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Software for Professionals

Impresso Pro

Standalone Product that transform photos into paintings then combines paint effects with layers and brushes for gorgeous print-worthy artwork. Also includes plugin for Photoshop, Elements, Lightroom and PaintShop Pro

For professionals who like creative control we give you Smart Layers and brushes for blending multiple paint styles, a library of Edges that blend beautifully with canvas, a Background Paint effect to create distances, a Soft Paint effect for enhancing foreground subjects, an Aged Paint effect for adding craquelure to paintings, and an ultra-impressionism effect called Tache to cover paintings with broken brush strokes. Impresso Pro has everything an Artist or Photographer will need to create gallery-style paintings with enough detail even for the largest print.

Pro Version Includes: Smart Layers, Brushes, Painted Edges and 6 Paint Styles: Alla Prima, En Plein Air, Soft Paint, Background Paint, Aged Paint and Tache.


Availability: Instant Download

Mac | Windows

Mac and iPad

Our Inspiration

The 19th century brush-wielding Impressionist artists were crazy about flowers and gardens, and it was good. With flowing brush strokes and thickly painted texture, Van Gogh made his sunflowers immortal; with harmonious movement of color, contrast, and form, Monet made his lily pond a celebrity. It took their genius, lifetimes of practice, and navigating the riot of their senses, but these extraordinary artists took what they saw and felt in the petals and leaves and transferred their impressions onto canvasses full of beauty, mood, and meaning.

Lucky you, 21st century software wielding seer and lover of beauty—you have Impresso Pro. With the same enduring attention to detail, light, color, and texure, Impresso transforms your photos into multi-textured, stroke-filled Impressionist masterpieces. And keen eyes will love how Impresso maintains the balance of your piece! The result—captivating, print-worthy paintings brimming with passion, life, and beauty.

Create Beautiful Portraits and Paintings from your Photos

What's New

Check out what’s new in the most expressive impressionism painting software available for Mac, Windows and iPad.

The new update for Impresso Pro adds three major features and lots of little things. The first is a Conform Strokes slider which increases visual clarity greatly when using large brush sizes or abstract brush styles. You will also find three Bristle Styles options to give dimensional bristle depth for a more natural appearance. The Brush Styles have also been expanded from three styles to eleven. Each new feature offers more variety to help enhance creativity while continuing to evolve your personal paint style. We've also expanded the Edge Styles on the Canvas Layer to include a square auto-edge and allow users to import their own custom edge.

Conform Strokes Slider

Impresso Pro's natural looking paintings just got better! This new stroke technology conforms brush strokes, using only a slider, to bring out detail naturally while still retaining the brushwork. Now you can use larger brush sizes and abstract brush styles and still achieve visual clarity.

3 Bristle Styles

Three bristle styles wield brushwork in an extremely free manner while retaining high quality strokes even up close.
Textured adds another level of naturally blended bristles nearly indistinguishable from the style of a real painter.
Thick applies pronounced brushstrokes for a more natural, hand-painted effect.
Smooth is the original bristle style. This fluid brushwork adds subtle movement with strokes that blend together naturally.

Expanded Library of Brush Styles

11 brush styles offer a host of ways to create expressive brushwork to infuse paintings with lively vitality that is essential to good paintings. An easy-to-use brush library allows you to see the brush styles first before applying.

Canvas—3 Edge Styles

You can now find 3 Edge Styles on the Canvas Layer: Artistic Edge, Square and Custom. Artistic Edge lets you pick an edge from a library of edges designed by JixiPix artists, Square auto-adds a simple but elegant edge, and Custom allows you to import one of your own. Each of the Edge Styles can be resized and rotated to fit the canvas exactly how you like.

Paint Layers Make It Impressive

Paint Layers (also known as Paint Styles) is what makes Impresso Pro impressive. When a photo is placed in Impresso Pro it automatically transforms the photo into the first paint style called Alla Prima, then places it above a Canvas Layer. This is done to give the user a head start and allows them to jump right in and evolve the painting with settings that give full control. The Paint Layers are impressive because each active layer reveals all the paint settings associated with it. This keeps settings organized and adjustments easy when going from paint style-to-paint style (or layer-to-layer). The Paint Layers are also impressive because you can add paint styles or remove them using this smart layering system. This allows users to create unique one-of-a-kind paintings with a variety of blended paint layers.

Impresso Pro Paint Styles

Alla Prima is great for portraits! This beautiful paint style starts by filling the painting with an abundance of brushstrokes. A featured library of Artistic Finishes compliment this style by adding mottled light, color and movement to the painting.

En Plein Air is perfect for landscapes. This stroke-filled effect consists of seven artists’ palettes created by famous impressionists. Use them as they are or edit the colors and save them with all the layers and settings intact for future projects.

Tache applies broken brushstrokes throughout the painting. This technique of laying thick strokes of color is great for making the paint look as if it stands out from the surface. Apply a light spackling of strokes or fill the painting with dabs of color.

Soft Paint (when brushed) is great for foreground objects! Using it brings out realistic detail to forground subjects by creating a hard edge for contrast from other edges around it.

Background Paint (when brushed) is great for creating an out-of-focus effect. Use it to knock down detail in the background scene, then use Soft Paint on the focal to create a natural depth-of-field.

Aged Paint is stunning and adds a vintage weathered look to the painting! An auto-crack feature creates craquelure in a linear or angled fashion with control over crack size, angle and spacing.

Signature personalizes the painting using two signature styles: The first uses a type face from the fonts installed on your computer, and the other allows you to paint on your signature freehand. Both styles can be fine-tuned using stroke size and volume sliders.

Canvas is the base of your painting. On this layer use settings to change the texture from canvas to linen or change canvas color. Here you can also add a painted edge choosing from 18 hand painted ones with options to adjust edge size and shape.

Paint Styles and Layers

  • Alla Prima ('wet-on-wet' or 'all-at-once')—features a library of artistic finishes to add additional light, color and movement to the painting.
  • En Plein Air (in open air)— features seven artists’ palettes created by famous impressionists.
  • Tache ('spot' or 'blot')—applies raised brushstrokes throughout the painting. This layer is great for making paint look as if it stands out from the surface.
  • Soft Paint is a realistic paint style—great for foreground objects
  • Background Paint recedes objects and scenery for a natural distant and out-of-focus effect
  • Aged Paint adds craquelure to a painting for a vintaged weathered appearance.
  • Signature Layer lets you personalizes the painting with a hand painted signature.
  • Canvas Layer—supplies the canvas with texture and adds a painted edge.


  • NEW 11 brush styles offer a variety of ways to create expressive paintings, along with an easy-to-use brush library to see the brush styles before applying.
  • NEW 3 Bristle Styles: Textured, Thick and Smooth wield brushwork into paintings while retaining high quality strokes.
  • NEW Conform Strokes slider to bring out detail naturally when using large or abstract brush styles
  • NEW Edge Styles found on the Canvas Layer allow you to choose a painted edge or load in a custom one
  • 3 Impressionism styles with control over stroke size, stroke volume, bristle strength and depth
  • Soft Paint layer for adding realism to foreground subjects
  • Background Paint layer for creating distances
  • Aged Paint layer for cracked surface paint
  • Smart layers for blending Impressionism styles with options to reorder, duplicate and delete. This powerful feature allows you to blend multiple paint styles together for strokes that stand out. * To add an Impressionism Style, use the plus sign (+) at the top of the layers palette.
  • Ellipse Detail Tool adds even more detail when placed on the painting
  • Smart links to globally unify color finishes and canvas strength across all layers
  • Presets for saving custom paint palettes and to keep layers and settings intact for future projects
  • Smart Brushes to remove or add impressionism effect
  • Mask option to invert, clear or fill in brushed areas
  • 70 Artistic Finishes to add mottled light and color to the painting
  • 18 Painted Edges with control over stroke size and edge blending
  • Canvas background layer reacts to paint like a real canvas would, showing more texture in thinner paint and less in thicker
  • Save Layer Preset allows signatures to be saved without the paint layers for future signings. You know it’s been saved right when the layer icon appears on the corner of the preset thumbnail.

Photoshop Plugin

  • Includes a plugin which allows quick access to Impresso Pro from inside PhotoshopCS3+, Elements, Lightroom and PaintShop Pro for Mac and Win. Supports actions, transparency, blending, last filter command, batch processing and 16bit RGB/Greyscale modes.

Every JixiPix Product Features

  • Support for high resolution images and output
  • Multiple undo
  • Randomize button
  • Quick previewing
  • Customizable styles
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Mac OS X 10.9 or later 64-bit
Windows 11/10/8
iPad iOS 13.0 or later 64-bit
Mac App Store version does not include plugin


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