Snap Art

Started Dec 6, 2006 | Discussions
DavidC Senior Member • Posts: 2,265
Snap Art

People looking for instant photo-to-painting software may be interested in Snap Art. I have just found it and am playing around with it - it looks a bit like a cross between Impressionist and Virtual Painter. It's expensive though. May work quite well used with other software.

You can see it here -

http://www.alienskin.com/snapart/index.html

Apologies if it's old news.

David
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lylejk
lylejk Forum Pro • Posts: 33,051
Impressive stuff, especially if no other things were done, but ...

...pricey your right. I'll stick with Impressionist, Paint Engine, GIMPressionist, and a few other things to emulate these effects. I do see if I was in the Retouch Profession that this, being a time saver, is quite a bargain.

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dannyraphael Veteran Member • Posts: 3,494
Impressionist better alternative for PC users

DavidC wrote:

People looking for instant photo-to-painting software may be
interested in Snap Art. I have just found it and am playing around
with it - it looks a bit like a cross between Impressionist and
Virtual Painter. It's expensive though. May work quite well used
with other software.

You can see it here -

http://www.alienskin.com/snapart/index.html

Apologies if it's old news.

David

After looking at the examples in the Snap Art gallery, I agree with Lyle's observations. In terms of flexibility and scope of functionality IMO Impressionist runs circles around Snap Art. Impressionist (free at http://www.Trimoon.com - click downloads) is clearly the superior value compared to $149 US (or $99 if one already has an Alien Skin product) for Snap Art. But there's no harm in downloading Snap Art for the 30-day evaluation to make a personal assessment.

Since Impressionist is a PC-only plugin, Snap Art might be of interest to Mac users who don't run PC applications and therefore are unable to run Impressionist. Snap Art might have an advantage over Impressionist in terms of a larger preview window and with fewer options/settings than Impressionist would be easier to grasp initially.

IMPORTANT: Snap Art requires Photoshop CS or later -or- programs that comply specifically with CS plugin standards. PS7 and PSP 10 (and prior versions), for example, do not qualify.

In any event Snap Art is an interesting plugin and was news to me. Thanks for starting this thread and posting the link, David. It is always nice to be aware of these types of tools.

Danny

GAREB Veteran Member • Posts: 3,662
Re: Snap Art

I just got it tonight and so far it out does everything else I have tried, I tried

Impressionist and Virtual Painter and both of those were too limited in what they do to suit me. I really love Snap Art, it has many options and different types or art styles, yes it is not cheap, but then for everything it does, the price really is not that much in my opinion.
JD

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