In the beginning
The application of digital filters continued. This is done using standard PC tools and working off a smartphone photo rather than using sophisticated processing tools. Nevertheless , the effects are quite interesting and appear to offer potential to obtain a satisfactory image. The primary issue is the degree of resolution offered, firstly by the phone camera and then by the image-processing tools. Being ultimately pixel-based they tend to abstract further from the base offering of a deliberately indistinct image. This is what digital tools tend to do, they try to define and to enhance the image. So, it may be the case that the enhancements are only applied to areas that are considered to be more graphically resolved. Whereas with painting, these choices remain fully in the hands of the artist.