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Make your Digital Camera Snaps Become Genuine Art

by Rainier on Nov. 13, 2001 @ 5:08 p.m. PST

Cambridge-based Fo2PiX has announced a revolutionary creative standalone software package that can turn simple holiday snaps or high quality photos into genuine works of art. The package was developed using a ground-breaking image recognition technology, also used to find DNA spots on gene-chips.
PhotoArtMasterTM enables anyone to turn digital pictures, or images imported through a scanner, into genuine high quality works of art. Based on the original photo, and using unique image simplification technology, the software creates a wide selection of sketches, and colour or monochrome palettes, which can be mixed, manipulated and painted on the screen, or ‘canvas’, by the user.

No artistic talent is required to create genuinely impressive and stunning results; no other software is needed and the end result can be output to a domestic printer. The final picture can be framed and hung on the wall, given as a gift, or made into greeting cards. Users can even make money by selling their prints!

Don McCrae, CEO of Fo2PiX, believes that the software will have a major impact in the digital photographic market: “More and more people are using digital cameras to record important family moments or holiday highlights. Now with PhotoArtMaster they can turn these snapshots into really attractive pieces of artwork – easily, quickly and cheaply. People of any age, any artistic or technical ability can achieve very impressive results with our software. Visit to see some examples of just what can be done.”

Published on November 30th 2001 and priced at £45.95, PhotoArtMaster will be available in all major software retailers and art shops or downloadable HERE.

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