New releases of Krita and Shotcut, new features in Siril, Blender, Olive
New major releases of Blender, Font Manager, DrumGizmo, amSynth
New releases of GIMP, Scribus, FontForge, Synfig, Tahoma2D, LibreDWG, Giada, Ardour
Highlights: Blender Conference was online this year, new releases of BlenderBIM, Pitivi, Shotcut, Qtractor, new free/libre VST3 plugins for Linux, new features in Inkscape, Krita, FreeCAD, Dust3D.
So this is going to be an update that covers both recent and not so recent events.
Half the free non-linear video editors got updates
Major releases by Blender, MyPaint, GIMP, and MusE teams, coding sprint by Krita devs, first release candidate of Dust3D v1.0, new release of Shotcut, major changes in Olive and enve.
New releases of RawTherapee, Cinelerra, and OpenShot available, the Krita team is fixing unit tests, there are even more UX fixes in GIMP, there have been major Godot news, the enve developer is unstoppable!
New releases of ART, Synfig, and OpenToonz, massive improvements in GIMP, Siril, Blender, enve, and Olive, new beta of Shotcut, a great deal of bugfixing in Krita for upcoming v4.3.0.
New version of FluidSynth reads DLS samples and has new reverb engine
The art of Philipp Urlich: immersive landscapes and GauGAN in digital painting
Inkscape 1.0 beta is out with native macOS support
Krita is getting support for PaintTool SAI files
CUPS switches to Apache 2.0 license with GPL exception
New releases of G'MIC, DJV, and Shotcut video editor
Krita team on funding the development and bringing in new contributors
Amazing sculpting tools are coming to Blender 2.81
Week highlights: major changes in GIMP, exciting new features in Krita, new releases of Luminance HDR, Exiv2, Scribus, and FontForge, gazillion of news in the Blender department, new ArmorPaint releases.
Inkscape is getting a new visual live path effects selector
Intel publishes open source projects for AV1 encoding and image denoising
MyPaint gets better smudging and initial filmic support.
MuseScore 3.0 is out, Blender turns 25 years old.
Manuel Bastioni Lab add-on for Blender gets a community fork
Blender's video sequencer gets a new maintainer
Today we are talking to Ngan Pham, a young artist residing in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. Ngan extensively uses Krita as a freelance concept artist and illustrator.
NVidia publishes PhysX SDK physics engine as an open source project
HISE 2.0.0 lands to let anyone create sample-based virtual instruments
Stalled development of Natron gets prime-time attention
Yaroslav likes using it all: both Krita, MyPaint, and GIMP.
Inkscape starts exploring multithreaded canvas rendering
Today, we are talking to Martin Trokenheim, an illustrator from Sweden. Martin worked as a professional illustrator, abandoned and then rediscovered drawing, and started rocking with MyPaint and then with Krita.
ArmorPaint got unlimited undo support and better FBX importer
New version of QGIS released with 3D and animation features
Sylvia Ritter made an impressive amount of beautiful paintings with Krita!
Microsoft is granting access to 60,000+ patents including type design ones
New major releases of Valentina and G’MIC are available
New releases of Audacity, Krita and Pencil2D, new Blender add-ons, PipeWire project is getting serious about pro audio workflows.
Today, we talk to Adrian dela Cerna, an artist from USA who has been using Krita quite a lot for the past few years.
In an exclusive in-depth interview, François Grassard talks about integration of Krita, Blender, Natron into the program of Paris-8 university.
Is it feasible to create graphics for a really popular social network game with free software? Two years and 4,000,000 users later the answer seems obvious.
Recently, Huion sent one of their H610 graphic tablets to the Krita team to make sure it's supported, but is there more to it than meets the eye?
The KDE project announced release of Calligra Suite 2.6, a set of free office, graphics and productivity applications. The crown jewel of the release is Krita, an image editor with advanced painting features.
Here is the first post-LGM2008 interview. This time it were developers of Krita, the KOffice almighty graphics editor, who dared to cross journalism firing line.