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Description

Tracing Projector is your personal portable drawing and composition tool.

Having Tracing Projector is like always having a sheet of tracing paper with you! Find any image you'd like to draw, then look at your screen while you trace the image on paper!

- Create Something! Make real one-of-a-kind artwork you can hang on your wall!

- Learn to Draw! Learn proportions and important lines by tracing photos of anything! Use several filters to enhance your photo, making it easier to trace.

- Trace on your Face! Great for face painting or artistic makeup!

- Send unique greetings on social media! Friends and family will love to see your animated drawings on their time line and news feed!

- Show off your skills! Record a video while you draw and share it on your favorite social network. Your friends will be amazed! Choose from time-lapse and regular speeds, and include a narrative if you want to.

- Great for school projects! Need to draw an image from a book on a poster? Trace it!

- Kick-start your painting or portrait! Transfer your idea from a photo to your drawing canvas to get the proportions right.

- Match the Composition! Transfer your plan from a sketch to the scrapbook page or photo wall!

Tracing Projector is a modern take on Camera Lucida, an invention from more than two hundred years ago that consists of a mirror or prism which you position above a drawing surface. The mirror or prism reflects the object you would like to draw so that your eye sees the object superimposed on your drawing surface.

Several tools make it really easy to trace your image:

- Handheld Mode -- On supported devices, Augmented Reality keeps your tracing image steady while you hold your device at a comfortable angle. (demo video https://youtu.be/YJeK5Sjdi1Q). Requires iOS 11.3 or later on iPhone 6s/6s Plus or iPad Pro and later. Works best on stable horizontal and vertical surfaces with good light and some visible surface detail.

- Lock the camera focus to keep the image steady while you trace.

- Lock the canvas area to keep your layout and alignment while you zoom in to get a close look at your work in progress.

- Several Filter modes enhance your image, increasing contrast to give you a better result.

- Use the flashlight to light up your drawing. (requires Full Version)

- Use the selfie camera and draw on your face. (requires Full Version)

Other features make it fun and easy to share your creations with your friends.

- Video recording in Time Lapse mode to make things smaller and faster and cooler. You can enable normal-speed and audio on the Settings screen.

- Still image capture while you draw, to capture snapshot images of your drawing in progress. (requires Full Version)

- The recorded video or snapshot includes a small thumbnail of the tracing image (with an option to turn that off).

- Your videos and snapshots are stored automatically and available to share later from within the app or iTunes file sharing.

- Sharing your videos and photos is easy with a preview screen and saved photos/videos!

- Interrupted while recording your drawing? No problem - Combine multiple videos to create a single video for sharing! Use the Edit feature on the Saved Files screen: select two movies and tap Join.

Tracing Projector is Enhanced For 3D Touch! Start right away from the camera or photo album from the home screen! Force-touch on the tracing image to peek at your progress while you draw!

Notes:
- For best results, stabilize your device above your drawing surface. A stack of books, drinking glass, or tripod works best.
- The app requires access to your camera in order to present its overlay for drawing.
- The app requires access to your photos in order to load an image to trace and to save the video of your drawing.
- The app optionally uses your microphone when recording a video while you draw.
- The free version has no ads; drawing sessions are limited to two minutes at a time.

 Free in iOS App Store

Screenshots

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Version History

Launched Aug 29, 2016 (almost 3 years ago).

Releasing new versions every about 2 months, on average.

Dec 21
2018
(Current)
Version 1.2.6

This release includes bug fixes and general usability and performance improvements.
• Swiping from the left side of the screen will no longer reset the tracing session when the tracing image is locked to the camera view.
• The main screen has been updated to make the currently active tracing mode (tripod vs handheld where supported) more visible and discoverable.

Nov 07
2018
Version 1.2.5

Double-tap while tracing to quickly zoom in and out!
• When the tracing image is locked in position over the camera view, double-tap will switch instantly between 1x and 2x zoom levels.
• When the tracing image is unlocked, double-tap will reset the position and zoom of the camera view and tracing image as before.

Nov 04
2018
Version 1.2.4

- Tap the new Tools icon while you're tracing to hide the tracing tools, which gives you more room on the screen to see your drawing! (Tap again to bring them back.)
- As always, this release includes bug fixes and general usability and performance improvements.

Oct 08
2018
Version 1.2.3

- New and improved FILTERS help you trace the most complex photos! New filters include Sepia, Highlights/Shadows, Midtones, Edges.
- The new FILTERS PANEL makes it easy to find the right filter.
- Updated for iOS 12!
- As usual, this release includes bug fixes along with general usability and performance improvements.

Aug 07
2018
Version 1.2.2

- HIGH-QUALITY VIDEO and still image capture. Enable in Settings. Requires the High Quality Video upgrade, complimentary if you've already purchased Remove Watermarks or Pro Bundle. Thank you for your support!
- SHOW TOUCHES - Demoing Tracing Projector in a classroom or on YouTube? Using AirPlay to an external screen? Showing your Touches makes it easy for your audience to follow what you're manipulating on the screen. (Enable in Settings)
- Help screens and introductory tips are improved. Look for the help button on most screens. Seeing too many tips? Hide them in Settings.
- As usual, this release includes bug fixes and general performance improvements.

Jul 31
2018
Version 1.2.1

- TRACE IT AGAIN - images you trace are added to Saved Files to make it easy to find them and draw them again, or pick up where you left off even after shutting down the app.
- SNAPSHOT and FLASHLIGHT are now available while drawing in handheld mode on supported devices (requires full version).
- As usual, this release also includes bug fixes and general performance improvements.

Jul 23
2018
Version 1.2.0

- Added support for recording video while drawing in handheld mode.
- Increased stability for the tracing image in handheld mode when the canvas lock is enabled. If the tracing image slides around while you're drawing, try drawing in a brighter environment or try adding some clutter to your table so that your device camera has more interesting view. It really helps!
- Squashed some bugs.

Jul 09
2018
Version 1.1.9

Introducing Handheld Mode, freeing your drawings from the constraints of a tripod or stack of books! On select devices, Augmented Reality keeps the tracing image steady while you hold your device at a comfortable angle. Requires iOS 11.3 on iPhone 6s/6s Plus or iPad Pro and later. Works best on stable horizontal and vertical surfaces with some visible surface detail.

May 22
2018
Version 1.1.8

Removed Ads, replaced with upgrade path to full functionality. The free version continues to support the most important capabilities of the app, with a time limit on each drawing session. If you previously purchased the ad removal, you will continue to have the full functionality you already enjoy with no time limits. Thank you for your support!

Jan 02
2018
Version 1.1.6

Ringing in the new year with a number of bug fixes and usability improvements. Videos finish processing a little faster. Linking the camera view to tracing image automatically locks focus and begins recording video. Time-lapse videos are a little snappier now too.

Nov 27
2017
Version 1.1.5

New Sharpen filter helps to bring out the finer details to help you trace your picture more easily!

Nov 21
2017
Version 1.1.4

Tracing Projector is updated for IOS 11 including support for your shiny new iPhone X!

May 08
2017
Version 1.1.3

- Now you don't have to reach around while you draw! The app now supports "upside down" orientation for more flexibility holding your phone steady while you draw! Prop up your phone at the "top" of your drawing surface with the camera at the bottom.

Dec 21
2016
Version 1.1.2

- Improvements to guided learning and settings: tooltips fade automatically and the most important settings are right at the top.

- Interrupted while recording your drawing? No problem - You can now join multiple videos to create a single video for sharing, right inside the app! Use the Edit feature on the Saved Files screen - select two movies and tap Join.

- Addressed a bug that would interrupt video recording when changing transparency of the preview image.

Nov 28
2016
Version 1.1.1

Big update!
- Updated for iOS 10 and Swift 3!
- Videos and snapshots of your drawings are stored automatically and available to share later from within the app or iTunes file sharing.
- Sharing your videos and photos is easy with a new preview screen and saved photos/videos!
- The tutorial has been improved and more hints have been added throughout the app. (If you don't want to see the hints you can turn them off from the Settings screen.)
- Several other small usability improvements and bug fixes.
- Note that this is the final release that will support IOS 8.0.

Sep 15
2016
Version 1.0.7

√ Video recording in Time Lapse mode to make things smaller and faster and cooler. You can enable normal-speed and audio on the Settings screen.
√ The recorded video or snapshot includes a small thumbnail of the tracing image (with an option to turn that off)
√ Line Drawing and Posterize filters enhance your photo, making it easier to trace!

Aug 29
2016
Version 1.0.6

Previous 3 versions

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