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Prisma update adds in-app filter store

Prisma is a wildly popular iOS and Android app that uses a mix of neural networks, artificial intelligence and cloud-based machine learning to apply a range of filter effects to photos and videos. The resulting images mimic styles of artists such as Munch or Picasso.

However, even though Prisma effects tend to be located at the more interesting end of the filter spectrum, there is a chance you won't quite find what you are looking for when planning to enhance your images or videos. Thankfully, Prisma is now expanding the number of filters on offer by adding a filter-store to the Android and iOS versions of its app. This addition allows you to download new filters and remove existing ones from your app, creating your personal filter collection. To start with Prisma will add new effects every week, but the plan is to add them daily. At some point there should also be user reviews and filter sharing capabilities.

For now filters in the store are free, but we don't know if that is going to change at some point in the future. Prisma also says the most active users will get an opportunity to create their own styles and share them with Prisma users on Store but does not specify how exactly this process will work. In any case, giving users the ability to download new style collections and delete unwanted ones should make them come back to the app more frequently.

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Marksphoto
Marksphoto

sure, if you like looking at cartoons

11 months ago
paulfulper

Not good for the samsung Note 4 , it applies the filter well but not saving nor sharing ,the button is unresponsive

11 months ago
NJOceanView

I tried the app and it hugely reduces resolution (~600 pixels on the long end). I've looked at the settings and can't see a workaround, and my inquiry to the developer has gone unanswered so far.

11 months ago
trungtran

Wow nice app, just installed it. It turned a soft boring picture into something different.

Cmon Canon, build android enabled camera. More kids will buy it if you do.

11 months ago
Jim Salvas
Jim Salvas

A friend of mine who is a pretty good photographer has become enamored of this app and I daily see him torturing another of his photos and posting it on FB. These will come back to haunt him someday, like helmet hair from the 70s.

11 months ago
Eric Hensel
Eric Hensel

I had bad hair in the 60's 70's 80's, and 90's...and I enjoyed every moment, at the time. Perspective, my friend :)

11 months ago
nofumble

The Social network will go crazy

11 months ago
The Squire
The Squire

I like the idea of having this in Lightroom. Not for painterly effects but to improve my normal workflow.

For example, my 'style' generates a RAW workflow like this:
- Drop shadows until first channel clips
- Boost the midtones
- Drop highlights to compensate
- White balance to warm
- Saturation dropped for over colorful backgrounds, clothes etc making sure skin, sky/grass etc remains realistic.
- Clarity +10 usually, portraits it's -10
- Vignette -20
- NR set depending on ISO and camera
- etc

The workflow is fixed, the exact adjustments are context-specific, so it cant be done by a pre-set. Heck, a pre-set cant even apply an objective function like 'reduce blacks until first channel clips'. A pre-set can just apply Blacks -10.

Which is EXACTLY where cool AI like this could kick in.

Basically, I see an AI-based Auto Adjust to Your Style button that applies the best guess of the above. Will it be perfect? No. Will it do 80% of my usual adjustments, saving me time. Sure!

11 months ago
Bill Bentley

Don't worry, Google is working on it for you. Not quite there yet, but HAL 2000 will be able to read your mind and apply all your desired changes with 1 mouse click (or eye wink) in a couple of years.

http://www.androidcentral.com/new-powerful-editing-tools-arrive-google-photos-app

11 months ago
The Davinator
The Davinator

More filters for people trying to polish a turd of a photograph thinking this will make it art. Tiring.

11 months ago
(unknown member)

There IS no "cloud-based" anything. It's just someone else's computer.

11 months ago
tangbunna

good. no self-nude-art will be leaked with unsafe-cloud. lolz

11 months ago
(unknown member)

That's like companies who claim not to sell user databases.

11 months ago
muffinwobble

network of other people's computers are a cloud. anything on these computers are cloud-based anythings.

11 months ago
YA9Productions

High quality PS plug-in for a modest price will bring them to fame again.

11 months ago
Eloise

Not for iPad :-( yuck!

11 months ago
mikeodial

Would love a PC version or PS Plug in

11 months ago
Barlowephoto
Barlowephoto

Looks nice, Might make a nice plugin for Photoshop!?

11 months ago
Fixx
Fixx

still no osx version?

11 months ago
muffinwobble

not by prisma. but open source implementations that run on osx exist (and even let you define your own filters based on your own style images). for example: https://github.com/jcjohnson/neural-style

edit: that repository will take style and content and merge them, slowly. to build a filter capable of applying filters to new content images quickly, you need something more like this: https://github.com/jcjohnson/fast-neural-style although the initial creation of the filter will take longer, subsequent applications of the filter will be faster than the first repository in the post.

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