Image from Prisma photo filter app

The Android version of Prisma will soon be available

The photo effects app Prisma is coming to Android, after the developers announced the launch of a new beta programme. Prisma has been receiving a lot attention recently thanks to its ability to take mediocre photos and turn them into something more artistic.

At its core, the essence of Prisma is not all that different to what originally attracted a lot of people to Instagram. But where Instagram applies relatively traditional photographic filters to images, Prisma employs a more unconventional approach.

In order to transform a photo, Prisma takes inspiration from the style of a number of famous artists, such as Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh and Isaac Levitan. And results are more akin to a painting than a photograph.

The team behind Prisma are based in Moscow and say that they are hoping to release the Android edition of the app onto Google Play by the end of the month. In the meantime, anyone who wants to take part in the beta programme is currently able to sign-up for news on Prisma’s home page.

[via Android Authority]