Apps like MomentCam, MojiPop and Cartoon Photo allow you to give your photos and selfies a manual, caricature look, with pencil, paint and filter effects. This way, users of Android and iPhone (iOS) phones can get more personalized and creative images to share on social networks, such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and WhatsApp, for example. The features can be applied to photos captured by the camera or from files sent from the gallery.
To help users interested in differentiated features, the TechTudo gathered ten applications available for download in Google and Apple stores, Google Play and App Store, capable of transforming photos and videos into caricatures and drawings. Among the options listed below are free and paid applications, but they offer free trial periods, which allows the use of all effects.
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MojiPop inserts his caricature in fun situations – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes
MojiPop applies a cartoon effect to the photos and also creates an avatar with the user’s photo. After capturing the user’s face, made through a scanning system with the camera, it is possible to change the entire aesthetic of the character, edit details of the face, hair and add accessories, if you want. The doll can be placed in different everyday situations and, thus, create fun images to send via social networks to friends. MojiPop is available for Android and iOS systems.
Cartoon Photo turns photos into drawings on your cell phone – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes
Cartoon Photo also turns photos and videos into cartoon-style drawings. When selecting the ideal filter for the image in the tool menu, it is possible to edit the illumination and coloring levels of the figure and leave it personalized. In the case of videos, all frames receive the new aesthetic and this leaves the entire recording with a cartoon effect. The user can choose to use photos captured on the spot or send items from the device’s memory. Cartoon Photo is available for Android phones and costs R $ 4.99.
3. Cartoon Face Animation
Cartoon Face Animation has a section dedicated to classic caricatures – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes
Cartoon Face Animation is offered for iPhone and transforms the photos into classic caricatures and, therefore, gives the user’s face funny and fun expressions, with strokes similar to drawings. The user must select an image from the gallery or capture a selfie for the app to apply the effect, displayed on the screen with the GIF format. Another section turns the photo into graphic and creative illustrations. The subscription of the app costs R $ 78.90 per month, but it is possible to try it free for three days.
MomentCam became famous on Facebook for creating caricatures in funny situations – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes
Popular after going viral on Facebook in 2013, MomentCam transforms the user’s face into a drawing and applies it to a standard body, which can be added in various everyday situations. The designs can be in black and white or in color. To capture the face, you can use your cell phone camera or send a photo from the gallery and adjust the face manually so that there are no distortions. Then, just select your character’s gender, age and edit details like hair and accessories. From then on, the character will be able to be portrayed in the drawings. MomentCam is free and available for Android and iOS.
S Photo Editor applies filters to make photos look like drawings by hand – Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa
Available for Android, S Photo Editor is able to transform the user’s photo into a drawing by applying different texture filters to the image. From the options available in the system, it is possible to insert artistic effects or simulate drawings made with pencil by hand. Interested parties can even determine the intensity of the strokes to achieve the ideal effect. After editing, the user can save the file in the phone’s memory or share it on the Internet. The S Photo Editor subscription costs R $ 144.99 per year, but you can try it for free for three days.
Clip2Comic creates illustrations with fine lines – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes
The filters available in Clip2Comic make the pictures look like illustrated drawings with strong colors, fine lines and a professional look. After choosing the effect, it is possible to make technical adjustments to the image, such as cutting and changing lighting and details. The software is available for free for iPhone, but some exclusive features are only released in the paid version, which costs from R $ 7.50.
Prisma has filters that apply hand drawing effect to photos – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes
The editor Prisma is known for giving the pictures the appearance of famous paintings, but some of the filters on the platform transform the photos and simulate handmade drawings. This is the case of the Heisenberg, Aviator and Curly Hair effects, capable of leaving the image with pencil and scribble strokes. Available for free for Android and iPhone, the app offers a filter carousel for the user to choose the best option for their photos.
Rookie Cam has filters to leave photos with cartoon style or drawing by hand – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes
The Rookie Cam is available for Android and iPhone and offers options to customize the photos. Among the features of the free service, there are effects that make images look cartoon and hand-made. It is possible to determine the level of intensity of the filter, to obtain the best possible result. The use is simple and the effects are applied with a few clicks.
9. ArtistA Caricature and Photo Drawing
App ArtistA Caricatura e Foto Desenho applies artistic effects to the images – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes
Similar to Prisma, the ArtistA Caricature and Photo Design app – also free – applies artistic filters to photos, including hand-made art elements that simulate caricatures and drawings. The user can explore the «Art Store» of the application to browse various effects, applied quickly to the photos. At the end, you can download the image or share on social networks.
Photo Sketch Maker turns photos into pencil drawings – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes
Android users can opt for Photo Sketch Maker to create hand-made caricatures on their cell phones. The app remakes the photo from applications that represent pencil strokes and thus creates images with a refined finish. From an easy-to-use carousel, it is possible to choose between various effects of drawings with pencils, in shades of black and white or color. The free service also allows you to change the size of the image so that it is adapted to social networks.
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