Image recognition app scans paintings to act like Shazam for art

New Scientist | Matt Reynolds:

Taking a souvenir home from an art gallery no longer has to mean a trip to the gift shop.  A new app lets people scan a work of art with their smartphone camera to find out more about it and save a digital copy.

The app, called Smartify, uses image recognition to identify scanned artworks and provide people with additional information about them. Users can then add the works to their own digital collection. Smartify co-founder Thanos Kokkiniotis describes it as a combination of the music discovery service Spotify and music recognition app Shazam – but for visual works.

Image: This will look nice in the digital gallery: Ross Harrison

2018-10-29T11:05:26+00:00