Graphite: Photo to Drawing 4+

Pencil Sketch, Portrait Editor

Digital Masterpieces GmbH

Designed for iPad

    • 4.8 • 7.1K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Transform your videos and photos into pencil drawings, sketches or use pastel effects and create beautiful artworks. Try it yourself, it's free! Download Graphite now!

Graphite is a picture and video editing app that instantly transforms your photos and videos into high-quality drawings, sketches, and illustrations—directly on your iPhone or iPad.

Listed as TechRadar’s Best Free Photo and Video Editing iPad App of 2022.

Use Graphite for free!

- Instantly transform as many photos as you like into high-detail pencil, charcoal or technical drawings.
- Transform and enhance your videos** with the most cutting edge Graphite filters.
- Utilize Graphite’s unique AI technology to get the most out of your digital masterpieces.
- Apply all art effects directly on your Mac, iPhone or iPad. It is safe—your photos never leave your device!
- Export your transformed snaps in high resolution (up to 64 MP) or high quality video (up to 4K)**, and share them on Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Youtube, TikTok and Facebook.

As a plus, Graphite Premium* gives you the ability for pixel-precise fine-tuning: Use your finger or Apple Pencil to adjust the level of detail, to remove unwanted outlines, or to make your drawings sketchier. This way you can retouch facial features in photos and create stunning technical illustrations of hand-drawn quality! Try the Adjustment Tool to create your own unique style. Finally, make your digital masterpieces special with Graphite’s integrated color filters, fine-art papers, and vignettes.

Share your drawings or surprise your friends with a print. We work together with MyPostcard ( and CanvasPop ( to offer an integrated printing service. Send your awesome images as a real postcard for only $2.69 (free shipping!) to your loved ones, or have your favorite moment produced as frameable art delivered straight to your door. Even large sizes are not a problem thanks to our high-quality, high-resolution technology.

・ Select a photo or video** from your library.
・ Choose between various sketch, pencil and technical illustration effects
・ Adjust outlines, details and the sketchiness of your picture*
・ Retouch portraits or even landscapes with your finger or Apple Pencil*
・ Set your drawings in the right mood with a color filter*
・ Choose between different papers and canvases to give your sketch the extra arty touch*
・ Save your sketch or illustration in high resolution (up to 64 MP), or export up to 4K in video resolution**.
・ With Custom Styles you can personalize and save your very own styles with ease.
・ Share your arty pictures and videos on social media like Twitter, TikTok, Youtube, Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook.
・ Print your results with our integrated printing services, e.g., order a postcard for just $2.69 (free shipping included!)
・ Create high fidelity videos** perfectly suited for digital productions or go for an arty-stop motion look in your videos.

Download the app for free now!
Optimized for iOS 17, the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 plus, iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro (Max).

If you have any questions or feedback for us, please feel free to send us an email at Our team is on hand 24 hours a day, so we'll get right on it.

* Subscribe to unlock all features
** Video support is available for new iPhones and iPads. Support only extends to products released after iPhone 8 and iPad Air (3rd gen), iPad (8th gen), iPad Mini (5th gen), iPad Pro 11, iPad Pro 12.9 (3rd gen).

Terms of Use:

What’s New

Version 3.0.3

Embark on your artistic journey as you discover the best and most stunning filters with Graphite!

Make It Your Own with Custom Styles
With Custom Styles you can personalize and save your very own styles with ease. Use our curated styles as a starting point, fine-tune them to your likings and save them as your new, personalized, very own Custom Style. Custom Styles are synchronized among all your devices, so that you can apply them on any device, everywhere, any time.

Wish list
With our wish list feature, we will share our next bigger product features with you. Tell us what feature should be implemented next, by upvoting your most desired feature. In addition, you can create your own feature requests.

The latest version contains bug fixes and performance improvements.

If you have any questions or feedback for us, please feel free to send us an email at Our team is on hand 24 hours a day, so we’ll get right on it.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
7.1K Ratings

7.1K Ratings

appalcarp ,

Love at first site

I just had to get rid of most of my art apps because developers are not updating them when iOS changes. I have went through a dozen or more and then this little jewel popped up. I think it is way undersold, actually. I have a 'test' pic I've been using and this app blew me away with the high quality filters, adjustments, etc. This does easily what is impossible or difficult in Photoshop and Procreate as online tutorials are old and dated and influencers are not keeping up. I wanted HD so I am taking a trial to see if it's going to work. This app is like my old 'Artista' apps I had to dump and I think it is going to work out. And I almost never give 5-star reviews before full testing is done. I like the 'slider system' as that is how I started back at the turn of the century with the first Photoshop in Win98. I used it to dress up eBay photos then eased into digital art and photography. I never did before because of the old SLR stuff I hated. I am a tech guy, not old school.

Developer Response ,

Thank you very much for your very constructive, extensive and informative review. Your sentence " I like the 'slider system' as that is how I started back at the turn of the century with the first Photoshop in Win98" really made my day :)

Most likely there is a reason, why we don't qualify ourself or an Apple Design Award, but we are very very happy that our tool is working as intended and creates such a positive reaction.

Thanks again for your feedback. If you like, please drop us a short email to via with the Win98 sentence. We would love to send you a small thank you from the team!

Thanks again for making my day :)

RIDivorceLawyer ,

Magnificent App! Worth Far More than the Price!

Made for the iPhone and iPad and not for my new MacBook Pro but works perfectly. Fabulous results and wonderful features. So happy with my purchase that I tried the other programs by the same developer. It only took a short time to realize there were exactly what I needed. Not too expensive. Great features.. even better results. So I bought 4 of them. I've tried all the featues on without a single error or issue on my MacBook Pro even though it is not supported. I can't recommend this program more highly.

wannabasurfergirl ,

Ordered 2 Prints Immediately

This is very fun without having to go to art school! I love the customization ability which brings out the ‘artist’ in me! I ordered 2 prints immediately! They are not super budget friendly so I would suggest adding a SMALL size picture for less money, plus maybe postcard size without having to mail online! Who knows exactly who you have to send them to? So please do that- pricing makes a huge difference but I do think the quality will be very good with developer chosen.


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