There are about a million and five apps in the Play store and iOS app store that add fun and enjoyable filters to your images, but then there comes an app that takes it a step further. Prisma went live on iOS not too long ago, and it’s now available on the Play store.
What does Prisma do? Well, instead of laying over a certain filter or color profile to your photo, Prima reconstructs the pixels of the images to suit the style selected. Most apps, when a filter is applied, it still look like a photo, but with Prisma, if you choose a certain style of painting, it actually looks like good old paint and canvas. If you choose a pencil drawn style, it looks legitimately pencil drawn. There are a handful of styles to choose from, some of them directly referencing famous painting like “The Scream” by Edvard Munch, and “The Great Wave off Kanagawa” by Katsushika Hokusai, which is represented by the picture below (and yes, these are selfies of me.)
There are drawbacks though. For starters, it does require an internet connection, and the styles can take some time to apply. Also, this app is susceptible to server overload problems, (like a certain other recently app.) Other than that, this is a solid app.
If you’re looking for a fun app to add some style to what photos you take, then Prisma is a great way to go! It’s not a data hog, it’s completely free and with NO in app purchases. (Shocker right?!) Download it here