Category Archives: Krita

Week 9: Mirroring feature

Last week we finished the part of the action plan regarding the performance. I started to work on usability improvements. The first usability improvement is canvas mirroring. Canvas mirroring is useful in your painting work flow and Boudewijn explained that … Continue reading

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New brush in Krita: Softbrush

I’m quite busy right these days. I don’t have much time to blog about some nice stuff I have done in Krita in my “spare-thesis time”. I’m writing the thesis about brush engines I implemented for Krita and I wanted … Continue reading

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Week 8: Vectorization cancelled

In week 8 I started working on a part of the Krita I had never touched before. It is actually a library inside KOffice called Pigment. Pigment is responsible for the color management. It contains some colorspaces we actually don’t … Continue reading

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Week 7: 12 times faster smudge

This week of the sponsored Krita developer was a little shorter. On Monday I traveled back from Holland to Slovakia. I was at the Krita Hackfest 2010. We worked there quite hard so we decided to take a break for … Continue reading

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Week 5&6: Krita hackfest

I’m writing this blogpost from Boud’s kitchen. After 10 days of the Krita hackfest I feel quite dizzy. What I was doing? According the action plan, this two weeks could be spent on some unfinished business. So we decided to … Continue reading

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Week 4: Optimizing iterators

So what happened last week? Except that Slovakia upset Russia in Hockey at Vancouver, Slovakia is also fixing Krita performance thanks to the donors, from all around the world, who made that possible. Enough about nationality, let’s talk about what … Continue reading

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Week 3: Photoshop brushes

Last week was devoted to add support for abr and vbr brushes. The abr file format comes from Adobe Photoshop, the later comes from Gimp. The motivation for this were the big collections on the web. Sites like are … Continue reading

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Week 2: Optimized Autobrush. Faster painting.

The second week of our action plan for optimizing Krita was devoted to optimizing painting in Krita. Although there are many great paintops in Krita, digital painters tend to use most of the time the simple default brush engine which … Continue reading

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First week of Krita full-time hacking

I finished all my exams on time, so last Monday I could starting working full-time on Krita. I’ve now been at it for a full week! How does it go? First week according the plan was aimed at measuring the … Continue reading

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Spray improvements

I spent a lot of time working on spray brush because it is really fun to improve it. After some time developing it I heard from enki, our great artist who is available for feedback, that he was able to … Continue reading

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