Microsoft Pix Can Turn iPhone Photos into Beautiful Paintings Using Deep Learning

Today, Microsoft updated its smart camera app for iOS device, Microsoft Pix with new features that overlay artistic filters on top of your photos.

The company said that the company used deep learning to browse massive datasets of classic paintings to “learn the essence of what makes a given style of painting recognizable.”

Microsoft Research’s Josh Weisberg said that they have tried various things to put of their efforts which were focused on using AI and deep learning to capture better moments and better image quality. They also say these features are more about fun.

Microsoft also says the new features will be well-suited for creating beautifully and attractive for sharing on social media. Microsoft Pix team has also planned to feature social shares from the app with tag of #PixStyling on their Instagram profile.

Microsoft Pix Camera is available as a free download from the App Store. The app requires any device running iOS 10.0 or later and has no in-app purchases.

[via TechCrunch]

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  • Edge

    “Beautiful paintings…”??? I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder as the examples look pretty bad, except for the top left which is just really bad… ????

  • Steve

    The Fauvism style, like the works of Van Gogh are an acquired taste.

  • Edge

    Well, I’m not sure I can ever say any computer generated effect (with its predictable pattern) is comparable to a true artist, but like above, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. 🙂