Google’s Arts & Culture app has a new feature that lets you apply famous artists’ styles to your bland photos, making it look like real artwork. The feature doesn’t just add stuff to your photo, like a regular filter, Google says, but it “kicks off a unique algorithmic recreation of your photo inspired by the specific art style you have chosen.”
It’s very easy to use, and it gives your photos a whole new look. Just open the camera menu in the Arts & Culture app, and select “Art Transfer.” Take a photo or just upload one and choose what style you want to apply to your image. You can pick artist styles like Vincent van Gogh, Monet, Leonardo da Vinci, and others. This doesn’t require uploading the image to the cloud, and you can save the images to your device immediately.
My dog, Saga, posed like a professional so I could try out this feature:
Art Transfer includes “styles” of artists like Vincent van Gogh, Frida Kahlo, Edvard Munch, and Leonardo da Vinci, and you can make your photos look like artwork from the UK’s National Gallery, Japan’s MOA Museum of Art, and other cultural institutions.
The Arts & Culture app was launched in 2016 and offers a wide variety of artwork and information on artists and ar history. In 2018, the app was trending with another cool feature, letting you compare your face to famous works of art.