Gertrudis Graphics has released GMX-PhotoPainter (http://www.gertrudisgraphics.com/gmx-photopainter-information) for Mac OS X (10.5 and higher), a US$59 standalone software solution that transforms an image (generally a photo) into an original artwork. With GMX-PhotoPainter, artists can start with an existing picture such as from a digital camera or scanner, a 3D rendering or painting from another program or imaging application.
GMX-PhotoPainter first performs a topological analysis of the image's content and builds a matrix of flow direction vectors. Users can then paint a few quick strokes across the desired features of their image. GMX-PhotoPainter uses this information to generate something that looks more like hand-drawn masterpieces.
While one of the main goals of GMX-PhotoPainter is enabling users to create their own...| Read more »