Apple Offers $5 Photo-to-Painting App 'Brushstroke' for Free Through the Apple Store App

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While yesterday's update to the Apple Store iOS app introduced some significant alterations to the interface, one thing Apple didn't change is its tradition of occasionally offering select paid apps for free through the Store for a limited time.

Right now, users who scroll down the Discover tab can find an option to download photo painting app Brushstroke for free, instead of paying $4.99 when downloaded in the typical way through the App Store.


With Brushstroke, you can transform your favorite photographs into beautiful paintings. With a slew of presets and tools, creating the perfect look is a breeze. And when your masterpiece is complete, you can even order a canvas print to hang on your wall.
Users of Brushtroke can choose photos to convert into 'paintings' from their Camera Roll and other albums, or shoot pictures and then edit them from within the app.

A number of color palettes and canvases are on offer to experiment with, and finished paintings can be signed and then shared over social media. Users can also pick a frame and size for their painting, and order a canvas print from CanvasPop for home delivery.

The offer to download Brushstroke for free through the Apple Store iOS app expires on September 1, 2016. You can download the new update for the Apple Store app from the iOS App Store for free. [Direct Link]

MacRumors went hands-on with Apple's new Apple Store app to show off all the new features. Make sure to check out the video below.



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2013.1

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Offer wasn't there in the Apple Store App with my Austrian account. It was there with my U.S. account though.
 

Northgrove

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Yup, worked fine here in Sweden. :)

Not all steps are super obvious, so:

1. Open the new Apple Store app.
2. Swipe down in the Discovery (first) tab until it shows up.
3. Tap to download it.
4. When the code appears, ignore all that about camera scanning, but tap on the link in the upper right corner.
5. The download should begin. Unlike with App Store purchases, nothing shows in Home Screen until it's done.
 

entropi

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Yup, worked fine here in Sweden. :)

Not all steps are super obvious, so:

1. Open the new Apple Store app.
2. Swipe down in the Discovery (first) tab until it shows up.
3. Tap to download it.
4. When the code appears, ignore all that about camera scanning, but tap on the link in the upper right corner.
5. The download should begin. Unlike with App Store purchases, nothing shows in Home Screen until it's done.
Doesn't show up here! (I'm in Sweden too)
 

testcard

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I got there in the end but even that was confusing as it asks you to scan a code with the built in camera. The code is already filled in so you don't need to do anything but it's not immediately obvious when it first pops up.
Redeemed my code last night (UK), but agree that the process to redeem isn't particularly intuitive.
 
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Just got this via the Apple Store app.

It's great fun. I can see myself wasting many an hour playing around with this.

Thanks for the free gift, Apple.
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I got there in the end but even that was confusing as it asks you to scan a code with the built in camera. The code is already filled in so you don't need to do anything but it's not immediately obvious when it first pops up.
Yes, I agree; all you have to do is tap Redeem. I don't know why they try to confuse us with using the camera to photo the code.

I hope you enjoy the app. I've only used it briefly, but it's captivating. Certainly one of the better free gifts from Apple, in my experience.
 

JosephAW

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Get this: Brushstroke app works on iOS 8.1 or higher yet those of us using iOS 8 can't get the app for free because the Apple Store requires iOS 9.3 or higher.
Tim, Please stop poking iOS 8 users in the eye, we're really getting tired of this game your playing.
 
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Get this: Brushstroke app works on iOS 8.1 or higher yet those of us using iOS 8 can't get the app for free because the Apple Store requires iOS 9.3 or higher.

That's Apple --- they're selling new, not servicing old --- you want in, he's your answer

" Optimized for the 9.7" iPad Pro, iPhone 6S, 6S+, and SE "

And NOT optimized for the 12.9" iPad Pro - that's curious. There's always someone without a chair at the table.
 
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Superhai

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Hm, I had to change my country to Sweden (from Norway). I guess it is only available to countries who have physical Apple Stores.
 

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has this been free before as I have it and I never pay more than 1,99 € on an App. Not even sure when i got it lol just saw it in my image editing folder
 
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