Alas, Prisma does not yet offer high-resolution files, but if you follow these simple steps, you can have fun turning your photos into low-res fun images.
It's possible the Prisma filters are by far the best we’ve seen – many actually look like real paintings or drawings, rather than any type of filter.
There’s more to making a great Prisma picture than simply jumping in and slapping the first filter you come across on a snap. Having used it for a few days, here are our tips for ending up with a gallery-worthy masterpiece, rather than something better suited to your local charity shop's bargain bucket.
Lose the watermark
Prisma puts a watermark in the bottom-right corner of all your completed artworks. You can get rid of that. So before you even start taking any photos, open up Prisma’s settings menu by tapping the gear icon, and and then the “Enable Watermarks” slider to the OFF position. While you’re here, you may want to turn on the slider by “Save Artworks Automatically”, so you don’t have to store each individual image you create.
Grab a few favorite photos
Prisma has a camera function built in, but it’s not too great. But, as with most apps, you’re able to import photos from your iPhone or iPad’s photo gallery, so you're good. FYI: Prisma currently only works with square format images, so anything in a portrait or landscape format will have to be cropped after import.
Experiment with the filters
Prisma’s filters use algorithms to generate the artistic effects you'll use. Once you start to learn how each filter works, you’ll start to know what to look for in a base photo and a style.
The best way to find out what works is to practice with them. In general, starting with strong, contrasty photos are more effective. Try to avoid using “flat” photos lacking in definition. These will tend to get even flatter when the filter is applied, resulting in loss of detail—everything basically becomes dull and flat.
Share your artwork, but you can't print it.
Prisma provides quick links to share finished artworks on Facebook and Instagram, but if you want to share them with your friends elsewhere, just hit the share button and you can save the image to your device to do whatever you want with them.
Unfortunately, Prisma’s saved images are quite low in resolution, at just 1080 x 1080 pixels, which limits your options if you want to print them poster-sized. Ah well, perhaps hi-res downloads will be added in a future update.
Vangoz is watching the situation, and we'll update you when we know more.