February 9, 2012 in Photo and Video (E)
[prMac.com] Los Altos, California - Two companion mobile Apps embrace a wide range of photo manipulations from fun, exciting, artistic to romantic. They are an ideal way to express special thoughts on Valentine's Day and to keep installed for any occasion.
Cartoonify 2012 transforms ordinary photos into cartoons with 20 different styles or "looks". Start with the signature "Comic" look and progress to "Sin City" which pops out small areas of bright color, or "Pastel" to give a wonderful hand colored effect to portraits.
Beautify has been given a major update that delivers full control over complexion, either to match skin-tones exactly or to play with lightening or tanning effects. It has the same facial attractiveness technology but personalizes the image that you want to project.
Both Apps make it easy to instantly share the results through major social sites including Facebook, Twitter and email. Available now for both iPhone and Android, the platforms produce identical results but each has some unique features (see "backstory", below).
How Cartoonify works - Photos are taken with the camera or selected from album/gallery. Using advanced processing that would take hours of skilled "photoshopping", a number of classic looks are instantly created. The starting point is a "Comic" look where the photo is reduced to its simplest outline and shading. A number of must-see examples are posted at the company website and of course at the AppStore/Market.
Backstory - Uncut Video is launching the new Apps simultaneously in the iTunes App Store and the Android Market after an internal design competition. Founder Guy McNally says "The goal was to deliver the best user experience, but we found that each solution is strongly influenced by its parent ecosystem. This is a new battlefield!"
Chris Zamara, who lead the iPhone development is looking for plenty of feedback from users who are not just interested in a great photo App, but also want to see first hand how the platforms differ. "Vive la difference!"
Cartoonify 2012 and Beautify Apps are available now at both the iTunes App Store and the Android Market.
Uncut Video is a software developer based in Los Altos, CA specializing in semantic analysis of video, image and audio. Founder and Principal, Guy McNally has more than 20 patents in the field and has developed the specialized library, called smartience, for both casual and professional applications. Copyright (C) 2011-2012 Uncut Video. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.