There’s something about a painting that makes it wonderfully different than a photograph. Character. Flavor. Heart. Soul.
What can you do if you don’t have the talent or experience of an accomplished painter? Use your Mac to convert digital photos into digital art.
My latest testament to my lack of artistic ability is GMX-PhotoPainter. It’s a Mac app that takes digital photos and makes them look more like art than photograph.
Here’s how GMX-PhotoPainter looks as an app. The Toolbar gives you tools; oil paints, pen and ink, crayon, and watercolor.
Drop in a photo and begin converting via point and click.
The examples of what can be done to create art from photos speak a thousand words. Here’s an original digital photograph before GMX-PhotoPainter.
Here’s the same photograph with artistic tools applied.
Look what happens to a digital portrait:
Your mileage may vary, of course.
GMX-PhotoPainter tools are straightforward but require quite a bit of trial and error to achieve the best results.
Still, the results speak for themselves. This isn’t a cheap Mac app, but if you want digital photos that resemble art more than photography, it’s a good set of tools to try.