The chronicle behind Shawn Mendes album cover

Guess what can happen when you edit a photo of your idol with Photo Lab? Sometimes your creation becomes a cover art for his new album!

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Right from the moment Shawn Mendes announced his third self-named album, the album’s cover has been the center of discussions on where the inspiration for the artwork came from. All because the artwork reminds of one of the effects inside the Photo Lab app. And the truth is our app became an important part of the story in the very beginning, when one amazing fan of one YouTube billionaire (in views currency) created a fan art with our ‘Inner Bloom’ effect.

Shawn Mendes album cover art inspiration

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Photo Lab is a part of the most expensive digital picture

We are happy to announce that one of the most anticipated crypto projects of the year 2018 – CryptoPicture, has just gone public. You would ask what’s in it for Photo Lab, but actually, our team has got more reasons to be excited than any other team. First of all Photo Lab got its spot in the picture during presale event – you can see our logo among the purchased slots. Besides (and it makes us extremely proud) the app’s founder Victor Sazhin is actually the person behind this original initiative in crypto industry.

CryptoPicture launch

So what is CryptoPicture? It is not just a promising project with a creative and smart team working on it, but also the world’s first decentralized advertising space regulated by Ethereum smart contract. It is a 1 million px canvas, divided into predefined blocks set for sale. We can go on and on talking about the project, but like a saying goes the Picture is worth a thousand words, so feel free to read the whole story on the project’s page.

We have high hopes for CryptoPicture and if everything goes as expected (and risk is always involved when dealing with projects like this) it’s gonna be one of the most valuable digital picture in history. So good luck to CryptoPicture and everyone involved in bringing it to life!

Photo Lab Designers Call: $1000 at stake weekly

Photo Lab team is glad to announce their first contest for designers with $1000 award. Prepare your main graphic weapons – Adobe Photoshop and unique creative ideas – and let the battle begin!

Photo Lab Designers Call

In addition to Photoshop our special Template Tool is required. It’s a Photoshop add-on that allows anyone to create their own templates for Photo Lab and let everyone use them. See your ideas in action – read about templates, turn your PC on, roll the dice and win.

As the title says it’s not a one-time event, but a competition held weekly. So don’t be afraid to miss the deadline – new contest gets started every Monday. If you don’t feel like sending your combos now, do it next week.

If you’re interested learn more about the rules on the contest site.

Photo Lab’s Also in App Store’s Trends of 2017

Photo Lab app as featured on iTunes in 2017

It’s been just one week since Google’s announcement and we are proud to share our new achievements with you. On December 07 Apple also revealed 2017’s most popular apps, games, music, books and more. Among many other first-rate apps and developers, Photo lab has got noticed in the following categories and countries:

Of course, it’s a great pleasure to know that our tech-based efforts are rewarded. And, boy, we can tell you that no one works harder than our R&D team – long days and even some sleepless nights, to roll out those ‘smart’ features you love the most on time and fully-functioning.

But at the same time, it is a new responsibility we are glad to take on ourselves – we have to be better and continue surprising you on the course of a year (and years to come). We consider it as a challenge that should motivate us to do an even better job.

Robert Downey Jr.’s Halloween Smashing Success with Photo Lab

“I’m Tony Stark. I build neat stuff, got a great girl, occasionally save the world. So why can’t I sleep?”

Robert Downey Jr's smashing success with Photo Lab effect

Had we seen this post earlier our only answer to this epic question would have been: “Who sleeps on Halloween night and with such a mask from #PhotoLab on?” And by the way, the answer is still the same because whoever is behind Robert’s Instagram account won big.

Almost 1.5 million likes the #CreepySmileMakeup got over week make it not only the most successful post in Photo Lab’s history but also the most likable Robert’s Instagram pic ever! Can you believe this? We could not either at first. But on second thought why not? This effect is Halloween-scary, it’s funny and it’s smiling at you with that creepy smile nobody can resist.

Yes, we know Halloween 2017 is over, but whenever you are in a mood to frighten your friends to death, feel free to find this mask here.

PS: Do you happen to know the person behind RDJ’s Instagram and Facebook? Anyone? Please, contact us if you do. 📧

Check out the coolest Robert Downey Jr.’s fans reactions 🙃

Meet new smashing selfie-to-video effect in Photo Lab!

Hey! We’ve just launched our first one-of-a-kind effect that turns a photo into a small video clip, using our latest AI developments. It is exclusively available on iOS on the threshold of Apple’s big announcement and is coming to all Android devices very soon.

Yes, it’s sexy and we know it! 😎

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Photo Lab 3.0: not just revised and updated

Well, it’s happening: version 3.0 is here, all new and shiny. As the caption says it’s not yet another revision. The new release brings more machine learning editing features, allows users to combine effects, and shifts the spotlight on users and their creativity with its new social feed.

Photo Lab has always been known for its numerous photo effects, impressive in their variety and design. Through the years the app has come to solve many tasks, from adding a simple border to a picture to complicated art style transfer or instant background replacement or creating Photoshop-like edits, all powered by in-house artificial intelligence algorithms. However, no matter how inventive the effects are, only one effect could be applied at a time. Which was a serious limitation. Now we are bringing new approach to the app’s content and shifting the spotlight on you, our users.

Here’s what the changes are.

Photo Lab is #1 overall in App Store again!

…This time in Pakistan and Jordan. Photo Lab has been #1 in App Store since Thursday last week and is hitting top 10 in Google Play now.

We didn’t see that coming. As with India earlier this Summer it happened overnight, and the number of downloads is still growing. However, unlike their neighbors, users from Pakistan have fallen for the whole idea of the effects combinations rather than one particular effect. At least this is as we see it.

#1 in Top overall in Pakistan

Our understanding is it’s a word-of-mouth to blame. And users we questioned about this out-of-the-blue boost of activity confirm, saying that Photo Lab has instantly become as popular as the Prisma app once was. Total craze!

And what about Jordan?

Big News for Instagram Users: Know Your Instagram Filter Now!

Hi everybody! Hope you’ve been missing our updates. 🙂 We’ve got some exciting news that igers* all over the world, armed with their smartphones, will surely like. Know what? Not only we create beautiful filters & effects for our #photolab app, we can now also help you choose the best Instagram filter for your photo!

If you have ever posted a photo on Instagram, you know how important the filters are. In fact, a filter can make or break your photo. That’s why sometimes it takes you too long to pick the most flattering Instagram filter for your holiday selfie or for your breakfast photo. Juno, Ludwig, or Nashville?.. Sometimes the choice is too hard!

askAI app for iPhone and Android is here!

Use the first AI-powered** Instagram filter advisor app to make your photo more engaging and get more instalikes.

How does the magic work?

Smoky Cloud effect by #PhotoLab hits Instagram and Facebook

Facebook and Instagram folks just adore this purple cloudy effect by #PhotoLab. We have no idea why it is SOOO popular, especially in India, but it’s a fact.

New trend: purple cloudy effect by #PhotoLab
Purple cloudy effect: before and after #PhotoLab editing

Today this super-viral effect got us TOP📈 and even #1 rankings in several countries. The doubtless leader by the number of installs is India, where Photo Lab has become #4 in all categories on the App Store and #1 in the Photography category on the Play Store. Just imagine, #PhotoLab is 4th in the whole Indian App Store, right after WhatsApp, Youtube and Facebook! What about Facebook and Instagram, and why this effect?