What The F*ck Is Prisma and Why It Is Taking Over The World
If the world wasn’t already addicted to Pokémon Go, here’s another app that will compel you to try it at least once – it’s called Prisma. This app turns even the dullest of photos into amazing art work that is hard to ignore. In other words, Prisma transforms your photos into artworks using the styles of some of the famous artists such as Van Gogh, Picasso or Levitan and some of the world’s famous patterns and ornaments.
Within a few weeks of its release, Prisma has already garnered 1 million users and has been successful in reinventing the concept of filtering images using AI (Artificial Intelligence) technology. The concept of filters isn’t new; almost everyone looks out for interesting filters whenever they are using or downloading any photo editing app. Prisma too uses filters but in a totally different and amazing way. Basically, Prisma does not add any filter on top of your image; rather it recreates the image from scratch by combining the ‘neural networks and artificial intelligence’.
You can either clicks photos or pick one from your camera roll and then choose from as many as 33 filters. Talking about the filters, they are really impressive like mosaic, gothic and impression. It also includes filters that are developed from specific iconic paintings like the ‘Great Wave’ or ‘The Scream’. In fact, many more filters are expected to be included in this app in the coming weeks. Isn’t that awesome?
Prisma transforms the images almost instantly at a faster rate and not to forget in a chic way, as compared to its competitors. In India, Prisma has already found fans in some Bollywood bigwigs like Priyanka Chopra, Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, to name a few.
What’s interesting is that the developers of this app are also working on expanding their filter technology to video. Alexey Moiseenkov, co-founder of Prisma, has even published a 360 degree image on Faceboook that shows how the video filters might work for this app. The first look is superb and now we are really hoping and waiting for the video feature of this app to go live. Moiseenkov has grown up loving painting and his favourite artist is the renowned Danish-French impressionist, Camille Pissarro. Surprisingly, Moiseenkov has a computer science background and it’s amazing to see him merge the two fields so brilliantly.
When this app started out, it shared a lot of similarity with Instagram, but the amazing filters and the end product that we see, sets this app class apart and there aren’t many doubts on why it’s going viral. Presently, Prisma is not available for Android users, as it is available only on the iOS platform.