On Sunday 25 March 2012 Mar, silvio grosso wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> Krita 2.4 already supports the .Ora format.
> I would like to ask a two-parts question:
> 1. I am wondering how "good" is this support?
> More precisely, does Krita support all features of the Ora format?
Yes, even the ones that were proposed on the create mailing list last Friday.
> 2. Does it make sense to use, in the future, the ora format as the standard Krita file when saving?
No -- ora only supports 8 bit rgba images, since internally it saves layers as png files. There's also no support for vector layers and so on.
> In other words, use the .ora format instead of the .kra one.
> The reason for this choice would be to allow the importing of Krita files easily when using other applications (e.g. Gimp, MyPaint etc).
> From what I have gathered "googling", I suppose the Ora format is not 100% "reliable" (or enough powerful) yet.
> For instance, it looks like the Scribus developers don't support yet this format for these reasons.
Well, for scribus it probably wouldn't make much sense, since you'd typically import your finished artwork in scribus, while ora is meant to make it possible to work on an image with different applications, going back and forth.
> I have been asking these questions also for another reason.
> I have noticed there is an italian developer who is trying hard to collect some funds to work on the support of the ora format inside Blender:
That would be awesome; it's one thing that artists really often ask for, to be able to load ora files in blender.
> Actually, his goals are *much* more ambitious in that, judging by his blog, he would like to turn Blender into a Gimp-Krita-like paint application :-)
> Sorry for the long rant (and thanks in advance for your reply)
> Best regards
> Silvio Grosso