Turn your photos into drawings with Etchings for iPhone

Etchings is a fun photography app for iPhone that instantly creates beautiful etched illustrations from any photo. There are eight different styles you can tweek to fit your photo perfectly, converting your photo into a unique piece of art.

Etchings is super easy to use which is great for people who just want to create a unique images and share it to the social networks of choice. For users who like more control and don't mind spending a lot of time tweaking a photo, Etchings may not provide as many options as you like, but the good news is that the developers have add an "Open In..." feature so that you can quickly start editing your photo in another, more robust app.

After choosing your photo, all you have to do convert your photo with Etchings is choose one of the eight different styles. Most of them are monochromatic, but a couple of them are in full color. Some of them also have borders, but all of them don't. Unfortunately, you can't choose to turn off the border. Once you've picked out effect, you can choose between seven different line thicknesses. And that's it!

Once you've created your beautiful etchings, you can share it to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, email, your Camera Roll, or "Open In..." another app to edit further. Etchings are saved at a resolution of 1200 x 1200 pixels, which is decent, but MindSea Development promise to include higher-resolution output options in a future update.

The good

  • Easy to use
  • Fast
  • Eight different styles
  • Seven different line thicknesses
  • "Open In..." feature
  • Share to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, email, your Camera Roll

The bad

  • Can't choose to remove border
  • High output resolution is 1200 x 1200 pixels

The conclusion

Etchings is a really fun app for creating unique photos/drawings. In just a few seconds, you can have a creation that's sure to wow your friends.

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Leanna Lofte

Former app and photography editor at iMore, Leanna has since moved on to other endeavors. Mother, wife, mathamagician, even though she no longer writes for iMore you can still follow her on Twitter @llofte.