Loading brushes into Krita

Krita, KDE’s answer to Photoshop and GIMP, comes with over 120 brushes. These brushes imitate media ranging from pens and pencils to water colors and acrylics, and textures from bristly to wet. However, if these are not enough, you can find dozens of additional brushes online, including ones designed for GIMP and some basic ones…

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New KDE5 – Now with Added Intelligence!

Inge Wallin, a developer of KDE’s office productivity suite, Calligra, has just released the very first KDE-specific AI library. Wallin, who has previously designed AIs for commercial games, wrote the library because he thought that the AIs of many of KDE’s games were weak. Although the library is still in its early stages of development,…

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Linux office suite competition

Let’s say you want to use an office suite on your favorite Linux distribution. All right, which one? This is an interesting question really, and often left without a good answer. Unlike most other categories, where friendly wars are most welcome, the office suite competition takes a back bench in the digital combat. So you…

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Review: Calligra Stage

Stage is Calligra’s presentation app. Thanks to the fact that it supports ISO standards presentation can be opened and edited by all popular applications. Dockers As all other members of the suite its UX design is build around dockers.¬†As a big example of how integrated Calligra’s app are, Stage’s main dockers are shared dockers, and…

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Review: Calligra Words

Last week we took a tour exploring Calligra’s common interface elements. Today we’ll take a tour to meet Calligra’s word processor, perhap the most¬†widely used of all the kinds of office applications. Because of how widespreaded their usage is any self respectable suite needs to be fully capable of working with documents processed by other…

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