Paintation: AI Photo Art Effects & Painting Filter - Interview with the developer of a fantastic app

Did you have any prior development or coding experience?

Yes. I'm coding since I was 10 which gives me some 30+ years of experience. However, this is my first mobile app, but I was involved in developing several mobile games since 2013.

What was the most challenging aspect of developing mobile app?

The Paintation app uses on-device AI technology which is pretty new and exciting. The biggest challenge was to make that part work on various Android devices. Unfortunately, that is achieved only partially.

Aleksandar likes to call himself a programmer. That is something he has been doing for the most part of his life. He started coding when he was 10. Back then, he had Commodore 64. When joystick ports stop working, he started retyping programs from some book on Simons' BASIC that he got from his elder brother. Later, he started writing his own programs and has been doing that ever since. Besides being a programmer, he is also an Associate Professor at the University of Nis, Faculty of Electronic Engineering, involved in teaching courses on Software Engineering, Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Vision, and Deep Learning.

Name a few of your favorite apps and reason you love them.

There are plenty of photo editing apps. When it comes to style transfer I must mention Prisma that was the first in the market. I would also recommend their newer app Lensa that is directed toward face editing. When it comes to face magic, I must also mention FaceApp. Besides these Allstar apps, I would like to single out Clip2Comic from DigitalMasterpieces that produces very good results when it comes to cartooning photos.

How long have you been working on this app?

It took me 6 months of pretty intensive work.

What need of the user did you have in mind when developing this app?

Creative need. The app is intended for people who love art but are more skillful with photography. Paintation lets them be creative in some zone between the two.

In what way do you think your app is better than similar apps on the market? Please describe in detail what innovation you think you bring and what you are proud of in your app.

The obvious part is on-device processing that protects your privacy. However, I believe that Paintation has a lot to offer and that is its strongest point. In Paintation you may also learn about art movements, paintings, and their authors. I don't think any of the other style transfer apps have anything similar.

What are your future plans and expected features of the coming new versions of this app?

Besides adding new styles, the long-term goal is to try to improve stylization quality and try to introduce a certain level of control over the process.

Assuming new users of your app are reading this page. What do you want to ask them to do (contact you about X, Share the app, etc.)?

I would like to invite them to download and take some time to try the app. I would be happy if could get some feedback from them about things they like and dislike, what they are missing, etc.

Paintation: AI Photo Art Effects & Painting Filter

About App:

Turn your photos into beautiful paintings with a powerful, completely private, and easy-to-use photo editor. Try out 350+ different art filters and effects in premium mode and explore free 80+ deep art effects in free mode to turn your photos into fantastic creations. You may also create custom styles from your favorite paintings! The art editor offers a range of paint effects for pictures and abstract photo effects to enhance the look of your photos.

AI & TENSORFLOW POWERED ART EDITOR
No need to risk the privacy of your photos as this effects studio uses deep art effects AI technology coupled with the TensorFlow technology. For that reason, it can run in offline mode, and your photos never leave your device unless you decide to share them!

EDIT YOUR PHOTOS IN STREAMLINED STAGES
Try a cool paint effect for the picture and adjust it as much as you like. The art editor app offers a unique effects studio workflow pipeline that relied on 4 unique stages:

1- POWERFUL PREPARE STAGE
Prepare your image input before it enters the stylized stage by using the tools of the Prepare stage. The Prepare stage contains many basic and advanced photo editing tools, such as image correction, fine rotation, crop and size adjustment, vanish tool, clone, selection tool, brightness and contrast adjustment, smoothness adjustment, sharpen tool, noise adjustment, Saturation, Hue and Vignette. All these art editor tools prepare your photos to enter the next stage of the effects studio pipeline.

2- EXCITING STYLIZE STAGE
Try appealing new 350 style images based on famous paintings to turn your photos into artwork. Styles are divided into 14 groups: Selection, Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Neoclassicism, Academicism, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Art Nouveau, Expressionism, Cubism, and Abstract Art. You can choose paint effects for pictures corresponding to your era of interest. This stage of art filters and effects application also helps you to learn about famous paintings, painters, and eras, as you tap on the information button on every, stylized selection.

3 - FILTER STAGE
The Filter stage, as the name suggests, contains many abstract photo filters, paint filters for photos, and color filters that can further improve your result. You can apply art filters and effects such as 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.

4 - ADJUST STAGE
Finally, the effects studio has an Adjust stage that brings most of the previously mentioned tools again allowing you to fine-tune the result.

Categories: Art & Design

Date: April 5, 2021

Developer: Aleksandar Milosavljevic

About developer: Aleksandar likes to call himself a programmer. That is something he has been ... Read more

Website: http://paintation.com/

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