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Feel Like Van Gogh! Unique Russian App Turns Photos Into Works of Art

A group of Russian developers have created a unique smartphone application which turns the user’s photos into artistic masterpieces, making them look similar to the paintings of famous artists. Prisma was only released on June 11 but has already flooded Instagram with new artworks. Sputnik sat down to talk with the head of the project.

Prisma converts photos into drawings, replicating the styles of famous artists, Aleksei Moiseenkov, General Director of Prisma Lab, which developed the program, told Sputnik.

via @natasupernova and #prisma

Фото опубликовано Prisma Official (@getprisma) Июн 17 2016 в 7:46 PDT

Combining neural network technology and artificial intelligence, Prisma turns user photos into masterpieces of art.

The cats by @a_kalabin and #prisma #neuralnetwork #cat #girl

Фото опубликовано Prisma Official (@getprisma) Июн 14 2016 в 9:23 PDT

According to the developers, they have created technology, which “redraws” user photos.

Rain in Dumbo by @718sean.p and #prisma #neuralnetwork

Фото опубликовано Prisma Official (@getprisma) Июн 13 2016 в 11:49 PDT

Prisma transforms photos into artworks using the styles of famous artists: Van Gogh, Picasso, Levitan, as well as world famous ornaments and patterns.

#prisma #neuralnetwork

Фото опубликовано Prisma Official (@getprisma) Июн 13 2016 в 2:17 PDT

Images that “feed” the neural network remain on the server for some time to be able to further improve the algorithm. After processing, all photos are stored in encrypted form, and then removed.

Sailing sea by @usolt and #prisma #neuralnetwork #gopro

Фото опубликовано Prisma Official (@getprisma) Июн 11 2016 в 6:32 PDT

Prisma was released in App Store on June 11, Moiseenkov, says, but it only became available for Russian users on June 16. In only three days the company registered 650,000 users.

Никто не идеален! 😝 #relaxtime #prisma #иятудаже #июнь2016

Фото опубликовано Eliza Abdrakhmanova (@eliza_891004) Июн 20 2016 в 7:04 PDT


The app is available to download for free.

The main advantage of Prisma is the speed of its image processing. Unlike competing services, forcing the user to wait for a few minutes, the new iOS-program dos everything extremely quickly. It sends its analysis into the cloud, and then returns the result directly to the iPhone.

#prisma #prismacolor #prisma

Фото опубликовано Sergey (@chklvsv.prism) Июн 20 2016 в 7:05 PDT

The current version offers around 20 different styles. So far it is available on iTunes. Android users are going to have to wait until the beginning of July to get their hands on the new app!

Обед на вершине небоскреба… #prisma

Фото опубликовано Luchihina Alexandra (@luchihina_alexandra) Июн 20 2016 в 7:04 PDT

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