Rarely does a maintenance release also come with a really cool new feature.
That's what he has done (we already know not and we will explain why this confusion) KDE Community with Krita 4.2.3, a release that comes with a wealth of bug fixes and a new feature: the ability to rotate layers with a gesture on the touch panel. The gesture in question is a touch with two fingers (before informing us we believed that they could be rotated like on a smartphone), something that was implemented by Sharaf Zaman at this year's Google Summer.
As for the fixes, the most important one will not affect the majority of Linux Addicted readers, since fixes a problem on Windows installations with graphics drivers broken, outdated or insufficient. The problem comes because their development platform, Qt, in its current version needs a functional OpenGL or Direct3D installation as soon as there is a single component in the application that uses QML, a technology for creating user interfaces. The problem is especially present on computers running Windows 7.
Krita 4.2.3 fixes a total of 29 bugs
Among the most outstanding novelties included in this version, we have:
- Fixed copy / paste of animation frames.
- Added a button to reload the script to the Python script plugin.
- Fixed unexpected crash in overview when no image is open.
- Fixed drag and drop when filling layers between open files.
- Disabled AVG optimizations for some 32bit mix modes.
- Fixed an unexpected shutdown when pressing «Cancel» when trying to create an 8bit / Channel linear gamut RGB image.
- Full list of changes, here!.
Krita 4.2.3 is now available from these links: AppImage, Flatpak y Snap. We can also add the repository for Ubuntu with this command: sudo add-apt-repository ppa: kritalime / ppa (It is also available in the official repositories, but it will take longer to update). Windows and macOS versions are available here!.
Have you already tried it? What do you think of the new version of Krita?