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App Description

Available exclusively on the App Store, meticulously designed to be beautifully powerful and painstakingly engineered for the 64-bit CPU and multi-core GPU of iPhone — Inspire delivers an incredibly fast and realistic painting, drawing and sketching experience that you can take with you wherever you go and use whenever inspiration strikes.

Our proprietary painting engine Sorcery™, based on OpenGL, takes full advantage of the GPU to render brush strokes with brilliant 64-bit color, laser-sharp sub-pixel precision and insanely fast speed. While the strokes of a wet oil paint brush look beautiful on their own, the breathtaking blending effects of a dry brush will absolutely stun you. Graze the canvas with just a bit of pressure to add a subtle blur to your artwork or use stronger pressure to actually mix existing colors on the canvas together to create new ones.

With no instruction manual or handbook required, whether you are a beginner, expert or somewhere in-between, you will enjoy the simplicity and power of the most intuitive and compelling illustration app for iPhone, Inspire.

Brushes
● 70 high quality brushes to choose from, divided into 7 sets: Oil Paint, Airbrushes, Basic Shapes, Graphite Pencils, Wax Crayons, Markers and Chalk
● 60 more brushes are available in the Inspire Shop, divided into 6 sets: Complex Shapes, Paint Splatter, Spray Paint, Shape Outlines, Charcoal and Patterns
● All brushes can be used as a Wet Brush, Dry Brush (Blending) or Eraser
● Over 20 different settings are available to customize brush strokes with powerful versatility and variation

Painting
● Sorcery™, the fastest 64-bit painting engine on the App Store
● Full-fledged pressure sensitive painting with 3D Touch
● Create a canvas of any size up to 6K (24MP) on iPhone 6s, 4K (12MP) on iPhone 6 and 3K (9MP) on iPhone 5s
● Dual-texture brushes
● 64-bit color
● All device orientations are supported all the time — switch from portrait to landscape painting with ease
● 1000 levels of undo and redo are available
● 3 finger pan gestures can be used to quickly change brush size, opacity and pressure without opening a menu
● The eyedropper tool can be used with a touch and hold gesture to select paint colors from the canvas
● The canvas can be moved around, rotated and zoomed in and out up to 6400%
● Use your Apple Watch as a companion to perform actions, select colors and quickly glance at how long you've spent on a painting

Canvas Playback Video Recording
● Brush strokes are automatically recorded as you paint without any delay
● You can play the video of your artwork being created stroke-by-stroke directly in the gallery
● A Canvas Playback video can be exported to your Photos, Email, iTunes Documents or Dropbox
● Exported videos are high quality HD at up to 1080p resolution

Color Picker
● Choose any paint color you can dream of with the intuitive color picker
● HSB and RGB sliders accompany a large color circle, color square and opacity slider
● Your latest colors are saved to a palette automatically while you paint
● You can also save your favorite colors to a palette with drag and drop

Saving, Importing and Exporting
● Paintings are automatically saved in your gallery and easily exported to your Photos
● Inspire files include your artwork's image, video and all associated metadata, for the ultimate back-up
● Images can be imported from your Photos, iTunes, Dropbox or the camera and positioned, rotated and scaled onto a new canvas
● Paintings can be sent via email from within the app
● Paintings can be uploaded directly to Dropbox, Facebook, Twitter and Flickr
● Paintings can be printed from within the app (AirPrint printer required) or ordered online through CanvasPop

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iPhone Screenshots

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Apple Watch Screenshots

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App Changes

  • August 02, 2011 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $0.99
  • August 06, 2011 Price increase: $0.99 -> $4.99
  • September 04, 2011 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $0.99
  • September 10, 2011 Price increase: $0.99 -> $4.99
  • November 23, 2011 New version 3.1
  • November 25, 2011 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $0.99
  • November 30, 2011 Price increase: $0.99 -> $4.99
  • December 23, 2011 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $0.99
  • January 03, 2012 Price increase: $0.99 -> $4.99
  • January 21, 2012 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $0.99
  • February 05, 2012 Price increase: $0.99 -> $4.99
  • June 08, 2012 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $0.99
  • June 16, 2012 Price increase: $0.99 -> $4.99
  • September 19, 2012 New version 3.2
  • September 21, 2012 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $1.99
  • September 27, 2012 Price increase: $1.99 -> $4.99
  • November 13, 2012 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $0.99
  • November 18, 2012 Price increase: $0.99 -> $4.99
  • December 21, 2012 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $1.99
  • January 03, 2013 Price increase: $1.99 -> $4.99
  • April 06, 2013 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $0.99
  • April 16, 2013 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • April 18, 2013 Price increase: $1.99 -> $2.99
  • April 23, 2013 Price increase: $2.99 -> $4.99
  • July 30, 2013 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $2.99
  • August 27, 2013 Price increase: $2.99 -> $4.99
  • January 27, 2015 New version 4.0
  • January 27, 2015 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $1.99
  • February 03, 2015 Price increase: $1.99 -> $4.99
  • March 06, 2015 New version 4.0.1
  • March 07, 2015 Price decrease: $4.99 -> FREE!
  • March 14, 2015 Price increase: FREE! -> $4.99
  • March 24, 2015 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $2.99
  • April 14, 2015 Price increase: $2.99 -> $4.99
  • April 27, 2015 New version 4.0.2
  • June 08, 2015 New version 4.0.3
  • June 08, 2015 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $0.99
  • June 17, 2015 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • June 22, 2015 Price increase: $1.99 -> $2.99
  • July 01, 2015 Price increase: $2.99 -> $3.99
  • July 07, 2015 Price increase: $3.99 -> $4.99
  • July 19, 2015 Price decrease: $4.99 -> FREE!
  • July 27, 2015 Price increase: FREE! -> $4.99
  • August 16, 2015 Price decrease: $4.99 -> FREE!
  • August 19, 2015 Price increase: FREE! -> $4.99
  • September 13, 2015 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $3.99
  • September 20, 2015 Price decrease: $3.99 -> $1.99
  • September 26, 2015 Price increase: $1.99 -> $4.99
  • February 05, 2016 New version 4.1
  • February 08, 2016 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $1.99
  • February 15, 2016 Price increase: $1.99 -> $4.99
  • March 17, 2016 New version 4.1.1
  • July 01, 2016 New version 4.2
  • July 09, 2016 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $1.99
  • July 17, 2016 Price increase: $1.99 -> $4.99
  • August 14, 2016 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $1.99
  • August 20, 2016 New version 4.2.1
  • August 20, 2016 Price increase: $1.99 -> $4.99

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