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Snap a photo or load any picture from your album... and see it being painted right before your eyes! Surprise friends and surprise yourself, and save the resulting images you like best. With Magic Artist, no two results will look the same, and you can see stroke by stroke being drawn onto the canvas. Hope you enjoy this app!
This app takes an existing photo, or lets you take a photo and then turns it into a painting while you watch. I tested it with several photos already on my phone and they turned out great. Sometimes it grabs an odd section of the photo to zoom in ad paint, but overall the results have been great. There are a few other things I'd like to see, such as the "Magic Paint" signature going away so I can print some of the images and also stopping the process before it's complete because I happen to like the way it looks at that partway point. But for $0.99, it's worth it without any changes. Where it is now is enough to get four stars, but I'm adding the fifth because when I emailed the developer about the two issues I mentioned above, he responded with a workaround for one and information on the other. I'm looking forward to seeing what Philipp does with future versions of Magic Paint.
Novel, but it wanes quickly
The images created by this app look pretty cool, and it's neat to watch the paintings being drawn in "real time."
However, the fact that it takes so long to draw the photo (maybe a minute or so) combined with the fact that it signs every picture with "Magic Artist" in the corner makes using the pictures after-the-fact much less enticing. Also, the cropping that occurs on landscape or square photos is quite a hinderance in using the app.
In the end, I vote it's not worth the $1. Fix the above-mentioned issues and it could be golden.
One people seem to complaining about is: it takes too long! Well duh! It's showing you real time. But results can be different. Faces are ehh but scenery is gold! Love it!
- Category: Entertainment
- Released: Jul 14, 2010
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 2.5 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Philipp Lenssen
- © Philipp Lenssen
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.