> I am not using the latest version of Krita because the program gets fucking WORSE with new versions. I've been using 4.1.7 for who knows how long because to my knowledge it's the last version before they started fucking up some important UX things such as making the layer list jump up and down when you make a selection and adding some horrible latency to some selection-related action that I don't remember now. I can't even remember the last time any update did anything worth a shit, they constantly focus on shitty features that literally nobody cares about like windows 10 exclusive HDR monitor support or some animation features.
I'm currently using 4.4.3 and don't have any major issues. The only thing that sometimes happens is that the software crashes if I work on files that are too big for my RAM and CPU to handle. Photoshop was worse though, in my experience.
> >Most big software projects have horrible code. That's the nature of programming something that gets actual work done.
> Spoken like someone who doesn't know shit. No it isn't. That's the nature of retarded developers. I know enough about programming to know that this shit isn't fucking hard, I've even made a fucking graphics editor program before so I have a rough idea of how to organize things in one. I don't know how to describe it to someone who doesn't know how to program, but the only way this would be hard is if they did the equivalent of building their house inside out and/or connecting pipes and electrical wires back and forth in the middle of rooms, and using some Trusted Walmart Universal Smart Glue Clip Connector™ to attach half of everything together instead of just connecting them normally.
If it's not that hard, then there should be more quality alternatives to Krita.
The fact of the matter is that there aren't any, because it's not that easy to write a cross platform graphics program with all the features Krita provides.
> >I'm not quite sure why people complain about the text tool.
> How about because it's FUCKING UNUSABLE? Have you even ever tried a text tool on another graphics program? If you just want to slap in a couple words and don't give a fuck about the fonts then it's fine, assuming you're lucky enough not to be affected by the garbage visual glitches the "new" text tool introduced. But if you use it regularly and know what you're doing and just want to get it done, then it's worse than any other real graphics program that I've seen. I usually prefer to write text in fucking MS Paint and copy paste it into Krita than use the shitty Krita text tool because MS paint is easier, more consistent, less buggy, gives higher quality result, and remembers the font I previously used.
I've used many different Graphics programs, which include GIMP, Krita, Manga Studio 5, Clip Studio Paint, PaintStorm, Photoshop CC, Mypaint, and whatever I forgot.
I think it would be helpful for you to understand that Krita might run different on different systems. I never had issues with the Software. But apparently others sometimes had major issues.
I'm on GNU/Linux.
> >Gimp is great tool, but a jack of all trades and a master of none.
> Gimp is a master of a whole lot of things if you compare it to Krita. The reason it's not as usable is because it has terrible UI/UX and it's missing some important basics like selecting multiple layers. But in terms of quality in most actions it's better than Krita.
The main reason I don't use GIMP for drawing and painting is because I couldn't manage to replicate a workflow similar in efficiency as what I've grown used to from using Photoshop for a few years.
Krita allows me to be very productive compared to GIMP. At least if we compare the two programs in regards to creating illustrations.
> >I don't want a blunt axe-shovel-pickaxe, but a sharp axe.
> If that was true then you wouldn't be white knighting for either of these programs and would rightfully criticize them where they fucking suck. Nothing is going to ever improve if you feel the need to dismiss all of your favorite football team's flaws and ignore the advantages of the other team just because your favorite team is better in some ways that you prefer.
I'm not "white knighting" for any piece of software, because I see them as tools and not an extension of my ego.
I just share my honest to God opinion.
But from our posts it's very apparent we had very different experiences with the Krita.
Your very aggressive way of talking takes away from the credibility of your post.
If you already put in the effort to share your opinion, I would recommend doing it from a more distant point of view. It's usually not wise to listen to people who have such little control over their emotions, because it can easily cloud their view.