A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Kids can learn how to edit photos using tools similar to those used by professional photographers. On the surface, Facetune may seem like one of the hot selfie-improvement apps, but it really goes deeper into exposing teens to concepts of focus, filters, ratios, cropping, and more. Video tutorials demonstrate how to use each tool, and hands-on demo photos guide teens through the editing photos. Since Facetune can be used on any photo -- not only selfies or group shots -- kids can see the impact even subtle changes of focus or background can have. The name of the app emphasizes "face," but Facetune has the potential to be a great intro editing tool for general photography.
Ease of Play
There's definitely a learning curve involved in editing with Facetune, but both text/image instructions and video tutorials show how to use each feature, and the undo function is readily accessible.
Parents Need to Know
Is It Any Good?
The tools available in Facetune rival those found in desktop applications used by the pros. It's not a pick-it-up-and-get-it-right-the-first-time app, but demo photos are available for tutorials and practice. Different versions are available for the iPhone and the iPad; the larger screen is easier to edit on than the smaller screen of a phone. A comparison button on the bottom of the screen allows users to see an instant before-and-after comparison, and an undo button lets them back out of any mistakes or overzealous edits. What sets Facetune apart from the selfie-editing apps is the ability to edit any photo, not just selfies.
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