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Something Different, Something Fun: 3 AutoPainter Apps for the Smartphone by David M. Cobb

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Something Different, Something Fun: 3 AutoPainter Apps for the Smartphone

By David M. Cobb

Meerkerk Garden Monet style.

Meerkerk Garden Monet style.

I recently downloaded the AutoPainter apps by Mediachance for my iPhone, and immediately began to play. The apps use your photos to imitate the styles of famous painters like Van Gogh, Monet, Cezanne, etc. You can download AutoPainter 1, 2, and 3 to turn your iPhone images into painterly shots. (Of course not all images work–a crappy image will be a crappy painterly image.) I’ve found the apps work particularly well with flowers or greenery, so think like an impressionist and you’ll get the idea of what works and what doesn’t work.

To create a painterly image open one of the AutoPainter apps, choose an artist, go to your camera roll to choose a photo, and click begin–the app does the rest. Each AutoPainter offers four different artists to choose from, so there are 12 artists combined on the three apps. I’ve included two samples in the styles of Monet and Van Gogh as examples of converted images that I liked.

Gorge Wildflowers Van Gogh style.

Columbia Gorge Wildflowers Van Gogh style.