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Oilist: the Artist in your pocket.
Make Fine Art based on your pictures!

"Oilist is an artist in your phone, one that you watch sketch, paint, and craft a unique version of a photo you’ve shot." - MacStories, May 2017

"App of the week: Oilist review - Hypnotic, engaging, with a longevity that escapes most filter apps, and with high-res output so you can use it to create real-world art." - Stuff Magazine, April 2017

Give Oilist an image, and it will automatically generate a genuine and unique work of art based on it. Painted for you in real time! Participate or spectate it's up to you, Oilist will delight! All saved at canvas-worthy 4k resolution.

Oilist comes with 48 infinitely customizable styles; from photo-realist to impressionist, to abstract. Every style except for our photo-realist style offers three different levels of abstraction.

Oilist is not a photo filter. Unlike most filter apps, Oilist will never generate the same results twice, and in fact, each brush stroke is unique. Instead of applying a fixed formula to an image as photo filters typically do, Oilist analyzes the supplied image using computer vision technology, then paints simulated paint particles that are applied using various brush strokes and techniques.

At any time​ during the painting process, 4k resolution images may be captured as often as desired.

When Oilist is painting, styles can be infinitely customized with 17 different presets (these were called Styles in previous versions of Oilist), 13 different painting moods, 15 different brushes, setting brush options such as the size and spacing, and by splashing paint with our exciting Chaos tool. Control paint gravity by tilting your device and brush angles by yawing (rotating) the device.

Obtain new and exciting results by alternating settings with new settings painted on top of the previous settings. For instance, first, paint a layer using the Warm mood followed by a layer using the Cool mood. The use of large brushes tend to create more abstract artwork, and smaller brushes work best for high definition detail.

Oilist will automatically provide smaller brush strokes and greater photo-realism to detected faces.

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Oilist App Description & Overview

The applications Oilist was published in the category Photo & Video on 2017-04-20 and was developed by 3DTOPO Inc.. The file size is 151.19 MB. The current version is 2.0.2 and works well on 11.0 and high ios versions.

• Minor painting improvements
• Resolves a potential issue sharing to Facebook
• Eliminates a few potential rare crashes

New to Oilist 2.0:
• Live style previews
• Much higher resolution brushwork and a new detail brush pass
• Includes over 40 all-new styles; each a neural network trained to different artwork
• Every neural network style has three levels of abstraction to choose from
• What were the styles in Oilist 1.x are now presets and can be changed anytime painting
• Paints faster and smoother while being much more energy efficient compared to Oilist 1.x
• Brush strokes now flow with the objects (vs. pseudo-random waves before)
• The painting now emerges from chaos and no longer first fills detected faces out
• Blank areas potentially possible with Oilist 1.x are now practically impossible
• Refined presets (formerly Styles), including a redesigned abstract preset
• New painting speed preference, improved manual gravity control and refined brushes
• Will now prompt the user if they want to capture an image or continue painting
• New Color (hue) mood
• More

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Oilist Reviews


Very satisfying  Ilome  5 star

Love it! Love it! You just have to try it.


How the hell ?  gwlk  2 star

How the heck can I change images? Not clear in my opinion: navigation


Breathtakingly Beautiful  clankin  5 star

“Wow...that is beautiful...it’s like magic!” That’s all I can honestly think whenever I see this app take a normal photo and turn it into a masterpiece—this app can make the worst photo I’ve ever taken look fantastic. I saw Oilist in the App Store when I was just browsing. I saw the price tag and to be honest, I was skeptical—I didn’t think the results would manifest themselves as well as advertised (we’ve all run into that problem before). I purchased the app, and as soon as it downloaded, I eagerly opened Oilist. Right away, I was prompted to pick or take a picture. And I did, expecting mundane results. I was wrong. There were so many options to choose from—all inspired by famous artists (complete with previews and an abstract scale). Needless to say, at this point I really fell in love with this app, but that’s not all that impressed me. The tools in this app are highly intuitive and customizable. One click can be the difference you’re looking for, and there are many to choose from—endless combinations. There are even versions you can pick out to save later as your photo is in the editing process (genius)! This app makes me feel so creative...it’s truly remarkable—you could spend hours making all your photos beautiful. It’s fast, reliable, and beautiful—essentially magic in a photo app, and I can’t wait to see what’s next in future updates!

Disgusting Filp

Amazing and addicting  Disgusting Filp  5 star

Having so much fun with this, it really changes how I look at things because I ask myself, “what will this look like as an oil painting?”. I can’t stop taking pictures and amazing friends as the canvas comes to life!


My New Favorite App  topspinguy  5 star

I liked version 1 of Oilist, but this 2.0 update blows me away! It’s so much fun I can’t put it down. The effects are anything from mild to wild and everything in-between. I love the fact that it’s super easy to pause the painting any time you see something you like. Fantastic update, amazing app. Love, love, love.

Monkey Photo Man

Art is in the eye of the beholder!  Monkey Photo Man  5 star

This is a great app for people who cannot paint! Thanks to Oilist I am an artist. I like the set filters and it's fun to play around with the different strokes to create the finished painting (which looks real)!

Dr. Bing Bong

Such a great app  Dr. Bing Bong  5 star

I’ve been into photography for some time, this app makes everything look awesome. Worth the money!


cool 😎  DudemanLA  5 star

if you change setting you can get a really cool art effect. it you make the brush size smaller than the detail will be better. i will check out the video tutorial.


Great results first time  BearWisdom  5 star

Grabbed a stock landscape photo I took up in the mountains near Denver and played with settings until it looked good. Really like the export settings. Now back to digging through years of pictures for that perfect painting.

Joshua D.

An Incredible Art Tool  Joshua D.  5 star

The effects you can build with Oilist are just mind-blowing in my opinion. I have taken some paintings that I created and was pretty proud of and turned them into something truly amazing with this program. I should say, too, that I usually don't have any interest in apps that will supposedly turn your photos and images into regular paintings or oil paintings. I always found the notion of that concept and genre just silly. But, I'm glad I took a chance with this one because to me it is really different and stands out from the crowd in what it allows you to create. Plus, I really like the aspect of the app on how it is constantly working to create effects in your photos and keeps generating new looks the entire time you're using it. Definitely a one-of-a-kind application in my opinion and well worth the decent asking price. Thanks for creating this app, its continued support and God bless. iPad Air 2/ iOS 11.2.t


20% better than free app Prisma  [email protected]@n  2 star

20% better than prisma, could do with basic improvements like marking snapshotted images with the settings used.


Wild happenings  Siwi6666  5 star

I'm playing with this app just an evening but it is already fun and expressive. Great creativity ability. I need to play more.


This is a wonderful app for digital art  Cloudydaypictures  5 star

To watch it render is a joy. Hoping for more styles in the future as the existing ones are so much fun.


Ignore last review  wadago  5 star

Apologies to app makers. Previous review meant for another app. Oilist works well and does what it claims. Existing photos able to be used and they look great. Highly recommend app.


Gorgeous images  greggyb  5 star

This app provides literally infinite possibilities. I love watching the images transform - mesmerizing. The interface is great, very intuitive but also deep with a lot of control over the image making process.


Great App!  kaarmr  5 star

This is a fun and great app. It makes you want to see the possibilities of your images as they change.


The Cats Meow Mix  TheCatzMeowMix  5 star

I rarely write reviews on anything... but I have to write a 5 star review on this one!!! This s is so addictive and so fun to use. I'm going to love making canvases wit this. =^..^=. 🐾🦁


Continual Effects being applied  Mduh'  5 star

Why does the app continue to apply painting effects and seemingly it begins to apply another paint effect or variation of the one i had initially selected..?

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