You just have to go around Google Play or the App Store to check the number of mobile applications that exist to give photos an original touch. Some of them, such as ToonMe or Photo Lab, are specifically aimed at turn our selfies into a cartoon or caricature and then share it or use it as a profile on social networks.
In recent weeks, a new application has arrived for the same purpose: it is called ‘Voilà AI Artist Editor’It is free and accumulates thousands of downloads on both iOS and Android (with very good ratings, by the way). Next, we will tell you in detail everything you can do with it.
A Renaissance portrait? A cartoon?
‘Voilà AI Artist’ is an application that use artificial intelligence to turn your photos into original portraits. With it, you can quickly and easily create a painting in the painting style of the 15th, 18th or 20th century, transform a selfie into a drawing inspired by Pixar 3D animation films, or get a funny caricature of your face.
Its creators assure that they are preparing many more functions, but they do not specify what they are. For now on Android it has more than 10 million downloads with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 (on iOS, the rating goes up to 4.7). The parent company ensures that it deletes the photos 24 to 48 hours after the application has used it, but acknowledges that it collects information and shares it with external partners and advertisers.
Although it is in English, its operation is very intuitive. Simply choose one of the four available options (3D Cartoon, Renaissance, 2D Cartoon and Caricature) and add an image from your phone’s gallery or take a photo with the camera (you must grant access permission, of course). You can even select a celebrity portrait, there are many to choose from.
Within each of those options, you have to select effect and background what do you want to apply. If you can’t decide on one and prefer to make a collage with four different finishes (including the original), you can always stick with the ‘Voila’ grid. Next, we show you several examples so that you can see what you can do with this app:
When you are satisfied with the result, just touch the icon in the upper right corner and the app will allow you to save your cartoon or drawing in the gallery, send it by email or share it on different social networks, like WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
The download of ‘Voilà AI Artist’ is completely free, but includes ads. If you want to avoid advertising and do without watermarks, in addition to getting a faster processing, you can subscribe to ‘Voilà AI Artist Pro’. On iOS, it costs 2.99 euros a week, 5.99 euros a month or 29.99 euros a year with a three-day free trial; On Android, the prices are cheaper: 1.19, 5.99 or 19.99 euros respectively.
Voilà AI Artist Editor
- Developer: Wemagine.AI
- Download it at: App Store
- Download it at: Google play
- Price: Free
- Category: Photo and video / Photography