Photos To Art Turns Instagram Images into Real Art

Photos To Art Turns Instagram Images into Real Art

My self-portrait with a Soho Black frame, and right, virtually superimposed alongside a print at the local Starbucks.

C’mon, who among us hasn’t snapped a photo on Instagram and thought “wow, that’d look great on my wall” — I know I have. So Art.com came up with Photos to Art, a slick app that painlessly, almost magically transform your digital snapshot into a piece of art — all you need to provide is some money and a bit of imagination (and they’ll even help you with that last one).

Open the app and you’ll have the option of uploading an image from your Instagram account or the photo library on your iPhone, or you can snap a photo right then. After the image is uploaded, you’ll be presented with several printing — canvas, wood mount or poster print — and framing options.

Once selected, you’re given the option of placing your work on a generic virtual wall — livingroom, bedroom, etc. — to see what it’s look like. But the real magic is the app’s smart use of augmented reality to superimpose the art you’ve made over a live image of your own wall through the iPhone’s camera.

Everything is well presented and easy to use, and Art.com says it’s prices are pretty reasonable. For instance, an unframed 16-inch square poster print is $11; the same size as a wood mount is $45.

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  • chriswtburke

    The app doesn’t work.. No matter what picture you pick it gives an error saying its the wrong size., whether I pick one from Instagram or from my camera roll.. All the reviews say the same thing.. Too bad too, because I was interested in getting something like this

  • LadyKate3040

    Love my job, since I’ve been bringing in $5600… I sit at home, music playing while I work in front of my new iMac that I got now that I’m making it online(Click on menu Home)
    http://goo.gl/2NTvJ

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Eli MilchmanWhen he was eight, Eli Milchman came home from frolicking in the Veld one day and was given an Atari 400. Since then, his fascination with technology has made him an intrepid early adopter of whatever charming new contraption crosses his path — which explains why he's Cult of Mac's test editor-at-large. He calls San Francisco home, where he works as a journalist and photographer. Eli has contributed to the pages of Wired.com and BIKE Magazine, among others. Hang with him on Twitter.

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