Arty 4+

The Photo Editor for Artists

Andy Drizen

Designed for iPad

    • 3.7 • 50 Ratings
    • Free



Arty is the photo editor for artists.

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

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
50 Ratings

50 Ratings

ART_ist_notsofine ,

Please fix

Great app but one of the reasons to use is for the compare feature. It works on my iPad but the camera icon is overlapped by the tweak feature on the iPhone and there is no way to allow access. If this were to get fixed, this would be a 5+ in my opinion.

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.

yabai.adair ,

Favorite Art App

I have been using Arty for years now and I have to say it has been the best one I have ever used for the grid method. I mostly love how i can compare the actual photo to my drawing and see if anything is off. That being said for some reason a few months ago the comparing has stopped working. It won’t let me change the opacity of the app to see my markings anymore. And I have uninstalled and reinstalled the app over and over and it still won’t work, and it won’t let me grant permission to use the camera anymore. I’ve also tried both my iPads and they have the same problem. I hope the developer sees this and tries to fix it because I can’t use the app at all now. I know it hasn’t been updated in a really long time, but please if you can, can you try to fix it?😔

App Privacy

The developer, Andy Drizen, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

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