The EASIEST app to draw on pictures and photos on your iPhone and iPad.

Atom Draw is a minimal, beautifully designed drawing app for quickly drawing on photos, writing on pictures, circling something, visualizing and communicating.

Why is this photo drawing app different from all the others?
> Minimal. Fast. No ads. No in-app purchases. Just draw on pictures.

***** HOW IT WORKS *****
1. Draw on a picture
• change brush size (drag up or down on dot)
• change color
• erase
• undo and redo
• pinch to zoom, or two-fingers to move picture
2. Send or save it.
(That’s it!)

• Quickly draw attention to something by drawing a circle or arrow.
• Markup a screenshot, with different colors.
• Censor a part of a picture, or cover private information.
• Be funny or creatively draw on photo.

• Sign making, event planning & construction professionals use Atom Draw to communicate with their clients and teams :

"I work in development and construction. Atom Draw helps add clarity to discussions and pictures instructions about objects/areas/items of note on a construction site when sending photos via text or email. Reduces risk and misunderstanding." - Atom Draw construction user.

Even on iOS 10, Atom Draw is simply the best way to draw on a picture or photo–it's easier than Photos or iMessage. Get it today!

"Very simple app that works perfectly. No frills, but solid. Thank you it was exactly what I was looking for!"
“I can draw on picture in a matter of seconds.”
“Works well and is easy to use."

iPad, iPhone & iPod touch Universal app to draw on photos & pictures.

***** FAQ *****
> Make the brush bigger or smaller by dragging up or down on the brush when dot menu is closed.
> Atom Brush dot in the way of your photo? Rotate your iPhone / iPad.
> Watch tutorial VIDEO on the Developer Website app store link (
> Request Feature or Ask Question via Twitter (
> Tag us on Instagram @AtomDraw and your photo drawing artwork could be featured! (

Draw on photos today!

What's New

Version 1.3

NEW: Added Eraser!
Bug Fixed: If you deleted the Atom Draw folder in photos, you lost the ability to save.
*If you love Atom Draw, please leave us an updated App Store review!

• Landscape drawing mode for iPhone (The Atom Brush menu in the way? Rotate your phone :)
• Enable "Save Copy of Original Photo" in iOS Settings > Atom Draw, to save any original picture taken with the camera while using the app. (Great for outdoor sign printers & pre-visualizers)
• Visual save confirmation

Ratings and Reviews

Better late than never


Today I received an email from Apple over one year after my review asking me to try this app again on behalf of the developer, to see if the bug fix, from what I can see, initiated in Oct. 2016, corrected the problem I had been having. I don't remember what was wrong... I do remember trying to get an app, I tried three that day, to simply trace over an photo off of google maps to show a friend how to get where I live... None worked that day. So... I reinstated the app. Seems to work well with no lag. Thanks for fixing it, I think. I'll use it and see if it does work s well as it seems. As I said... It's been over a year. My friend visited in April 2016. Today's date is June 28, 2017. But as I said, better late than never.

Developer Response

I'm sorry the app didn't do what you needed. You can, in fact, adjust the thickness of the pen. Simply drag up or down on the atom brush dot, when the menu is closed.

Atom brush is blocking


It is easier to control the stokes than other photo drawing apps I tried. Please move the atom brush out of the picture, it is not convenient to draw with a big dot in the picture, hard to avoid it, thanks!

Developer Response

Thanks for your review and suggestion, I'll consider it in the future development. As a tip, try rotating your device to move the atom brush to the side, and get it out of your way. Happy drawing!

No eraser

Hoffman the Great

1. There is no eraser! Only undo and redo.
2. There is no library for edited images. Once you leave the app, all what you made is lost.
3. The brush stays in the image, blocking you from editing what ever is beneath it.
4. Delete button is useless as there is no auto save feature so there is nothing to delete, only manually save.
5. Can't believe the reviews made and this is my 5th try in writing a review and not getting it posted. It's like I am getting blocked by the developer. Shame on him.

Developer Response

Thank you for your suggestions! I wanted to give an update that Atom Draw now has an eraser, based partly from your feedback. Also, if the atom brush menu is in your way, simply rotate your device, and the menu will move to the side, out of your way.

As for your review not appearing, I certainly don't have the ability to block them... but I know there is often a delay between when a review is submitted, and when it appears. Again, thank you for your candid feedback, I am listening!


Joshua Baker
3.8 MB
Photo & Video
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2016


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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