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Krita Plugin


Krita backup plugin only works with Backup4all.

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If you already have Backup4all, you can add the Krita backup plugin below.

Download plugin as XML file
Krita is a free and open-source raster graphics editor designed primarily for digital painting and 2D animation.

About Krita

It features an OpenGL-accelerated canvas, colour management support, an advanced brush engine, non-destructive layers and masks (similar to Adobe Photoshop), group-based layer management, vector artwork support and switchable customisation profiles. It is written in C using Qt and runs on Linux, macOS and Windows.

How to backup and restore Krita using Backup4all plugin

Once you installed Krita, it is a bit of a problem to move its settings on another computer or to re-configure it after re-installing your system. This is where the plugin to back-up Krita data is important and it will save you time compared to doing a backup manually.
Creating a backup job in Backup4all using the Krita plugin will let you back-up the registry entries.
In order to backup Krita, you have to follow these steps:
  1. Download and install the backup plugin here: Krita backup plugin
  2. After you installed the plugin in Backup4all, define a backup job and run it to back-up Krita. If you don't know how to install the plugin and run the backup, read this article:
If you need to restore the Krita files after a fresh system installation or on a different computer, follow these steps:
  1. Install Krita and the Krita plugin from here: Krita backup plugin
  2. Open in Backup4all the .bkc catalog file from the destination.
  3. Press the Restore button and follow the wizard steps.

What information is backed up when using the Krita plugin

The backup plugin mentioned above will add as backup sources the following information:
  • Configuration files
  • Krita cache files
  • Krita registry entries

Raw Plugin (XML) Code: Krita.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<b4asource version="1.0">
	<!--Program unique ID (GUID)-->
	<!--Program name-->
	<!--Executable file path-->
	<exepath type="0"/>
	<!--Minimum and maximum versions for which the backup was tested-->
	<!--Information about the plugin author-->
		<email>[email protected]</email>
	<!--Variables used in the XML file-->
		<!--If type="reg" then the value will be read from the registry-->
		<variable name="path">%LOCALAPPDATA%\kritarc</variable>
	<!--The backup sources-->
		<source name="Krita cache" type="folder">
		<source name="Settings" type="folder">
		<source name="Registry" type="registry">
			<registry path="HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Krita" recursive="true"/>