VizRef Lite 4+

Reference board app for iPhone

Studio Pixanoh

    • $1.99

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*iPhone version* Search Vizref for iPad. (sold separately) Visual reference board creation app made and tested by concept artists and game devs for the creative community

VizRef Lite® for iPhone enables creatives to finally take their inspiration anywhere on their phones. *You can not use iPad multitasking features with the iPhone version of VizRef. Please Download VIZREF for use on iPad. * It becomes the perfect companion app for Procreate or paired with your favorite drawing/animation application by using your iPhone as a second monitor dedicated to references. Take your reference boards with you while you travel and draw in your sketchbook. Make visual reference boards with any images or gifs from web browsers, cloud storage, photos, screen captures and more. The first mood board creation app made by artists for artists, that brings comprehensive referencing tools to animators and visual artists. We are dedicated to bringing creatives what they need most in being inspired everywhere they go.


-VIZREF LITE® version for iPhone has all the same in-app features as VIZREF on iPad ( Vizref Lite if used on IPad does not have multitasking features and is not fullscreen. For iPad please purchase VIZREF®
-Take your visual reference boards with you while you sketch at your favorite locations
-Perfect companion app paired with Procreate® Adobe Fresco ® Clip Studio Paint® Infinite Painter® etc. by utilizing iPhone as a second monitor along with an iPad
-Supports many image types including GIF
-Quickly copy and paste images from web
-Batch Import from Photos app
-Batch Export images from boards to cloud storage using Files app
-Import High-Resolution images with HD toggle
-*Focus on whats importing with Focus mode. ( rotate imageboard )
*Multi-Select and auto pack images for a quicker workflow *
-Import from iCloud, Dropbox, Google Drive
-Quick and responsive visual reference board experience
-Easy to use/ minimal UI
-Light mode and Dark mode
-Set thumbnails for reference boards to visually organize your inspiration

-Reference your favorite animated gifs
-Pause animation and play frame by frame to better understand referenced animations
-Advanced animation timeline gives you an interactive visual breakdown of all frames

-Crop images to optimize screen space and view more references
-Greyscale toggle for images for value reference
-Flip horizontally and vertically
-Rotate Images
-Copy-paste images into other apps

Artwork and animation credits


VizRef was created by Max Gonzalez (@mrbeezul) and RoboWorld Entertainment with supporting development from Valere Labs

What’s New

Version 1.1.7


Exporting- Fixed some bugs related to exporting. Some of the UI was unresponsive when hitting export within the app. This was most likely due to some newer IOS versions that were later released. *** Please keep in mind that exporting/ importing directly into other apps such as Dropbox or even using Airdrop and Discord all work completely differently because of how those apps are created. We, unfortunately, can not improve much on batch exporting/ importing into these apps unless those developers improve how their apps deal with multiple images being imported or passing through them. For batch exporting images, I still recommend hooking up Dropbox/ Google Drive to the files app on your iPad and just batch exporting through the files app from Vizref.

Please also keep in mind that batch exporting hundreds of images at once will most likely crash Vizref. This is also out of our control. I recommend batch exporting about 50 images at once for the most stable and consistent experience. Vizref and other apps can't export hundreds of images at once because every app on the iPad is limited to how much Memory it can use during all operations. The app is crashing because of the hard limit set by Apple for each app.


- Revert Button- Revert will undo any cropping or rotating you've done to the image. The main reason for adding the revert button was that some users were finding their images were oddly scaled/ stretched to the wrong ratio. Revert is a backup for returning your image to the correct ratio/ scaling - the revert button is located in the toolbox icon at the bottom right after selecting an image.
- Exporting gif files. Should work now give it a try!

*Bug Fixes*

-Fixed a bug that caused images from your board to not display if your board crashed on exporting. This bug should be completely gone. If it persists after updating your app please contact us at
**If your images have disappeared from your board, please note that those images are still on you iPad and stored locally. You can retrieve them by going to the Files app then searching for your Vizref folder in " On My iPhone " or " On My iPad" file
Open "Private Documents" then you will see each .VRB file. These are your reference boards and store your images locally. You can then retrieve your images here.
Fixed some crash bugs.
Fixed several UI inconsistencies and bugs.

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

sdfghjhgyutfu ,

Recommend to anyone in art - Awesome app! (with small requests)

This app is awesome! I have both the iPad and iPhone versions, and they have been amazing! The iPad version almost makes me wonder how I ever did art without it. I’m really glad I got both. Really nice, easy to use, great app. For me the following will make it a definite 5star (personal preference) 1) Auto lock(sleep) prevention When I want to use the app while working on another device, you have to toggle your setting to stop the phone from auto locking, and going black. I know it’s a small thing, but it can het annoying + I worry that I will forget to turn the setting back on. I hope they implement this soon. (Maybe only while the eye icon(?) is on? Especially since there are no multi task features on the phone) 2) Multiple import from files I can import multiple photos, but not from files(you can on iPad with multi task). Now I import file to photos first, as a work around. It’s not a dealbreaker, but would be nice. 3) Syncing option I feel an iCloud sync option, would be really nice. Or an export board function? Sometimes you spend a lot of time arranging your boards, or you update a board on 1 device, but have to do it all again to have the same items on your other device.

SquiglyArt ,

Amazing but missing something

I use this app extensively on iPad and iPhone.
it’s the closest thing to pure ref which is the PC counterpart. I do have one minor complaint: The app seems to be missing a multi select feature. there doesn’t seem to be a way to move around groups of images at a time. I have searched around and cannot find a solution That really slows down my creative process, as I needed to be able to manipulate images with similar concepts or elements. But if this feature were to be added in a future update I will gladly add the last star to this review

Otakumons ,

Highly HIGHLY recommended

So great all the photos when batch importing don’t lay on each other, strange you have to flip the hd switch to have images imported in HD happy it’s there just strangers it’s not just on. It does works, strangely “HD” photos I get from bing or google still show up pixelated but that could be the photo itself and not the app, the app does brighten the images imported, when compare from In app and the photos app. Found rotating accidentally should be a icon like the flip or b/w filter and then rotate from there, also I would like to be able to rotate individual images and not just the whole board, aside from that I do like the intuitive rotating gesture just needs a better spot or icon, sadly can’t do multiple select, love the new eye icon being apart to move around the board without any of the ui, still solid fluid stable app just like before still highly recommend

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

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The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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  • Family Sharing

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

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