Thursday, October 18, 2018

Krita Portable, Digital Painting. Creative Freedom!
"...I think the major one is that Krita is a DIGITAL PAINTING program, and thats all it tries to be.  They aren’t trying to make a photo editor, thats why GIMP exists.  They aren’t trying to be Photoshop, they’re trying to be better." —jackthevulture (a user),
"The brush engine is pretty amazing. You have absolute control over your brushes allowing you to create effects and strokes really easy and fast. The interface, although a bit dated in its looks, is pretty well structured with docks that you can move around to create your own workspace. This is something that is very reminiscent of Photoshop..." Kev Z. (a user), (April 15, 2016)
"All the likeness compared to photoshop, huge amount of features and very fast. Much Faster tha photoshop for painting. ... Another Huge feature is the ability to use .PSD file format, so you can still maintain total flexibility with other people's work." —reberson a. (a user), (May 06, 2016)
Krita is a FREE sketching and painting program to create concept art, texture or matte painting, illustrations and comics, and more...

Size: 673 MB (706,330,624 bytes) Packed Size: 147 MB (154,583,040 bytes)
MD5: D121680359CFB86765CBB36D1C23EC6D

KRITA Documentation (7-Zip compressed archive, May 31, 2016)
Size: 354 MB (371,904,512 bytes) Packed Size: 117 MB (123,580,416 bytes)
MD5: 03E5FA7D74575F5C16476D50AC562414

More releases...


  • KRITA Documentation is dowloaded with HTTrack, provided separately from the portable app. since it has deep folder structure that Installer can't handle.
  • Open KRITA Documentation\\index.html to begin reading.
  • We also add incomplete official PDF documentation, read them from the help file.

DIY/Do It Yourself: Upgrade to the Latest Release

Requirements 7-Zip, NPP/Notepad++ or other text editor, Launcher Generator/PAL, Installer/PAI.

  1. Krita 32 bit will show a warning if run on Windows 64 bit, so we have to pack both the 32 and 64 bit into one portable edition.
  2. Get the latest portable app. template, and extract the content with 7-Zip.
  3. Get the latest Krita release—the 32 and 64 bit portable package.
  4. Put it in the same folder as the extracted template, in our example C:\0TEST, then extract both packages to KritaPortable\App folder, Extract both
    Into App
  5. Rename:
    1. the 32 bit folder krita-3.3.3-x86 to Krita,
    2. the 64 bit folder krita-3.3.3-x64 to Krita64,
    Rename folders
  6. Browse to KritaPortable\App\AppInfo and open appinfo.ini file with NPP. Replace the [Version] section with the latest version number. Make sure the PackageVersion entry is in 4 place digit, eg. not just 3.3.3, Update version
  7. Run PAL, paste the template folder address C:\0TEST\KritaPortable, and click Go—a new launcher will be created, Create new launcher
  8. Test the new launchers by following this guide.
  9. When all is OK, then delete the KritaPortable\Data folder and run PAI, paste the package folder address C:\0TEST\KritaPortable, and click Go—to create the installer package. Create installer
  10. Use the installer package to upgrade your portable application. Don't forget to at least backup your Data folder before any upgrade :)
  11. If you find any changes that's not handled by the launcher, consult the PAL help file to modify the launcher yourself or ask for our paid upgrade support.

Portability Notes

  • Krita stores settings in Windows data folders while running.
  • Make sure it exits cleanly before plugging out your thumbdrive.

Release History

4.0.0: The 32 bit edition is still version 3.3.3.


We make use of's Krita portable configuration. But the official Krita portable actually still stores settings—although small in size—in Windows data folders.

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