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Smartify | Shazam of paintings

The consumption of music was revolutionised with the launch of Shazam.
It can be hard to appreciate art if you don’t know the story behind it.
That’s seemingly the  problem Smartify — the “art” is bolded in their logo — wants to solve.

Just launched, the iOS app allows you to scan artwork in famous museums and get more information about the artist and the work you’re looking at.
And now an art gallery equivalent has been created which plans to replicate its industry-changing success with a similar model.

Technology entrepreneurs in London have devised a smartphone app called Smartify which uses image recognition software to scan, identify and save digital copies of artist creations onto a user’s device.