Paintation is a simple yet powerful AI photo editor supporting neural style transfer, also known as deep art effects. Unlike many other apps that require uploading photos to a server in order to be transformed, Paintation relies on TensorFlow Lite technology to evaluate neural network locally on your device. For that reason, it can run in offline mode, and your photos never leave your device unless you decide to share them!
Paintation features a processing pipeline that consists of four stages allowing you to adjust the outcome to perfection by going back and forth. The stages are:
(1) Prepare -> (2) Stylize -> (3) Filter -> (4) Adjust
The Prepare stage contains many basic and advance photo editing tools that enable you to adjust input for the Stylize stage:
The Stylize stage contains 500+ style images based on famous paintings that you can apply to your photos. Styles are divided into 15+2 groups:
The first group contains a selection of styles and it is free, while other groups mostly contain premium styles and correspond to major art movements. Each style image contains an info button that is used to display additional info dialog containing links to the WikiArt.org page of the artwork and the artist.
The Filter stage, as the name suggests, contains many color filters that can further improve your result: Warm, Cold, Sepia, Black & White, B&W + Stretch, Bone, Ocean, Pink, Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, Hot, Cool, Magma, Inferno, Plasma, Cividis, Threshold, Edges, Glowing Edges, and Negative.
Finally, the Adjust stage brings most of the previously mentioned tools again allowing you to fine-tune the result.
In each stage, it is possible to adjust the strength of the applied transformation allowing better control over the desired output.
If the implemented processing pipeline cannot fit all the processing you have in plan, you can choose the current result as an input for the next processing cycle. The appropriate option is available from the share screen in the premium version.
When it comes to saving or sharing your work, there are three supported export options:
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We would like to thank Google's Magenta team for their fast style transfer model used in the implementation of this app. We would also like to thank Francesca Zama, afkrii, and Godisable Jacob from Pexels for some of the photographs used in making the app screenshots and video.