A NEW smartphone app that turns your photos into works of art is now free on iPhone and Android.
Adobe's Photoshop Camera app adds creative filters to your snaps using artificial intelligence to give them a fun, artsy twist.
One filter identifies the sky and changes it into a cartoon-ish background, while another makes you look like you're in a comic book.
The app is now ready to download from Apple's App Store and the Google Play Store.
"Adobe Photoshop Camera is a free, intelligent camera app that lets you add the best filters and effects for your photos – before you even take the shot," Adobe writes in the app's description.
"Show off your unique style with tons of Insta-worthy lenses and filters inspired by your favorite artists and influencers."
The app is designed to give you photos with the look and feel of a Photoshopped image without the need for Photoshop skills.
Photoshop's software is used by loads of professional photographers to polish up their photos, but is too pricey for the average Instagram addict.
To use Photoshop Camera, download it onto your smartphone.
Note that only a handful of Android gadgets support the app, notably the latest Samsung Galaxy, Google Pixel and OnePlus phones.
Once downloaded, open up the app and sign up with an Adobe ID.
Tap the button the the left of the shutter icon to pick a lens. You can swipe left for different versions.
Tap the button on the right to add effects to photos you've already taken.
The app is clever enough that it can scan you photo for objects or scenes, such as a person or the sky, and suggest suitable filters.
iPhone tricks to try today
Here are some of the best…
- Typing cursor – When typing, hold down the space bar to turn your keyboard into a trackpad, letting you move around words and sentences more easily
- Close all Safari tabs – To do this in one go, simply hold the overlapped squares in the bottom right-hand corner, and press close all tabs
- Delete lots of photos quickly – Hold down on a photo and then drag your finger diagonally in Photos to select lots of images at once, then hit delete
- Convert currency quickly – Swipe down from the top of your Home screen (or swipe left to right on an iPhone X or later model), then tap in the bar and type a currency (like $200) and it will automatically covert to your local currency
- Check if you're due a battery upgrade – Batteries inside smartphones degrade over time. Just go to Settings > Battery > Battery Health, and check out the Maximum Capacity reading. Generally a battery is considered worn when you're down to 80% capacity. If you're below, you can buy a battery swap from Apple
- Move apps around faster – Hold an app until it starts wiggling, then (while still holding) tap other apps, causing them to stack so you can move them around easier
In other news, a genius app that removes people in your photos who are ruining the shot was voted Apple's best iPhone app of 2019.
A tech blogger has revealed the possible design for next year's iPhone 12.
And, if you're looking for a handset you can actually get your hands on, check out our iPhone 11 review.
What's your favourite app? Let us know in the comments!
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