Use your iPad as a lightbox for tracing! I have created this simple app to transfer digitally created sketches to drawing paper - it runs on any iPad including the first generation (iOS 5.1.1).
Import a picture from your saved photos, or paste an image from the clipboard. Scale, position, and rotate (90 degree increments - use the toolbar button) to your taste.
With an additional in-app purchase, you can use filters to enhance the image for easier tracing. You can test drive this feature a few times for free.
If all you need is a big white light (for tracing from another piece of paper), press the white square on the toolbar instead.
Hit the "lock" icon to set the screen to maximum brightness and pin the picture down - subsequent touch events are ignored. You can now place a sheet of paper onto the display and trace the image, without accidentally moving it around.
Note: You also should disable the 4- and 5-finger multitasking gestures in the general section of your device settings.
To re-enable the user interface, deactivate the app with the device's home button, then activate it again.
New filter panel for enhancing the image used for tracing: brightness, saturation, contrast, and threshold. This is an in-app purchase, but you can try it out for free.
Also added a help page and fixed a few UI glitches.
Ratings and Reviews
If you need a simple light box app to trace images from your iPad, this is what you need. Developer - thank you for your work creating this app.
I tried to use it on my iPad Pro and it doesn't freeze the frame properly, as soon as I start to trace an image it moves around, then it zooms and makes my whole iPad zoomed in. Only way to fix it is to restart my iPad, can't use this app! Bummer!
Exactly what I was looking for
This is an excellent app. You can use it as a light box and you can also easily trace pictures from your device. It is an indispensable tool for artists, especially artists using traditional mediums. The only thing that is confusing to me is that I can't figure out how to get back to the main menu after locking an image. I end up having to forcefully quit the app for this reason.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.