What's New

iPhone 6s and 3D Touch Support
● Our Sorcery™ painting engine is now fully optimized for the new A9 processor and GPU of iPhone 6s for unprecedented performance on a mobile device
● Quick Actions with 3D Touch allow you to create a canvas directly from the Home screen and start painting right away
● 3D Touch support for amazingly fluid pressure sensitive painting and drawing without the need for a 3rd party stylus — you can configure touch pressure from the Gestures category in the Options

Improved Rendering and Performance
● Brush textures now have higher quality anti-aliasing when applied to the canvas during a stroke
● The canvas is now anti-aliased/filtered so the paint on it looks smoother when zoomed out, but you can still see individual pixels for accuracy when zoomed in
● Up to 160% performance increase for texture brush rendering
● Up to 30% performance increase for oil paint bristle brush rendering
● Reduced memory (RAM) usage by 40%
● Improved canvas loading time by 45%

UI Improvements
● Improved the app icon and app logo
● Changed the Artwork menu button icon
● There is now an option in the Hotspots category to have the top-left brush mode hotspot cycle through wet, dry and the eraser, instead of just toggling between wet and dry
● The brush rotation sliders now go from -180 to 180 instead of 0 to 360
● The random rotation switches are now sliders so you can specify the amount of random rotation of each texture through a brush stroke
● Changed the icon for the button to go back to the gallery in the painting menu to the word “Gallery” to make it easier to find for new users
● Changed the company intro animation for the new snowCanoe logo
● Added a “Welcome” page to the Guide
● You can now rotate an existing painting in the gallery by 90 degrees instead of just 180 from the Properties menu
● Paintings now always appear in the same orientation while painting as they do in the gallery
● Improved the performance of the Color picker menu so that the controls respond and update more quickly to your touch
● Oil paint brushes have improved, stylized previews

Painting Improvements
● Oil paint brushes can now have an infinite amount of paint — paint will not blend with existing colors on the canvas with an infinite paint amount
● Oil paint brushes now have twice the maximum size they did before
● The taper length of a brush stroke now depends on the current size of the brush, instead of being independent of it, which was basically a bug

● Updated to the latest Adonit, Wacom and Ten One Design pressure sensitive stylus SDK’s
● Removed support for the HEX3 Jaja stylus
● Many bug fixes

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 the iPhone 6s — 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 a tiny 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.

● 12 high quality brushes to choose from, divided into 3 sets: Oil Paint, Airbrushes and Basic Shapes
● All brushes can be used as a Wet Brush, Dry Brush (Blending) or Eraser

Brush Settings
● Opacity
● Size
● Rotation
● Pressure
● Paint load amount
● Automatic paint reload
● Glaze
● Paint blending mode
● Spacing
● Scatter
● Taper size and opacity
● Random size and rotation

● Sorcery™, the fastest 64-bit painting engine on the App Store
● Pressure sensitive painting with 3D Touch
● 64-bit color
● All device orientations are supported all the time — switch from portrait to landscape painting with ease
● 10 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%
● The UI is customizable to fit your painting style and workflow

Color Picker
● Choose any paint color you can dream of with the intuitive color picker
● Saturation and brightness sliders accompany a large color circle and opacity slider

Pressure Sensitive Stylus Support
● Wacom Intuos Creative 1 and 2 as well as the Bamboo Fineline
● Adonit Jot Touch 4 and Pixelpoint
● Ten One Design Pogo Connect 1 and 2

Saving and Exporting
● Paintings are automatically saved in your gallery and easily exported to your Photos
● Inspire files include your artwork's image and all associated metadata, for the ultimate back-up and easy transfer if you upgrade to the full version
● 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 directly from the app (AirPrint printer required) or ordered online through direct CanvasPop integration

Visit snowCanoe.com to check out more screenshots, videos and artwork.

iPhone Screenshots

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Inspire Free — Paint it. Blend it. Love it. screenshot 1 Inspire Free — Paint it. Blend it. Love it. screenshot 2 Inspire Free — Paint it. Blend it. Love it. screenshot 3 Inspire Free — Paint it. Blend it. Love it. screenshot 4 Inspire Free — Paint it. Blend it. Love it. screenshot 5

App Changes

  • April 24, 2012 Initial release
  • September 19, 2012 New version 1.1
  • March 07, 2015 New version 4.0
  • March 17, 2015 New version 4.0.1
  • March 26, 2015 New version 4.0.2
  • April 27, 2015 New version 4.0.3
  • June 08, 2015 New version 4.0.4
  • February 04, 2016 New version 4.1

Other Apps From snowCanoe

Inspire — Paint it. Blend it. Love it. Inspire Pro — Paint it. Blend it. Love it. Inspire Pro Free — Paint it. Blend it. Love it.