I’m a photography buff and while I don’t take a ton of pictures on my phone, (mostly because my HTC One M9 has a mediocre camera), I can certainly appreciate a camera phone’s use when you’re in a pinch and without a real camera. The good news, though, is that there are a multitude of camera phone apps out there that will transform your crummy camera phone pic (generally you non-Apple phone users) into something worth keeping, possibly sharing, and looking at more than once. Then I read about Prisma.
Apparently, Prisma has been out in the iOS world for a little while and although I never heard about it until recently, I think it looks like a very cool tool for camera-phone photographers and it is now available on Android.
The main focus of Prisma is using filters to enhance your photo, but herein lies the rub – their filters are “using the styles of famous artists: Van Gogh, Picasso, Levitan, as well as world famous ornaments and patterns“. So, while most camera-phone apps do have filters for you to apply, Prisma’s are decidedly different.
If you go to their Instagram Page, you can see some of the results.
This is a thorn in many photographers’ sides because it deals with more than just the images you post somewhere that might get stolen and reused – it deals with images you simply create with the app. If you’re okay with that, and it appears many folks are, Prisma is pretty much exploding for Android users right now. If you do choose to download it, you might want to try transforming your image in the middle of the night or some such hour when everyone in the Android universe isn’t trying to do the same thing. So far, I haven’t been able to complete an image transformation, but I intend to keep on trying. According to some user comments in the Google Apps store, the app is quite simply, MIND BLOWING. Let me know if you think so too.