Member of the "Real Paint mixing tools" app family, it was created to check the basics of how pixel colors can be converted into color coordinates and paint recipes.
RPaintLite is fully functional with a limited number of Paint Lines ("ideal paint" and the airbrush paint "Ferrario Acrylic Pen Colors" are available).
Please note that RPaintLite includes 8 paint bases of each Paint Line. These bases are Black, White and 3 or 6 colored ones, according to your Palette selection. These bases are fixed, and all color recipes use these and only these. Therefore, once you've selected your real Paint Line (Ferrario Acrylic Pen Colors in this free version), you can purchase the 8 bases and use them for all your paintings. The 6 colored bases of each Paint Line were optimized to cover the widest possible OPAQUE color space offering you as many as possible mixable colors. These tools use measurements of real paint spectra, so big part of the RGB/P3 space can be mixed, but not all RGB/P3 colors. This is not a limitation of the app, just physics. There are also many colors which can be mixed, even if they don't belong to the RGB/P3 color space (you can find these by manually varying the paint base amounts on the "mixing" page and reading the Lab values).
RPaintLite can be used on iPhone or iPad with iOS 9.0 or later. Even an old iPhone 4S or mini iPad can find a second life and become a Real Paint Mixing Device!
Painters can select colors from an image and have the corresponding paint mixing recipe computed. This is very useful to art students, to painters with color vision difficulties or to those working in the painting conservation and restoration fields. Paint and money waste can be greatly reduced!
Color Coordinates can be converted from one space into another: sRGB, Display P3, CMYK, HSL, HSV/B, Lab, Lch-ab, Luv, Lch-uv, XYZ, xyY are available. The Munsell space is not available in the RPaintLite app.
Digital images usually don't fit into the color gamut of real paint lines. RPaintLite can find an approximated (de)saturation value of an image to fit it into the selected Paint Set color gamut with the current mixing parameters. The value is approximated, because it is based on heuristics, but it is usually a very good approximation.
Please note that color of paint coming from various parts of a tube or from different batches of the manufacturer can vary, so mix small amounts first to be sure that computed recipes meet your needs!!
Please check the video tutorials on youtube by searching for "Real Paint mixing tools" to see how to use these apps in your paintings.
aligned with iOS 15 P3 - rgb conversion
Ratings and Reviews
Would be better if it could use the camera without requiring me to take a picture & store it on my phone before I can analyze the colors
Could be better
I really hope this app gets better because it’s heading in the right direction. I pay for this app because it’s the only app close to what I need to mix paint for my art work. Currently where the app is in terms of being useful and effective, it seems like it’s only in development stages and should be free.
I did not go to art school. I guess if I did, I wouldn’t need an app at all.
This App needs these options
A larger range of paint types and brands.
They only have one small Gouache brand, the rest are oil and acrylic paint brands. There’s not one single watercolor option.
It would also help if they had all the paint colors each of the companies make. Their current lists seem incomplete.
Maybe for beginners they should have a way to click for info on what some color coordinate values mean.
Paint name substitution would also be great.
The color picking tool seems perfect.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for you suggestions.
All brands and paint lines in the system are our dream too. Unfortunately one single paint line needs more than 6 month from start to finish when we decide to include it in the system!
Please note that the system works on opaque paint only as clearly stated in the app description: this is why you don’t see any watercolor.
I love this app so much and it makes the painting process so much easier
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- 28 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 9.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
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