PhotoFunia – App of the week #7

Although I'm not a fan of cute and cuddly image filters and stuff like that, an app I’ve found recently PhotoFunia, managed to catch my interest. This app is fun and it’s worth grabbing at least for a play and a laugh with your friends, if nothing else. The idea of this app is to take a photographed face and do “interesting” composites with it, like put your face on a page in a magazine, as Santa or a movie hero or in a famous painting in Louvre or National Gallery.

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It is somehow similar to the collages everyone used to do back in our school days, or those seaside attractions where you put your face into the hole cut in a funny scene, so that you get transformed into princess, a sailor or another interesting character. The difference is that you don’t need to cut and paste but instead the app “finds” your face in your photo and integrates it with the scene of your choice. I was really impressed with how well it manages to fit the face into the template – not many programmes or applications do this properly and you can see the results above. It’s as simple as that: choose a photo (from your camera roll or snap it on the spot) and add it to the chosen template. You can then “move and scale the picture” and then you’ll see the results in the PhotoFunia app within a few seconds.

You get over 300 scenes to play with, organised into 20 categories such as vintage, magazines, galleries, billboards and movies. When you select a category, you’ll see a scrollable pane of all the individual composite effects available:

You won’t get high resolution pictures but they’re good enough for on-screen and social network display and from my experience I can tell you that it’s addictive. You’ll start by thinking that you’ll just try one funny face template, but you’ll end up by trying another one and another one... Nice idea, with fun results and it’s free! I wanted to have some fun and see how my picture would look next to the headline “The Youngest Billionaire” in the morning newspaper, imagining that the paparazzi were snapping my picture while I was enjoying a well deserved holiday. It might be just in my imagination, but this is exactly the cool thing about PhotoFunia – you can try to see how you’d look being whatever you want, wherever you want!

Try the PhotoFunia app and share your favorite scenes with us. We’d love to see some funny pictures and we’re eager to reward you with an iPhone case if you’re brave enough to share a funny composition with us!
May 07, 2014