A simple, effective light box for tracing drawings and artwork.
Trace drawings, photos, tattoos, flash, lettering, inking, line work, comics, homework, anything!
Trace Table maximizes your screen brightness, so the lines are easy to see.
Lock your artwork in place, so your hand doesn’t accidentally move it while you are drawing.*
Outline Mode easily adjusts photos to help you see lines more clearly.
- MAX brightness management.
- Trace artwork from Photos or Camera.
- Outline Mode makes it easy.
- Resize, move, and rotate artwork.
- Flip the artwork for reverses and transfers.
- Lock the screen so nothing moves while you’re tracing!*
- Home screen swipe protection on iPhone X, XR, XS.
“I originally made Trace Table to help my wife draw cartoons on notes to put in our son’s lunchbox. It really helped her drawing confidence and speed. I hope it can help you with your art.”
— Kevin Mangan, Trace Table Developer
New Features v1.5:
- Flip photo — by request!
- Updated UI
- Save and Share what you are tracing
- Translated in to 17 languages
Ratings and Reviews
Perfect for inking art!
I’ve been using my iPad as a makeshift on-the-go tracing table to transfer my digital pencils to bristol board to ink my final drawings. Previously, I had to trace with the Apple Pencil while keeping my fingers and palms lifted from the tablet, so as not to shift the digital art, which was VERY difficult and usually failed every ten seconds or so. I needed a program that would lock my image in place so I couldn’t accidentally move or zoom in/out with my hand while tracing with the pencil.
This app is PERFECT for what I needed, immediately simple to use, and has several additional functions that I haven’t used yet, but will probably be very grateful for when I do! I’m so grateful this app exists!
Several great features. You can lock (and unlock) the image with one click so you don’t move the image around when you try to trace. Yes, iOS has a feature to lock the screen (I have been using it) but it is much more cumbersome to use than this app. You can also reorient your image (horizontally to vertical etc.) just using your fingers to rotate. Yes, you can do this in iOS also, but again, much more cumbersome to do. Lastly, one click switches your image to a line drawing, again making it much easier to trace. Well worth the small fee.
Brilliant and useful
This is a great idea! You can take pictures or upload pictures then lock them to trace right off your phone or iPad. Saves time. With thick paper you can still make out the overall structure of the picture. Helpful for watercolor sketching to get the idea right without spending too much time and losing the moment. Thanks for making this!
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- Kevin Mangan
- 26.7 MB
- Photo & Video
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 10.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese
- Age Rating
- Copyright © 2019 Kevin Mangan
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.