“Prisma is over capacity”: server issues will be ironed out within the next days

Prisma is an app that turns everyday photos into much more visually interesting everyday photos by employing complicated AI algorithms to make them look like paintings. It's a wizardry of some kind that you can learn more about in our review of Prisma.

Without a doubt, Prisma is one of the hottest apps this year, and once it landed on Android some days ago, it reached a boiling point of popularity that caused the servers behind the cloud-based art sorcery to melt big time. Users in the last couple of days have been getting hit with the “Prisma is over capacity” message, followed by a notification of apology from the company.

Phandroid has reached out to Prisma for a comment on the matter, and this is the answer they received:

A couple of days, huh? That's not so bad! Instagram is going to have some time to recover from the recent onslaught of heavily filtered selfies before the next wave hits. We don't even want to think of what awaits the social networks once Prisma adds video editing to the mix.

source: Phandroid



1. haikallp

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Smartphone GPUS aren't capable of thier edit functions? I somehow doubt that.

9. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

There is a difference between being capable or being capable within an acceptable time limit (not that it is fast now). But the GPU of a smartphone doesn't come near the performance of let's say a GTX1080.

2. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

I say Prisma's costumer service representative sounds uninterested or pretty rude. That is not how you resolve costumer issues honey booboo.

3. Reybanz88

Posts: 93; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

The app is trash anyway, very slow and locks up a lot. It shouldn't take 2-3 minutes to change between the filters or to get a picture at all. I'm running the HTC 10 and even with it in high performance mode with nothing else open it takes 3 minutes to make the art photo.

4. HtPsycho

Posts: 27; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

I don't think it has anything to do with the phone that you're using, because the editing process is done on prisma's servers, not on your phone.

6. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yeah he didn't read that in the article, because he didn't read the article.

5. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Reading is fundamental.

7. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

It's a server-side application. You understand what tht means right? The processing is very complicated an as the person says, phones themselves are not powerful enough to handle the task. Its done on a server which right now is bogged down with users and is why the process is being slowed. It has nothing to do with your phone. READ THE ARTICLE. Reading is fundamental. You can't just read the title. For the idiot who green thumbed you, they obvious don't have the ability to read and comprehend what they read either.

8. Mfa901

Posts: 291; Member since: Jul 14, 2012

that app is crap...if you try 10 times only one time you will get an edited image in return...and even if i get an edited image when i try to save or share that pic the app crash...also camera is black when app is opened only front camera function works.

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