Bored of regular photography apps that don’t let you show off your true creativity on the iPad? After all, there are only so many times you can use the same filters and effects until you get bored right? Well, an artist named James Alliban who was inspired by the neo-dadaist collages of Robert Rauschenberg recently released an app that lets users “paint” their own photographs.
Called Composite, it allows users to remix their surroundings to create compositions. Users paint pictures just by pointing the camera of their iPad 2 at something and then using their finger to draw over it. Since the images caught on camera are constantly changing – it can create extremely interesting compositions. Different brush shapes, sizes and alpha levels are available to create different effects, but the real limits here are your surroundings and how you creatively use them. Completed work can also be shared on social networks with friends, and family.
Composite is available now (iPad 2 only – it needs the camera to work) from the Apple App Store for $1.99. Watch the video demonstration to see how it works: