Perfect365 One-Tap Makeover

Common Sense Media says

Adept photo-editing tool; beware self-image issues, ads.

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What parents need to know

Ease of play

The editing app is extremely easy to use and gives results comparable to Photoshop.

Violence
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Consumerism

The free app is very ad-driven. Using different features unlocks "prizes" that are ads or coupons for products or services. Teens will receive in-app messages (and push notifications, if they're enabled) of ads for other apps.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Privacy & safety

Photos can be uploaded to Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram from within the app and can be posted as polls begging for comments and validation. They also can be emailed, text-messaged, or uploaded to photo-developing sites. The app's privacy policy explains what information is collected and how it's used (for example, it may be shared with third parties for targeted advertising).

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Perfect365 One-Tap Makeover combines photo editing with makeover software to let teens play around with different makeup and hair looks as well as tweak their own images by removing blemishes and dark circles, whitening teeth, brightening skin, slimming faces, altering noses, and more. The free app is ad-heavy, sending in-app messages and push notifications (if enabled) of coupons or deals for products and other apps, and includes a store where teens can upgrade the resolutions of their images or buy other apps. Teens also can share their images via social media, instant message, or email, including the ability to instantly set up polls asking friends to rate their looks. The terms of use specify the app is for ages 13 and older.

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What's it about?

Teens take a new picture using the front or back camera on their devices or pull an image from their existing photos to edit and make over. Then, they adjust key points on the face to line up everything and can try out different styles of all-over makeup or edit the image and try different makeup options. Image-editing capabilities include changing the eye color, slimming the face, removing blemishes and under-eye circles, whitening the teeth, and more. Teens can save their image to the camera roll, send it to be printed, or share it via social media.

Is it any good?

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Putting aside the deeper issues of teens using a photo-makeover app with the word perfect in its name, PERFECT365 ONE-TAP MAKEOVER is impressive both as a makeover and a photo-editing tool. Just as photographers tweak images by whitening the teeth and the whites of the eyes and removing blemishes and dark circles, teens can "perfect" their photos with a tap. They then can play with a variety of makeup and hair styles, virtually trying out what they may or may not want to do in real life.

The makeup tools are really varied in colors and options, but the hair is pretty limited. The auto-detection tool that lines features up works nearly perfectly on its own but can be adjusted if necessary. Teens also can easily share their "perfect" pictures (they can change their noses, raise their cheekbones, and change their eye colors, quite possibly creating an image very different from reality) via social media and create polls that solicit feedback from friends, so parents may want to talk to kids about deeper issues if teens do play around with Perfect365 One-Tap Makeover.

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App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows Phone
Price:Free (with in-app purchases)
Pricing structure:Free
Release date:June 11, 2014
Category:Photo & Video
Topics:High school
Size:33.60 MB
Publisher:ArcSoft, Inc
Version:3.8.37
Minimum software requirements:iOS 6.0 and later; Android 2.3.3 and up

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