A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
What's it about?
Using FACETUNE, teens can crop and adjust photos, whiten teeth, smooth skin, enhance details, patch blemishes, reshape and resize features, remove red-eye, apply filters, defocus backgrounds, add frames, and change tones. Users can import photos from the camera roll or take them with the camera. You can share edited photos via email or social media. Each tool includes a tutorial of text and images as well as a video tutorial, and more tutorials are available on the Facetune website linked in-app.
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.
Talk to your kids about ...
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
- Subjects: Arts: photography
- Skills: Creativity: producing new content
Tech Skills: digital creation, using and applying technology
- Price: $2.99-$3.99
- Pricing structure: Paid (iPhone app is $2.99 iPad app is $3.99)
- Release date: June 19, 2014
- Category: Photo & Video
- Size: 45.50 MB
- Publisher: Lightricks Ltd.
- Version: 2.5
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 6.0 or later
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