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Turn Photo Into Painting
Instantly Turn Any Picture Into Paintings with AI Tools

Use state-of-the-art AI to turn your photos into paintings. Turn a picture of your dog into a Picasso, or a photo of your house into an oil painting. The possibilities to transform your picture are endless.

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My mind is blown by NightCafe and I don't think I'll ever get tired of seeing the work it generates!

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Stable Diffusion Text To Image Art
A photo of Buzz Aldrin on the moon, recreated by our AI in the style of Van Gogh's "Starry Night"

Turn Your Photo to Painting Online Free

Have you ever wanted a painting that was done just for you? In the recent past, the only way would be to commission a painter to paint the picture for you. On NightCafe, you can turn your pictures into paintings with a few clicks - for free!

You could turn a photo of the family dog into a Renaissance painting, a picture of a famous landmark into a work of cubist art, or a picture of your child into a painted watercolor. The only limit is your own creativity. Click the button to get started.

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How to Transform Your Image Into a Painting

Turn any picture into a painting in a few simple steps. No code or creative skill required!

Upload an image or picture

Choose one of your favorite photos, or choose one from our picture library if you're still just experimenting.

Choose an art style

You can upload your own style picture, or choose from one of our painting presets.


Your part is done! Now the AI will take a few minutes to convert your painting.

Photo to painting app
A photo of a giraffe in the style of "The Great Wave"

How Does the Photo to Painting App Work?

NightCafe has multiple different AI algorithms that will help you turn your favorite picture into a painting. The original algorithm that turns a photo into a painting is called Style Transfer, which works by uploading a "input" image (e.g. a photo of your dog) and a "style" image (e.g. a Van Gogh painting) and then re-creating the input image in your chosen paint style.

Our other algorithms are "text to image" algorithms, where you can enter a text prompt and the AI will generate an image for you. Most of these text-to-image algorithms also allow you to start with a picture, however, the end result may deviate a lot from your photo. For beginners who want their image transformed into a painting, we recommend starting with Style Transfer to create your painting.

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No coding required, takes seconds to learn how to make a painting. Simply upload your photo, choose a paint style, and click "Create".


Create beautiful artworks using your desktop, laptop, tablet, or iOS or Android smartphone. View and manage your pictures from anywhere.

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Generate, tweak, and download up to 5 paintings per day for free. Download free or paid creations without watermarks!

This is fascinating and incredible stuff. I have so much fun with generative art tools, and this is next level!

— @makeanything

Top Pictures to Painting Art

See some of the top photo to painting artworks that users have made with NightCafe's Style Transfer photo to painting algorithm.


Things that Fly

Style Transfer1 Style

Not created in NC


SlothFataleBeautiful 🥰

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Style Transfer1 Style


Thanks for sharing. @Shr00m

Open prompt collection. /collection/4ClvgJ2Lhz1LawLHFzRr

Shr00mNice one!

Rick TowersBeautiful design, Mich!

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Little kitten
Little kitten

Little kitten

Style Transfer1 Style

JohnLockeGood work

The LeycerWell done

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Cow or Steak
Cow or Steak

Cow or Steak

Style Transfer1 Style

Do what make you feel better and happy no one know what could happen to you anytime.


mr_lowkeyNice creation!

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In memory of Zena and Zoey ❤
In memory of Zena and Zoey ❤

In memory of Zena and Zoey ❤

Style Transfer1 Style


RPGCatLoverThank you!

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Pictures to Paintings App FAQs

📷 Can a photo be made to look like a painting?

Yes! Using modern Artificial Intelligence, any photo can be made to look like a painting of your choice. The effect works with any art style, e.g. colored pencil sketch, acrylic paint, oil paintings, watercolor paintings and more.

📱 What is the painter app that turns photos into paintings?

There are many apps that can turn photos into paintings in a simple step process, but we think NightCafe is the best photo to painting application available. NightCafe has more creation options, a generous number of free credits every day, and a community of other artists doing the same thing.

💸 How much does it cost to turn a photo into a painting?

It's free to generate up to 5 artworks per day using any of our painting generation tools. To create more images, you can subscribe, open a profile, purchase a credit pack, or earn credits by participating in the community. Subscriptions are not required to generate images.

📱 What platforms does NightCafe Creator work on?

NightCafe Creator is a web-based phtoo generation app. You won't find it on any app store, but you can install it and run the photo to painting algorithms from the home screen of your iPhone, Android phone, or tablet. Once the picture to painting app is installed on your device, you can begin to create beautiful photos.

🖼️ Do I own the artworks I create?

Yes! As long as you own (or have permission to use) any images that you used in the creation process, we transfer any Copyright assignment to you - the creator. Please check the Copyright laws in your own country to confirm. Copyright and license laws for AI-generated art are still evolving, and some jurisdictions will not grant Copyright for AI-generated paintings.

Style Transfer Artwork

Print your creations

Let us print your painting! We use Artificial Intelligence to enhance your image to print quality, manually crop it to the aspect ratio of your chosen size (making sure to keep the subject in-frame), then print and deliver it to your door.

The prints are museum-quality, made on thick and durable matte paper. Add a wonderful accent to your room and office with these canvas paintings that are sure to brighten any environment. You can order any of your paintings to be printed for you.

Cheers to you, this awesome platform, and this incredible community. A heck ton of good days ahead.

— @shootwhatsmyname
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