I am really interested in this application since I have ever encountered problems trying to convert pictures into a more artistic style using photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Instead of drawing lines and covering colors, with one click Prisma is able to generate a very nice photo, which is quite amazing.
For the application, I think the following points are important from the presentation:
- Privacy issue
- Because this application makes use of A.I. and machine learning, for certain filters they are not able to handle it locally. When users upload the photo to the server and modify it, personal information is leaked. Therefore, here comes a privacy concern about how should Prisma protect users’ personal information and should Prisma use users privacy for commercial purpose.
- I could remember when group 9 was presenting 53, they introduced that 53 has a community that allow users to great artworks together. Group 5 also think that if they are going to implement this app, they are definitely to implement sharing features. In my opinion, sharing and having a community are the most important features that would keep users using this kind of applications. When people share creative artworks on social media or community, they would receive appreciation, which will encourage them keep using the app.
- Virtual Reality
- Virtual reality is getting popular and the market for it is growing. As for a photo editing application, Prisma actually have very strong power and should not just limit it in the current market. Possibly Prisma can improve its technology so that it is able to modify videos for virtual reality. Then people would be able to experience different stylistic sceneries and perhaps this would bring Prisma a lot of profits.
About my personal thoughts, I would like to criticize some thing first:
- I am not really sure whether it is reliable for the picture on slide 5, but currently in Singapore’s app store Prisma is not really the first in the “photo&video” category. It might not be very suitable to say “Prisma” is the first in industry.
- For its potential in movie industry, as far as I am concerned, it might not be really successful because for movies they have their own team of special effects and they are using more advanced tools to make sure the stylistic effects works well (as group 5 have mentioned that sometimes the picture is not generated well).
For my personal plan of implementing this application is:
- Make it a plug-in. People sometimes feel troublesome to open an application and just for editing photos (since this is not a social media and do not have very large user community). If it is possible, we can make Prisma a plug-in for Facebook, Instagram Twitter or WeChat. When people are having a post, they can directly use the plug-in inside social media to edit the photos. It would be more convenient for users and makes sure that Prisma is always being used.
- Create another version for those startup application designers or web-developers. The application would allow them to generate beautiful stylistic photos or icons. This would be very useful because sometimes people cannot find a good designers and using photoshop to edit every photo is really tedious. Prisma would help those people to save a lot of time.