Arty is the photo editor for artists.

Unlike other photo editors, this app stays with you beyond just applying a filter. Use it to create accurate line drawings, zoom in to details, pick out colours and even track how long you've been working on your project.

▸ Compare your photo reference to your artwork using your iPhone or iPad camera
▸ Colour matching
▸ Faber-Castell Poloychromos
▸ Prismacolor Premier
▸ Caran d'Ache Luminance
▸ Create a colour swatch to keep track of colours
▸ Filters specific to an artists' needs
▸ Graphite
▸ Outline
▸ Posterise
▸ Shadows
▸ Vibrant
▸ Sepia
▸ Pointillism
▸ Stipple
▸ Pixels
▸ Overlay a grid
▸ Choose the size, opacity and thickness
▸ Choose the grid colour
▸ Full screen mode
▸ Turn your iPhone or iPad into a lightbox and trace the image
▸ Print image variations directly from the app using Apple's AirPrint
▸ Includes any filters and grids you've chosen
▸ Track how long you've been working on the project
▸ Zoom and pan around your image
▸ All settings are saved automatically

What’s New

Version 1.0.6

Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Successcoach1 ,

A perfect app for my needs

I’m so glad I discovered Arty. I have been using colored pencils for about eight months. Coloring and drawing is something I have taken up later in life. I have no background in in this. One of the challenges I have, because I have so many colored pencils, is the time it takes to narrow down my color selection. For that purpose, for me, Arty is life-changing. Pulling up my image and going through and seeing what Arty suggests and the percentage accuracy it puts on the screen helps me narrow down which colors I’m going to use. I am still making the final choice, but now I can devote more time to actually coloring and drawing than being frustrated with color choice. I also find the ability to so easily lay down a grid is also very helpful. Lastly, I had a question about the app and I must say that the developer was very quick to get back to my email.

teejo1962 ,

Best. Drawing. App. Ever!

I have been doing pencil portraits from photographs for years and using a plastic overlay app was time consuming. Having a grid (adjustable grid, at that) directly on the photograph has saved me time and has greatly improved my drawing accuracy. When I get ready to experiment with colored pencil drawings, I look forward to using the new color match feature. Thank you so much for the great app. It was just what I needed!

wbquill ,

Great App esp for Colored Pencils and Graphite

I love this app. It helps me begin to choose my colored pencil palette, it offers me an option that is similar to a surface contour map and, just as amazing, gives me a grid that I can print with my picture! My question is whether there is a way to remove ‘saved colors’ so I can limit what I see in that option to colors I’ve chosen for a single picture. Thanks to a great developer.


Andy Drizen
24.9 MB
Photo & Video

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Andy Drizen 2017


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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