Google's Arts & Culture update includes filters inspired by famous artists

Apr 9 2020, 1:00 pm

In a recent update to Google’s Arts & Culture app, users can now apply famous artistic styles from renowned painters to their photos.

Dubbed Art Transfer, the update brings a new bit of flash to your photo game. By simply opening up the camera tool in the app, taking or uploading a photo, and choosing a famous style, the Google-built algorithm will apply said style to your image.

“From the bold, swirling movement in Vincent van Gogh’s paintings, to the surreal, confident brushstrokes of Frida Kahlo, many famous artists have instantly recognizable styles,” reads the update. “Now you can use these styles to transform your own photos.”

Notable artists include Munch, Basquiat, Warhol, and Hokusai.

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Art Transfer works directly on your phone, without any active conversation with servers or other sources, applying the filters with ease and speed.

You can download Google’s Arts & Culture app on iOS and Android.

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