Presenting Prisma, the new iOS photo app that’s become an overnight internet sensation for transforming pictures into incredible works of art!
It’s tough for any other new app out there to get a moment of glory amidst the “Pokémon Go” gaming rage-of-the-moment, however there’s one app that too deserves the limelight – Prisma.
Basically, Prisma is a photo-filter app, but such a simple description wouldn’t do justice to its service.
Prisma transforms photos into artworks using the styles of famous artists: Van Gogh, Picasso, Levitan, as well as world famous ornaments and patterns.
How Does It Work?
Offering more than just a variety of hues in Sepia, Prisma makes use of artificial intelligence and neural networks to transform your ordinary snaps into artsy masterpieces – making you feel like your very own Van Gogh.
With a staggering amount of 35 filters, some with eccentric names like “running in the storm”, “light summer reading” and – rather worrying – “illegal beauty”, the app magically spruces up all your everyday pictures. You can also create wildly different effects with filters of swanky characters like: Heisenberg, Mononoke and Udnie.
While Prisma only does a few things, it does them remarkably well. The app’s interface is easy and straightforward. Pick a photo, select a filter, and VIOLA, its ready for sharing.
While the technical details of the app are vague, what’s most important is that it gives your photos a highly stylized, timeless appearance that doesn’t look sham or tacked-on.
Here’s how some users used Prisma to create magic:
Zdjęcie zamieszczone przez użytkownika theonetruebix (@theonetruebix)
Zdjęcie zamieszczone przez użytkownika @vityaak
Zdjęcie zamieszczone przez użytkownika Алена (@unamoon_)
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Since its release on 11th June, Prisma has flooded Instagram with a flurry of such striking, painting-like masterworks.
Words out that the app will develop further to include video and also a version in virtual reality in the future.
So far Prisma is only available on iTunes here. Android users are going to have to wait until the beginning of July to get their hands on the new app.
So iOS users, what are you waiting for? Get snapping. Get painting!