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PortraitFlip Pet Portrait Review 2024: Our Expert’s Opinion

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By Emily Muller

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Our Final Verdict

We give PortraitFlip a rating of 5 out of 5 stars.

Quality: 5/5
Variety: 5/5
Aesthetic: 5/5
Value: 5/5

When it comes to photos on your camera roll, pet owners take the cake with fun-loving pictures of their animal companions. From sweet and silly to stoic and adventurous, you have endless memories captured and stored on your phone, ready to access at a moment’s notice. But what if you could transform your favorite photos of your pet into a portrait for your wall? With PortraitFlip, you can!

PortraitFlip is a company that makes handmade paintings from digital photos. They’re a team of artists, designers, and creators from around the globe dedicated to turning your everyday moments and special occasions into artwork that comes to life. Whether it’s a family reunion, a loved one, or an adorable photo of your pet, PortraitFlip will transform your digital memory into a hand-painted masterpiece. And, to truly make your vision a reality, PortraitFlip offers a variety of mediums, like oil paintings, watercolor paintings, and charcoal drawings, so you can choose a style that speaks to you and the memory you captured.

With the goal of providing you with the best artistic experience, you can count on PortraitFlip to deliver original custom portraits that not only express emotion but showcase every detail. Keep reading to find out if your walls could use a little extra love from your beloved pet.


About PortraitFlip

 PortraitFlip - micah lying beside her portrait

Who Makes the Portraits and Where Are They Produced?

PortraitFlip is a US-based company with hundreds of artists across the globe. The company was started in 2018 by three college roommates looking to buy a thoughtful, handmade gift. After struggling to find a custom gift at an affordable price, the idea for PortraitFip was born.

Today, PortraitFlip has over 500 artists around the globe and is on a mission to provide you with affordable handmade portraits that are unique to you and the ones you love. By offering a range of services and a variety of different mediums, PortraitFlip is committed to creating heartwarming portraits that will make you smile.

Who is PortraitFlip Best Suited For?

From home décor to the perfect gift, anyone can benefit from receiving a portrait from PortraitFlip. With a variety of sizing options and artistic styles, you can find a portrait that not only lights up a room but puts a smile (and happy tears) on the face of the receiver. So, whether you’re looking to decorate your walls with something special or need the perfect gift for a friend, the team at PortraitFlip has you covered.


PortraitFlip Overview

Portraitflip - Micah side by side portrait

PortraitFlip offers a range of services that transform your everyday moments into beautiful artwork. With a variety of different pricing options and mediums, you can choose the artistic style that resonates with you and the photo you are looking to recreate. Between the exceptional customer service and 100% handmade painting, you’ll receive a portrait you can cherish for years to come.


The cost of the portraits ranges from $89.00 to over $1440.00 and depends on several factors, including portrait size, number of characters, medium, and finishing option. The pricing is comparable to, and in some cases, cheaper than competitor companies offering similar services. It’s also a great value when considering the quality and exceptional artistic features of the final product. PortraitFlip also splits your payment into two parts, so you pay 30% to initiate the painting process and then pay the second half once you approve the painting to initiate the shipping process.

What to Expect

After your order is placed, you will be paired with a Happiness Manager. The Happiness Manager updates you on the portrait’s progress and answers any questions you may have during the painting and delivery process. The next step is digital customization, which consists of cropping the image to fit your desired size and personalizing the portrait to your liking. This is also the step where special editing requests are implemented, such as removing or changing the background of your photo.

Once you’ve approved the digital photo, the painting process starts. This is the longest part of the process (understandably so!) and can take anywhere from 8 to 15 days depending on your selected service. When your painting is ready, your Happiness Manager will email you a preview of the painting and you can either approve the painting for shipment or request revisions.

If you want your portrait framed, you can purchase a finishing option before approving the final painting. If not, you’re good to go! Just submit your final payment and the shipping process will start. Once shipped, you should expect your painting to be delivered within 5-10 days. 

PortraitFlip - micah looking at her portrait


As a company that prioritizes happiness, PortraitFlip wants you to be satisfied with your painting. So, if you don’t like the painting upon arrival, you have the option to return the portrait for a 100% refund within 7 days of receiving it.

In Summary

  • Hand-painted
  • Custom-made
  • Different mediums available
  • Exceptional customer service
  • Unlimited free revisions
  • Can get expensive


Key Features

PortraitFlip - portrait on console table


The quality of the portrait is amazing. In addition to the frame giving the portrait an enhanced look, the painting itself is incredibly realistic. It’s evident that the artists are experts in their field and the team at PortraitFlip genuinely cares about the final product meeting (and exceeding) your expectations. Overall, from the canvas to the brushstrokes, the quality of the painting is nothing short of exceptional.


The portrait is beautiful. Every detail is intricately executed, and the colors match the original photo perfectly. In addition to the impressive attention to detail, the artist created a portrait that is filled with emotion and perfectly captures the moment. The artistic elements in the painting are amazing to say the least, especially given the complex details throughout the digital photograph.

Happiness Manager

As if receiving your own personalized painting wasn’t enough, PortraitFlip pairs you with a Happiness Manager, someone who’s there for you from the time you place your order until your portrait arrives. The Happiness Manager is your point of contact throughout the entire process and is there to answer your questions and concerns, as well as update you on your portrait’s progress.


Is PortraitFlip a Good Value?

When considering the outstanding customer service, range of pricing options, and stunning final portrait, PortraitFlip is a great value. While the portraits can get pricey, their value includes the hard work, dedication, and expertise that goes into a handmade portrait. Not to mention, the happiness that comes from receiving a hand-painted portrait is invaluable.

PortraitFlip - portrait on wall



Can I make special editing requests for the digital photo?

Yes! Love the photo of your pet but not the background? No problem! The team at PortraitFlip will Photoshop your picture to your liking. Whether it’s removing an unwanted item or changing the background from your living room to the beach, you can customize your portrait to include the features you want and remove the features you don’t want.

Does PortraitFlip offer finishing options?

Yes. PortraitFlip offers three finishing options: rolled, gallery-wrapped, and framed. For all mediums except Pencil and Charcoal, the default finishing option is rolled. For rolled portraits, the painting is rolled in an art tube, which gives you the option to frame it when it arrives. The gallery-wrapped option is limited to oil and acrylic mediums and involves the canvas being stretched and secured to create an invisible frame. You also have the option to frame your portrait in one of six frame styles. The framing option is available for oil, acrylic, colored pencil, watercolor, and pastel mediums.

What mediums are available?

  • Oil painting
  • Pencil Sketch
  • Watercolor painting
  • Charcoal drawing
  • Colored pencil drawing
  • Acrylic painting
  • Pastel painting

How long will it take for the portrait to arrive?

The turnaround time depends on whether you choose the Free Service or Express Service. With the Free Service, the painting will arrive within 23 days, which includes 15 days for the artist to complete the painting and 8 days for delivery. With the Express Service, the painting will arrive within 14 days, which includes 10 days for the artist to complete the painting and 4 days for delivery.

PortraitFlip - micah sitting next to the portrait


Our Experience With PortraitFlip

I ordered a portrait of my Goldendoodle, Micah, from PortraitFlip and my experience was amazing! From the time the order was placed until the portrait arrived at my door, I was thoroughly impressed with the company, their communication, and the final product.

For the ordering process, I chose a medium, number of characters, and portrait size, and then uploaded my photo. Overall, it was a smooth and easy process. The longest part for me was deciding on a medium since there were so many great options to choose from. I ended up deciding on an oil painting, which is one of their most popular styles.

For the digital photo, I chose a picture of Micah lying in the grass. Micah is a bundle of love with a goofy personality, and he’s known for being an old soul with expressive eyes. The picture I chose speaks to his wise spirit, and the artist perfectly captured his soulful expression and calm demeanor.

When I saw the portrait for the first time, I was shocked at how realistic it looked and impressed by the intricate details. Micah has wavy fur that curls in all directions, which I can imagine is not the easiest to replicate in an oil painting. But the artist perfectly captured every detail down to the tree branches and paneled fence in the background. If there’s one word I would use to describe the portrait it would be life-like. It’s as if the artist created a replica of the digital photo and a near hologram of Micah. Before hanging the painting on the wall, my family and I kept mistaking the portrait for Micah himself! If that’s not a testament to the quality of the painting and the artist’s ability, I don’t know what is.

When I ordered the portrait, I had a special editing request. In the original photo, Micah had several tags on his collar. I loved the photo but thought the tags were a little distracting. I requested the tags be removed from Micah’s collar, and the team at PortraitFlip happily edited them out. They also sent me a preview of the photo to approve after the edits were made to make sure I liked the photo. PortraitFlip also offers unlimited edits to your portrait for free. While I loved my portrait the first time around, I thought this was an amazing perk to an already amazing service.

And what’s not to love about a Happiness Manager? With the Happiness Manager, communication was open and transparent, and I was updated throughout the entire process. It was great to be included in every step of the process and I appreciated being updated about the progress of my painting. Overall, I would not only use this service again but highly recommend the company to anyone looking for a beautiful addition to their home décor or an extraordinary gift.

PortraitFlip - top view of the portrait



PortraitFlip is a company that takes your digital photos and transforms them into handmade paintings. In doing so, they’re on a mission to create meaningful portraits that are uniquely personal to you and the memories you’re looking to capture. And, in a world of digitization, PortraitFlip offers the perfect alternative to machine-made products by not only capturing your favorite memories but also giving you and your loved ones a meaningful gift that will last a lifetime.

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