Having a iPhone has been a great way for me to be creative in a way that I can't be with my regular cameras. The variety of apps available allow me to be creative on the go. I can photograph and use an app to make adjustments or completely alter an image before I even leave the location where I am shooting. What is nice is I always have the original as well as the altered image as long as I use any app after the image has already been captured rather then using the camera within each app.
AutoPainter is an app that takes an original photograph and turns it into a "painting" that is in the style inspired by a choice of four different famous painters, Aquarell, Benson, Cezanne and Van Gogh. Rather then being an effect, it uses the original photograph as a reference and automatically paints the scene with different digital brushes.
Unfortunately, this app on the iPhone does not save the final image in the highest resolution. It is stated on their app site, "We feel this setting is the best compromise for the speed and quality. We have a Mac version with higher resolution for larger format prints." So reading this I at least know that I have an option if I have a great image that I want to sell in a larger size.
Not all the styles work with all images, so it is entertaining to try and figure out what style will work best with what image. I decided for comparison sake, that I would use one image with all styles. Below are the results.
This is the original iPhone capture of "Santa Fe Wall"
This is the Aquarell Style using the Autopainter iPhone App
This is the Cezanne style using the Autopainter iPhone App
This is the Van Gogh style using the Autopainter iPhone App
If you decide you like this app, there is also Autopainter II and Autopainter III that offer other styles of famous artists.