A simple light box app for tracing a drawing using your screen.

Ever tried to use your phone as a light table, but couldn't find a way to make the screen entirely, bright white?

Ever tried to trace a photo, but your hand touching the screen kept moving the picture and resizing it?

- Bright white light table
- Trace and picture (from Photos or Camera).
- Resize, move, and rotate the picture
- Lock the screen so nothing moves while you’re tracing!

Quickly toggle Outline Mode to see lines more clearly.

Also great for viewing 35mm film negatives. Anything you might need a light table for!

What's New

Version 1.3

New features for iPhone X, XR, XS:
— Home Bar hides after a delay when Trace Table is locked.
— Home Bar and Control Center gestures now take two swipes to open, so you're less likely to do them on accident while drawing!
— All new camera in full-screen glory!
— Camera pics now load full-screen too, but can still be resized however you would like.
— Improved brightness tracking — fixed a bug where sometimes the screen wasn't the brightest it could be, or didn't return to your previous brightness when the app closed.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
240 Ratings
240 Ratings
Gloe Worm ,

Incredibly useful

Several great features. You can lock (and unlock) the image with one click so you don’t move the image around when you try to trace. Yes, iOS has a feature to lock the screen (I have been using it) but it is much more cumbersome to use than this app. You can also reorient your image (horizontally to vertical etc.) just using your fingers to rotate. Yes, you can do this in iOS also, but again, much more cumbersome to do. Lastly, one click switches your image to a line drawing, again making it much easier to trace. Well worth the small fee.

Sespan ,

Brilliant and useful

This is a great idea! You can take pictures or upload pictures then lock them to trace right off your phone or iPad. Saves time. With thick paper you can still make out the overall structure of the picture. Helpful for watercolor sketching to get the idea right without spending too much time and losing the moment. Thanks for making this!

Reviewer NJ ,

Slider doesn’t do anything! UPDATE

Previous comment: Just that.... has anyone had any luck using the slider? I have tried every imaginable combination of functions, but I do not see where the slider has any effect at all. Clicked on the link to the developers web site, but that was no help as there is no way to contact the developer. Does the app work? Yes. Is it supported? No. Would I buy it again? No.

Just downloaded the update. The slider now works! That helps a lot.

Two problems:

1. The width of the slider went from wide to narrow. Makes it harder to use. Needs to return to a better width.

2. When using the slider, it does not brighten or darken evenly. From being light, it seems to take effect on the right side of the image first. And vice versa. Inste needs to brighten or darken evenly.

Programmers - please fix!


Kevin Mangan
22.9 MB
Photo & Video
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Kevin Mangan


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