Google gives you a choice of five different matches, with the percentage it thinks the portrait resembles your face. Me, and a Renoir painting. It's currently only available in the U. In the app, the company says it only stores the selfies long enough to make the matches and won't use the photos for any other purposes. Unfortunately, the platform doesn't support photo uploads from your camera roll, so you have to be selfie-ready and in good lighting, of course. The Google Arts and Culture App, which launched in 2016 — and can be downloaded through and — came out with a new feature that allows you to take a selfie, upload it, and compare it with a doppelgänger in one of several art museums worldwide.
Painted portrait has protruding ears, normal nostrils and a cleft chin. How to find your art doppelgänger A small square will appear for you to align your face with and take the photo. Update: The app is available only to users in the U. Although I doubt the woman depicted in his painting wore braces. If you're still not sold, head on over to 's to see the app in action. But you might not be very flattered by the results. The company said it won't use data from photos for any other purpose but to match it with images in its catalog.
The app can match selfies of your friends, if you can convince them to try the app. Not everyone can be as lucky as , who just happened to be a twin of a famous painting. There is no explanation given about the supposed science behind this. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Condé Nast. I had my friends try it — which you can see below — and we were mostly laughing at some of the matches.
And by Monday, it was still holding on to the spot. Either way, the app is definitely a good way to pass the time — and certainly makes for funny social media content. Twitter users are sharing their results online, whether or not they like the results. When you see famous portraits from Ye Olden Days, you may wonder what you would have looked like back then. App Attack is a weekly series where we search the App Store and Google Play Store for the best apps of the week.
You can explore thousands of collections from museums around the world, read articles about artwork or , and you can also favorite tons of collections to save within the app. By fooling around with this app you feed Google with even more data about you, you naively provide them with yet more images of your face so they can spy on you a hundred times better. The app is available for or. The Girl Meets World actress shared her results: Portrait of an Old Lady by Vittore Ghislandi. We tried it with a New Yorker art cover to go extra meta. The app uses computer-vision tech to examine what is similar about your face to the thousands of pieces of art that are shared with Google by museums and other institutions.
Art lovers can also use the app to take guided tours that reveal the history behind , including famous works such as. While it started with 17 museums, today it includes art from over a thousand museums across 70 countries, from the with nearly 9,000 items to the in Ulaanbataar with only 95 works. Of course, the new app will also work for those actually visiting museums in real life, too. Estimated at over , The Concert is still considered one of the most expensive missing paintings on the. You can't simply upload your best-ever photo.
Were you delighted or horrified by the match? Women are often matched up with old-style paintings featuring men with mustaches, and many of the portraits it searches are just not especially lovely. Hey this one ain't so bad. After your photo is taken, the app will show you your artistic twins — along with a percentage that denotes how good the match is. But the viral buzz was enough that many have been left frustrated. Also remember, this app is for fun. There are also Street View-like tours available, too, where you can drag the image around with your finger and tap to move through the exhibit or location much as if you were navigating Google Maps Street View.
I have to say, it's a bit of a stretch, but maybe it's a prediction of how Rowan will look in her twilight years. Your photo will turn to black and white while the app processes the information. Archaeologists Discovered the Remnants of the First Rager You Might Also Like: Formerly known as the Google Art Project, which launched in February 2011, the initiative aims to make great art more accessible in this digital age, using some of the technological tools that Google has created. The app lets you experience artwork from around the world, without ever leaving home. In order to further that cause, we've created this nice distraction which should completely negate the hesitations of the cautious. In many cases, the old-timey people in the paintings resemble them uncannily, but, other than in rare cases, that's not the case at all with Google's app.
As they shared their results on Twitter and Instagram, some users praised the similarities. It pulls from Google's digital collection of artworks from museums around the world. Hopefully this will happen soon though. You can then choose to share them to your social media channels, as well as email and text messages. If you've ever wondered if there's a museum portrait somewhere that looks like you and you're ready to have your ego crushed, there's now an app for that. The app went viral this weekend after users discovered the entertaining feature that analyzes selfies and matches them to historical artwork. .