Art Transfer by Google turns you into a work of art

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Google Transfer (Photo: Supplied)
Google Transfer (Photo: Supplied)

With assistance from cultural institutions the world over, Google Transfer allows you to model your images in the iconic styles of artists like van Gogh, Frida Kahlo, Edvard Munch or Leonardo da Vinci.

According to the Google bolg post, "Art Transfer is powered by an algorithmic model created by Google AI. Once you snap your photo and select a style, Art Transfer doesn't just blend the two things or simply overlay your image. Instead, it kicks off a unique algorithmic recreation of your photo inspired by the specific art style you have chosen... And all of it happens right on your device without the help of the cloud or your image being processed online." 

Google Transfer

To use the feature, open the Camera menu in the bottom bar of the app and select 'Art Transfer.' After taking or uploading a photo, choose from dozens of masterpieces to transfer that style onto your image. (And while you wait, we'll share a fun fact about the artwork, in case you're curious to know a bit more about its history.) For more customization, you can use the scissors icon to select which part of the image you want the style applied to.

"Thanks to cultural institutions from around the world, such as the UK's National Gallery and Japan's MOA Museum of Art, we're able to feature artists like van Gogh, Frida Kahlo, Edvard Munch or Leonardo da Vinci," Google said on its blog post.

*Compiled by Lindokuhle Nkosi

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