As someone who is definitely not a pro photographer, I’m all about the photo apps that help make my snapshots…let’s say, a little more artful. That’s why the Prisma photo effects app (iOS and yes, Android) is my latest photo filter app obsession, and if you’re not yet in the fast-growing Prisma fan club, well, join us!

If you’re kind of over crema, juno and inkwell, there are more than 60 filters on Prisma that can turn even an admittedly average, poorly lit photo of my daughter, above, into something resembling a Mondrian, a Monet, a Münch or a Miyazaki. And a whole lot more.

Perfect for Instagram — or you know, just letting the kids goof around since it’s so so easy.

The free Prisma photo effects app turns any selfie into a work of art | © cool mom tech

There are similarities to my other favorite filtering app, Waterlogue, only Prisma has a lot more capability. Like you can add filters to video (so fun!) and share via Prisma’s own public feed (I don’t and you might want to keep the kids off of it, especially with a prominent “share geolocation” prompt).

And now, there’s a brand new feature called background clipping, which lets you blend photo-real foregrounds with your own surreal environments, basically turning your regular old selfies into something more Roger Rabbit. Very cool.

Besides, who can resist a photo effects app with a filter called Heisenberg?

Get more info about the free Prisma app on their site, and download for iOS and Android.

As for the Fierce Like Frida shirt (isn’t it awesome?) it’s from the cool indie shop Wee Rascals

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