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Our App Of The Day – AutoPainter HD

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Automatically turn your photos into authentic looking paintings. The result from this highly addictive software will look pretty much like a real painted art: zoomed in or zoomed out. 

AutoPainter is actually not an effect, it is the closest thing to watching a real painter. It uses the photo as a reference and automatically paints the scene with different brushes, guided by real-world artists inspired techniques.  And as with real painters if you paint the same image multiple times you will get slightly different result. 

As our App of the Day, all our regular readers know the trailer for this app will feature on every page of our site for a whole day. Just scroll to the bottom of this page to take a look.

 

Styles

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The full painting process takes about 2 minutes on iPad and about  minute on iPad 2 and it is pretty rewarding to watch the progress. During the process you may pinch zoom and scroll the image being painted to examine details as the brushworks are being laid out. 

In this version we bring you 4 realistic impressionistic styles. 

Aquarell 
Running colors, water removal, dry scratches: it is all there in this wonderful style. Works great on flowers, landscapes, old buildings or even people. 
 Benson 
Inspired by work of Frank Benson (1862-1951). This style has a sunny palette with Mediterranean tones. It does enhance inner light and color harmony and it works best on sunny landscapes and outdoors.
Cezanne
Inspired by late work of Paul Cezanne (1839 – 1906). Painted on an artistic paper, the quick brush strokes with warm, and yellows and chalk details will work wonders on flowers and still life. 
Van Gogh
Inspired by Van Gogh’s Starry Night painting. You will discover his signature swirls, bended reality and blue tones with orange details. This style works great on night life photography and landscapes especially if water reflection is involved. 

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The Mediachance AutoPainter process is based on a time tested and popular Mediachance desktop application called Dynamic Auto Painter.

 The AutoPainter recreates the scene by painting a brand new image, not just shuffle pixels around like every other "paint" effect you had seen. 

The source could be big image, camera photo, tiny thumbnail downloaded from the web or even snapshot of a picture. The same apply to a noise – it doesn’t really matter. 

What matters is your keen eye for interesting scene. Look at it as a master painter would – look for dynamic light (no pun intended) and playful game of lights and shadows. 

Tip: We suggest to start with the most favourite subject – flowers. Flowers nearly always look good in any style. Then try interesting landscape, buildings, still life and scenery. 
The styles here are based on impressionistic painters and they may not always work well on portraits – at least not realistic portraits. 

By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said.
Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London.
Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art.
Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK.
She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: joanne@theappwhisperer.com

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