A NEW app that uses artificial intelligence to turn your profile picture into a painting has taken the internet by storm.
Called NewProfilePic (also New Profile Picture Editor), the app enables users to convert their photos into AI-generated cartoon portraits.
It was created by Informe Laboratories, Inc. an app developing group that also released the popular ToonMe service.
The app is available in over 100 countries and in up to 10 different languages.
In the app’s ‘about page’, the developers dared their users “to be different with a profile pic that reflects your current mood.”
They also claimed that their service utilizes the latest AI technology.
On the Apple store, the app has already garnered hundreds of reviews and a 4.8-star rating.
At the time of publishing, only one review out of 844 was negative, with the user denouncing the app as “slow”.
All other users, however, raved about the application, saying that they were “already obsessed” and “in love”.
How to download the app
The application is free and available to download on the Apple App Store and Google Play.
Users can also access the app in full via its website link – found here.
How to use the app
First, you need to download the app or head to the website.
Next, you must select and upload an image from your photo library.
Once your image is uploaded, you can scroll through a variety of filters and photo effects.
Image styles include cartoon effects, art effects, and toony filters.
Simply select the style you want, hit done, and download your image.
The app claims that it updates its styles constantly, so users are welcome to “come back whenever”.
As always, users should do their due diligence to understand the privacy policies of an app before downloading it.
A few users on Twitter have also claimed the app to be Russian-based and a phishing scam – though these reports are currently unconfirmed.
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