Krita 5.0 Beta 2 Reworks Its GPU Accelerated Canvas

Written by Michael Larabel in KDE on 11 October 2021 at 07:15 AM EDT. 5 Comments
Krita 5.0 Beta 2 is out today as the newest test release for this very powerful, open-source digital painting program.

The first beta of Krita 5.0 came back in August with UI improvements and better performance along with supporting newer image formats, an all-new MyPaint brush engine, and a variety of other features.

With Krita 5.0 Beta 2 there are more than 700 fixes plus many other changes. Krita 5.0 Beta 2 has a rework to its GPU-accelerated canvas that should lead to better performance particularly for HiDPI setups. This rework has a new means of uploading image textures to the GPU for delivering better performance.

Krita 5.0 Beta 2 also has translation updates and a wide variety of fixes throughout the massive codebase.

More details on Krita 5.0 Beta 2 along with downloads for this new test release can be found via
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