Dynamic Auto Painter by Mediachance has been upgraded in recent months and is a very mature program now. It now allows even more control by the user and a considerable number of presets which in turn have an infinite number of variations. Unfortunately for some the big-boppa version is Windows only.
It also allows a dedicated user to make their own painting styles. Frankly this is hard work and although I would really like to create an individual style I have not been able to apply enough energy to the learning process.
What users of "DAP" must realise is that this is not just a wash-over effect but an actual user-controlled painting program that applies brushstrokes and layers in the form of a regular painting methodology.
Unfortunately armchair critics that view results seem to think that the results are somehow "not genuine" - as "the computer did it". But it might also be said that a picture taken on auto-everything camera is not genuine becasue "the camera did it". Or that processing to jpg via a raw file is not geniuine because the image finally produced is "not ex-camera". In truth what pleases the eye will please the eye and a conversion program like DAP is not going to make a badly composed image good even if painterly presentation might overcome noise and hide detail. In my book if a painterly presentation looks good then you now that your composition must have been reasonably correct in the original otherwise you are wasting your time.
Products like DAP are really deep software that gives the user something more artistic to present. Because they are not mere robotic processes the individuality of the artist can shine through.
I can recommend the current version of DAP as a well worth having extra tool in the processing armoury and it is not very expensive for what it can do.