Elia Locardi is Back

Sell Prints on Pixels & Clients Can See Framed Work on Their Walls with Augmented Reality App

Pixels has launched a pretty slick little app that will let prospective clients who are purchasing your prints on pixels.com to see them on their walls in different frames before making a purchase. The app, simply named pixels.com, targets a wall and then shows you on your iPad what the framed artwork would look like there. 

With the new iPad app, Pixels says that photographers and artists will be able to...

  • Create a profile within the app and upload images directly from an iPad or Dropbox 
  • Set their own prices for a variety of print products, including: canvas prints, framed prints, metal prints, greeting cards, and more
  • Showcase their images to potential buyers using the app's virtual reality interface 
  • Customize their images with millions of frame and mat combinations 
  • Process transactions directly from within the app 
  • Interact with other artists and photographers via comments, likes, favorites, and more

While prospective clients and art enthusiasts will be able to...

  • Browse through millions of images from more than 250,000 living artists and photographers
  • Search for images based on keywords, artist names, image titles, and more 
  • Comment on, like, and favorite images 
  • Customize images with millions of frame and mat combinations 
  • View images on their walls using the app's target-tracking virtual reality interface 
  • Purchase museum-quality artwork directly from within the app 
  • Follow their favorite artists and photographers and receive push notifications when those artists and photographers upload new images

The video makes it seem faster and more seamless than it really is, since you do have to print out a target for the app's augmented reality feature to really work. Still, it's a cool new tool that you can find out more by visiting here, or by downloading the app from the app store

Jaron Schneider's picture

Jaron Schneider is an Fstoppers Contributor and an internationally published writer and cinematographer from San Francisco, California. His clients include Maurice Lacroix, HD Supply, SmugMug, the USAF Thunderbirds and a host of industry professionals.

Log in or register to post comments

Of topic a little but related to the video... man, I couldn't imagine how could it must be for someone asking for your autograph on a canvas photo/painting.

Is it bad I want to play with this because I want to see what looks good over my couch?

Not in the least!

this commercial bothered me far more than it should have... yes, they showed the feature, but it felt like they were saying "make art, get our app, impress that really cute chick"
... just, why was the love story needed for this?...

that's a loooong and annoying movie to introduce a feature that only appears as an anecdote in it !!!!
... except that, the app look nice ...

The augmented reality app looks awesome. I guess it is just a matter of time until we get a Augmented camera something between a table and a fullframe camera glued together with awesomeness. LolJust think about it, Nintendo create that Augmented game with a card (https://www.nintendo.co.za/Nintendo-3DS/Instant-Software/AR-Games-Augmen...) when you put the card down a cartoon character appears. So in the future a photographer will put down a augmented card, cloth and the person will be on a different location, or just change the foreground or background or on a horse etc, In camera photoshop.

One can take the idea further and add the light modifier software feature on fstoppers a short while back( http://fstoppers.com/post-production/new-algorithm-could-put-famous-phot...), change to different lighting setup in camera. Add rim light, ooohSo what do you think…remember when people 1st heard of the idea of a digital camera many were against it and no one thought 30 years ago it would be possible. Some of you would ask would it still be photography? And others will ask what I do with all may lights…and add 4k to it....Someone please make a spoof video...Okay that’s just my craze thoughts bye, bye