Google Art and Culture App Adds Art Transfer: Easy To Turn Photos into “Famous Paintings”

Google’s Arts and Culture app has been updated recently to allow the style of painting to be enabled on user-photographed photos. This feature, called Art Transfer, is accessible through the Camera menu in the bottom bar of the app.

Select Art Transfer in the Camera menu, allowing users to enable dozens of famous style for selected photos. If you just want to deploy this effect in an area of the image, users can also use the scissor tool to select the area where they want to deploy the famous style.

Explaining how the feature works, Google said:

Art Transfer is driven by an algorithmic model created by Google AI. When you select Take a Photo and choose your famous style, Art Transfer doesn’t just blend two things together or simply overlay your photos. Instead, it brings a unique algorithmic reproduction of your photos based on the specific artistic style you choose.

And it’s all done locally, without the help of the cloud, and without the help of working on your photos online.

Google says it has worked with cultural institutions around the world, including the National Gallery of England and the MOA Museum of Art in Japan. This allowed the company to feature the work of artists such as Van Gogh, Frida-Carlo, Edward Monk and Leonardo da Vinci.

If you want to test this new feature, download the Google Arts and Culture app for Android or iOS. If you already have it installed, check the Available app updates in the Play Store or App Store.