"With PaintCan, anybody can paint"™
PaintCan helps you paint beautiful artworks from your favorite photographs within minutes.
PaintCan is not a painterly effect applied to your image—you really are the painter! But don't worry, anybody can do it. PaintCan helps you paint, with smart brushes that configure themselves based on the image you are painting on, so that you are free to explore your creativity, instead of configuring settings.
So what are you waiting for? Create your first masterpiece today!
Please rate and review the app to help us make it the best product we can. If you have issues, don't write a bad review, but contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try to help.
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iPad vs. iPhone UI:
Due to the size difference between the devices, the interface for the iPhone is different from the iPad, but retains all of the most critical tools. In the future we will work to create a more similar interface for all devices based on user feedback and usage statistics.
Resolution of paintings doesn't depend on input image size, but on the device you're using. We currently support output up to 16 Megapixels. We've printed PaintCan paintings from an iPad Mini on a 24"x18" canvas without pixelation artifacts. Note that high-resolution output may be slow on older devices. In that case, lower the resolution to "Legacy" mode in Preferences>Settings>Advanced>Resolution.
Working in PaintCan is mostly about where to add more or less brushing detail, and what brushing styles to combine. If you want coarse, broad brush strokes, zoom out. If you want to add intricate detail, zoom in. Try this: Cover the photo roughly with large paint brushes (Background presets, available on iPad) and then add details where desired (Detail presets). If you added too much detail, simply go over it again with a background preset, or try one of the Extras presets to add or smooth textured areas. Most of all: Explore and have fun.
While the app itself is small (~10MB), the data it generates to function is closer to ~150MB (more for newer devices). This is to support the multiple levels of UNDO. Saving snapshots of paintings increases this data-size. You can always delete unused snapshots by going to the Start menu and selecting "Edit". Note: only your snapshots are automatically backed up to iCloud (not the app's cache).
Selecting Colors (and other low level control):
Colors are chosen automatically, based on where you paint. This is done intentionally to give you the easiest, quickest, and most successful painting experiences possible. In the future, we may support additional color choices.
*** High-resolution output: We finally got around to adding this highly requested feature. PaintCan now offers two output modes: Legacy (max. resolution up to 4 Megapixels) and Maximum (up to 16 Megapixels). You can select this option via Preferences>Settings>Advanced>Resolution. Changes take effect on NEXT new project.
* Updates: We made numerous changes to our code for better compatibility with recent iOS versions. These changes should not be noticeable to our users, so if you spot something that's broken, please let us know. Thanks :)
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
I draw mainly fine art detailed portraits and wild life but would love to loosen up just to chill and have fun with a result that is pleasing. This app gives me inspiration, I can try it out on pictures or photos then have a go on canvas with oils . Also easy to use.
Outstanding- really enjoyable to us
Great fun to use and helps when creating images to use as inspiration for painting. I agree with other posts that it would be helpful if it could output to larger files.
An advanced and feature full application with minimal effort required to produce high quality images of your choice. Very impressed, highly recommended.
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