You Doodle - draw on photos

You Doodle - draw on photos

Create, edit and share art

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8.3.0for iPhone, iPad and more
5K+ Ratings
Digital Ruby, LLC
57.5 MB
Apr 14, 2024
Update Date
Photo & Video
Age Rating
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About You Doodle - draw on photos

You Doodle has hundreds of tools! You can markup a photo, create a meme or any other type of project you can imagine. You Doodle does it all. Draw on photos, add text, insert shapes, work with layers, blending two photos, placing stamps, stickers, scrapbook with collage and frames plus many more tools are available in You Doodle. You may even create custom stamps and stickers right in the app.

Drawing on photos has never been simpler. You Doodle works in iMessage and the photos app and supports Apple pencil, along with Adonit and Pogo Connect stylus. Dragging in and inserting images from other apps is a snap. No other app lets you draw on a photo as easily as You Doodle.

You Doodle is a full featured art studio and here are some of the features:
- iOS10+: use You Doodle in iMessage to add stickers, GIFs, APNGs, draw on photos, use the camera and much more! Save GIFs from Safari to the You Doodle iMessage app.
- Many draw tools: brush, air-brush, shape and 3D brush, calligraphy pen, eraser, color picker, flood fill (super fast with real-time preview), spray, chalk, recolor (with tolerance), blur, smudge, clone stamp, scissors
- Apple pencil support on iPad Pro
- Backup and restore settings, documents, stickers, colors, etc. between devices!
- Record your drawing for playback as a video
- Create slideshows and import photos, videos and GIFs. Export to Video or GIF. Add music that is downloaded to your device. Add custom watermark with pro version.
- Share to PDF, Instagram, Flickr, Facebook, Sketch Book, Twitter, Tumblr, Dropbox, Weibo, Email, Text Message, Camera Roll, Printer or Copy to Clipboard.
- Split view on supported devices
- Force touch on supported devices
- Import fonts from Safari or other supported apps (zip, ttf, otf)
- Quickly draw and add text with the new photo editor extension
- Save to your sketchbook from other supported apps
- Supports up to 16 megapixel camera images (4096x4096), depending on device
- Gradient tool
- Turn your art into a T-shirt!
- Many blend modes for brush and fill tool
- Add text to your photos with tons of colors, fonts, outlines, glow, 3D, circular, shine, scaling and rotation
- 3D rotation (X, Y, Z) for text and images with perspective (perspective on iOS 7+ only)
- Pixel perfect rotation and placement of text and photos
- Draw in real-time with nearby You Doodle users (iOS 7+ only), everyone must have the same You Doodle version
- Insert multiple images at a time to create a collage
- Draw on top of the first page of your PDF and Office documents from Dropbox
- Use the blender tool to blend the foreground and background in interesting and fun ways
- Tons of cool stamps with offline support once downloaded
- Post your entire photo on Instagram (with square cropping) and other social networks
- Hundreds of picture frames and collages
- Over 30 amazing filters and effects
- Add shapes like arrows to highlight interesting bits in your photos
- Your own personal sketchbook to save your drawings to your device
- Flip, rotate, crop and filter your photos
- Glow effect for draw tools
- Legend creator for maps and other diagrams
- Simple table / spreadsheet creator
- Mask the background to the foreground and filter the background for some really cool effects
- Add custom fonts from your Dropbox folder
- Adonit Touch and Pogo connect stylus integration

Try out You Doodle today, I know you'll love it! I'm just one guy doing everything and I listen to feedback. Please let me know what I can do to improve your You Doodle experience.

- Jeff Johnson

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What's New in the Latest Version 8.3.0

Last updated on Apr 14, 2024
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I've updated the resize -> background tool to allow anchoring the image in a 3x3 grid. Just tap the location you want in the preview.

Happy doodling!

- Jeff
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Version History
Apr 14, 2024
I've updated the resize -> background tool to allow anchoring the image in a 3x3 grid. Just tap the location you want in the preview.

Happy doodling!

- Jeff
Oct 1, 2023
iOS 17 compatibility, including a fix for save not working after the first time.

Happy doodling!

- Jeff
Nov 27, 2022
- Bug fixes for sketchbook, especially iPad
- Fixes for image picker to be larger on iPad

- Jeff
Nov 24, 2022
- Brand new image picker using the integrated iOS picker. Hoping this clears up a lot of the errors folks have been seeing.

- Jeff
Nov 13, 2022
- Fix for landscape sketchbook display

- Jeff
Nov 11, 2022
- Fix for some views in the app on iPad when physical keyboard is being used

- Jeff
Nov 9, 2022
- Export + clear options in sketchbook
- Make more sketchbook entries show per page
- Better performance viewing colors in favorites/recent colors
- Double tap eye dropper to set hex color on pasteboard
- Other misc bug fixes

Thank you for using You Doodle!

- Jeff
Nov 5, 2022
- Full screen mode now has the current draw tool and eraser available

Please have a safe and happy reset of the year everyone!

- Jeff
Oct 26, 2022
- Grid mode can specify a custom width + height
- Improve circular text, especially counter-clockwise
- Theme/color label fixes

More to come...

- Jeff
Sep 22, 2022
- More important bug fixes, including removing the little circle that appeared when drawing

Thanks for the feedback, more to come...

- Jeff
Sep 21, 2022
- Revert camera roll picker back to choosing edited photo. Unfortunately this means png will have white background again sometimes. To fix this, you must turn optimize storage to off then delete the png from local storage.

- Jeff
Sep 20, 2022
I've tried to fix a number of things and improve iOS 16 compatibility. Here is the full list:

- Fix iOS 16 photo editing extension.
- Fix number selection view in photo editing extension.
- Fix PNG images imported and losing transparency.
- Fix "Save As" option not showing when saving to sketchbook.
- Fix share extension appearance.
- Fix share extension to sketchbook not showing up. You may have to swipe the full app up and out and re-open it for the sketchbook document to show up.

I have some more enhancements coming in a future update. Thanks for using You Doodle!

- Jeff
Feb 2, 2022
- Fix sketchbook not saving properly in some cases
- Fix an issue where shapes did not save properly if confirmation dialogs were turned off.
- Fix issue with gradient tool "light source" single tap function.

Happy 2022!

- Jeff
Sep 26, 2021
- iOS 15 compatibility
- Fix shapes on iOS 15

Happy doodling!

- Jeff
May 23, 2021
- If zoom bubble gets sticky, allow touches to pass-through it
- Remove Amazon Ads

- Jeff :)
Nov 1, 2020
- Fix for multipeer networking on iOS 14 for draw with friends feature.


- Jeff
Oct 6, 2020
I added a more fonts option for iOS 13 or newer to get back to the old font picker.

- Jeff
Oct 5, 2020
- Switch to iOS font picker (iOS 13 or newer only)

Happy doodling!

- Jeff
Sep 24, 2020
- iOS 14 compatibility and general update

Thanks for using You Doodle!

- Jeff
Dec 20, 2019
- Attempt to fix the issue saving more than one photo per day
Oct 23, 2019
- Fix other text boxes with wrong colors
- Fix theme changing unexpectedly on iOS 13

Have a most wonderful day!

- Jeff
Oct 2, 2019
- Fix share and share as options
- Fix save to Instagram option (renamed to save -> square) for generic square image saving.

- Jeff
Sep 25, 2019
You Doodle 5.8.0 is here with iOS 13 support! Here's what I've done:

- Long tap on list of font names to see a preview of your text with that font.
- Add 7.7x10 crop ratio.
- Remove Facebook integration, your privacy matters.
- (iOS 13+ only) Add dark mode support.
- Use secure (https) connections for everything.
- Fix Instagram share on iOS 13.
- Fix for some text field text not showing up properly.

Known issues:
- iOS 13 Critical Bug - Small PNG images do not save with transparency to camera roll. Save to sketchbook or other destinations until Apple fixes this bug.
- iOS 13 Critical Bug - Full screen recording is VERY slow. Use control center instead until Apple fixes this bug.

Happy doodling!

- Jeff
Apr 6, 2019
- Bug fixes

Have a wonderful day!

- Jeff
Mar 3, 2019
- Add clear option for recent colors
- Allow changing scissor tool width
- Fix email original size option to work again

Have a wonderful day!

- Jeff

You Doodle - draw on photos FAQ

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Check the following list to see the minimum requirements of You Doodle - draw on photos.
Requires iOS 14.7 or later.
Requires iPadOS 14.7 or later.
iPod touch
Requires iOS 14.7 or later.
You Doodle - draw on photos supports English, Arabic, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese
You Doodle - draw on photos contains in-app purchases. Please check the pricing plan as below:
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Draw Tools Pack
Stamp Pack
Remove Ads
Picture Frame Pack
Filter Pack
Backgrounds and Textures Pack
Font Pack
Blender Pack - Combine Layers

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