I have been using Krita for probably the last year and have slowly been getting more comfortable moving away from MyPaint. I thought I was going to rely on this application even more so after I purchased a Surface Pro 3. There was a horrible problem though. When I bought my Surface Pro, the Krita version at the time did not support the n-trig based pen hardware, so I was forced to use the 32-bit version which still had some old compatibility built in. That version would often crash when I was editing large, complicated files, or when I was trying to work too fast with processor/memory heavy functions.
Well, last week they released version 3.3.0, and it’s got n-trig support baked into the 64-bit version! Having updated, it works like a dream, and at least one other annoying thing has been fixed.
I used to be able to draw with the front of the pen, then flip it over to the rear and it would automatically switch to an erasing brush. In most other applications, flipping the pen back to the front would automatically return you to your previous brush and keep drawing. This was not the case with the 32-bit 3.2.1 version, but it works perfectly in 3.3.0! I imagine there are other improvements that I haven’t found yet, but I’m ecstatic so far. If you’ve never tried Krita out, I would heartily recommend it, especially for Surface product owners who are looking for an open source illustrating application.
I also noticed that my “Stuff” page is super out of date, so I should be updating that soon.
P.S. I really would love to see a replay function like ProCreate.