.KRA~ File Extension

Krita Image Backup

Developer Krita
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What is a KRA~ file?

A KRA~ file is a backup of a Krita image document (.KRA file). It contains a previous version of the document, saved automatically by Krita. By default, Krita automatically saves one KRA~ file for each KRA file, in the same folder as the original document.

More Information

Krita is a digital painting application available for Windows, macOS, and Linux. It allows illustrators to create concept art, comics, animation frames, pin-ups, and other illustrations. These layer-based images are saved as KRA files.

To allow illustrators to quickly revert to the previous version of an illustration, Krita stores each illustration's last-saved version in a KRA~ file. Thus, when an illustrator saves a KRA file for the second time, Krita automatically creates an accompanying KRA~ file. This file uses the same base filename as its associated KRA file. Krita continually updates (overwrites) the KRA~ file as an illustrator saves new versions of their illustration.

How to configure KRA~ file creation

Optionally, Krita users can configure whether and how the app creates KRA~ files. To do so:

  1. Open the app's Settings or Preferences menu.
  2. On the General screen, select the File Handling tab.
  3. If you want to stop Krita from creating KRA~ files, de-select the Create a Backup File on Saving checkbox. Otherwise, modify Krita's KRA~ file creation settings as you desire.

How to open a KRA~ file

To open a KRA~ file, first remove the ~ from the file's extension. Then, open the file with Krita as you would any KRA file (by selecting File → Open...).

You can also view the image a KRA~ file contains with qView, a multiplatform image viewer.

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