Recently, applications for instant face replacement in photos and videos are gaining popularity. In the App Store, this type of software is presented by numerous solutions from various developers, and in order to somehow navigate in all this variety, we will consider the most striking examples of such programs for the iPhone and iPad.
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Face swap, gender change, hairstyles, makeup, body shaping, effects and masks on photos and videos for iPhone – 20 best apps
Instagram (effects and masks)
You can apply a mask to a portrait while shooting using regular means of the Instagram application. Having switched to camera mode, you should click the button with a smiley in the lower right corner, which will open the effect panel.
After choosing the mask you like, you can take a photo and save it to your Story, and then, if you wish, add it to the Instagram feed as a regular photo.
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Vkontakte (effects and masks by category)
The algorithm for applying effects works in a similar way in the mobile client of the Russian social network Vkontakte. Go to the News section, launch the camera by pressing the corresponding button in the upper left corner and then open the mask menu using the button with a smiley face. Filters here are conveniently divided into categories and are correctly applied when shooting both photos and videos.
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Snapchat (age, gender reassignment, effects and masks)
The most popular application that allows you to add various masks, effects, stickers and text on the photo. Using Snapchat, the user can take photos, shoot videos, add text and pictures and send them to a manageable list of recipients.
In the spring of 2019, new “masks” appeared in the application, allowing you to apply effects to the taken selfie photos. One of the most popular filters allowed changing the gender. Men could imagine what kind of woman they could be and vice versa.
When processing a male photo, the filter makes the skin smoother, enlarges the eyes and adds longer hair. For a female mask, a characteristic feature is the appearance of bristles.
The “kiddie” Snapchat filter is also very popular.
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FaceApp (age, hairstyles, gender reassignment, smiles)
This application will make even the most severe and serious person smile. Also in the program, you can age or rejuvenate the object of change and even change its gender. FaceApp uses popular neural networks to edit photos.
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Apps from ModiFace (change hair color, eyes and makeup)
Renowned augmented reality app developer ModiFace has introduced three separate apps to change hair color (Hair Color), eye color (Eye Color Studio) and makeup (MakeUp). The system recognizes the user’s face and applies virtual elements to it.
Download Hair Color
Download Eye Color Studio
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Kirakira + (glitter animation)
The program automatically adds animation of sparkling glitter to various objects in the frame when shooting a video (it works with photos, but the effect is less realistic). The application independently determines and “highlights” the necessary elements – jewelry, makeup fragments, shiny things and accessories.
Download Kirakira +
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Meitu (correction of the figure and shape of the face, skin color, removal of spots and scars + effects and filters)
In addition to using augmented reality to change the figure and face, skin color and add various effects and filters, Meitu is a full-fledged photo editor where you can change photos, scale, and create collages.
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YouCam Makeup (selection of cosmetics, hair color change + effects)
As the name suggests, the app is marketed as a virtual make-up artist and allows you to apply professional-grade makeup to portrait photos. YouCam Makeup makes it easy to whiten smoky teeth, remove skin imperfections, correct pallor or redness of the face, and add shine to a doomed look.
Download YouCam Makeup
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Face & Shape Photo Editor Lite (Face Shape & Shape Correction)
The name of the application itself speaks unambiguously about its purpose. This photo editor is for face and body shaping. Face & Body Photo editor Lite gives you the opportunity to enlarge your hips and chest, as well as apply the outlines of the press to your body. This program allows you to simulate the results of plastic surgery. With the app, you can easily reshape your face or nose and even perform virtual liposuction.
Download Face & Body Photo editor Lite
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Fabby Look (hair color change)
This product gives you the opportunity to experiment with exotic hair colors such as green or even purple. The application was created by the Belarusian company AIMATTER, whose creator, Yuri Melnichek, is known as a co-founder of the maps.me map service.
Download Fabby Look
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Perfect 365 (face shape correction, make-up)
Finding the best makeup for yourself is a difficult task for many women. But this app will let you know which image suits you best. You just need to upload your selfie, outline the lips, eyes, facial contours and then experiment with makeup options.
On the Skin tab, you can remove dark circles under the eyes and wrinkles on the skin. Eyes gives you the option to change the color of your eyes, while Mouth can help you virtually whiten your teeth and shape a Hollywood smile.
Download Perfect 365
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Wanna Nails (nail polish selection)
This beauty application was also created by a Belarusian team, this time WANNABY. The program allows you to evaluate and try on the color shades of various nail polishes before purchasing them. You can experiment with color matching or evaluate shade combinations based on skin color, lighting, and overall style.
Download Wanna Nails
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Photo Editor Effects Color Pop (change the color of some elements in the photo)
This application can take pictures, leaving only the selected elements of the composition in color – eyes, lips, fragments of clothing. With the proper level of imagination and originality, the result is impressive.
Download Photo Editor Effects Color Pop
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B612 – Beauty & Filter Camera (photo enhancement + effects and masks)
The main function of the application is face correction in real time (before a photo or during video shooting). The developers offer more than 1500 different “stickers” that you can try on your face, thereby adding emotional coloring to the portrait. In addition, the B612 does an excellent job of automatically enhancing the user’s physiognomy, getting rid of skin imperfections, folds, wrinkles, etc.
Download B612 – Beauty & Filter Camera
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Cymera (body shaping, photo retouching + masks, selfie effects and filters)
The impressive functionality of the application will be quite difficult for a novice user to master, but the result will be photo editing at a level close to professional. It will be possible to take selfies at 8 am on Monday and turn them into pictures worthy of avatars – the program will cleanse and tighten the skin of the face, remove defects and redness of the eyes. A lot of filters and effects are applied in real time, there are whole packs (free!) Of ready-made presets for selfies, group shots, etc.
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MomentCam (turns photos into cartoons and stickers)
The program turns a user’s selfie into a funny caricature; for this, it is enough to correct the automatic recognition of eyes and lips. Then you can choose any body you like for your character (superman, biker, clown, sorceress, etc.) or, for example, make a GIF animation out of the resulting picture.
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Another virtual makeup artist who can work alone. That is, the initial optimization of the portrait (removal of skin defects, oily sheen, flare from the flash, red eyes) is automatically performed by the application without user intervention. If the result is still not good enough, you can play with the effects and their manual adjustments.
Download Visage Lab
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Bestie (Selfie Camera, Retouch and Face Correction + Effects)
A simple application that adds functionality as needed (you can upload packages with filters divided into categories). Bestie allows you to mute the camera and improve the quality when shooting selfies in low light conditions, as well as immediately mirror the resulting image. It is quite simple to apply effects here, there are very few settings and options.
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Zombify (makes zombie faces)
As the name suggests, Zombify turns users into zombies. The application contains many different effects, including animation.
Download Zombify for iPhone and iPad
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Face Swap Live
The main feature of the application is the ability to exchange faces with another user caught in the camera lens. Besides, you can apply the effects and masks available in the database to pictures and videos.
Download Face Swap Live
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Cartoon Face (creates facial animation)
The application allows you to get an animated cartoon caricature from your photo or a friend’s photo. More than ten fantasy effects, including parody and emotion effects (surprise, flirting, smile, etc.).
Download Cartoon Face
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Face swap (substitutes face in templates)
Thanks to this solution, users will be able to create an unexpected image for themselves in one click – a knight, gangster, nun, clown, etc.
The program automatically substitutes faces from pictures to ready-made templates, after which it itself corrects the image so that the output is the most realistic photomontage.
Download the Face Swap app
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OldBooth (substitutes face in retro templates)
One of the oldest face changer apps in the App Store. OldBooth allows you to transform a user’s photo into original retro characters. With the help of in-app purchases, you can purchase a collection of effects corresponding to different periods of the last century.