Su­perPhoto Free

Tweak your snaps with this free app’s Paint­ing Fil­ter

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Tweak your snaps with this free app’s fun to use and prac­ti­cal Paint­ing Fil­ter.

Su­perPhoto is avail­able for iOS, An­droid and Win­dows, and pro­vides 208 free ef­fects for your pho­tos, and 1,300-plus oth­ers you have to pay for. It’s the free Paint­ing fil­ter, though, that’s been get­ting all the at­ten­tion. Just search In­sta­gram for #Su­perPhoto and you’ll see what we mean.

Rem­i­nis­cent of the Pixel Ben­der plugin for Photoshop, the Paint­ing fil­ter in­stantly makes your im­ages look like ab­stract oil paint­ings – an ef­fect that’s sur­pris­ingly dra­matic, in a hi­lar­i­ously kitsch kind of way.

It couldn’t be sim­pler to use. Just open the app, choose your fil­ter, then up­load your photo (yes, it is that way around, weirdly).

You then have to wait about 30 sec­onds un­til the new im­age ap­pears and you’re done, ready to save it to so­cial me­dia, email, and so on. If you want a high-res­o­lu­tion ver­sion, though, you’ll need to upgrade to the paid ver­sion of the app (Su­perPhoto Full, priced £3.99).

This is buck­et­loads of fun. And while we can’t see a lot of prac­ti­cal ap­pli­ca­tion for the se­ri­ous artist, who knows, maybe the right cre­ative mind could cre­ate some­thing amaz­ing with it?

Trans­form­ing your pho­to­graphs into kitsch, 70s-style oil paint­ings is strangely ad­dic­tive.

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