Vinci

Get the arty look with Vinci

Available to download with zero cost, this free app is ideal for anyone who wants to achieve artistic looking results from their device's photographs. It digitally enhances your photos to produce some stunning results that will delight people who want a bit more individuality from their snaps or who simply want to have fun using its filters to see what can be achieved. View full description

PROS

  • Lots of filter and photo enhancement options available
  • Simplicity itself to operate
  • Fast results

CONS

  • Needs an internet connection to operate
  • No auto enhance feature when taking photos yet

Available to download with zero cost, this free app is ideal for anyone who wants to achieve artistic looking results from their device's photographs. It digitally enhances your photos to produce some stunning results that will delight people who want a bit more individuality from their snaps or who simply want to have fun using its filters to see what can be achieved.

Vinci at a glance

At first look, this program seems to offer nothing more than other popular arty filtering apps such as Prisma. Certainly, this app falls into the same bracket as that one. However, Vinci is a really good app in its own right. Although it does not produce results which will mean your photos get hung in the Museum of Modern Art overnight, you can expect to create things which will be genuinely more interesting from a visual point of view. There are literally dozens of inspiring artwork filters on offer for users to play with in an instant photo editing format for those who prefer preset options. Simply take a photo and run it through the app to see the results within moments. The app's developers say that they will be adding additional filters in coming time, so there will be more options to try out in the future. Crucially, these new features will become available inside the software automatically. Once you have applied a filter and are happy with the results, it is child's play to share it with your friends.

Operation and user interface

One of the best things about Vinci is that it is simple to work out what is going on no matter which function you happen to be using. Selecting which photo you want to apply a filter to is easy. Once you are working on an image enhancement option, the various filters you can apply are all to be found with exceptional ease. Although it is aimed at adults, this software is just as easy for children to operate. Kids can have some fun when applying unique photo effects, but adults are more likely to gain enjoyment from comparing the artistic filters and utilizing the different art styles in a number of subtle ways. Ultimately, Vinci transforms your pictures into a miniature pieces of artwork by using neural networks and artificial intelligence, but it is all done behind the scenes so you don't have to worry about anything. Get the arty brushstroke look without any skill at all! The app has a Facebook page where the developers respond to questions and gain user insights into further enhancements that may come about. Whether you are looking for a generic oil painting look or want to replicate the style of an artist like Kandinsky, this app can deliver it all.

Summing up

This clever little app is amazing given that it is free to use. Photo enhancement software is now a highly advanced and often technical area for app developers, but this system achieves just the right balance between ease of use and great visual results. The best way of working out if it is for you is to simply try it and see.

Vinci

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Vinci 1.2.0