The current rage of the photo filtering world, Prisma is finally live on Android after extensive beta testing. The app creator, Alexey Moiseenkov, has stated that the app will offer 40 filters by the end of this month.
Currently there are abstract art styles, ornamental patterns and filters based on famous artists like Van Gogh, Picasso, Levitan etc. The strength of the filter can be easily modified by scrolling up or down on the final image which can be shared on social networks very quickly. For best results it is advised to have adequate light for Prisma to work best.
The app utilizes neural network and AI to apply the artistic effect which necessitates the user to connect online. This is due to the server based rendering happening in Prisma labs located in Moscow so working offline is out of the picture. With more than 400 million images ‘prismed’ and over 10.6 million downloads on iOS alone, there are doubts about whether their servers will be able to sustain the soon-to-be massive influx from Android users.