What are the best apps for drawing on pictures?

Add a dash of your personality in your photos by doodling on them! Make your pictures more artsy with the help of this list compiled by the community. It contains apps that allow you to freely sketch on your photos.

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    #1Draw On Pictures

    Draw On Pictures
    Draw on any of the pictures and share it with your friends, family using any photo sharing application. Add stickers to photos from our collection of stickers and add text to your photos.



    Ao Yi
    Written on May 17, 2017
    "I love this app to customize my pictures! It's so much fun because I can be as creative as I want and I'm not limited to pre-established stickers and designs. It's especially great for creating picture gifts for friends for special occasions like birthday, mother's day, etc. "
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    Sketch brings a fun drawing and photo editing experience to everyone who wants to be creative, regardless of skill level. 



    Free- with in-app purchases

    Pablo Mora
    Written on January 25, 2017
    "I love this app Sketch. It's got some basic photo editing features like you'd expect. The real fun part though is drawing on the pictures you've taken with your camera. This has free sketching, stickers, and just about any photo manipulation tool you can think of."
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    #3Scribble Lite

    Scribble Lite
    With Scribble Lite you can draw on photos with various colors and pen sizes. Then, you can shake your device to erase.



    Wayne Wallace
    Written on January 15, 2017
    "This is good since it is an app to draw pictures. Unless the person meant to doodle on top of a real picture? "


According to an Instagram statistics posted on Omnicore Agency website, the photos uploaded daily is 95 million photos in an average, updated on January 23, 2017.

Since the ownership of a smartphone is becoming normal, the access to a camera is getting more and more convenient. Another factor is the growing number of people who use social media platforms. These factors add to the growing number of photos uploaded each day. For this reason, because photos are a huge part of one's social media account, many applications related to photo editing are becoming more and more popular. Examples are the famous crown filter of Snapchat up to the famous GIFs and stickers on Instagram stories. Meanwhile, there are also apps for smartphones that offer users to draw on their pictures. One of these pic drawing apps is Draw On Pictures. This application not only allows users to draw on a photo, but it also allows them to add stickers and texts on photos. Another tool that can be used to draw on pictures is the Scribble Lite application. This features pens in different sizes and colors to allow users to draw on photos without much effort. Drawing on pictures make photos more catchy and creative. Some people use this method for fun.

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    PicsArt is an app with tools, effects, collage maker, camera, free clipart library, millions of user-created stickers and drawing tools. You can use your own photos or free-to-edit pictures in the app and turn them into collages and memes.


    Android, iOS, Windows

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Sean Liang
    Written on August 28, 2018
    "PicsArt is my go-to photo editor and drawing app. Well basically everything is on this app so i do not have to install other apps to do such things particularly for drawing on pictures, straigtening the persepctive of my photo, making collage and many more. It is definitely a one-stop app. "
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    #5Atom Draw

    Atom Draw
    Atom Draw is a minimal, beautifully designed drawing app for quickly drawing on photos, writing on pictures, circling something, visualizing and communicating.



    Michael Stephens
    Written on February 1, 2017
    "I like to play with pictures I take and make them look good for me or goofy to get a good laugh from my kids. Atom Draw IOS lets me draw on my pictures and make goofy captions. I usually do this to point out things in my photos I do not want others to miss when I post them online. I find it pretty east to use and it is fun."
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    #6You Doodle

    You Doodle
    You Doodle is a great app for Android to create art and draw on photos and draw on pictures. Doodling on a friend, or marking up a picture or adding text has never been easier. With its useful text tool and simple brush tool, you can draw on photos and add text quickly and easily.

    Android, iOS


    Kenneth Tran
    Written on April 14, 2017
    "YouDoodle is a great Android app to have if you're looking to creatively edit your pictures, like drawing on them. It also provides a blank canvas option so you can freely draw whatever you want. It's a cool app with lots of features like drawing, filters, clipart, and more. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a cool editing app to have some fun with."
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    ArtStudio features a beautiful new user interface and a powerful new graphics engine to make creating works of art faster, easier, and more fun.



    $4.99- with-in app purchases

    Benjamin Walker
    Written on May 23, 2017
    "I love editing my new and existing photos. I have used many different apps for this. My favorite by far is ArtStudio on IOS. The user interface is easy to navigate. The results can be amazing when you add the right stuff. I use it for fun but imagine a pro could also use this for great photo editing. I really like it."
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    #8Scribble On It

    Scribble On It

    Scribble On It is a free app for Android devices which offers you a white board to sketch on it. You can draw and take notes and add speech bubbles. You can also upload your own pictures and add funny items or write on them.




    Shirley Douglas
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "Wonderful app, works great and flawlessly. Its easy to use, smooth n friendly. Good app but make it more clear It allows us to scribble on a white board, or we can upload our own pictures to add a mustache on our loved one , add googly eyes to your baby or add devil horns to your boss even what ever want to play or fun both together."
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    Photofunia is an online image editor that allows you to add effects on your pictures. It offers a wide variety of filters, frames, effects and templates. If offers a mobile version for Android and iOS devices.

    Web, Android, iOS


    Raymond Mendoza
    Written on April 18, 2017
    "I see you are looking for a good app to draw on pictures. I remember a good site in which you can do this. Photofunia is a good site that has a lot of different options for you to draw, edit, add filters, and so much more. It is a very good site for doing all that and I like it a lot. I would recommend it 100%"
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    #10Scribble It!

    Scribble It!

    Scribble It! is a free app for Android devices where you can draw, add notes and drawings to photos and write hand-drawing notes. It allows you to create a real-time live canvas using Bluetooth. *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*


    Jessica Wu
    Written on February 23, 2018
    "This is a great app, my whole family loves to use it. My kids will steal the phone away if they see me using it. I use it to write on my pics before posting them, and for note taking. My kids just love to be creative with it, especially to goof around with pictures. It works smoothly, I haven't had any issues with it."
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    Luminar is an image editing software for Windows and Mac that allows you to edit pictures with an easy-to-use interface. It allows you to apply filters, process raw images, shift hues, and much more. 


    Mac, Windows


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Best What are the best apps for drawing on pictures
1Draw On PicturesApps 7 Free
2SketchApps 6 Free
3Scribble LiteApps 6 Free
4PicsArt Apps 6 Free
5Atom DrawApps 6 Paid
6You DoodleApps 4 Free
7ArtStudioApps 4 Paid
8Scribble On ItApps 4 Free
9Photofunia Apps 3 Free
10Scribble It!Apps 2 Paid

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