Prisma and we

Prisma — the app that makes Instagram filters look lame! 

  • Published 20.07.16
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WHAT IS PRISMA: 

A new app by Prisma Lab that’s turning digital photographs into works of art. The iOs app has been developed by Russian programmer Alexey Moiseenkov. Coming soon to Android phones! 

TIPS & TRICKS

• Using the rear camera has better results than the front camera.
• Prisma has over 30 filters and they are all different from Instagram.
• If you do not wish for the original picture to get transformed completely, just slide a finger on the snap and adjust the intensity of the Prisma filter.
• Yes, you can get rid of the Prisma watermark. Just go to ‘Settings’ and toggle the ‘Enable Watermarks’ option. 
• Though it is a speed processing editing app, it’s definitely not as quick as Instagram. So be patient! You may also be unable to edit a snap because many people could be using the app simultaneously. 

DECODING 5 PRISMA FILTERS

• Heisenberg: Think bold and heavy B&W strokes. Do not try this filter if the picture has poor lighting, it will only make it darker.
• Udnie: This filter is named after the famous oil-on-canvas by Francis Picabia. This works well with anything from a busy road to a portrait, making it look like a poster.
• Marcus D-Lone Wolf: Ideal for portraits. Girls, try it with your hair open and see the magic! We also love how it makes the eyebrows so bold and nice.
• Roland: This filter will make landscapes look straight out of a painting book. Try it on a busy lane or an empty office.
• Mosaic: Add mosaic-like touches to your hair, brows or eyeballs... just like Alia Bhatt did! 

SWASTIKA MUKHERJEE, A PRISMA FANGIRL, EDITS A PICTURE FOR T2

The picture we started out with: A selfie she clicked with daughter Anwesha on Marine Drive in Mumbai.

Where did she first hear about Prisma: “On Facebook. Ever since I found out about it I have been busy editing my pictures on it!”

One feature she likes about Prisma: “Once you’ve used a filter, the picture gets saved automatically. Unlike Insta where the only way to save it is by uploading it.” 

One Prisma complaint: “That notification by Prisma about the app being used by a lot of people at the same time, so I can’t save my picture then!” 

FILTER ONE: CURLY HAIR

The fact that it looks like it’s been drawn with a pencil. And moreover, I love black-and-white pictures! However, I wish it didn’t stress on my laugh lines as much!

FILTER TWO: TEARS

It looks like it’s actually painted by hand and not artificially done on an app. Oh, and the lavender tint to it is amazing! 

FILTER THREE: WAVE

It looks like it’s been done with water colours. Growing up I used to love painting with water colours and poster colours and I still do — especially when I help out Mani (Anwesha) with her school projects (laughs)!

FILTER FOUR: RUNNING IN THE STORM

It looks like a really well-clicked picture instead of an edited one, with our hair flying in the wind. Plus, we’re both wearing blue which this filter accentuates and makes it look flattering.

And I love the name. It goes with my personality... running in the storm! 

“The filters are new and refreshing. Plus, it gives me an idea of how I look as a cool chick from a video game just like Grand Theft Auto V. So far my fave Prisma filters are Heisenberg and Tears. I got Shaheb (Bhattacherjee) hooked to it too! Initially he says things like, ‘Oh God not another app addiction’ and in no time he’s on it himself,” laughed Sonika Chauhan, sports anchor.
A brunch with her BFFs meant  Shreya Ghoshal taking a Prisma groupfie and captioning it “Prismatic day!” 
Cricketer Hardik Pandya showed some “unconditional” and “the real love” with his pet on Instagram.

Text: Pramita Ghosh & Riddhima Khanna
Which is your favourite filter on Prisma and why? 
Tell t2@abp.in

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