Photofunia (free) by Alexey Ivanov
Photofunia may be filed under Entertainment but it’s really a photo app and a pretty cool one at that! There are some great apps out there that allow you to do some impressive tricks with your photos, but they also require a little effort (like Juxtaposer).
This one, however, asks you to do next to nothing except choose your photo(s). Photofunia is a collection of over 150 photo templates that will drop your pics into everything from billboards to art galleries to magazines. It also uses facial recognition to automatically turn you into people such as a zombie, a bodybuilder, and a Carnival dancer, among others.
The facial recognition thing doesn’t always work out the way you want it to… it doesn’t like sunglasses, and if there are multiple people in the photo it seems to choose one randomly… but this app does most things right provided the entire face is visible and well lit. It would seem natural to include some Facebook and Twitter sharing in this kind of app, but I usually prefer to do those things directly through those sites anyway.
Even if you don’t have an iPhone or iPad you can still screw with pics at photofunia.com which has been around for a few years now. The app is free and can be pretty fun to goof around with so give it a try!
|Visual Presentation||Clean & minimalistic|
|Ease of Use||Very easy|
|Value vs. Price||It’s worth $ but currently free|
|App Name:||Photofunia (iTunes)|
|Price as of this writing:||free.|
|Optimized for:||iPhone & iPad|
|Device & iOS used for review:||iPhone 4, iOS 5.|