Prisma

Weekly Photo Challenge : Satisfaction

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fountain

When an image comes out well, it gives me satisfaction, even if it comes from using some clever technology like Prisma. This is a shot of the fountain in Tavisuplebis Moedani (Liberty Square) in Tbilisi. The image was put through the Prisma “electric” filter on my android phone, which uses some clever AI, I felt satisfied with the result.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Magic

A photograph itself is a kind of Magic. In its simplest form, it captures a moment gone and preserves a place and time unchanged on its two-dimensional plane. The mechanics of that alone are an astounding feat, where the goal is the image produced and the subject is clearly framed and readily recognised.

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magic fountain

The image, I have selected for the challenge uses some AI trickery. I took a photo of the fountain in Pushkin Square, Tbilisi and transmogrified it using Prisma, an app on my phone, which sends the image to the Prisma servers and returns the image altered in a chosen style in around 5 seconds…all very clever, all slightly magical….the “filter” or style I chose is called “electric”.

Prisma

Yesterday, I downloaded Prisma onto my Android Smartphone, there are 43 different filters which can dramatically transform my photos. The technology is described as “A Neural Algorithm of Artistic Style”.

I am quite impressed with some of the results.

I take my granddaughter to school in the mornings, so as I took her, I played with my new app…

I have had the app less than 24 hours but I’ve already made over 100 images, it is easy and fun to use plus it was free to download.

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this one (called Curly Hair) gives a drawing effect

Some filters imitate famous artists like Munch, Mondrian, Hokusai or Roy Lichtenstein others are just bespoke filters of the app.

The app was created by Alexey Moiseenkov and uses artificial intelligence in a way I cannot grasp.

I can take a photo and apply the filter or download old photos to my phone to be Prismatised.

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I might use this with my diecast blog

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Demolition in the Old Town

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This gives the Metro Carriage a Renoir-look (the filter was called “Dancers in Blue”)

I can see I am going to have a lot of fun with this app in the days ahead.