Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Peta Pixel and the Chorus of Whingers, Purists and Elitists

Prisma App Filter of Trashy Bird
Without fail each story peta pixel puts out the whinging/purist/elitist comments start and I wonder if someone needs to send waaambulance. Unfortunately one has to sift through them to get the gems of thoughtful critique/concerns or opinions.

Prisma Gives Your Photos the Look of Famous Paintings

Prisma is a new camera app that transforms your photos to look like paintings by famous artists. It goes beyond the film simulation filters that are widely available these days to offer a surprisingly realistic painting filter. The app says it uses a combination of neural networks and artificial intelligence to work its magic.

One of the complaints was if you wanted your pictures to look like paintings then pick up a paint brush and paint the image. 
People are having fun, and not everyone can paint, or wants to paint. For my part I can easily pick up a brush and paint BUT painting is a whole different medium and process. My needs with a camera in hand is not the same as my needs with a paintbrush.


While some are getting in a right tizzy over the TOS rules
"you hereby grant to Prisma a non-exclusive, fully paid and royalty-free, transferable, sub-licensable, worldwide license to use the Content that you stylize on or through the Service"
they are no different than many social platforms that host your images. Without that permission they would not be able to display your copyright images.

I had FUN, enough said

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