iPhone App of the Week: Prisma

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Who doesn’t like great iPhone apps? At iPhone Insight we definitely do. With that in mind, we offer up a quick review of an excellent iPhone app published here each week.  Check out all out picks below and you’ll soon have a collection of stellar apps for your favorite tablet.

This week’s pick is Prisma, Art Photo Editor with Free Picture Effects & Cool Image Filters for Instagram Pics and Selfies by Prisma Labs, Inc.  Prisma is an intuitive, easy to use app that transforms your photos into works of art using filters that mimic the styles of famous artists.  Through the use of artificial intelligence they can turn one of your favorite photos into art.

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There is no shortage of photo filter apps out there.  Rarely does a week go by where we aren’t introduced to another “new” version of a similarly designed app.  Does Prisma belong in this category of apps that are hot one day and completely fall off the radar next week?  Hard to say, but my first inclination is to say no.  Perhaps it’s because it is still fairly new, or perhaps it’s simply because it does such a good job of delivering a compelling result.  With 30+ filters to choose from, you’re bound to find one that suits you and your picture best.

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Typically, I’m not a big fan of apps like Prisma. After the initial excitement wears down, I seem to quickly grow tired of paging through filters that I’m usually not that excited about.  So far that’s not been the case.  Maybe it’s because it is so easy to use, or that I’ve really enjoyed the results thus far.

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Using Prisma is very similar to the interface of Instagram.  You launch the app, where you have the option of taking a picture, or uploading an existing picture from your photo album.  Once you choose the picture you’d like use, you can rotate and/or crop it.  Next, choose from 30 different filters to apply to your picture.  You can also split the screen to have multiple pictures posted with different filters applied to them.  Then share to your favorite social sites or automatically save a copy to your photo album.  It’s that easy!

Here’s an App Store link for Prisma. Compatible with iOS 8.0 or later, Prisma for iOS is an universal app that works with iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch. Believe it or not, it’s a free app that currently doesn’t even have in-app purchase options.

If you’re interested in more great iPhone apps, check out our Best iPhone Apps section!

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