Google app matches your selfies with famous paintings

Other than the face-matching feature, Google's arts and culture app offers a range of other features, such as the ability to look for other events and locations nearby or explore artefacts using virtual reality.

As we mentioned, the Google Arts & Culture app now has a new feature that lets you match your self portrait with a famous one from an worldwide museum.

The app takes facial features from uploaded photos and searches for those characteristics in famous paintings - and it's surprisingly accurate. And once you've exhausted yourself of selfies, check out the rest of the Google Arts and Culture app; through it, you can do things like zoom in on unbelievable masterpieces to see all of their incredible details. Google wouldn't comment on when the app will begin showing up in those states and internationally.


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Still, even if it doesn't deliver some kind of mind-blowing match each time you run a selfie through the service, what results is a pretty fun and addicting romp through the world of classic art. Using the built-in camera of the app, you can capture a selfie (however imperfect or weird it is) and upload it. Once you install the app, scroll down for the "Is your portrait in a museum?" game. Tap "GET STARTED" to, well, get started. In some cases, the resemblance between the person and the piece of art is uncanny, while more frequently, the matches tend to be a little more baffling. Prima, a photo-editing app, shot to fame for turning images into paintings, complete with strokes of an artist's brush.


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