PRISMA: The Modern Artist for Images


Prisma is a Photo editing application which allows users to add artistic effects to their photos and images. The unique feature of this app is it allows you to edit the photos by applying the styles of the great artists like Picasso, Van Gogh and others. The app has a simple view finder which takes the square images of your photos and allows you to use over 30 different filters so that you can apply different artist’s effects to your photos. It uses neural network and artificial intelligence to add artistic effect and make dynamic changes to the images. It edits the photos by recreating the layers of images instead of adding the layers to it which gives the real artwork and oil painted look. The app requires internet connection to work and it was developed by Alexey Moiseenkov; the founder of Prisma labs located in Moscow.

It works on the platforms like Apple iOS 8.0 and Android 4.1 versions. It was initially launched in June 2016 as a free mobile application on Apple app store. Later on 19 July 2016 beta version of the app was launched for Android Google Store. The App received over 7.5 million downloads and over 1 million active users as of July 2016. It was publicly released on 24 July 2016 on Google play.

How to Use PRISMA

Install the app to your device, as you open the app you will see a square view finder with a virtual shutter button. User can add effects to a new image as well as existing images.

Adding Effects to New Images

STEP 1: Open the Prisma App.

STEP 2:  Snap a new image and select filters like Mondrian for Piet Mondrian, The Scream for Edvard Munch’s and others from the list of available filters to apply them.

STEP 3:  Slide across the image to adjust the intensity effect of applied filters.

STEP 4: Save the edited image to the destination.

Adding Effects to Existing Images

Step 1: Open the Prisma App.

Step 2: Open the required image from the Gallery and select required filters and apply them.

Step 3: Slide across the image to adjust the intensity effect of applied filters.

Step 4: Auto rotate and crop options can also be applied.

Step 5: Save the edited image to the destination.

The photos edited using the PRISMA app can also be shared on social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram easily. Thus, it has become easier for you to redefine your pictures and images on these social networking sites to make it look even more attractive.