Prisma, the photo manipulation app that brought a unique way of pimping up our images has today update its app to support offline image processing. The app uses neural networks to regenerate users’ images to resemble or have that unique look from famous artists and paintings. Unfortunately, for the Android users, this update is only for the iOS Prisma app and will help take away, that waiting time and the need of an internet connection which at some point could slow overload the servers. However, don’t get excited, as the initial update won’t include all of Prisma’s filters, but this is a step in the right direction in order it does at least lay the foundation for making the app self-sufficient.
The Moscow-based team behind Prisma said that “Now that we’ve implemented neural networks right to the smartphones, we have enough servers capacity to run full videos on them in the near future.” Prisma Labs promises “repainting” times will be cut down to 5 seconds on the latest iOS devices or a little longer on the older devices. When queried about the battery drain of doing the full processing on the phone itself, the company said battery life shouldn’t be noticeably different as using cloud processing was already a rather demanding process. The Android version of Prisma will be getting a matching update in the very near future, probably as early as next week.