AutoPainter HD by Mediachance (iPad)
Released: Apr 15, 2011
Version: 1.2
Size: 12 MB
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AutoPainter HD

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Automatically turn your photos into authentic looking paintings. It is for real! The result from this highly addictive software will look pretty much like a real painted art: zoomed in or zoomed out.

AutoPainter is actually not an effect, it is the closest thing to watching a real painter. It uses the photo as a reference and automatically paints the scene with different brushes, guided by real-world artists inspired techniques.
And as with real painters if you paint the same image multiple times you will get slightly different result.

This version is especially designed for iPad and it really shines on iPad 2 (it will use its dual core for a significant speed boost)

The full painting process takes bit above 2 minutes on first iPad and notch above one minute on the new iPad2. It is pretty rewarding to watch the progress. During the autopainting you may pinch zoom and scroll the image being painted to examine details as the brushworks are being laid out.

In this version we bring you 4 incredibly realistic impressionistic styles.

Running colors, water removal, dry scratches: it is all there in this wonderful style. Works great on flowers, landscapes, old buildings or even people.

Inspired by work of Frank Benson (1862-1951). This style has a sunny palette with Mediterranean tones. It does enhance inner light and color harmony and it works best on sunny landscapes and outdoors.

Inspired by late work of Paul Cezanne (1839 - 1906). Painted on an artistic paper, the quick brush strokes with warm, and yellows and chalk details will work wonders on flowers and still life.

✭Van Gogh✭
Inspired by Van Gogh’s Starry Night painting. You will discover his signature swirls, bended reality and blue tones with orange details. This style works great on night life photography and landscapes especially if water reflection is involved.

The AutoPainter HD and AutoPainter for iPhone are fresh young brothers of a the highly regarded Mediachance desktop application called Dynamic Auto Painter. We bent backwards to make it running on Apple devices and the result is incredible. And we even made it look cool!

The best proof of the app thinking like a real painter is the fact that it doesn't really matter what resolution is the input image as long as it shows a paint worthy scene. The AutoPainter recreates the scene by painting a brand new image, not just shuffle pixels around like every other "paint" effect you had seen.
You can use big image, iPad2 camera, tiny thumbnail downloaded from the web or even a snapshot of another picture. The same apply to a noise - it doesn't really matter.

What matters is your keen eye for interesting scene. Look at it as a master painter would - look for dynamic light (no pun intended) and playful game of lights and shadows.
We suggest to start with the most favourite subject - flowers. Flowers nearly always look good in any style. Then try interesting landscape, buildings, still life and scenery.
The styles here are based on impressionistic painters and they may not always work well on portraits - at least not realistic portraits.

Note: We are working on next update that will dramatically improve painting of portraits.

Use it as a Feedback tool for learning:
AutoPainter can actually improve your photography skills. A painting will simplify the image to its core visual values allowing you to evaluate the overall impact of the image such as proper framing technique or good separation of subject from the surrounding. If a painting looks pleasant, your photo technique is on right track.

✭✭✭Note✭✭✭: The app needs about 80MB memory when it starts painting, if you have many apps running the iPad may simply deny the memory and the app will shut down. The best is to reboot iPad and all should be fine.

Check videos on our web page.

What's new in version 1.2
Updated for crash when loading image on new version
Our verdict: Good
  • + AutoPainter HD is a highly rated app (4-star).
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