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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that FatBooth is a fairly harmless entertainment app, but that it could be used in mean and offensive ways. Its only function is to make a person look fatter than he or she really is. It could prove harmless amusement in some social circles, but it could also be used to insult people or make fun of strangers. The app has built-in tools to allow sharing of the fat images on Twitter, Facebook, email, and MMS.
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Is it any good?
FATBOOTH is a one-joke app that transforms portrait subjects from normal size to fat size. It's simple to use; just frame a friend within an oval shown on your iPhone's screen, snap a picture, and then slide the markers for eyes, mouth, and chin over the appropriate areas of the subject. Then shake your phone to switch between normal and fat versions of the person in the photo. You can save the fat pictures and send them to others by tapping icons for email, Twitter, and Facebook at the bottom of the screen. It works well enough for what it is; subjects look authentically obese. However, most people will grow tired of in minutes, and those who don't will likely use it only to make fun of the people they morph into more obese versions of themselves. There's really not much to recommend it.
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