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What's it about?
GRADIENT PHOTO EDITOR is an app that lets kids take new selfies or upload existing ones to find a celebrity lookalike. The result is displayed as a story, which is a progressive set of photos that gradually shows the similarities between the selfie and the celebrity photo. Kids can also create customized self-portraits by adding different hair colors, resizing eyes and lips, and adjusting skin tone. Younger kids will likely have fun with additional tools that allow them to add emojis and text to their photos. Stories and photos can be shared directly from the app. According to the developer, new tools, textures, and filters are added every week. In order to try the app for free, users must sign up for a three-day trial using some form of payment method such as Apple Pay.
Is it any good?
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about why someone might want to alter their photos on Gradient Photo Editor by resizing their facial features and changing their skin tone. While it might be fun to see edited versions of selfies, it's important for kids to celebrate their own inner and outer beauty.
Talk about the importance of privacy and appropriateness in terms of photos. What's OK to share?
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
- Price: Free to try
- Pricing structure: Free to try ($3.99/mo.)
- Release date: October 11, 2019
- Category: Entertainment
- Size: 216.90 MB
- Publisher: Ticket to the Moon, Inc.
- Version: 1.4.2
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 11.0 or later; Android 5.0 and up
- Last updated: November 6, 2019
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