VizRef by Studio Pixanoh (iPad)
Released: Mar 16, 2020
Version: 1.1.6
Size: 4 MB
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VizRef for iPad enables creatives to finally take their inspiration anywhere. It becomes the perfect companion app for Procreate® or paired with your favorite drawing/animation application by utilizing iPad IOS multitasking features. Clear up your hard to find hidden layers in your drawing app and easily organize your inspiration on the go. 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/en. We are dedicated to bringing creatives what they need most in being inspired everywhere they go.

-Perfect companion app paired with Procreate® Adobe Fresco ® Clip Studio Paint® Infinite Painter® etc. by utilizing iPad IOS multitasking features
-Supports many image types including GIF
-Drag and drop from web
-Batch Import from Photos app
-Batch Export images from boards to cloud storage using Files app
- *Multi-Select and auto pack images for a quicker workflow *
-Import High-Resolution images with HD toggle
_*Focus on whats importing with Focus mode. ( rotate imageboard )
-Batch Import from iCloud, Dropbox, Google Drive with split-screen
-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 and RoboWorld Entertainment with supporting development from Valere Labs

What's new in version 1.1.6

Exporting!-We've added multiple ways to export images that you've gathered in your Vizref boards. To access exporting features simply click the gear icon at the top left and choose which type of exporting you'd like to use. Save images will send your images directly to your root Photo Album on your device. Currently, we are dependant on using the files app for exporting locally or to cloud storage. You can choose any folder you'd like for batch exporting all your images or you can even flatten your board as one image and export that.

-We've discovered some functionality issues with ios14 and specifically the files app. For the best exporting results we recommend exporting and batch exporting images to "On My iPad" or "iCloud Drive" These two locations seem to have the best results. If you're exporting to files>dropbox or files>google drive, there seem to be irregularities. Please if you notice problems here report them to apple and not us. Apple needs to update its files app functionality.

*For Procreate users, My recommendation for referencing multiple images from your Vizref Board is to "export selected" as one image. Save that flattened image to your photos app. Then you can import your new flattened reference board into Procreate's Reference Image viewer window! This is a great way to save screen space.

*Printing and other share functionality is in the works. You can't Print directly from Vizref yet but if you simply save your board as a PDF you can Print the saved image from your photos album. Use the new export features to send your Reference as a PDF to print!

Simply select Export> Export Board>PDF
Wait for the Exporting UI to appear then scroll down to save the image.
Open photos album and select the saved board
Click the share icon on the upper right corner and choose print.

-Improved HD image usage. HD image mode was still lowering the resolution of images too much. We've increased the resolution limit here. BUG FIXES- A lot of our time was spent fixing bugs and crashes related to the new ios 14 release. Sorry for the delay. ios14 was released out of the blue for us and seemed to cause a lot of problems for users. We've gone through all the crash reports and have successfully dealt with all the crash issues we could find!

Please continue to email us if there are still bugs preventing you from using VizRef.

FEATURES in 1.1.5
Added IMAGE ROTATE!-select an image-look for the new tool box icon-rotate image!Multiple images can be rotated together as well by using multiselect.
Sorry for the delay on this! There were ALOT of bugs to fix when adding this feature.

* LOW MEMORY BUG- a small number of users were experiencing a bug that caused them to get a low memory message in their first boards when the boards were relatively empty. We believe that this was a memory crash error and that we have resolved all the bugs related to this issue. We have not however been able to reproduce this bug internally. If you are still experiencing this error that causes a low memory pop up in an empty boardWe have found that if you experience this bug in your first boards, simply uninstalling the app and reinstalling it will remove this bug completely from Vizref.
If you need further assistance* please contact us directly at *
We are still looking for a better fix but reinstalling has been working very well and no users have complained of the bug returning afterwards.
We are listening to all feedback for requested features. Please look forward to free updates in the future of more great tools for referencing your favorite inspirational images. Thank you all so much for the support!-mrbeezul
Our verdict: Good
  • + VizRef is a highly rated app (4.5-star).
  • + It is also the 144th most popular paid iPad app (all categories combined).