A new trend is taking over the web, where photographs can be transformed into fine art. That is made possible by DeepArt, a free website that allows users to upload photos and turn them into an art style reminiscent of well-known paintings and illustrations.
DeepArt uses algorithms that were programmed to mimic the artistic styles of Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, and Rembrandt amongst others. Computer scientist Łukasz Kidziński, one of the creators of DeepArt, explains: “The algorithm uses so-called deep, artificial neural networks – a mathematical model built of units called neurons linked with each other.” In turn, that enables DeepArt to recognize stylistic patterns and reproduce them.
Because DeepArt’s photo-conversion process is free, many are flocking to the website. Images produced are rendered in 500×500 pixels. One caveat is that the website’s popularity has resulted in a long wait time for the image to be produced. It takes approximately two days for the photo conversion to be completed.
However, if consumers want a speedier outcome, they are welcome to pay a fee of about $2.50 in US dollars for a 15-minute delivery time. Also, if consumers wish to have images produced in high-definition (HD), then they can likewise pay a nominal fee for the service. Similarly, for yet another nominal fee, the DeepArt website provides the option of creating art posters and prints from your image so that you may utilize them as art pieces on your wall.
So, if you have ever wanted to see what your portrait looks like in the style of Impressionism, Pointillism, or Cubism, then have a look at what DeepArt can do for you. Be inspired by the art traditions of old combined with the modernity of computer technology.