Krita development is in a crucial phase, we are adding fun, useful and
amazing stuff at a stunning rate. But there are things that no Krita
developer can do, because we lack the proper hardware. Krita's
renaissance started with a simple Wacom Graphire tablet, and it led to some
great new possibilities. But to implement support for modern tablet features like tilt and stylus rotation we need to buy more advanced tablets and art pens, and to make that possible, we need your help!
The tablet that started it all
It all started with this simple tablet, but now, to make Krita support modern painting features like stylus tilt, rotation and airbrush rate we need a set of more advanced tablets. And those are costly!
Ideally we would have at least two Intuos tablets, the size
does not matter much for development, with two 6D art markers (for rotation)
and two airbrushes (for rate). We need two tablets because that way two
developers can hack and test each others work. That way we will not have the
"but it worked for me" situations right after a release that we all hate so much!
And we do not want to wait too long: to get these features out with
KOffice 2.0, and not delay
the release, work has to start soon. In fact, Emanuale Tamponi, our Google Summer of Code student working on natural painting has almost finished his preliminary research and is panting to start coding! Thus we ask you, our users, if you value Krita and want us to develop innovative, first-grade painting and drawing capabilities, please help us out!
We have asked the KDE e.V. to aid us with the financial-service part, and you
can donate on the KDE
Donation page. If you donate through the button below your donations will be automatically tagged for Krita. If you donate through a bank order or US cheque, please mention it is for Krita.
And do not worry, if there is more money than we need for tablets, it will be spent for Krita, for instance by getting the Krita developers to Warsaw for the 2008 Libre Graphics Meeting.