If you really want to get artsy fartsy with your photography, then your next obsession will undoubtedly be the Prisma app, available for free on iOS. This new camera app will take your photos and transform them to resemble the artistic style of famous painters and paintings. More than just another app full of filters, Prisma is a love letter to some of history’s most renowned artists, offering extremely realistic and detailed capabilities that will take your photos to the next level and make them look ready to be adorned on the wall of a MoMA. By marrying both artificial intelligence and neural networks, the app is powered by an algorithm that enables it to completely transform the rote photo of your lunch into something truly mesmerizing and artistic.
Prisma is the first app to hone this specific technology and gift it to the public, who are now equipped with the ability to utilize it on all of their smartphone photography. As for functionality, Prisma is about as easy breezy as they come. Once downloaded and opened, Prisma will prompt you to either take a photo through the app or upload one from your device. After you’ve taken or selected a photo, Prisma offers an impressive and extensive list of varying art styles, ranging from Gothic to Expressionist Edvard Munch’s famous “The Scream” painting. Click the style icon you want and in a matter of seconds, watch your photo transform into a literal work of art before your very eyes. You can even adjust the intensity of the filter from 0-100 percent. With an Android version and video capability coming soon, Prisma is poised for a serious breakout.