By Simon Funk
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Revisualize your photos through an AI artist's eye.
This filter is based on a model of the eye developed to enable an artificial intelligence to see. We asked it to show us what it sees, and this is what came out. Just select or snap a photo for Painteresque to revisualize, and a few seconds later the resulting image is ready to save. With version 2, you can control various settings and save configurations in custom styles, or choose from a handful of included styles.
It generally produces good results for scenery, still lifes, architecture, and animals. Results for photos of people can be good or bad since it tends to bring out details rather than hiding them.
What's New in Version 2.0
Added Styles and fine tuning.
Always Amazing...and 2.0 Update is like Steroids!
The 2.0 update with "Style" function is unbelievable! The ability to get under the hood and fine-tune the settings and save presets (plus the addition of several useful stock presets) makes this a whole new ball game for Painteresque.
Painteresque is original and different--the kind of boutique-y app you get after you have all your core editing tools and you're looking for some special pizzazz. It provides an output that's riveting and unlike any other.
As a Photoshop user for 19 years (used to its price, plus plugs $) I'm always game to spend a couple of bux to try an innovative iOS app like Painteresque. As with all other fx apps, I don't look at the output as final; I subtly layer it into the image. And again, when Painteresque hits the mark, it's a beautiful sight!
As a painter, I can't say Painteresque images are discernibly painterly--even in an "-esque" fashion, but that obviously takes nothing away from Painteresque's extreme utility.
No matter how you slice it: recommended. And a big cigar to the Dev!
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It just brings photos to life in a charming and satisfying way. Not every photo works, but when it does it's really a home run. My only criticism is that it tends to be a little too blotchy for my taste in the sky portions of landscapes. As others have said, I would like more controls to vary the styling--or at the very least the intensity of the effect. More controls would be especially helpful if offered in tandem with a masking feature.
Edit for new version.
Thanks to dev for giving us more controls/options, but given the relatively long processing time, without a preview mode it's very much hit and miss when you mess with the controls. So a preview mode with (more or less) realtime feedback on changes to the result when moving a slider is needed.
With 20+ apps that change photographs into art, I thought I had everything and then I discovered Painteresque. The basic 2 styles produce the "dirtied" image that looks like a lithograph. With a few exceptions (very light images, faces, and images without detail) the style is amazing and creates images I've blown up to 17x13 and look like true illustrations. The Rainbow, Mars, and Portrait are my least favorite styles, but when you find the photo for them, they work like magic!
In my wishlist for this app are more levels of Painteresque style, adjustable effects, layers, and edges. Get this!
- Category: Photo & Video
- Updated: Oct 12, 2012
- Version: 2.0
- Size: 1.2 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Brandyn Webb
- © 2011 Brandyn Webb
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.