Krita portable.

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Tue May 1 10:05:51 UTC 2012

On Tue, May 1, 2012 at 12:42, Simon Legrand <legrand.simon at> wrote:
> Hi. Sorry for the late reply. Thanks for the welcoming message.
> There is in fact a very large/desperate need for a Linux photoshop
> replacement in the world of VFX. I would very much doubt that Krita
> hasn't been used already quite a bit in some of the larger studios. I
> know I have many times for all sorts of purposes. When I didn't have a
> windows machine with photoshop or when I couldn't be bothered firing
> it up, I very often used Gimp and Krita. And I'm not alone.
> Right now it's actually hard for us to get sys-admins to get off their
> bums and install the latest and greatest. Most studios are constrained
> to Centos 5 by Autodesk and the Foundry who only offer support on
> Redhat systems. Most of studios use centos because it's free redhat,
> so they get the free part to install on their 40k core + render farms
> and they also get support from Autodicks. I mean Autode$k.
> If you truly want Krita used in films I can promise you that if it
> appears in the centos 5 and up repos it will be used more and more by
> very large studios. And I'll be happy to report my own use of it on
> films as well.

I apologise for digressing to OT, but are you suggesting that AutoCAD
runs on CentOS? Their "Which OS" question is worded "What Windows
version do you have" even though there is a Mac OS-X version
available! How does one run AutoCAD or any other AutoDesk software on

Dotan Cohen

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