Images de référence


Nouveau dans la version 4.1.

The reference images tool is a replacement for the reference images docker. You can use it to load images from your disk as reference, which can then be moved around freely on the canvas and placed wherever.

Tool Options

Add Reference Image

Load a single image to display on the canvas.

Paste as Reference Image

Load an image from the system clipboard and add it as a reference image.

Load Set

Load a set of reference images.

Save Set

Save a set of reference images.

Delete all reference images

Delete all the reference images.

Keep aspect ratio

When toggled this will force the image to not get distorted.


Lower the opacity.


Desaturate the image. This is useful if you only want to focus on the light/shadow instead of getting distracted by the colors.

Storage mode

How is the reference image stored.

Embed to *.kra

Store this reference image into the KRA file. This is recommended for small vital files you'd easily lose track of otherwise.

Link to external file.

Only link to the reference image, krita will open it from the disk everytime it loads this file. This is recommended for big files, or files that change a lot. This option is only available when reference images are loaded from a local path.

You can move around reference images by selecting them with mouseleft, and dragging them. You can rotate reference images by holding the cursor close to the outside of the corners till the rotate cursor appears, while tilting is done by holding the cursor close to the outside of the middle nodes. Resizing can be done by dragging the nodes. You can delete a single reference image by clicking it and pressing Del. You can select multiple reference images with Shift and perform all of these actions.

To hide all reference images temporarily use View ‣ Show Reference Images.