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Krita 5.2.2 Released!

Thursday, 7 December 2023 | Krita News

We bring you another 5.2 series bug fix release with Krita 5.2.2! Check out release notes for everything that was new in Krita 5.2.0.

Some of the highlights in this bug fix release is that we managed to track down a frequent crash on android, as well as fixing a bug where brush presets with masked brushes were not loaded correctly.

  • Make sure that the image is properly updated on frame switch on merge (Bug 476495)
  • Various fixes to the snap version, courtesy of Scarlett Moore
  • Fix a race condition when merging non-animatied layer over an animated one (Bug 476472)
  • Don’t enable combined opacity-flow option on masked brushes (Bug 476506)
  • Disable checkability of Opacity and Flow options for Masked Brushes (Bug 476505 , Bug 476076)
  • Fix redo of a flatten layer operation when it is animated (Bug 476511)
  • Hide perspective ellipse if assistants are globally hidden, courtesey of Maciej Jesionowski.
  • Fix Specific Color Selector changing to black (Bug 476614)
  • Add brush tip rotate actions and and a angle slider.
  • Extract the cache in KisMyPaintOpSettings to properly handle size updates (Bug 476141)
  • Remove wrong assert (Bug 476761)
  • Fix cancelling of the selection when doing two consequtive selections (Bug 474525)
  • Fixes for Qt: MDI titles and unbalanced non-us shortcuts (Bug 464175)
  • Draw assistants directly on the canvas (Bug 361709Bug 401940)
  • Various palette docker fixes courtesy of Mike Will
  • Better integration with windows darkmode, setting the window frame to dark when this is enabled (Bug 477266)
  • Use PreciseTimer type with KisPlaybackEngineQT (Bug 476059)
  • Various fixes to shortcuts, among others, to get altgr to work as a shortcut (Bug 459557Bug 474912Bug 469691Bug 473923)
  • Fix jumps just adjusting brush size with ‘[’ and ‘]’ shortcuts (Bug 456787)
  • Replace fcitx-qt5 with fcitx5-qt, which should help the look and feel of fcitx-based input methods.
  • Increase xmlgui version to be bigger that 5.1.6, which should solve old toolbars being reset (Bug 475698)
  • Fixes a very frequent crash caused by QAccesibility on Android (Bug 472705)



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