November 21, 2011 in Entertainment (E)
[prMac.com] Columbus, Ohio - Toccata Technologies today is pleased to introduce FaceBooth for iPad 1.0, their Entertainment app that performs advanced image morphing of a male face and a female face to produce a photo of what the pair's grown child might look like. With sophisticated face-detection technology, the powerful app permits one-button swapping of the main and secondary faces plus continuously variable control over the influence of the main face on the final image. The app allows the user to morph Camera photos, Photo Album photos, or built-in Model (sample) photos.
FaceBooth for iPad is one of the latest iOS image-morphing apps, and it has several advantages over the competition. First, the ad-supported version of the app is free. The user may use one-click in-app purchase to remove the ads and the "Morphed by FaceBooth" banner on saved copies of images,
Second, all morphing apps require the user to center control dots, which help align the features of the two photos, over the eyes and mouth on each picture. FaceBooth uses face detection technology to automatically position its control dots, so the user only needs to make very slight adjustments to exactly center the dot. An extremely helpful feature is the magnifying glass that automatically opens above any point touched, and which remains open as the user drags the dot, enabling precise centering and more realistic morphs. In addition to the three main control dots over the center of each eye and the mouth, FaceBooth provides seven secondary control dots for the edges of the mouth, the contours of the face, and the bottom of the chin.
Third, the app enables the user to adjust the final image to achieve the desired look. Because it is designed especially for advanced image morphing of a male face and a female face, FaceBooth designates the first photo chosen as primary and the other as secondary. That means that the final image will be the same gender as the person in the primary photo. If the user is curious about what might result if the offspring was of the opposite gender, a single button swaps the primary and secondary photos and re-morphs the image. Beyond allowing the user to determine the sex of the couple's offspring, the app also includes a continuously variable slider that controls the degree of influence of the main face on the final result. Users can select any value between 50% and 100% to achieve a greater resemblance to one parent than another.
Compared to the well-received FaceBooth for iPhone app, the FaceBooth for iPad has several advantages. First, placing the control dots in the face becomes much easier with the iPad's larger screen area. Second, the resulting image has higher resolution than the iPhone version, Third, only one click can upgrade to the full version and remove the Ad or "Morphed by FaceBooth" banner on saved copies of images; there is no need to download a separate app.
* Take photos from the iPad camera or choose them from the Photo Library
* Includes a built-in library of sample photos that come pre-set and ready to use
* Performs advanced morph-processing with no Internet connection needed
* Adjust settings to make the result resemble one person more than the other
* Swap between the main and secondary faces with a single button
* Flip through the gallery to see the previous morphs created in the app
* Save any result into the iOS Photo Library
* Share morphs with friends via SMS, email, Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr
"What might my son or daughter look like when he or she grows up?" asked Eric Lu of Toccata Technologies. "What will Brad and Angelina's next child look like? How much does little Johnny really look like the mailman? It's simple with FaceBooth. Just use your iPhone to collect faces and, in a few simple steps, get the results."
* US English, Chinese, and Spanish
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 4.2 or later (iOS 5.0 tested)
* 10.1 MB
Pricing and Availability:
FaceBooth for iPad 1.0 is available at no cost worldwide, exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment and Social Networking categories. The in-app purchase to upgrade to the full version of FaceBooth for iPad 1.0, ad-free and watermark-free, is now priced at $1.99. Review copies are available upon request.
Based in the Columbus, Ohio, Toccata Technologies Inc., is a mobile application and game company founded by Eric Lu in 2009. Toccata Technologies focuses on the iOS, Windows Phone 7 (WP7) and Android platforms. Copyright (C) 2009-2011 Toccata Technologies Inc. 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.