Code Organa

Price Category Version Released Last Updated Size Compatibility Age
$3.99 Photo & Video 3.5 Mar 04, 2014 May 20, 2018 64.1 MB iOS 8.1 or later 4+
New in version 3.5

Brushstroke and the National Gallery in London are teaming up for a photography competition to celebrate their new Monet exhibition, where you can win prizes and more. Learn more about the competition in the new News section in the Brushstroke app.

• Learn about social media contests, new artistic apps, and other announcements in the News section
• Visual quality improvements
• Bug fixes and other improvements

We'd love to hear what you think! If you have any questions or comments, email us at


Turn your photos into paintings with Brushstroke.

Brushstroke transforms your album photos and snaps into beautiful paintings in one touch. Edit, sign, and share your work on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Want your artwork printed? We've teamed up with CanvasPop to provide the best quality canvas prints available. Pick a frame and size, and you’ll have your masterpiece delivered and hanging on your wall in no time.

For something extra special, try transforming your videos into incredible moving paintings at up to 4K resolution with Video Paintings.


• Automatically transform your photos into one of many painting styles
• Load photos from your Camera Roll and other Albums
• Take snaps and watch them transform instantly
• Experiment with different color palettes
• Adjust your painting to get just the right look
• Select from a variety of canvases and surfaces
• Sign your painting to personalize it
• Share your art on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook
• Have your art printed and shipped right to your doorstep
• Transform your videos into art with Video Paintings (requires iPhone 5S, iPad Air, iPod touch 6 or later)

For more information, visit us at, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram @codeorgana. Find out more about CanvasPop prints and their 100% "Love it" lifetime guarantee at

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Long Time User
Ladylonglocks on 5/23/2018
I'm a professional artist and I've used this app for years. It doesn't get updated often, and even more rarely does it get any new painting or color filters, so purchasing it to encourage development for new features is not going to work out for you. More of an issue however, is how well what it does do works, and what the app inexplicably lacks. - Work on several of the painting filters needs to be done as so many of them are of a completely unusable quality at any intensity (including a full half of the illustration add-on filters). - To render many of the passable filters usable, the "thickness" setting has to be set very low or off entirely, the "brushstrokes" in these filters are heavy-handed and not very realistic. - S3, my go-to painting filter, leaves dark specks (not so fine as grain) on work when viewed at high resolution and adding a paper texture at any intensity doesn't do much to hide it. I have to use my desktop version of Photoshop to fix it every time I use it, which is often. - Speaking of resolution, after all these years this app still does not support original resolution. This is a major issue and one all Brushstroke's competition resolved long ago (unless this was finally added in today's update, which seems unlikely but was the one thing I forgot to test before writing this review). - The color palette filters and paper textures have the ability to be turned off completely, but for some inexplicable reason the same is not true of the painting filters. The color palettes are the best feature of the app and should be usable without being forced to use a painting filter at all. - A hue slider in the editing feature seems like a no-brainer for an app that's saving grace is its color functionality, yet one has never been added to the app. I move every image that goes through Brushstroke to a secondary app to adjust individual hues, but often an image could have been adjusted in app with a hue change applied to the entire image. - There is no way to save favorite filters in any category nor cross-category presets so you are forever forced to scroll through all the options to get to what you already know you're going to use. - Shadows and light can only be removed, not added. The slider setting needs to start in the middle of the scale so adjustments in both directions can be made. Secondary app to the rescue once again. - And an unusual (probably) direct development request: please consider adding a painting filter that paints with minimal texture and color changes so it can be specifically used to reduce pixelation from enlarged artworks without otherwise significantly changing the look of the original image. Painting apps are often used for this purpose but surprisingly no developer has thought to create a filter designed to make minimal changes to the original, so the "almost good enough" filters in a range of painting apps have had to suffice.
guitarguy335 on 5/19/2018
I purchased this app solely for the purpose of being able to create my own handmade signature for my photographs. But I can I find a way to add a signature without also adding a painted texture. This is not what I was looking for.
Laurie 1963 on 5/18/2018
I can’t get my pics done on my own canvas thru Costco or Walgreens? I have to use theirs which is insanely expensive.
Great picture enhancer
art4fun on 5/3/2018
My favorite app to create beautiful pics!
Way awesome!!!
Tfrog5489 on 4/25/2018
This app is so much better than the real thing because you don’t have to worry about making a mess and having to clean it up and I love the fact that I don’t have to worry about spending an arm and a leg on the real thing and I would strongly recommend this app to anyone who likes to use their iDevice as a painting area and not have to worry about getting your clothes all dirty. Don’t listen to those naysayers who give you bad ratings because this app is so awesome and way cool. 👩‍🎨
Love it
Vpennie on 4/24/2018
I love it
Pumasalad on 4/23/2018
I made a cool version of a photo within 5 clicks when I first opened this app. Very pleased with how it turned out. I decided to order a canvas print, but found I was able to order it from the same printer for 1/2 price by ordering directly from the printers website instead of thru the app. We are very pleased with the print hanging on our wall and we get lots of comments on it every time we have visitors. So, to recap, the app is cool but the printing option from within the app is too expensive. Save the artwork and upload it for printing via the web for discounts.
Worked fine sometimes.
Happy walking on 4/14/2018
It worked without a hitch on my IPhone but would not let me save on the IPad. It kept asking me to buy more options instead.
Fabulous painting app
CHFluff on 4/9/2018
Got this app right after I brought my new iPad Pro home and have been playing with it ever since. I still have a lot to explore but I believe it will be an invaluable tool in my painting with oils and canvases.
Cute app
Artist588 on 4/8/2018
This is a cute app if all you want to do is use your already taken photos and use their presets to alter to look like paintings. Very armature. No way to be creative outside app. Do not recommend if you want a real painting app were you want brush control.
Brushstroke is a stroke of genius
DroneXgo on 4/2/2018
Very cool app.
Great App
Artist 4 Life on 3/30/2018
I’m an illustrator so to use these filters concerning my work process is fabulous! Great job you guys! The illustration paint box was a great 99 cent buy too. I am going to have fun using all your bells and whistles ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Works great
Mary and Buddy on 3/29/2018
I had restrictions on so I had to adjust some to give it access. This app has a lot of filters. Would prefer a slider when adjusting and maybe some undo buttons. Aside from that it’s very nice.
Please more please
Younoussa on 3/19/2018
This is a best apps painting wooo more stuff please can pay more money for this apps I’m not kidding
Great app
4arcarc3 on 3/17/2018
Great app!
Bay trader on 3/13/2018
I made a collage of my grandchildren, each photo framed 8x10. They were outanding. Looks like an artist painted them.
App will not open
Rx_indigo on 3/9/2018
Hi, I just purchases the app and it will not open. I restarted my phone and it’s still black.
Skeepy. Mmmmmmm
Fling-Wing on 2/17/2018
Enjoy my Bro!l
Good app but...
Your nameistaken on 2/12/2018
It’s a good app in almost every way except that it refuses to allow the user the choice of not using the camera. Why is that a problem? It’s a huge problem when the camera turns on and is live either looking in my room or at me. I only wanted to use my Photo library. It wouldn’t let me. I’m not happy about this because so many off the apps I’m interested in are made by one owner. Now, if I were to purchase one, I have to wait until I’ve paid to find out if the rest are like Brushstroke. Yes, I saw those icons. Each time I touched Photo Library, I was taken to Camera. Didn’t work . It’s not that I can’t figure out how to use the app. Maybe it just got stuck on Choose Camera. That’s possible. The app works for others.
Excelente aplicación
iWorld. on 2/11/2018
Esta es una aplicación excelente con una interfaz muy creativa que te permite en elegir muchísimos estilos que tu luego puedes modificar a tu gusto para así crear la pintura de tu sueños, en base a una fotografía que hayas tomado o que hayas conseguido en intenet. Al mismo tiempo de que la aplicación cuente con un sistema bien diseñado, fácilmente accesible y elegante, puedes mandar a imprimir o pintar tus creaciones con opciones que te promueve la empresa.
Customer service LIVES
whoohouse on 2/10/2018
Having trouble figuring out how to navigate the Ap. I first expressed my frustration and then I received n A message from the developer. Wow. They do take pride in their Ap and are concerned about users. With the instructions I received all is going Wonderfully Well. I thanked them and then got even more information. My new recommendation is GET A COPY FOR YOURSELF
Black Screen
kswanca on 2/9/2018
I get a black screen after the prompt for the iPhone Camera access on an iPhone 8 Plus. Booooooo. Deleted the app and got the same results after reinstall. ☹️
Jo Jo Nosef on 1/29/2018
The best
Love this app!
TX Judy on 1/27/2018
You won’t regret getting it!
Very nice app
Mikhbon on 1/12/2018
Thank you for do me able to drow pictures
Great App!
Vdcbcnbsbsbdbdhd on 1/1/2018
Turn an ordinary picture into a masterpiece... Fun, easy, so many choices and styles! Love it!
Wolfhow1 on 12/31/2017
The best painting program fir the iPhone. I’ve tried many and enjoyed using them, but this is at least an order of magnitude better than the best of the others. It hits the sweetspot between complexity and simplicity. Additionally, it’s fun to use.
Really not Impressed
MWesson on 12/31/2017
Would like my money back. When you open a photo and select “Paint” the photo appears with photo processed at 50%. Moving the slider to 0% still shows the photo with paint effects. I would think that at 0% the photo would appear without any paint effects. Also, could not discover how to change brush size or apply adjustments / effects to selected areas of the image. For me, most of the preset templates are not useful and there is no option to create your own.
Love Love Love this App
Tiburonca on 12/30/2017
After all of these years, this app is my go to favorite. It creates beautiful images consistently and works great. Even the few in-app purchases are well worth the low cost for the great results. Keep up the good work!
Brushstroke is great
Portlandlass on 12/29/2017
You can take your photo to a new level by selecting a type of painting style. If you want to further enhance the result, this app gives you a great selection of tools.
Love it.
iFrankieC on 12/21/2017
No complaints. Worth the money!
Great if you print yourself...not if your order
Klzuber on 12/20/2017
I love all that I can do with this app as long as I print it myself...I ordered a picture that I had converted to a disappointed...the color was way off and now I paid for something that will never see the light of day...learned my lesson...only order from the best sites...this isn’t one of them
I love this app!!
Paint for fun on 12/12/2017
I love this app! Exactly what I was looking for
Bonnielasss on 12/12/2017
This app is so much fun
Really cool app.
Silverwinged Rat on 12/5/2017
Having so much fun turning photos into works of art!
Just beginning
Ripsey's Mom on 11/27/2017
First time and likin it
Good Effects
georgieat5 on 11/25/2017
I gave this app three stars because it‘s rather confusing. Once I select another photo and crop it, where do I go from there. I was very successful with my first photo results and saved it. I opened another photo and it already had a filter i think I had had used on my first one. I couldn’t figure out how to get rid of it to start anew. I tried everything and at first could not get anywhere because I could not close my photo album. I managed but don’t know how. Better tutorial is necessary. This app has potential.
How To Hypnotize on 11/19/2017
Within 5 minutes a most remarkable picture suitable for painting.
Oh, what fun!
a d smith on 11/19/2017
Seriously fun rabbit hole!
Skillz____103___Fatal_ on 11/17/2017
Bout the wrong app
None1234rr on 11/16/2017
Exactly what I have been looking for in an editor. It is simple and effective so hope you keep it this way.
Asaintfort on 11/7/2017
Great app! Proudly purchased the in app purchase
Helpful tool
Kaull girl on 11/5/2017
I have recently started painting. I am decent at painting a realistic painting from a picture but have always love abstract art better. I couldn’t figure out how to learn to do it. This app helps me turn my photos into abstract art so I can use them to learn, and gives me interesting photos to post on social media. Cool all the way around and easy to navigate.
bmacmagic on 11/1/2017
Even an old man can do it.
Great app!
Diego70 on 10/23/2017
I have been looking for an app like this that was able to provide professional and realistic looking filters... worth the money
Good but.
Baronerm on 10/21/2017
I love using this app but I recently got a new phone and now it won’t restore my in app purchase even tho the App Store recognizes my purchase. How do I fix this for 5*?
Excellent app
grmdodger on 10/14/2017
I’ve noticed a few things that can be better. When saving and for printing it needs more resolution/pixels. Also when going into photo app to choose a photo allow for more choices such as favorites (folder). I love it but print quality is not up to par.
legacyandlunacy on 10/6/2017
You know all that time you spend in the waiting room? There's an app for that.
Easy, Feature-Rich App Changes Any Photo into a Painting
The Ignoble One on 10/4/2017
Brushstroke is an amazing find. With a few easy clicks, any photo can become a realistic looking painting. You can even see the brushstrokes! (Hence the app name.) Want more detail to come through from your photo? Less? Tons of presets make it simple to adjust the effects to your liking. This app isn't made for photo editing. It does one thing and it does it phenomenally. You can even sign your "painting" like a true artist. There's no better app that combines ease of use with such impressive, realistic results.
Creative fun
Captpiper on 9/21/2017
I enjoy seeing how the different filters affect my photos. I even save and reload the manipulated photos to see what other effects I can create.
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