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Popular ibisPaint app bulks up with new features, targets 500m downloads

Just one finger can create complex works of art with Japan-built drawing software

ibisPaint lets smartphone users create professional-level art with their fingertips. (Photo courtesy of Ibis)

NAGOYA, Japan -- The feature-packed ibisPaint drawing software has become the most-downloaded mobile app from a Japanese company, with further enhancements planned to extend its reach.

ibisPaint has been downloaded about 250 million times since its 2011 launch. Nagoya-based developer Ibis is targeting 500 million by 2025. It boasts brushes whose texture can resemble pencil sketches or paintbrush strokes. There is even a feature to add shadows.

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