. It’s a single line text (unlike it’s sister, the text shape), which can be associated with a curve to do crazy things, or with a gradient: … Continue reading

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Karbon 2.0

Of all the application of KOffice 2.0, the one most ready is trully Karbon. It’s also the one for which the progress since 1.6 is trully the most visible, and in 2.0, karbon is mostly a path editor (which is … Continue reading

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Spiky brushes

Since KDE 4.0, erm, I mean KOffice 2.0 is nearly its released, it’s time to have a little bit of fun before going back to polishing and improving, and since the tag of RC1 last week, trunk is opened to … Continue reading

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KOffice forum

Continuing with the spamming of nearly all communication channel that are available to me (no I am not going out in the street to shoot that information). With the soon to come release of KOffice 2.0, we have the need … Continue reading

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