PaintSnap: Photo to Painting by Inspired Bits LLC (Universal)
Released: Mar 17, 2021
Version: 2.3.6
Size: 6 MB
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Ranking - Photo-Video (iPhone)

Ranking - Photo-Video (iPad)

PaintSnap: Photo to Painting

Inspired Bits LLC
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Watch your photos turn into paintings one brushstroke at a time, with styles ranging from realist to impressionistic - inspired by painters such as Van Gogh. You can also choose from two types of painting animations, which you can save as MP4 videos or animated GIFs with PaintSnap Premium. Every painting generated is unique - even if you select the same photo again and then the same style, a slightly different painting will be created.

You can choose from 5 different painting styles - Impressionist level 0 through 4. Increasing the level will make the painting more impressionistic, while decreasing it will make it more realist (more closely matching the photo).

If you upgrade to PaintSnap Premium, you can use the "Repaint" button to create a slightly different version of the painting using the same photo and style.

PaintSnap can create two types of painting animations: the painting creation animation and the "infinite loop" animation, which you can save as MP4 videos or animated GIFs to your photo library with PaintSnap Premium. Some people find the infinite loop animation soothing, or even a bit of a stress relief :-) The animation type can be changed in Settings.

PaintSnap still works while offline, so you can use it anywhere and anytime!

By default, PaintSnap uses face detection to paint faces in more detail. You can turn this off in Settings for photos with no faces for optimal results and slightly faster processing time.

If enjoy using PaintSnap, please consider leaving an App Store review or rating — we’d really appreciate it! Every review counts and helps indie developers and digital artists like ourselves. If you have a question or need assistance, you can always email us at

Device Requirements:
- iPhones: iPhone 6s or newer.
- iPads: iPad 6th gen or newer, iPad Air 3 or newer, or any iPad Pros.

- Painting image is 2160px wide.
- The painting animation video is 1080px wide when saved as an MP4 video, and 800px wide as an animated GIF. If you want to share an infinite loop video on Instagram, pick the video file type of MP4 since Instagram does not allow GIF's.

If you want to share a GIF painting animation with a friend using iMessage, go to your iPhone/iPad's settings and make sure that Settings->Messages->Low Quality Image Mode is turned OFF.

What's new in version 2.3.6
- Minor changes to the UI.
Our verdict: Great!
  • + PaintSnap: Photo to Painting is a highly rated app (4.5-star).
  • + The app is currently free, instead of its regular price of $3.99.
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