There was a time when people thought a painter’s work was so intricate and personal, it was deemed impossible to recreate. By using a combination of neural networks and artificial intelligence, the end results with Prisma are a real sight to behold. It doesn’t just put a filter over your image, it actually scans the data to apply the style in an impressive way. These photos have already been published on Flickr but they illustrate the graphic power of Prisma. I think this “filter” is a major addition to graphic design. That said, it is an iPhone app and arbitrary crops the result to a square, suitable for Instagram. Currently you cannot change the aspect ratio. This is such a serious advance that I am certain these minor inconveniences will be answered in a future update.
You can see the basic scene in the original photo but the transformation is remarkable.
By now you get the picture, I don’t know how I will use this new app but it is a welcome addition to the ever growing universe of graphic design.