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App Specs
File size:
10.83 MB
Version:
1.1
Released:
April 15, 2011
Updated:
January 9, 2013
Description
Automatically turn your photos into authentic looking high resolution paintings. It is for real! The result from this highly addictive software will look pretty much like a real painted art: zoomed in or zoomed out with incredibly realistic details.

AutoPainter Express is actually not an effect, it is the closest thing to watching a real painter. It uses the photo as a reference and automatically paints the scene with different brushes, guided by real-world artists inspired techniques.
As with real painters if you paint the same image multiple times you will get slightly different result.

The full painting process takes about 2 minutes and it is pretty rewarding to watch the progress.

After all the apps that simply offer just a modification of the few old "paint" photo effects, AutoPainter Express is a completely unique application in a category of its own. It "thinks" like a real painter.

In this version we bring you 4 incredibly realistic impressionistic styles.

✭Aquarell✭
Running colors, water removal, dry scratches: it is all there in this wonderful style. Works great on flowers, landscapes, old buildings or even people.

✭Benson✭
Inspired by work of Frank Benson (1862-1951). This style has a sunny palette with Mediterranean tones. It does enhance inner light and color harmony and it works best on sunny landscapes and outdoors.

✭Cezanne✭
Inspired by late work of Paul Cezanne (1839 - 1906). Painted on an artistic paper, the quick brush strokes with warm, and yellows and chalk details will work wonders on flowers and still life.

✭Van Gogh✭
Inspired by Van Gogh's Starry Night painting. You will discover his signature swirls, bended reality and blue tones with orange details. This style works great on night life photography and landscapes especially if water reflection is involved.

The AutoPainter Express is a bigger brother of our iPhone and iPad AutoPainter applications and it offer more than 3x the amount of details and it is suitable for large format prints.

The best proof of the app thinking like a real painter is the fact that it doesn't really matter what resolution is the input image as long as it shows a paint worthy scene. The AutoPainter recreates the scene by painting a brand new image, not just shuffle pixels around like every other "paint" effect you had seen.
The source could be big image, camera photo, tiny thumbnail downloaded from the web or even snapshot of another picture. The same apply to a noise - it doesn't really matter.

What matters is your keen eye for interesting scene. Look at it as a master painter would - look for dynamic light (no pun intended) and playful game of lights and shadows.
We suggest to start with the most favourite subject - flowers. Flowers nearly always look good in any style. Then try interesting landscape, buildings, still life and scenery.
The styles here are based on impressionistic painters and they may not always work well on portraits - at least not realistic portraits.

Use it as a Feedback tool for learning:
AutoPainter can actually improve your photography skills. A painting will simplify the image to its core visual values allowing you to evaluate the overall impact of the image such as proper framing technique or good separation of subject from the surrounding. If a painting looks pleasant, your photo technique is on right track.

Check videos on our web page and the iPhone and iPad versions.

Next update will dramatically improve painting of portraits.

What's New
Improved realism of portraits with Portrait Mask. Simply paint the mask over areas that need more attention such as face. (see the last screenshot). Aquarell and Benson are best styles to try this out.

AutoPainter Express (com.mediachance.autopainterexpress) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of Software.com.

Default Install Path: /Applications/AutoPainter Express.app

Minimum OS version: 10.5

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