Prisma update: What's new in this unique photo app

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on August 5th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

We've told you before why Prisma is different than other photo editing and manipulation apps (spoiler: it kind of transforms normal pictures into works of art), and how to get started with it. It's remained popular, and now it's been updated as well.

What can Prisma do now that it couldn't before? Pull up a proverbial chair and we'll fill you in.

Get notified when new art styles are added

This is a pretty self-explanatory addition, yet one that could come in handy if you've found yourself using Prisma often. The app will now send notifications when new art styles are added, giving you more options on top of the 29 you can currently use.

Modify photos before you apply filters

After selecting a photo, whether it's one you take inside Prisma or select from your Camera Roll, you can now tinker with it before you apply an art style. Basic cropping is possible by sliding the picture around and using pinch gestures to zoom in or out.

You can also rotate the photo 90 degrees in either direction by simply tapping on arrows at the bottom of the 'Crop photo' screen.

Unfortunately, even the update hasn't prevented the most discouraging thing about Prisma, which is that it appears to be somewhat of a victim of its own early success. It's still not uncommon to attempt to transform a photo and wait for several seconds only to get an error message saying the Prisma servers are overloaded, and that you need to wait before trying again.

Still, that has been the exception rather than the rule in our experience with the app to date. Prisma continues to bring something new to the photo sharing/manipulation space, which isn't easy considering how many other apps have already taken photo filters and made them quite popular.

It's well worth checking out if you haven't done so to this point, especially since future updates should only continue to make Prisma even more fun.

Posted in: News, Guide
Tagged With: Iphone, IPad, Photo manipulation, Photo apps, Prisma
Share This: