Rating and Conclusion

9.5/10 – I use Pure Ref for almost every drawing I do and It’s an integral part of my process.

Introduction

What is Pure Ref?

Pure Ref is a Mac/PC image organizer aimed at artists who would like to make better use of their image reference collection in an minimally frictionless way.

Why is it Needed?

I often require multiple image references to be easily available, and before PureRef, I would assemble images for a new project in an image reference folder, then opening and viewing individual images. This method of searching the image folder, opening the file and resizing it so it has a place on my desktop adds just enough friction to the creative process to be an unwanted distraction.

With PureRef, all of my image reference is in one easy to navigate infinite canvas. This makes viewing image reference as frictionless as possible by scrolling the canvas in any direction fo find an image, and zooming into an image once you found the image you’re looking for.

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