Automatically create one-of-kind professional stipple drawings!

Create customized professional stipple drawings from photos with easy editing tools on the iPhone and iPad. The dots respond instantly to your artistic expression. The most compelling and innovative drawing app on the App Store.


SnapDot gives your iPhone and iPad the ability to draw professionally with stipples: dots! SnapDot applies your creativity to your favorite photos with intuitive controls. Each setting—whether it’s the number of dots, contrast, or brightness—turns your photo into a unique work of art to share with friends or to frame and hang on your wall.


+ Fine-level control over contrast, brightness, and number of dots.
+ Individual modes for color, greyscale and true black-and-white drawings.
+ Optional canvas background and advanced exporting to PDF.
+ Helpful on-screen reminders of buttons and icons.
+ Improved integration with Facebook and all your other apps.


All iPhone and iPad devices running iOS 8.0+, including iOS 9.

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What’s New

Version 1.1.1

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

New in version 1.1.1:
+ Improved computational gridding for our power users on iPad. (Thanks to Susan H for the feedback!)

New in version 1.1.0:
+ Support for the iPad and all iPhone screen sizes.
+ Share to any app on your device that supports images or PDFs.
+ Rotation support (landscape photos!).
+ Full support for iOS 9 "split screen" mode.
+ Many small bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

Scarlet3121 ,

A must-try

Very cool app. A must-try. It's completely intuitive -- all your focus is on what you are creating, rather than how to use or navigate the app. Powerful results -- it does an amazing job of preserving the "life" in a face that's been turned into dots! It's also zen-like and beautiful to watch it all happen -- as you move the sliders, the pixels change in a fluid motion. A really impressive app. The developers did a great job.

Glark ,

Amazing Results

I was struggling with demos of expensive photoshop plugins before coming across SnapDot. The UI is simple and the results are so much better than desktop plugins that cost over $100. Additionally, the vector save is a game changer! One note: on my iPhone X the background frame/paper button (I assume that what it is) doesn’t toggle the background but just closes the UI.

Inuvik ,

Awesome App

I’ve used this app for about 5 years now and it’s just awesome. This app hasn’t been updated for a really really long time which is worrisome. It’s a really great app and I would hate to see it be broken by a future iOS update because it always just works.

App Privacy

The developer, Dotwerx, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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  • Family Sharing

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

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