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Old 04-03-2009, 02:54 PM
ksnid1884 ksnid1884 is offline
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Hi Everyone. I realize that most of the threads in this forum discuss photoshop but I am wondering if anyone is using Krita? I'm using Gimp but read that Krita has a layer adjustment filter that gimp currently does not have. Can anyone give me their opinion of Krita? Is the program worth downloading with all the other stuff that I will not use (KOffice)?

Thanks for the input
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Old 04-27-2009, 08:43 AM
modean987 modean987 is offline
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Re: Krita?

I'm a long-time GIMP and linux user. I was having banding issues with GIMP and believing them to be an 8-bit problem I decided to give Krita, a 16-bit program, a try. For me, Krita was unusable. Any layers I added to the program resulted in 10 to 20 second processing delays, or more. I've never had such problems with the GIMP, where I commonly use at least a dozen layers. Also, the cloning tool is not like the GIMPs, and with the processing delays it becomes an exercise in frustration to clean up dust and hot pixels.

FWIW, I use a Toshiba laptop with 2-core 64-bit AMD processor and lots of memory, running KDE on a 32-bit Gutsy Gibbon linux distribution (Kubuntu). It's not a light-weight machine and all of KDE runs very smooth on it.... except Krita. The program has lots of potential but until they get a handle on its voracious consumption of resources, I'd stick to the GIMP if you don't need 16-bit processing.

-Al Andersen (first post)
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