Editors' Note: The "Download Now" link directs you to the iTunes App Store, where you must continue the download process. You must have iTunes installed in order to open the link, and you must have an active iTunes account to download the application. This download may not be available in some countries.
Our Camera Lucida application can make an artist out of anyone! For over a century, artists have made use of the camera lucida optical device to superimpose a live view of their subject onto their drawing or painting surface. Essentially allowing the artist to trace what they see in front of them, the camera lucida is an invaluable aid in creating a lifelike and realistic drawing. With our Camera Lucida iPhone/iPad application, artists and non-artists alike can now draw anything they can take a photo of! Our application will superimpose your image of choice with a live view of your drawing surface. When looking at your screen, you'll be able to simultaneously see the image you want to draw as well as your drawing surface as you create your work of art!Our Camera Lucida application allows you to choose any image stored on your device. It even allows you to specify the amount of transparency between the live view and the image you're drawing.Additionally, Camera Lucida has image processing filters that can be used to simplify the drawing process further. Functions such as posterizing, color reduction, comic book effects, edge detection, etc. help tremendously for guiding your hand while producing your next masterpiece.To use our application, you just place your iphone between your drawing surface and your eyes and trace what you see on the screen!A ton of fun for artists young or old, amateur or professional, the Camera Lucida app makes a great addition to any artist's toolbox.Requirements: Camera Lucida requires an iPhone, iPad2 or iPod Touch with camera and a method to hold your camera in place such as a stack of books, etc.
What's new in this version:
Version 5.1 is a small update that tweaks the user interface in response to iOS 5.0 testing.Version 5.1 contains all of version 5.0 features including an interactive zoom feature that magnifies both your drawing surface as well as the camera view. When combined with panning using a simple finger drag, these new changes are like having a virtual screen nine times as big as your actual device. Take a look at the screen shots for both iPad and iPhone; they show examples of the new zoom feature.We'v... See all new features »