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24. Synchronizing the artworks on your device with cloud storage

Cloud storage is a function that allows you to upload and save your artworks to a file storage area on the Internet and to download the saved artworks to your devices. Prime members can use up to 20GB, and non-prime members up to 64MB of storage capacity.

Cloud storage offers you the following advantages.

  • ①Peace of mind when your device is damaged or lost … If you save your artworks to cloud storage, you will be able to download them to another device should the device you’ve been using be lost or damaged, so there is no need to fear losing your artworks.
  • ②You can save storage space on your device … By saving your artworks to cloud storage and deleting them from the device you are using, you can save storage space on your device. The deleted artworks can be downloaded from cloud storage at any time.
  • ③You can synchronize your works on multiple devices … Artworks saved in cloud storage will be synchronized on all the devices you are using to work on them. It’s easy to make a draft on your smartphone when you’re out of the house and draw the rest on your tablet after you get home.
  • ④Easy transfer of artworks to new devices … If you save your artworks to cloud storage, it’s easy to transfer them to new devices should you change your device to a different type. Log in to ibisPaint on your new device and download your artworks from cloud storage.

If you are not a prime member, you can increase your cloud storage capacity to 20GB by subscribing to Prime Membership. For more information on Prime Membership, please see the page Prime Membership / Remove Ads Add-on.




Tap ①Cloud Synchronization. If you have not logged in to ibisPaint yet, the Settings window will open. Turn on ②Agree with the agreement. Select the ③account you wish to log in to and ④log in.

An explanation about cloud storage will be displayed. When you finish reading, tap ①× to close it.

The synchronization of your artworks with cloud storage will start. Depending on factors such as the number of artworks you want to synchronize, their file size, and the quality of your connection, it may take some time for the synchronization to finalize. Please wait with the My Gallery screen displayed.

Your works have been successfully synchronized with cloud storage. This means that the synchronized artworks are now stored both on your device and in cloud storage. When you edit an artwork saved on your device, the edited content will be reflected in the same artwork saved in cloud storage. The work on your device and in cloud storage are saved in the same state.

Should your device be lost or damaged, our should you change your device to a different type, rest assured that you will be able to download your artworks from cloud storage.

If your device goes to sleep (the screen goes dark), the screen will lock and this will stop synchronization with the Cloud. If synchronization seems to be taking some time, we recommend turning on ①Do not sleep during synchronization in the Settings window. When the My Gallery screen is displayed and you have artworks waiting to be synchronized, you can prevent your device from going to sleep and thus stopping synchronization.




When you synchronize your artworks between your device and cloud storage, the icon displayed on the left of the name of your artwork changes according to the status of the synchronization, as shown below.

①Cloud synchronization schedule … Displayed on artworks that are waiting to be synchronized (uploads or downloads) with cloud storage, or artworks that are in the process of being synchronized.
②Cloud synchronization complete … Displayed for artworks that have been synchronized with cloud storage. When the synchronization is complete, the artworks you have synchronized will be stored on both the device and in cloud storage.
③Corrupted file … Displayed when the artwork scheduled to be synchronized with cloud storage is damaged. You can restore the file by tapping the thumbnail of the artwork in My Gallery. However, restoration may sometimes not be possible depending on the state of the damage to the file.
④Cloud synchronization has stopped … Displayed for artworks whose synchronization with cloud storage has stopped or artworks that cannot be synchronized due to insufficient cloud storage capacity. You can enlarge the thumbnail of an artwork and tap Update to resume syncing if you have enough free cloud storage space.
⑤Cloud-only artworks … Displayed with artworks that are not saved on your device but are saved in cloud storage only. You can download such artworks to your devices from cloud storage.

If the “Cloud synchronization has stopped” icon is displayed alongside the title of your artwork and synchronization has stopped, you can restart it by following these steps. However, the update will not resume synchronization if stopped due to insufficient cloud storage capacity.

Tap the ①thumbnail of the artwork that has stopped synchronizing to enlarge it. Tap ②Update to resume synchronization.


Increasing cloud storage capacity



If you are not a prime member and your artworks are out of sync due to insufficient cloud storage capacity, please consider the Prime Membership subscription. Cloud storage capacity increases from 64 MB to 20 GB.

Tap ①Settings. The Settings window will open. Tap ②Get More Capacity.

The prime membership explanation page will be displayed. Select either ①Subscribe to yearly plan or ②Subscribe to monthly plan to proceed to purchasing prime membership.

For prime members, the yearly plan is more economical than the monthly plan, so we recommend subscribing to the yearly plan.

For more information on prime membership, please see the page Prime Membership / Remove Ads Add-on.


Cloud Storage Settings



In the Settings window displayed from the Settings button at the top right of the ibisPaint title screen, you will find some setting items related to synchronization with cloud storage.

①Cloud Synchronization … Switches synchronization with cloud storage on/off.
②Synchronization automatically even with Mobile Network … When switched on, it automatically synchronizes with cloud storage even while you are using mobile data. When set to OFF, it will only sync automatically when Wi-Fi is available.
③Do not sleep during synchronization … When the My Gallery screen displayed, if this is turned on, you can prevent your device from going to sleep while you have artworks waiting to be synchronized.
④Get More Capacity … Displays the detailed explanation page for Prime Membership.

①Operations at the time of deleting synchronized files … Select your desired operation when deleting artworks that are synchronized with cloud storage.
②Confirm … You will be able to select whether to you want to delete only the artworks you have saved on your device or whether you want to delete the artworks saved both on the device and in cloud storage.
③Delete Only Local File … Always delete only artworks saved on your device.
④Delete cloud files also … Always delete the artworks saved both on your device and in cloud storage.


Frequently Asked Questions



While cloud storage is a very useful feature, it may be difficult to understand how it works until you get used to it. Below is a summary of questions related to cloud storage that users have asked. Please refer to them when using cloud storage.

Q:On which server will artworks uploaded to the cloud storage be saved?

Uploaded artworks are saved on servers managed by our company (Ibis Co., Ltd.), which is a service operating company.

Q:Will artworks uploaded to cloud storage be published in Online Gallery?

No, they will not.

Q:I want to stop synchronizing with cloud storage.

From the Settings button at the top right of the ibisPaint title screen, open the Settings window and turn off Cloud Synchronization.

Q:Is it possible to select artworks that synchronize with cloud storage?

No, it’s not possible.

Q:What happens if I delete a artwork while it is being synchronized with cloud storage?

There are two options for how to delete a work.

The confirmation dialog that appears when you delete a work will ask: "Would you like to delete the selected artwork?” If you select Delete, if will also ask: "Would you like to delete it from Cloud Storage as well?"

If you select “Yes” at this point, the artwork will be deleted from both cloud storage and your device. If you select “No” at this point, only the artwork on your device side will be deleted.

Select “No” if your aim in deleting the artwork is to save space on your device.

Q:I use multiple devices. After deleting one of my artworks on Device A, the “Cloud synchronization has stopped” icon is still displayed next to the title of the same artwork on Device B. Why?

This is because the same artwork on Device B and cloud storage have stopped synchronizing because both the artwork on Device A and the artwork stored in cloud storage have been deleted.

When you delete an artwork from a device, a confirmation box appears asking “Would you like to delete it from Cloud Storage as well?” If you select “Yes” then the artwork will be deleted from both this device (Device A) and cloud storage.

Please note that if you delete the artwork from cloud storage, the artwork saved in the other device (Device B) will stop synchronizing with cloud storage.

To resume synchronization with cloud storage, enlarge the thumbnail of the artwork with the “Cloud synchronization has stopped” icon on Device B and tap Update at bottom right.

Q:I want to delete only the artworks I’ve saved in cloud storage and keep the artworks I’ve saved on my device.

From the Settings button at the top right of the ibisPaint title screen, open the Settings window and turn off Cloud Synchronization.

If you are not a prime member and you do not use cloud storage for 180 days or more, all artworks stored there will be automatically deleted.

If you are a prime member, 30 days after your prime membership expires, any artworks that exceed the cloud storage capacity of 64MB will be automatically deleted. After that, if you do not use cloud storage for 180 days or more, all the remaining artworks stored there will be deleted.

You can also manually delete artworks saved on the cloud storage by following the steps below. Be aware that all of the artworks will be deleted immediately and permanently. This will not delete any artworks saved on your device.

From the Online Gallery, select My Page > Edit > Menu (...) > Delete all the data in the cloud storage to immediately delete all artworks from the Cloud Storage.

Q:Will my settings for things like color palettes, brush parameters, and custom brushes be synchronized with cloud storage?

No. Only artwork files can be synchronized with cloud storage. For details on how to back up and restore settings, see the page Model change / Transfer (Backup settings).

Q:I turned on cloud synchronization, but the icon for Cloud synchronization schedule is still displayed and my artworks are not synchronizing with cloud storage.

By default, synchronization with cloud storage is possible when using Wi-Fi, so synchronization will not start unless your device is connected to Wi-Fi. Please check the Wi-Fi connection status of your device.

From the Settings button at the top right of the ibisPaint title screen, open the Settings window and turn on “Synchronize automatically even with Mobile Network”. This will enable synchronization with cloud storage even when using mobile data.

Depending on factors such as number of artworks you want to synchronize, their file size, and the quality of your connection, it may take some time for the synchronization to finalize. Please wait with the My Gallery screen displayed.

If synchronization seems to be taking some time, we recommend turning on “Do not sleep during synchronization" in the Settings window.

Q:Will automatic synchronization with cloud storage occur when a screen other than My Gallery screen (such as Title screen or Canvas screen) is displayed, or when the app is in the background?

No. Automatic synchronization with cloud storage will only when the My Gallery screen is displayed.

Q:I use multiple devices. If I turn on cloud synchronization on device A and then turn on cloud synchronization on device B after that, will the artworks that exist only on device A disappear?

No. If you turn on cloud synchronization on multiple devices, artworks stored on each device will be uploaded to cloud storage and will be combined into one group. When automatic synchronization is turned on on multiple devices, your artworks will not disappear by themselves.

Q:There are more and more copies of the same artwork appearing with date and time following the artwork title. Why?

There are three possible causes, all of which cause conflicts in the edited content and therefore generation artworks with the same name but different dates/times following:

  • Editing artworks synchronized with cloud storage on multiple devices simultaneously.
  • Editing an artwork on another device before synchronization (upload) on another device is complete.
  • Switching “Cloud Synchronization” or “Account” in the Settings window.

Please take note of the following to avoid such conflicts:

  • Do not edit the same artwork on multiple devices simultaneously.
  • After editing the artwork, confirm that synchronization (upload) is complete before editing on another device.

Q:I registered for a Prime Membership, and I would like to access the 20GB of cloud storage capacity. How is the account information entered in the settings window when using cloud storage (Twitter account, Facebook account, Apple ID, etc.) related to the store account used to register for the Prime Membership (Apple ID, Google account, HUAWEI ID, etc.)?

When using cloud storage as a Prime Member, the "Purchase Account" used in the store to subscribe to the Prime Membership (Apple ID, Google account, HUAWEI ID, etc.) and the "Authentication Account" entered in the settings window when using cloud storage (Twitter account, Facebook account, Apple ID, etc.) must be linked.

Cloud storage capacity is allocated to the "Authentication Account." By linking the "Authentication Account" to the "Purchase Account" used to subscribe to the Prime Membership, the cloud storage is increased to 20GB.

The accounts can be linked by logging into the ibisPaint app with the "Authentication Account" using the device that is set up with your "Purchase Account." Only one "Authentication Account" can be linked to each "Purchase Account."

For example, if you log out of the "Authentication Account A" currently being used to log into ibisPaint, and then log in with "Authentication Account B," the link between the "Purchase Account" and the "Authentication Account A" will be lost. The cloud storage capacity of the "Authentication Account A" that was unlinked from the "Purchase Account" will be reduced to 64MB, and the cloud storage capacity of the "Authentication Account B" that was newly linked to the "Purchase Account" will be increased to 20GB.

Q:I use both the paid and free versions of ibisPaint. I have subscribed to the Prime Membership with the paid version. Can I still use the 20GB capacity of cloud storage that comes with the free version?

Yes. If you log in to the free version of ibisPaint with the same account that you use for the paid version, you can use the 20GB of cloud storage with the free version.

The same applies if you are subscribing to the Prime Membership with the free version instead of the paid version.

Q:I'm using both the iOS and Android versions of ibisPaint. I have subscribed to the Prime Membership on the iOS version. Can I still use the 20GB capacity of cloud storage on the Android version?

Yes. If you use the same account to log in to the Android version of ibisPaint that you use for the iOS version of ibisPaint, you can also use the 20 GB cloud storage capacity for the Android version.

The same applies if you are subscribing to the Prime Membership on the Android version instead of the iOS version.

Chapter

  1. 01.
    Introduction
  2. 02.
    Start Creating an Artwork
  3. 03.
    Toolbar and Tool Selection
  4. 04.
    Do Your Draft Sketch by Hand
  5. 05.
    About Layers
  6. 06.
    Let's Trace
  7. 07.
    Undo and Eraser
  8. 08.
    Fine Tuning Using the Lasso tool
  9. 09.
    Check by Reflecting Horizontally
  10. 10.
    Select Colors in the Color window
  11. 11.
    Use Color Fill for the Undercoat
  12. 12.
    Turn Clipping On
  13. 13.
    Making a Gradation (Shading)
  14. 14.
    Select a color from the canvas or layer
  15. 15.
    Create Highlights and Shadows
  16. 16.
    Paste a Texture
  17. 17.
    Let's Merge Layers
  18. 18.
    Sign Your Artwork
  19. 19.
    View Your Artwork
  20. 20.
    Post Your Artwork
  21. 21.
    Share Your Artwork
  22. 22.
    Open your ibisPaint data in Clip Studio Paint
  23. 23.
    Prime Membership / Remove Ads Add-on
  24. 24.
    Synchronizing the artworks on your device with cloud storage
  25. 25.
    Rearrange artworks
  26. 26.
    Make custom brush
  27. 27.
    Installing and Exporting the Custom Brush
  28. 28.
    Release a Custom Brush to the Online Gallery
  29. 29.
    Brush Export and Import
  30. 30.
    Display images to use as reference
  31. 31.
    Add Color to the Analog Image using Multiply
  32. 32.
    Stabilizer
  33. 33.
    Layer: Clipping is convenient
  34. 34.
    Layer: Changing the color with Alpha Lock
  35. 35.
    Layer: Let's try using Screen Tone
  36. 36.
    Layer: Selection Layer
  37. 37.
    Layer: Save Layer as Transparent PNG command
  38. 38.
    Layer: Naming your layers to manage them
  39. 39.
    Layer: Rasterize
  40. 40.
    Layer: Layer Folders
  41. 41.
    Layer: Folder Move/Transform
  42. 42.
    Layer: Add Layer from Canvas
  43. 43.
    Apply Canvas Papers to your canvas
  44. 44.
    Save canvas as Transparent PNG
  45. 45.
    Make the background transparent with Eraser Bucket
  46. 46.
    Putting texture to the floor with Perspective Form
  47. 47.
    Skirt with Mesh Form
  48. 48.
    Entering text with Text tool
  49. 49.
    Creating manga with Frame Divider tool
  50. 50.
    Enlarging the canvas with Canvas Size
  51. 51.
    Cutting off the canvas with Trim
  52. 52.
    Canvas creation with resolution (dpi) specification
  53. 53.
    Changing image resolution with Resize
  54. 54.
    Texture with Material tool
  55. 55.
    Cut, Copy, Paste
  56. 56.
    Ruler: Straight Ruler
  57. 57.
    Ruler: Circular Ruler
  58. 58.
    Ruler: Elliptical Ruler
  59. 59.
    Ruler: Radial Ruler
  60. 60.
    Ruler: Mirror Ruler
  61. 61.
    Ruler: Kaleidoscope Ruler
  62. 62.
    Ruler: Array Ruler
  63. 63.
    Ruler: Perspective Array Ruler
  64. 64.
    Drawing Tool: Straight Line
  65. 65.
    Drawing Tool: Rectangle
  66. 66.
    Drawing Tool:Circle
  67. 67.
    Drawing Tool:Ellipse
  68. 68.
    Drawing Tool:Regular Polygon
  69. 69.
    Drawing Tool:Bezier Curve
  70. 70.
    Drawing Tool:Polyline
  71. 71.
    Drawing Tool:Fill
  72. 72.
    Selection Area tool: Color Range
  73. 73.
    Special: Liquify Pen
  74. 74.
    Special: Lasso Fill
  75. 75.
    Special: Lasso Eraser
  76. 76.
    Special: Copy Pen
  77. 77.
    Filter (Adjust Color): Brightness & Contrast
  78. 78.
    Filter (Adjust Color): Tone Curve
  79. 79.
    Filter (Adjust Color): Hue Saturation Lightness
  80. 80.
    Filter (Adjust Color): Color Balance
  81. 81.
    Filter (Adjust Color): Extract Line Drawing
  82. 82.
    Filter (Adjust Color): Find Edges (Handwriting)
  83. 83.
    Filter (Adjust Color): Find Edges
  84. 84.
    Filter (Adjust Color): Change Drawing Color
  85. 85.
    Filter (Adjust Color): Mono Color
  86. 86.
    Filter (Adjust Color): Grayscale
  87. 87.
    Filter (Adjust Color): Black & White
  88. 88.
    Filter (Adjust Color): Posterize
  89. 89.
    Filter (Adjust Color): Gradation Map
  90. 90.
    Filter (Adjust Color): Levels Adjustment
  91. 91.
    Filter (Adjust Color): Replace Color
  92. 92.
    Filter (Blur): Gaussian Blur
  93. 93.
    Filter (Blur): Zooming Blur
  94. 94.
    Filter (Blur): Moving Blur
  95. 95.
    Filter (Blur): Lens Blur
  96. 96.
    Filter (Blur): Mosaic
  97. 97.
    Filter (Blur): Unsharp Mask
  98. 98.
    Filter (Blur): Frosted Glass
  99. 99.
    Filter (Style): Stroke (Both)
  100. 100.
    Filter (Style): Stained Glass
  101. 101.
    Filter (Style): Wet Edge
  102. 102.
    Filter (Style): Glow (Inner)
  103. 103.
    Filter (Style): Bevel (Inner)
  104. 104.
    Filter (Style): Bevel (Outer)
  105. 105.
    Filter (Style): Emboss
  106. 106.
    Filter (Style): Relief
  107. 107.
    Filter (Style): Waterdrop (Rounded)
  108. 108.
    Filter (Style): Stroke (Outer)
  109. 109.
    Filter (Style): Glow (Outer)
  110. 110.
    Filter (Style): Satin
  111. 111.
    Filter (Style): Drop Shadow
  112. 112.
    Filter (Style): Extrude
  113. 113.
    Filter (Style): God Rays
  114. 114.
    Filter (Draw): Parallel Gradation
  115. 115.
    Filter (Draw): Concentric Gradation
  116. 116.
    Filter (Draw): Radial Line Gradation
  117. 117.
    Filter (Draw): Radial Line
  118. 118.
    Filter (Draw): Speed Line
  119. 119.
    Filter (Draw): Clouds
  120. 120.
    Filter (Draw): QR Code
  121. 121.
    Filter (AI): Auto Paint
  122. 122.
    Filter (Artistic): Anime Background
  123. 123.
    Filter (Artistic): Manga Background
  124. 124.
    Filter (Artistic): Chromatic Aberration (Color Shift, RGB Shift)
  125. 125.
    Filter (Artistic): Glitch
  126. 126.
    Filter (Artistic): Noise
  127. 127.
    Filter (Artistic): Chrome
  128. 128.
    Filter (Artistic): Bloom
  129. 129.
    Filter (Artistic): Cross Filter
  130. 130.
    Filter (Artistic): Sheer
  131. 131.
    Filter (Pixelate): Pixelate Crystalize
  132. 132.
    Filter (Pixelate): Hexagonal Pixelate
  133. 133.
    Filter (Pixelate): Square Pixelate
  134. 134.
    Filter (Pixelate): Triangular Pixelate
  135. 135.
    Filter (Pixelate): Pointillize
  136. 136.
    Filter (Pixelate): Dots (Hexagonal)
  137. 137.
    Filter (Pixelate): Dots (Square)
  138. 138.
    Filter (Transform): Expansion
  139. 139.
    Filter (Transform): Fisheye Lens
  140. 140.
    Filter (Transform): Sphere Lens
  141. 141.
    Filter (Transform): Wave
  142. 142.
    Filter (Transform): Ripple
  143. 143.
    Filter (Transform): Twirl
  144. 144.
    Filter (Transform): Polar Coordinates
  145. 145.
    Filter (Frame): Table
  146. 146.
    Filter (Frame): Blur Frame
  147. 147.
    Filter (Movie): Rain
  148. 148.
    Switching devices / transferring data (with Dropbox)
  149. 149.
    Switching devices / transferring data (with SD card on Android)
  150. 150.
    Switching devices / transferring data (with PC on iOS)
  151. 151.
    Model change / Transfer (Backup settings)
  152. 152.
    Settings window details
  153. 153.
    Details of Brush Parameters
  154. 154.
    Bucket tool details
  155. 155.
    Layer Window Details
  156. 156.
    Transform tool details
  157. 157.
    Blend mode details
  158. 158.
    How to upload transparent PNG onto Twitter
  159. 159.
    Importing and exporting Photoshop files (PSD)
  160. 160.
    Posting Multiple Pages of Comic to the Online Gallery
  161. 161.
    Gestures, Keyboard shortcuts (iOS,iPadOS,Android versions)
  162. 162.
    Gestures, Keyboard shortcuts (Windows Version)
  163. 163.
    Notes About Tracing