Open-source paint package Krita continues to gather momentum as a serious professional tool with version 2.8: the first release to be fully supported on Windows as well as Linux.
The new update also adds a number of other cool features, including a new high-quality scaling mode and pseudo-infinite canvas for painting very large images; a new Clone Array tool; and a new Color Balance filter.
Graphics tablet support has been completely rewritten, and Linux users can now switch from the desktop UI to a touch-based interface at the flick of a button.
Krita 2.8 is currently available in two completely free editions: the Desktop version for Windows and Linux, and Krita Sketch for Windows tablets.
The new Krita Studio for Windows and Linux includes commercial support, and is aimed at games and VFX facilities.