ibis Paint 12+

High-performance painting app

ibis inc.

    • $9.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases



ibis Paint is a popular and versatile drawing app downloaded more than 400 million times in total as a series, which provides over 47000 brushes, over 21000 materials, over 2100 fonts, 84 filters, 46 screentones, 27 blending modes, recording drawing processes, stroke stabilization feature, various ruler features such as radial line rulers or symmetry rulers, and clipping mask features.

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- A Highly functional and professional features surpassing that of desktop drawing apps.
- Smooth and comfortable drawing experience realized by OpenGL technology.
- Recording your drawing process as a video.
- SNS feature where you can learn drawing techniques from other users' drawing process videos.

*Feedback from users
We receive many good reputations from users.
- I could have never assumed that I can draw such a beautiful drawings on smartphones!
- Easiest to use among all drawing apps!
- I have learned how to draw digital drawings without Mac or PC!

ibis Paint has high functionality as a drawing app along with features of sharing drawing processes with other users.

[Brush Features]
- Smooth drawing at up to 120 fps.
- Over 47000 kinds of brushes including dip pens, felt tip pens, digital pens, air brushes, fan brushes, flat brushes, pencils, oil brushes, charcoal brushes, crayons and stamps.

[Layer Features]
- You can add layers as many as you need with no limit.
- Layer parameters that can be set to each layers individually such as layer opacity, alpha blending, adding, subtracting, and multiplying.
- A handy clipping feature for clipping images, etc.
- Various layer commands such as layer duplication, import from the photo library, horizontal inversion, vertical inversion, layer rotation, layer moving, and zooming in/out.
- A feature for setting layer names to distinguish different layers.

[Manga Features]
- Advanced text tool function featuring Vertical, Horizontal, Stroke, Font select, and Multiple text functions.

*About ibis Paint purchase plan
The following purchase plans are available for ibis Paint:
- ibis Paint X (free version)
- ibis Paint (paid version)
- Remove Ads Add-on
- Prime Membership (Monthly plan / Yearly plan)
There is no difference in features other than the presence or absence of advertisements for the paid version and the free version.
If you purchase the Remove Ads Add-on, the ads will not be displayed and there will be no difference from the paid version of ibis Paint.
In order to use more advanced functions, the following Prime Membership (Monthly plan / Yearly plan) contracts are required.

[Prime Membership]
A prime member can use the prime features. Only for the initial time you can use the 7 days or the 1 month free trial. If you become a Prime Membership, you can use the following features and services.
- 20GB of Cloud Storage capacity
- No advertisements
- Hiding Watermarks on the Video
- Unlimited use of Vector tool(*1)
- Moving and scaling on Vector Layers
- Prime Filters
- Prime Adjustment Layer
- Reordering artworks in My Gallery
- Customizing background color of Canvas screen
- Creating Animation works of any size
- Prime materials
- Prime fonts
- Prime Canvas papers
(*1) You can try it for free for up to 1 hour per day.
* After you become a Prime Membership with a free trial, renewal fee will be charged automatically unless you cancel your Prime Membership at least 24 hours before the end of the free trial period.
* We will add premium features in future, please look out for them.

*Questions and support
Questions and bug reports in reviews will not be responded to, so please contact ibis Paint support.

*ibisPaint's terms of service

What’s New

Version 12.1.1

Thank you for using ibisPaint!
The summary of this update is as follows.

[Improvements, Changes]
- Significantly reduced file size, which increases with Vector Layers. Also significantly increased the number of times undo can be done on a Vector Layer with a large number of shapes.
- Addressed the issue that the display sometimes stutters when changing parameters (color etc.) on a Vector Layer.
- When there are few shapes to be edited on a Vector Layer, the target shape is now drawn in real time while moving, transforming, changing line length, or rotating.
- Changed so that the preview screen is automatically closed after pressing the Share or Save button on the AI Super-resolution x2 or AI Disturbance preview screen.
- Changed so that Alpha Lock is allowed on Vector Layers but showing the rasterize alert.
- Some brushes, such as the Soft Mapping Pen (Bleed), have been modified so that when MSAA is enabled, they give the same feeling of drawing as before ver.11.2.2. Also, a menu parameter has been added to select the drawing style of brushes with MSAA enabled.
- Changed so that when pasting a shape via the clipboard, if the working layer is different from the last time it was pasted, the pasting position is reset.
- The position of the knob indicating the centre point where the filter is applied, is now remembered and restored for all filters.
- Changed so that the position of the Reference Points of Color Range filter is now remembered and restored.
- Changed so that the display state of Reference and Ignition Points for Replace Color filter, Color Range and Expansion filter is now remembered and restored.
- Changed so that if all Reference and Ignition Points for Replace Color filter, Color Range and Expansion filter are disabled, the Reference and Ignition Points’ status is reset at the next start-up.
- Changed so that the QR Code filter size is now remembered and restored.
- Changed so that the radius of the Fisheye Lens filter is remembered and restored.
- Changed so that Google accounts' granular permission settings is now supported in YouTube channel registration and YouTube uploads.

[Fixed Bugs and Problems]
- Fixed a bug that caused some Animation artworks to freeze during playback restoration.
- Fixed a color abnormality when pasting a brush shape with a brush whose opacity is not 100% and "Separate Each Stroke" parameter is turned off.
- Fixed a bug in which buttons and frames were sometimes displayed out of alignment when extremely small text shapes were selected.
- Fixed a bug that the brush selected in the Brush window and the brush actually used for drawing could be different.
- Fixed a crash that could occur when canceling the wait indicator on the preview screen of AI Super-resolution x2 and AI Disturbance.
- Fixed the registration method of color history for Drawing Tools (Bézier Curve and Polyline).
- Fixed a bug that the layers of text and frames may disappear without being displayed when the artwork is opened.
- Fixed a bug that when applying a Screentone to a horizontal artwork, the Screentone was applied rotated 90 degrees.
- Fixed an issue where login with Facebook account may fail on iOS/iPadOS 17.0 or later.
- Fixed a bug that caused the window to close when BackSpace or Esc on the hardware keyboard was pressed while entering text in the Text settings window, etc.
- Fixed a bug that could cause the app to crash if the Prime Membership window was closed immediately.

[New Features in ver.12.1.0]
- Added AI Disturbance function.

[New Features in ver.12.0.0]
- Added Vector Layer feature.
- Added History Retrieval feature.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
3.2K Ratings

3.2K Ratings

Bella ❤️funneh and the krew ,

Love the app, but…

So my IbisPaint just got updated and I have a few things I have to say. Straight off the back, I feel like more and more things are becoming prime features, despite the app costing money to be bought, which I has never been a problem until the Vector Layers have been added. It’s buggy whenever I make a normal breaststroke on a normal layer. It automatically turns into a vector layer, which wouldn’t be an issue in itself is it wasn’t for the fact that vector layers do not have access to the special tool, the smudge tool, and the lasso tool requires prime, as well as an extra added feature that also requires prime. This is really annoying because once again you pay for the app there is ibisPaint X, but even that is starting to become a bit unreasonable with the constant ads every few moments I am begging you to put a feature to disable all prime options so that we don’t have to see or interact with it unless we have prime, like there’s no reason for it to be there taking up space and causing glitches like this just make it something that only appears if you have prime or put an option to disable it please. This app really is amazing but all these additional prime features on an app that all cost money is all right offputting but it’s also starting to become frustrating because some of them just are glitchy and makes the overall experience upsetting and frustrating.

MorningRose666 ,

Love this app... but needs better sorting

I love this app for how simple it is to use and can get amazing pieces out of it with easy but versatile tools. The smudge and blur tools are one of the best ones Ive seen on iOS, doesn’t discolor or pixelate like other apps I’ve used. I use this app for my work as a comic artist, it’s easy to create nice line art even for someone with shaky hands (me).

On a bad note however, my goodness do I have to scroll so much just to find a specific piece I need to edit among other art such as personal and work related drawings. If there was a folder system this would be an app I’d recommend to nearly anyone. But there is little way to sort and you have to pay monthly for it, which tbh is kind of a waste considering the other features aren’t too helpful and the filters could be found in other apps with a one time fee. I often use procreate to keep my pieces together that need touch ups and further editing (without blurring bc the tool on that app is not good at all, Ibis Paint honestly has one of the nicest blending tools and I know that’s a turning point for a lot of people.)

In general, I love this app for its stabilizing and tools but find myself struggling to want to go to it after awhile due to the sorting and that small but very draining problem once you hit over 100 pieces in your gallery. Right now something like google drive or folders on your phone will be a life line to keep things neat.

KKstar5052 ,

Love this app, I just have a small problem

So I absolutely love ibispaint. It’s easy to use and it’s pretty capable overall, however, over the course of 4 years I’ve come to find an issue or two with it. My biggest issue by far is a simple, yet horribly painful bug. Whether it’s just my phone or the program I have no idea, but sometimes when I zoom in, my phone will completely lock up. Power buttons do nothing, home button does nothing, I can’t even shut it off, the screen dims but doesn’t turn off when I try to do so. I usually have to wait 3-5 minutes for it to eventually reboot and fix itself, but when you’re trying to doodle in class it gets really annoying, especially when I’m low on time. I don’t have an old phone either. I got this phone brand new last year, it’s an iPhone SE2, so it’s not a lack of processing power that’s causing it to lock up. Thankfully, I don’t lose any progress in these crashes, autosave has saved so many of my drawings.

This app is totally worth it, don’t let my (probably obscure) crashing sway you from downloading. It’s completely worth getting the full version for all the brushes, having this level of customization is incredibly useful, I still give it a 5* purely because of its features and usability, my issue probably isn’t common anyways, maybe my phone just doesn’t like artists…

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