There’s now a new hidden that can be enabled if you manually add
useBufferInvalidation=true to your kritarc file. It should offer better performance for some CPU’s on macs. If you’re on a mac try out the newest Krita Plus/Next and test it out if you can.
That was also the openGL update that the beta 2 was waiting on too so I think there aren’t any major blockers left. But in the meantime there have also been quite a lot of bug fixing thanks to all the bug testing going on. Big thanks to @Tiar for leading that and fixing a lot of the bugs being reported there.
Better performance on OpenGL with some CPU’s on MacOS with useBufferInvalidation=true (Dmitry Kazakov)
Transform tool now supports different preview options (Halla Rempt)
Lots of improvements to the Levels filter(Deif Lou)
New per channel and RGB adjustments mode
Different histogram views
More powerful autolevels functionality (per channel or all)
Fixed some older (probably around 4.0.4 to 4.1.7) .kra files using CMYK crashing the latest beta(Wolthera)
Fixed resizing brushes in the brush editor causing a crash(Dmitry Kazakov)
Fixed isometric grid forgetting cell spacing when reopening a document (Tiar)
New installs now properly read the title bar option for canvas-only mode (Reinold)
Font styles now apply correctly in the Text Tool(Artem Burjachenko)
Fixed tags sorting incorrectly after renaming(Tiar)
Fixed gradient thumbnails when creating a new bundle(Tiar)
Fixed gamut mask thumbnails after switching modes(Tiar)
Fixed first brush tip in an imported ABR file not showing up(Tiar)
Fixed cursor sometimes staying as resize icon when using the crop tool(wolthera)
Fixed sessions only able to be renamed once(Tiar)
Made the Freehand Path Tool and Bezier Path tool work properly in Android(Sharaf Zaman)
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