What are the best AI-based photo apps?

Ever wanted to overhaul one of your photos not just in a single layer like filters do, but in a way that analyzes every single layer and completely change its style? These AI-based photo apps will do that work for you and turn even the simplest of pictures into entirely different images!

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  1. 19


    Prisma is a photo-editing app that lets users transform their photos into art using the style of famous artists like Munk and Picasso, as well as world famous ornaments and patterns. It features more than 300 filters to choose from.

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Danielle Stanley
    Written on July 25, 2019
    "Pretty sick and tired of basic filters that only edit one layer of my selfies. Good thing I found prisma, it's AI-based and changes a lot of aspects on my pics and even edits them to make it look like some signature pieces by famous artists lol!"
  2. 11


    Pikazo lets you choose any subject by snapping a photo, picking one from your camera roll, or using built-in web search. Start by using one of the readymade styles to get the hang of it, then begin to explore with any other image you can find.

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Sue Mao
    Written on July 25, 2019
    "Good app, the AI in this phototaking/editing app is rather well made in a sense that it can detect my selfies and change themes accordingly"
  3. 10

    #3AI Portraits

    AI Portraits

    AI Portraits is a website which allows users to add different effects and layers to their photos, effectively beautifying their pictures. The site is free and contains plenty of special effects.


    Frank Lane
    Written on July 29, 2019
    "Just had a blast using this AI-based photo app the other week! WTH happened to it and why is it no longer available? :( I hope they bring it back lol Changing my selfies to look like Victorian-era paintings were fun asf"
  1. 3

    #4Deep Art Effects

    Deep Art Effects

    Deep Art Effects is an app that lets you transform photos into famous fine art painting using artificial intelligence. It also allows you to share your artworks with others using your social media accounts.


    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Matthew Cook
    Written on July 25, 2019
    "Cool app. I like changing my selfies to weird art styles. 👍"
  2. 3



    Fotor is a photo editing app that features over 300 photo effects. This professional editing tool is also ideal for creating collages, doing touch-ups, adding filters and stylish frames to images, photo stitching, and so on.


    Web, Android, iOS, Windows, Mac


    Luz María Zárate
    Written on July 25, 2019
    "A lot of the photo effects in Fotor are good, but I'm not sure if it's AI-based like the rest of the items here? IDK, in all honesty, just taking a wild guess here. I'm not tech savvy so don't take my word for it 😂😂😂😂"
  3. 2


    Painnt is a photo editor that features more than 2.000 filters. You can turn your photos into art masterpieces or transform yourself into a cartoon character.

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Liu Du
    Written on July 25, 2019
    "snap filters are boriiiiing asfffff try out painnt. it is an ai photo app and lets you use filters but is more indepth than basic filters that only difference the front!"
  4. 2



    Storyboard is an app for Android devices that lets you transform any video into comics, using experimental research technology from Google. With Storyboard you will have a comic in just a minute.  Just upload a video, select the layout you like, and share it with your friends.



    Lei Xu
    Written on July 25, 2019
    "altho its used more as a video app to edit videos into comics style like the one in marvel intros, this one still has a good base ai and is fun to use :)"
  5. 2



    Polarr is a photo editor app that includes features like dual lens effects and depth adjustments, masking tools, face-editing, and different filters. It lets you add layers to your photos and offers different blending and mask modes.


    Web, Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, Chrome


    Felipe Durán
    Written on July 25, 2019
    "good polarr is fun like dual lenses and good layerz 🤘"
  6. 1


    VSCO is a mobile application developed by Visual Supply Company for taking photos, editing them with a variety of settings and filters, and sharing them. Users can join a creative community with no public followers, likes, or comments. 

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Roger Jordan
    Written on July 25, 2019
    "VSCO is hands down the best. Why isn't this on top?"


Best What are the best AI-based photo apps
1PrismaApps 19 Free
2PikazoApps 11 Free
3AI PortraitsWebsites 10 Paid
4Deep Art EffectsApps 3 Free
5FotorApps 3 Free
6PainntApps 2 Free
7StoryboardApps 2 Paid
8PolarrApps 2 Free
9VSCO Apps 1 Free

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