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PhotoArtista - Oil

By JixiPix Software

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Turn a Photo into an Oil Painted Masterpiece
--- APPLE’S pick for the Hottest Trend In 2010 ---

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

• Abstract


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:


This is a professional painting app and requires rendering time for final output. 

The depth on preview has been exaggerated for easier viewing – will render realistic depth on output.


The Haiku and Sketch app can also be purchased inside of PhotoArtista-Oil using the in-app system. The in-app products are the same as the original products and are provided inside of Oil as a convenience to our users.




"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 in Version 2.05

Speedups for iPhone 5S

Bug Fixes

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Customer Reviews

Powerful but needs more functions

This is a powerful "painter" rendering engine, but I can only give it 4 stars because of the lack of user options.

At a minimum there should be:

• a "backup" slider that allows a user to adjust the amount of any effect, from 100% to 0%. If I find a look I like but it is too heavy, I should be able to reduce the effect until I'm happy with it.

• an "undo" button that lets me step back through the last 5 - 8 changes, in cases where I need to go back in my experiments with color, density, saturation and etc. Sometimes I forget where I was, and need to jump back a step or 5.

• a page of example photos that give me a general idea of how a change would look; by clicking on an example, my current work in progress would be rendered with the same presets, which I might never duplicate on my own.

This list of functions would, in my view, greatly enhance the power of the app by giving more creative control to those who want it, while leaving the mostly click-and-watch functions to users who are satisfied with a mostly automated rendering function.

Thanks for making this app available!


This app saved some of my almost orphaned artwork and photos. An essential in my collection


This app makes me want to take more and more pictures. It is so much fun!

PhotoArtista - Oil
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  • $2.99
  • Category: Photo & Video
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.05
  • Size: 94.6 MB
  • Languages: English, German
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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  2. Sketch$2.99

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