Turn a Photo into an Oil Painted Masterpiece
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JixiPix's world-class development team presents an award winning portraiture and fine art app that turns a photo "Alla Prima" (at once) into an oil painting masterpiece with no work on your part.

Photo Artista is an oil painting app that takes no time to master to create your own original work of art. Our efficient method combined with a simple interface requires only a few easy steps: Start with a photo, choose a paint style, and apply. Photo Artista will do all the work or you can use the fully adjustable controls to customize your masterpiece. It’s a fast easy way to magnificents! At JixiPix all that’s required of you is the appreciation — we’ll take care of the rest!


• Oil

• Impressionism

Water Color Styles
• Abstract

• Stylized

Sketch Styles
• Sketch


Fully adjustable control on all aspects of the process: Brush Size, Stroke Color & Variation, Tone, Canvas Texture, and Canvas Color


Artistic Edges and Lighting Effects


All JixiPix Apps come with: Superior Customer Service, Support for High-Resolution Images & Output, Undo/Redo, Randomize Button, Quick Presets and the ability to create Custom Presets, Cropping with the ability to specify aspect ratio, Quick Preview, Email, Print, and the ability to post directly to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Tumblr. We also have an online art gallery and invite our user’s to display their artistic creations on it:




"Take advantage of the fabulous features on PhotoArtista – Oil, including the fine-tuning of textured oil, brush size, stroke variation, canvas texture, and color tone. Get museum-worthy results without a lifetime of practice." - Appstore Facebook 09/15/2010

"PhotoArtistaHD – Oil is the best photo to painting app that I have seen. It really does a great job of making the painting look like your photo, but also like a real painting. Most photo to painting apps make it look all computerized, however, this app makes it look like your photo started as a painting taken out of a museum."

"Personally I find it a fabulous application ... and to be honest the best of their range !!!!!" 

CMJ [User]

"The paintings that come out of this app are fantastic. I recommend this app to any painting enthusiast or anyone who would like a cool way to change their photos."


“JixiPix turns any photo into a masterpiece. All that is required of you is the appreciation — we’ll take care of the rest!” “Creative Tools for Creative People”

Photography | Artistic | Graphic Apps

MAC • iPad • iPhone

What's New

Version 2.23

Larger image size support

Adjusted app to be able to go into background mode and retain settings when coming back.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5

26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Great inspiration


I have purchased most of the apps in this family and find them all to be enjoyable for manipulating photographs before I pull out my paints and put my own spin on it. Its like visual brainstorming. They are also fast to reply with questions and problems. I own both the IOS and desktop apps and have only had to contact them once, but the reply was within and hour and the problem resolved right away. Awesome apps and company. (I recommend Impresso Pro and Aquarella too.)

Not impressed


The effects were fun but not realistic or artistic. Was looking for something more professional and this was below par.

Mostly Pros


This is a "fun" program to use and it's quite good on some photos but not all depending on the image content. I find that the small iPhone screen doesn't show the apps full potential because you can't see much of the subtleties on the little screen so I would say don't get the program if you only plan on keeping the altered photos on your iPhone. However, when you use the filters on the iPhone and email the finished photos to your computer I think the enhancements can be very realistic and pleasing when viewed in a larger size. From there you can print, up load to shutterfly or just view them on the computer screen or TV and the results are worthwhile. It isn't really for accomplished artists as they will be very attuned to the limitations but for the average or above average photographer who wants to wants to view images in different ways and experiment with some alternative manipulations I think they will like it. For the people complaining about the load speed and the gosh, I spend more than $2.99 every time I lose a golf ball in the woods; and is an extra 10 seconds out of our life to experiment with a photo we like all that horrible?


JixiPix, LLC
66.3 MB
Photo & Video
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© JixiPix Software


  • Family Sharing

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

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