Quickly remove unwanted backgrounds or create razor-sharp photo cutouts with the Pen Selection Tool. Previously found only in advanced desktop programs, now available for the very first time on iPhone and iPad with a streamlined and much simplified implementation optimized for touch. This incredibly versatile tool offers unique capabilities unmatched by anything else on the App Store. It’s an integral part of the professional toolbox and artists and photographers have relied on it for decades. Now you can too! You no longer have to waste hours working on a single photo only to achieve less than satisfactory results. With Exacto you can make pixel-perfect selections that precisely trace the contours of any subject, no matter how intricate or complex. But that’s not all! Exacto even goes beyond the standard functionality of the Pen Selection Tool by introducing features that provide greater flexibility and control such as the ability to delete and insert points anywhere in the selection, the ability to reset control points, and most importantly, unlimited layers for making multiple selections. In addition, Exacto offers other advanced features that greatly enhance the user experience including unlimited undo / redo, projects autosave, instant preview, and much more!

Here’s how it works:

1 - Place points around an area of interest then drag them into position to make a selection.

2 - Add layers to make selections of multiple subjects and areas in your photo.

3 - Keep track of your progress with the full-size instant preview option.

4 - Made a mistake? With unlimited undo / redo your entire editing history is preserved, from start to finish. So you can go backward or forward as many steps as you need.

5 - Must leave in a hurry? With autosave your work is never lost and you can pick up right where you left off at any time.

6 - All done? Save your photo cutout to the Camera Roll or open it in other apps.

There’s no limit to the fun and exciting ways you could use your photo cutouts. For example, you could:

1 - Superimpose them on different backgrounds.

2 - Insert them in work or school presentations.

3 - Use them as stickers in chats.

4 - Use them in creating decorative art.

5 - Print them out and make actual cardboard cutouts for special occasions.

and on and on!

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What’s New

Version 2.3.1

◉ Urgent bug fix for iPhone.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
307 Ratings
307 Ratings
Hobywony ,

Great for cutting out PNGs

I used this App's predecessor "Photo Fusion" for several years. It had a clumsy interface, but it got the job done and Apple states it will not work on iOS 11, so I purchased Exacto. The controls have been greatly improved with regard to placing points and modifying their position. The undo buffer and ability to insert and delete points randomly improves the experience. And saving a PNG of the selected area is now as simple as it gets. However the App could be improved if the developer combined the creative composition tools present in Photo Fusion with the precise selection and cropping function in Exacto. If that happens more stars will be awarded.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your feedback. Look for added features in future updates.

Hestermofet ,

Love it!

There’s a little learning curve, but once you’re accustomed it’s quick and accurate...The way it hugs curves and negotiates tight angles is much more accurate than the other erasers I’ve tried. It leaves a sharp edge, but gives you the option of feathering...which also comes in handy and makes a project look that much better. Great app!👍

Wild521 ,

Cant Save

Have used this a lot until i purchased my new Xs with ios12.0.1, the problem arose when trying to save and getting “Access Denied” which is very frustrating after working on an especially detailed image. Hope the resolve SOON!

Developer Response ,

Hi there, you must have denied Exacto access to your photo library by mistake. Please go to your device's Settings => Privacy => Photos and make sure "Add Photos Only" is selected for Exacto. Hope this helps. If you need further assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us on


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Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


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