VizRef Lite

VizRef Lite [Graphics & Design] App Description & Overview

VizRef Lite® for iPhone enables creatives to finally take their inspiration anywhere on their phones. *You can not use iPad multitasking features with the iPhone version of VizRef. Please Download VIZREF for use on iPad. * It becomes the perfect companion app for Procreate or paired with your favorite drawing/animation application by using your iPhone as a second monitor dedicated to references. Take your reference boards with you while you travel and draw in your sketchbook. Make visual reference boards with any images or gifs from web browsers, cloud storage, photos, screen captures and more. The first mood board creation app made by artists for artists, that brings comprehensive referencing tools to animators and visual artists. We are dedicated to bringing creatives what they need most in being inspired everywhere they go.


-VIZREF LITE® version for iPhone has all the same in-app features as VIZREF on iPad ( Vizref Lite if used on IPad does not have multitasking features and is not fullscreen. For iPad please purchase VIZREF®
-Take your visual reference boards with you while you sketch at your favorite locations
-Perfect companion app paired with Procreate® Adobe Fresco ® Clip Studio Paint® Infinite Painter® etc. by utilizing iPhone as a second monitor along with an iPad
-Supports many image types including GIF
-Quickly copy and paste images from web
-Batch Import from Photos app
-Batch Export images from boards to cloud storage using Files app
-Import High-Resolution images with HD toggle
-*Focus on whats importing with Focus mode. ( rotate imageboard )
*Multi-Select and auto pack images for a quicker workflow *
-Import from iCloud, Dropbox, Google Drive
-Quick and responsive visual reference board experience
-Easy to use/ minimal UI
-Light mode and Dark mode
-Set thumbnails for reference boards to visually organize your inspiration

-Reference your favorite animated gifs
-Pause animation and play frame by frame to better understand referenced animations
-Advanced animation timeline gives you an interactive visual breakdown of all frames

-Crop images to optimize screen space and view more references
-Greyscale toggle for images for value reference
-Flip horizontally and vertically
-Rotate Images
-Copy-paste images into other apps

Artwork and animation credits


VizRef was created by Max Gonzalez (@mrbeezul) and RoboWorld Entertainment with supporting development from Valere Labs

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VizRef Lite Customer Service, Editor Notes:

NEW FEATURES in 1.1.7 Exporting- Fixed some bugs related to exporting. Some of the UI was unresponsive when hitting export within the app. This was most likely due to some newer IOS versions that were later released. *** Please keep in mind that exporting/ importing directly into other apps such as Dropbox or even using Airdrop and Discord all work completely differently because of how those apps are created. We, unfortunately, can not improve much on batch exporting/ importing into these apps unless those developers improve how their apps deal with multiple images being imported or passing through them. For batch exporting images, I still recommend hooking up Dropbox/ Google Drive to the files app on your iPad and just batch exporting through the files app from Vizref. Please also keep in mind that batch exporting hundreds of images at once will most likely crash Vizref. This is also out of our control. I recommend batch exporting about 50 images at once for the most stable and consistent experience. Vizref and other apps can't export hundreds of images at once because every app on the iPad is limited to how much Memory it can use during all operations. The app is crashing because of the hard limit set by Apple for each app. Features - Revert Button- Revert will undo any cropping or rotating you've done to the image. The main reason for adding the revert button was that some users were finding their images were oddly scaled/ stretched to the wrong ratio. Revert is a backup for returning your image to the correct ratio/ scaling - the revert button is located in the toolbox icon at the bottom right after selecting an image. - Exporting gif files. Should work now give it a try! *Bug Fixes* -Fixed a bug that caused images from your board to not display if your board crashed on exporting. This bug should be completely gone. If it persists after updating your app please contact us at **If your images have disappeared from your board, please note that those images are still on you iPad and stored locally. You can retrieve them by going to the Files app then searching for your Vizref folder in " On My iPhone " or " On My iPad" file Open "Private Documents" then you will see each .VRB file. These are your reference boards and store your images locally. You can then retrieve your images here. Fixed some crash bugs. Fixed several UI inconsistencies and bugs.

VizRef Lite Comments & Reviews

- Works great but lacks sync/export

The app itself is simple and easy to use and meets most of my needs, but AFAICT reference boards are saved locally to the device on which they are created and there is no way to copy or sync boards between iPhone and iPad. iCloud support would make both apps 5 stars and well worth the price for both.

- Highly HIGHLY recommended

So great all the photos when batch importing don’t lay on each other, strange you have to flip the hd switch to have images imported in HD happy it’s there just strangers it’s not just on. It does works, strangely “HD” photos I get from bing or google still show up pixelated but that could be the photo itself and not the app, the app does brighten the images imported, when compare from In app and the photos app. Found rotating accidentally should be a icon like the flip or b/w filter and then rotate from there, also I would like to be able to rotate individual images and not just the whole board, aside from that I do like the intuitive rotating gesture just needs a better spot or icon, sadly can’t do multiple select, love the new eye icon being apart to move around the board without any of the ui, still solid fluid stable app just like before still highly recommend

- Great app with lots of potential

I’ve started using this app and it’s perfect for the artist on the go. I’m pretty sure it’s made by the same group that created PureRef, but I could be wrong on that. The app has a great feature that allows you to organize different categories of images. And within each of these has tools that are pretty intuitive. It handles images and gifs very well. And gifs play continuously in the app. My only complaint is that the copy link option doesn’t work for other apps on my phone. Pinterest and instagram as examples, or at least I don’t think it does. However, the copy link option brings in high res quality images from Google images, so I can’t complain to much. The app is still in early development and I’m hoping that this could be implemented in the future. For about $2 the app is well worth the price.

- This is super intuitive

One of my biggest frustrations with apps are bad ux that you need to look up how to do things. Everything in this app that you think should work a certain way does. You hit the ground running with this app. It's easy, it's got great features, and if you draw on the iPad or work in the industry like me it's an amazing app to have and totally worth the low price. Can't recommend it enough.

- Amazing reference board app for artists!

This is everything I’ve ever wanted in a reference board app! You can collect and organize all your images with customizable art boards and there’s even animated gif support! I’ve been using this app to help create my illustrations and it’s been an incredible tool. VizRef works great alongside Procreate and other drawing programs! I highly recommend it for art hobbyists, students, and industry professionals!

- Finally!!!

For years artists have been looking for a tool like this on mobile! The developer is a professional concept artist and listens to feedback from artists to implement new features. This tool is off to a great start and will aid both digital and traditional artists.

- Great

Really simple app that gets the job done perfectly. Building a reference board is very easy and quick. All very intuitive. Only thing is I wish is that boards synced between the iPad and iPhone.

- Able to upload to cloud?

Am I able to upload my folders or images to be able to move them to my iPad VizRef app from my phone vizref app? I just got this it’s a great app

- Updated Review - Still Love It!

I’ve used VizRef for a while now, and I had written favorably as well the last time I reviewed this app. I want to add an additional review after the current update. The iPad version of VizRef is CONSTANTLY open in split view alongside Procreate when I work.It’s almost become an extension of Procreate for me. The iPhone version is also a great option when I want a separate reference screen. The app is simple to use and very effective at what it’s built to do. I use this app to help keep my comics more consistent by collecting references and my previous drawings of characters or scenes all in one place. The in-app greyscale filter is invaluable. Also love that I can crop images within the app, and pause GIFs to look at specific frames. Another nice touch is that the app background more or less matches the background in Procreate. This adds to the feeling that the apps are part of each other, and keeps it from feeling distracting or visually busy. The last update just made this already excellent app even better by adding some ways to export and save boards, which means I now have a way to backup all of my compiled references. This is WONDERFUL and about the only feature I have been missing. Thank you for creating such an excellent tool for artists! 😃👏👏👏

- No split screen functionality

I wanted to use this app on my iPad pro to help with drawing, but unfortunately, it doesn’t work with the split screen function that I so heavily rely on. If they added compatibility with this function to a future update I would probably reconsider my review.

- App Crashes

Was great while it was working. Not sure what happened but now it’s constantly crashing on both iPhone and iPad.

- Bug Issues

When I started to press on the app today, it would only bug out. Which not allowing me to enter and use references at all.

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- Lack of share function

If i can sure the boards i create on ipad share on my iphone will be great.

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- Good app, stopped working on iPhone X

On firmware version 13.3.1 app will just crash on launch when it used to work

- Use this app on all my art projects

Recently discovered and quickly became my favourite tool to use when drawing! Latest update brings autopack to iPhone and multi select tool also! HD mode is great too for referencing high res images! Keep up the great work! Thanks for giving the iPhone app an update!

- Can’t use on older iPad. :(

I love the idea and it seems to work ok on my iPhone, but it won’t even download onto my iPad is only iOS 12.4.6. :/ I don’t plan on having an iPhone forever so unless I get a newer iPad, I won’t be able to use the app.

- App crashes the moment I click it open

It worked amazing when I first downloaded it. But now that I need to use it today, the app crashes when I click it open. A few seconds of grayish screen then it dies. UPDATE: I deleted the app and reinstalled. It doesn’t crash anymore, but the data on there was lost. (I don’t mind since I only had one file, but maybe adding a cloud/save on phone for saving options might be a good ide)

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VizRef Lite (Version 1.1.7) Install & Download

The applications VizRef Lite was published in the category Graphics & Design on 2020-03-11 and was developed by Studio Pixanoh [Developer ID: 1482680567]. This application file size is 4.4 MB. VizRef Lite - Graphics & Design app posted on 2021-06-08 current version is 1.1.7 and works well on IOS 13.2 and high versions. Google Play ID: com.studiopixanoh.vizreflite