How To Import An Image In Krita

Krita is a graphic designing software, and it is rare for artists to import images in Krita. If you are an artist who needs to import an image and is unsure what to do, we have got you. 

Click File, Open, and select the location from where you want to take the image. Choose the image of your choice and click OK. To export the image, you must go to File and then Export. You will have to specify the file type and click OK. 

This article explains how to import several other media types, like animations and background pictures. Continue reading to learn more. 

Why Do You Need To Import Images In Krita?

Importing images into Krita is necessary for a variety of reasons. For one, it allows you to edit existing images by adding layers, manipulating colors, or adding effects. It also allows you to use existing images as a starting point for your artwork. 

Additionally, it can help speed up your workflow by allowing you to quickly access and edit images from various sources, including other software or even a digital camera. Finally, importing images into Krita ensures that your artwork will be compatible with various other programs, including web browsers and printing services.

How To Import An Image In Krita? 

Follow these instructions to import an image in Krita.

  1. Open Krita.
  2. On the top navigation bar, click File -> Open.
  3. Choose the image you want to import and click OK.
  4. The image will now be imported into Krita, and you can begin editing it.

How To Import An Animation In Krita?

To import animation in Krita:

  1. Open Krita and go to File > Import Animation.
  2. Select the animation file you wish to import.
  3. Select the animation type (e.g., GIF, AVI, etc.) from the dropdown menu.
  4. Select the animation frame rate and resolution.
  5. Click “Import” to import the animation.
  6. The animation will now appear in your layer window and can be edited just like any other layer.

How To Insert Image On A Layer In Krita?

You can add the image to certain layers without showing it to others. To do this, follow the steps. 

  1. In Krita, select the layer you want to add the image to.
  2. Go to File > Import > Image.
  3. Select the image you want to import.
  4. The image will appear as a new layer on top of the existing layer.
  5. Select the layer with the image and use the move, rotate, and scale tools to position it as desired.
  6. To adjust the image’s opacity, select the layer and use the Opacity slider on the right side of the layer window.

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How To Import A Background Image In Krita?

To import a background image in Krita:

  1. Open Krita and select the “File” menu.
  2. Select “Open” and browse to the location of the background image you want to import.
  3. Select the image and click “Open.” The background image will then appear in the main window.
  4. To resize the image, click and drag the corners of the image.
  5. To move the image, click and drag the image.
  6. To save the image, select “File” and then “Save As.” Give the image a name and click “Save.”

How To Crop An Imported Image In Krita?

You can tweak the images you import. To crop and resize the images:

  1. Start by opening Krita and importing the image you wish to crop.
  2. Select the Rectangle Select Tool from the toolbox.
  3. Click and drag your mouse to select the area you wish to crop.
  4. Press the “Crop” button on the top menu bar.
  5. Your image will now be cropped and ready for further editing.

How To Export An Image In Krita?

To export the image once you are done working on it:

  1. Select the layer you want to export from the layers dialogue.
  2. Go to File > Export.
  3. In the export window, choose the file type you want to export your image as.
  4. Choose the destination for the exported image and click “Export.”
  5. A dialogue box will appear with additional options such as image size, resolution, and quality. Adjust these settings as needed and click “OK.”
  6. Your image is now exported and ready to be used!

How To Export An Animation In Krita?

To export an animation:

  1. Select the frame range you wish to export.
  2. In the menu bar, select File > Export > Export Animation.
  3. Set up the export settings for your animation.
  4. Select a file format and click Export.
  5. Select a location to save the animation and click Save.
  6. Your animation is now exported from Krita!


Krita is an already easy-to-use software specially designed for beginners. We hope this article helps you to polish your Krita skills even more.