This mind-blowing photo app makes Instagram’s filters look so lame

There was a time when people thought a painter’s work was so intricate and personal, it was deemed impossible to recreate. Well, that time is over. With Prisma, you now have your own, personal Picasso in your pocket. Just pick a photo from your phone, and it starts painting.

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By using a combination of neural networks and artificial intelligence, the end results 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.

For example, this is what happens if you feed the app a picture of your CEO eating a banana.

This was the best picture we could find of him. Sorry, Boris.

It’s extremely addictive to keep playing with the different filters, and apply them to pictures.

What do you have to lose? It’s a free download from the App Store — go ahead and try it!

UPDATE: Prisma reached out to us and confirmed that the app will also be available for Android later this month. Hold tight!

UPDATE 2: Prisma has confirmed to TNW that it will soon launch Prisma Videos in its app “soon”. Here’s an exclusive clip of a test #PrismaVideo clip showing a preview of how it will look. Expect an even more polished version of this when it gets added to their app:

Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, Rene Ritchie, and Alex Lindsay show off Prisma, an iOS app that turns your photos into artwork.

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