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Caricature Maker Pro – iOS App Review

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Creativity and fun come together in a great package that allows you to create caricatures from new or existing images and share them with family and friends

Developer: Mock Inc
Price: $0.99/£0.69/download – this app is currently free, until February 22, 2012
Version: 1.2
Released: January 27, 2012
Size: 22.3 MB
Rated: 4+

Our Ratings

Graphics/Sound: 4/5
User Interface: 4/5
Gameplay: 4/5
Re-use/re-play value: 4/5

Overall Rating: 4/5

Introduction

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Once you’ve downloaded this app, you can choose to either take a photograph within the app or choose one from your photo album. The object is to edit the facial image to create a caricature.

Game-Play

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The app is very simple to use and when you have your image on the screen the first step is to align the eyes. Just move the R and L symbols until they are in the correct position.

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Mock

Conclusion

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Then you need to adjust the shape of the eyes, you do this in a similar way to the face adjustment above.

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You can then adjust the size of the nose in the same way.

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Finally, just do the same with the lips.

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When you’ve completed those steps, you will be presented with an image incorporating your changes, similar to the above.

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From here you can personalise the character more by adding and shapping hair, glasses and clothing.

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The final choice for the body currently only presents an adult male or female, as you can see here we selected the adult male.

From here it is then possible to share it with Facebook and Twiitter or via email.

Conclusion

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This is an excellent and very fun app that we will will only improve with age, and further updates. Although it is possible to expand the choices of options with in-app purchases, it would be nice to see a few more free additions made available.

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: joanne@theappwhisperer.com