Turn your photos into paintings with Brushstroke.

Brushstroke transforms your album photos and snaps into beautiful paintings in one touch. Edit, sign, and share your work on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Want your artwork printed? We've teamed up with CanvasPop to provide the best quality canvas prints available. Pick a frame and size, and you’ll have your masterpiece delivered and hanging on your wall in no time.

For something extra special, try transforming your videos into incredible moving paintings at up to 4K resolution with Video Paintings.


• Automatically transform your photos into one of many painting styles
• Load photos from your Camera Roll and other Albums
• Take snaps and watch them transform instantly
• Experiment with different color palettes
• Adjust your painting to get just the right look
• Select from a variety of canvases and surfaces
• Sign your painting to personalize it
• Share your art on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook
• Have your art printed and shipped right to your doorstep
• Transform your videos into art with Video Paintings (requires iPhone 5S, iPad Air, iPod touch 6 or later)

For more information, visit us at, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram @codeorgana. Find out more about CanvasPop prints and their 100% "Love it" lifetime guarantee at

What’s New

Version 3.8.1

• Optimized for the new 11 inch and 12.9 inch iPad Pro
• Support for the new dual pro cameras on the new iPad Pro
• Optimized for iOS 13.4
• Bug fixes and other improvements

What’s new in version 3.8:

• Optimized for the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and the new 10.2 inch iPad
• Support for the new dual and triple-camera system on iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro
• Visual quality improvements

We’d love to hear what you think! If you have any questions or comments, email us at

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
6.9K Ratings

6.9K Ratings

Janie DuBois ,

Great tech held back by clunky, nonstandard UI

This application would be great. It does a pretty good job turning photos into paintings. But the process of importing photos is clunky; the user interface controls that it uses are non-standard. Its photo picker doesn’t deal with nested albums. And I can’t search for photos by name or title or face. It should just use the normal Photos picker, which would be able to handle all those things. It’s difficult finding the photo that I want to use in the application.

It also doesn’t have an action extension and it doesn’t handle drag and drop. Because of this, if I have an photo open in Photos, I can’t open it in Brushstroke. We have to go hunt for it in Brushstroke’s clunky nonstandard slow UI.

It also resets its settings (like filter and canvas texture) every time I reopen the application. It also is difficult to switch between the filters I want, since there are so many filters (dozens), and I use only a few of them. I should be able to save my favorite filters, instead of having to scroll through a dozen filters every time we reopen the application.

Developer Response ,

Hi, thanks so much for your suggestions. We're constantly working to improve our products, so we hope you’ll see improvements like these in free updates to the Brushstroke app, and some of the improvements have already been added. For instance, drag and drop is now supported on iPadOS. While on the photo editing view in Brushstroke, just drag a photo from the Photos app or from any other app that supports drag and drop into Brushstroke to load that photo. You can also send photos directly to Brushstroke from any third-party app that uses the standard share sheet. We’re also looking at a special share extensions for the Photos app in addition to your other suggestions. Thank you so much again for your feedback! If you have any questions or need anything else, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 

Lensist ,

Excellent app!

I’ve been a professional photographer since the mid-60s. (Remember Nikons, Leicas, and Hasselblads?) Since so-called retirement I have dabbled with image manipulation having determined that absolute reality was highly overrated. So far I have been displeased with what was available. The discovery of Brushstroke was a revelation. This app is exactly what I have been looking for. I can recommend it unreservedly to anyone looking to see the world in different, and exciting, new ways. The customer service is also outstanding and very quick. If you have a problem or a question about the app they are on it right away. You are missing something if you don’t have it.

Your nameistaken ,

Good app but...

It’s a good app in almost every way except that it refuses to allow the user the choice of not using the camera. Why is that a problem? It’s a huge problem when the camera turns on and is live either looking in my room or at me. I only wanted to use my Photo library. It wouldn’t let me. I’m not happy about this because so many off the apps I’m interested in are made by one owner. Now, if I were to purchase one, I have to wait until I’ve paid to find out if the rest are like Brushstroke. Yes, I saw those icons. Each time I touched Photo Library, I was taken to Camera. Didn’t work . It’s not that I can’t figure out how to use the app. Maybe it just got stuck on Choose Camera. That’s possible. The app works for others.

Developer Response ,

Hi, we're happy to help! Brushstroke (and all of our other apps) do not require access to the camera to function. After starting Brushstroke, there are two icons centered on the screen: the left accesses your Photo Library and the right your camera. If you tap on the camera icon, the app will ask permission to access your camera. You can deny access with no impact on being able to access your Photo Library. If you accidentally did allow access but did not want to, open your Settings app; then, go to Privacy->Camera and turn off access to your camera for Brushstroke. This is also true of all of our other apps. I hope that helps. Thanks for your updated information. If you are experiencing an odd issue like described in your review, the following steps usually can resolve the problem. 1. Delete the app off of your device by tapping and holding the app icon until it begins to wiggle. Then, press the X button to delete the app. 2. Hold down the lock button and home button (or lock and volume down button on iPhone 7/8/X) on your device for around 6 seconds until you see the Apple logo and your device restarts. 3. Download the app again from the App Store. The download will be free since you've already purchased it. 4. Try the app again. If you are still experiencing an issue, please email us at and we’ll get back to you right away with more help.

In-App Purchases

Illustration Pack
New styles, color palettes, and canvases.
Video Paintings
Create and share video paintings.


Code Organa LLC
64.1 MB

Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


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

Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. Illustration Pack $0.99
  2. Video Paintings $0.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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