You can now turn your photos into works of art, and all you need is the Google Arts and Culture app. This is because Google has added a new feature called Art Transfer to the app. And this lets you apply various art styles to a photo of your choosing.
How to Turn Your Photos Into Works of Art
Google details Art Transfer in a post on The Keyword. The company explains that this lets you “apply the characteristics of well-known paintings to your own images.” Artists featured include Vincent van Gogh, Frida Kahlo, Edvard Munch, and Leonardo da Vinci.
To use the Art Transfer feature:
- Open the Google Arts and Culture app.
- Tap the Camera icon in the bottom-center.
- Click Art Transfer.
- Either take a photo or choose one from your camera roll.
- Choose an art style to apply to your photo.
Google will apply the art style to your photo. You can then choose to view it as a still or as a GIF. Or, by clicking the Scissors icon in the top-right, you can select a portion of your photo to be transformed. When you’re done, you can save or share the results.
It’s fair to say that the Art Transfer feature produces mixed results. I chose one photo of myself and applied various different styles to it. Some worked really well, while others didn’t work at all. So be prepared for a certain amount of trial and error.
How to Find Your Lookalikes in Works of Art
Art Transfer is a good timewaster for anyone bored at home. It’s also educational, sharing fun facts about the works of art as the app applies the styles to your photo. Google Arts and Culture also lets you find people from works of art who look like you .