Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you must have heard of FaceApp, which allows users to become “older me.” Even though the “old” filter went viral with celebrities around the world posting images of its old version on social media platforms, there are also many other filters that the app offers. Some can make you look younger, while others will put a smile on your face.
When it comes to photo editing, there are plenty of options that will get you dog-eared like Snapchat or a dramatic art-style edit like Prisma. FaceTune2 is another application that helps to retouch the face, remove stains or even make the teeth whiter for a perfect smile. From FaceApp to Prisma and Snapchat, we take a look at the best photo editing apps:
FaceApp can do more than just correct images, such as harnessing Artificial Intelligence to show your older or younger self, swapping genders, etc. You can also style your photo by trying out certain hairstyle options, change hair color, add a smile or mustache, try on glasses, and more. The application has a Pro version and an annual subscription of $ 19.99.
FaceApp is almost two years old, it was launched in 2017 by a Russian company, but it recently went viral, thanks to its old filter. Some privacy issues were raised, as well as the transfer of user data to Russia and the application having access to the entire user gallery, but the founder of FaceApp, Yaroslav Goncharov, rejected them.
However, other concerns, such as the application having a “perpetual” and “irrevocable” royalty-free worldwide license to use the content for those who agree to its terms and services, as well as editing done in the cloud instead of the local servers, it is concerning.
Snapchat with its cool skins and filters is quite popular with teenagers. The social media app updates its filters almost regularly, but the most common are dog ears and cat ears. Snapchat has some Indian-centric skins, so it mostly means adding heavy traditional jewelry. The advantage is that the skins are updated quite frequently, so if the IPL is being published or there is a new movie, Snapchat likely has a new filter ready, which makes sharing on social networks more fun. and relevant.
Snapchat is a free Android and iOS app, known for its short-lived stories that disappear after 24 hours. There are several other features, such as Snap Games and the Discover tab, that allow you to explore content from friends and posts. But skins and filters are possibly the most liked features.
Prisma enjoyed its own share of fame when it went viral in 2016. Art filters said turning photos into the works of Picasso, Munch or Salvador Dalí was a huge success. The application relies on neural networks and artificial intelligence to edit photos. It is also quite simple to use and has an interface similar to Instagram, where you can upload a photo and choose from the filters in the horizontal strip below.
Those who like dramatic yet subtle editing, Prisma is the app for you. Photos of especially rainy days, drops of water come out very well with the Prism filter applied. You can also explore with different scenes and choose from over 300 filters in the free app. Prisma is available for Android and iOS.
FaceTune 2 is again a retouching app for users who want to improve their face by whitening their teeth, removing the red-eye effect, or simply removing blemishes, pimples, or oil from the face. Various professional tools are also available to make facial features like the nose slimmer or wider or for an airbrush effect. In addition, it offers light effects in different colors and allows painting on the skin or hair with makeup brushes, which is part of the artistic tools of the application.
With over 10 million downloads and a 3.9 rating on the Google Play Store, the app is free to download. On the App Store, it has a rating of 4.6. Another useful feature is its magic camera that enhances photos in real time and offers live filters, which means faster photos ready for social media.
Pixtr, while only available on iOS, is a great handy app for making photos look flawless. Automatically recognizes red eyes, spots, etc. on photos for one-touch correction. Then the before and after photo can be compared to see the difference. Of course, face adjustments can be done manually as well. You can also detect faces in a group to make them “perfect”.