Tracing Board 4+

The true iPad lightbox‪.‬

Pablo Paciello

Designed for iPad

    • 4.4 • 11 Ratings
    • $2.99

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• Converts your iPad into an on-the-go light box
• Use it to clean-up or fix mistakes in drafts
• Make your own typographical creations by combining and tracing fonts

Tracing Board converts your iPad into an on-the-go light box.

This is a tool for those of us who draw daily (wherever we are) and sometimes need to re-draw sketches until we are pleased with the results.

• Use it to clean-up or fix mistakes in your drafts.
• Make hand copies of your originals with small variations.
• Combine drawings you’ve done in separate places.
• Make your own typographical creations by combining and tracing inspirational fonts.

• Use it on the go
• Menu can be locked to avoid accidentally tapping any controls or leaving the app while tracing.
• Save your boards to finish tracing later.
• Adjust Size, Brightness, Saturation & Contrast to make tracing easier.

Before using the app app, go to your iPad’s Settings and “Turn OFF Multitasking Gestures”.
Read the “Tips & Tricks” section displayed automatically on the first run (you can access it again later by tapping on the lightbulb icon) to get the most of this app.

Choose the drawing you want to trace and either take a photo of it, select a photo from Camera Roll or simply tape the drawing you want to trace over the white screen and add a white paper on top.

Tracing board does not condone copying original works from other artist and claiming them as yours. It is merely a tool to improve your own creations, practice or for going from a draft to a final piece.

We recommend using a soft lead pencil and tracing with minimum pressure to avoid damaging your device.

What’s New

Version 1.3.1

- New feature: Support for rotation while editing images.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

z0mdee ,

Thank simplicity! The wait is over

Super happy I found this app. I'm usually scared to try out apps that have little to no reviews, but I was searching all over for light box apps. I really was just going to try and figure out how to lock the dang screen myself!

Super simple. You have the choice of using a photo from your gallery or taking a photo. When you first load the app it gives you a detailed run through its icons and functions.

When you choose your photo you can move it around and scale it smaller or larger. After you have the image you wish to sketch you just click the green check to lock it and start tracing!

Additionally, you have the ability to play with your selected image by utilizing the sliders for lighting, color scale, and contrast. It's all single sliders so nothing too confusing.

Only fault I have found is something similar in other lightbox apps. If you chose a picture you've taken yourself, it works fine... up until you use the sliders. Once you use the sliders, the image flips. So that's a bummer. Hope it gets fixed soon!

I would've rated 4.5 stars if I could, but I had to go with 4 since I couldn't utilize all its functions. I also have an iPad Mini.

Developer Response ,

Hi, thanks for the detailed feedback and sorry for the delay in the answer.

We’ve fixed the filters issue in the new version released today.

Hope you enjoy it and feel free to let us know about any new features you might like to include.


DiegoDelirio ,

Useful tool for artists!

I love this app very much and it has been so helpful in transferring digital images onto canvas for painting. One thing I think would make this app even better is if you could add a ruler or measuring feature that tells you the physical dimensions of an image when it is enlarged within the app. It would take the guesswork out of scaling an image to fit a specific sized canvas.

Developer Response ,

Thank you very much for your review and also for the valuable feedback.

We will consider adding the ruler feature for future versions. Very much appreciated :)

klEinstein7 ,

Exactly What I’ve Been Looking For!!

I went looking for something like this months ago and was shocked I couldn’t find anything. This is exactly what I’ve been after for a simple light board app!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your review. 💛

App Privacy

The developer, Pablo Paciello, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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