Google Arts & Culture app pairs your pet with museum artwork
Google recently updated its Arts & Culture feature with a new feature specifically designed for animal lovers, called Pet Portraits, which takes an image from your pen and pairs it with a work of art.
The latest update, which started rolling out to some of the best Android phones this week, opens directly to the new Animal Portraits mode when selecting the camera icon. When you select “Take Photo”, you can either take a photo of your pet with the viewfinder or upload one using your phone’s gallery.
The feature will analyze the image, compare it, and compare it to various works of art in the museum, listed by percentage of likeness. From there, you can either resume, save, or share the image. You can even enter a slideshow to view all the different pieces of art, or select an artwork to view the full image as well as the artist and museum it is in.
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If this sounds familiar to you, it’s because Pet Portraits is reminiscent of Google’s Art Selfie feature that went viral a few years ago. This feature is still present and can be accessed from the new carousel layout in the Arts & Culture camera which replaces the old list view.
Google takes care to inform the user before use that the images are only processed on the device and are not sent to the servers. In addition, the images are only visible to you, unless you choose to share them.
The feature appears to be part of version 9.0.27 of the app, which may not have rolled out to all devices yet (some of our devices like the LG Wing have it, some don’t).
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Google Arts & Culture is a fun app that lets you take a visual journey through history and take a close look at some of the most famous paintings. There are also fun features like Art Selfie and Pet Portrait that compare your images to famous works of art.
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