Drawpile 2.1.0

Feb. 13, 2019

After a long wait, Drawpile 2.1.0 beta is finally here.

This is the first release of the 2.1.x series, which is not compatible with the 2.0.x series. (The 2.1 server supports both 2.0 and 2.1 clients, however. See the version compatibilty chart for details.)

As the first release of a new incompatible series, this is a beta release. Once all the potential showstopping bugs are found and fixed, 2.1 will become the new stable series.

Read on for a list of new features and changes.


Drawpile 2.0.11

Aug. 14, 2018

Version 2.0.11 is now out. This is a minor bugfix release.

Changes in this version are:

  • Server: fixed OP status auto-restoration for users who used the "become operator" feature
  • Server AppImage: updated libmicrohttpd to version 0.9.59
  • Fixed a crash caused by dragging&dropping a layer that was deleted during the drag operation
  • Fixed unsetting shortcuts which have a default value
  • Changed default "session settings" shortcut to F9, to avoid collision with the default (Windows) fullscreen shortcut F11
  • Added a nicer set of presets for the brush palette
  • Sending USR1 signal to drawpile-srv now restarts the internal web-admin server
  • Updated Chinese translation


Drawpile 2.0.10

March 17, 2018

Version 2.0.10 is now out. This is a minor bugfix release.

Changes in this version are:

  • Server: improved protection against data loss if server is terminated abruptly
  • Wintab relative tablet mode (mouse mode) hack must now be enabled explicitly, since it can cause glitches for normal tablet users
  • Removed tablet bug workaround mode (no longer necessary with the improved tablet event handlers. It now cause more problems than it fixes.)
  • Bugfix: creating layers with duplicate IDs is no longer possible
  • Bug workaround: the server now autokicks a user who is de-opped while resetting to prevent the reset image from garbling the session
  • Server: added a new option for automatically clearing database log history
  • Fixed crash when replacing current canvas with a new one while a selection existed
  • macOS version is now built with an older Qt version to restore support for older OSX versions


User Gallery

March 14, 2018

There is now a new section on the website: the Gallery.

The gallery is a place for Drawpile users to showcase their work and find new groups to join. The gallery section is still a work in progress; there are many planned features that are not yet ready, but the basics work: you can upload pictures, leave comments and create and join groups.

Note that the gallery is still an experimental feature, so please keep backups of everything you upload.


Drawpile 2.0.9

Feb. 25, 2018

Version 2.0.9 is now out. The main focus of this release is improved graphics tablet support. If you've been having problems using a graphics tablet with Drawpile, there's a good change this version will fix them.

Drawpile now uses Krita's new Windows Ink support code (good news for all Surface Pro users!), as well as their improved Wintab and XInput2 tablet event handlers.

After updating, remember to try unchecking the "enable bug workarounds" setting. Chances are you won't need it anymore.

Other fixes in this release:

  • Recordings are now prefiltered. This fixes various recording playback problems.
  • Fixed random duplicate frames in exported animations
  • Reverted the real time color history update feature
  • Active color is now remembered independently of the color history when swapping with X


  • The macOS package appears to be broken. (Missing libraries?) I recommend skipping this release and using the previous 2.0.8 version until next release.