Photo Sprayer is a virtual painting tool for creating digital art in virtual reality (VR) by using images of the real-world surrounding as its painting palette.

The users can capture images of local sights, objects, faces or random details and turn them into colors and patterns for their digital artwork on 2D surfaces and 3D objects in VR. The application is conceptualized as a playful approach to the predominance of contemporary digital imagery. It was developed for simple use by anyone interested in digital art, enabling a wide array of people to assume the role of an artist. The projection of the real-time painting process allows the observers to continuously follow the progress, while they become part of the artwork through their presence captured in the images.

The current status of the application was demonstrated on the Art Track at the MUM 2018 (International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia) in Cairo from 25 to 28 November. A valuable feedback received from science and industry experts from all over the world will be used in the further development of the application.