Face Melter XXL: iPad App Review

Face Melter XXL Rating: ★★★★☆

Produce crazy, hilarious pictures with ease!

Being creative doesn’t always come naturally to me so when I get hold of an application that promises to generate graphical results from photo’s I immediately have my doubts regarding how good the results of my handy work are going to be and that was certainly the case with Face Melter XXL which promises to help you turn normal photos into hilarious and fantastic looking pieces of art.

One of the nice features of Face Melter XXL is the fact that all your controls and options are available right there on the screen that you are working in, especially when you use the application in landscape mode.

Face Melter XXL iPad App Review_4When you launch the app the default picture is loaded and takes up the vast majority of the screen, it’s a great picture to play with to begin with but if you have a picture of yourself or someone else that you know the resulting image and/or movie will be much more entertaining. Straight away you can get an immediate idea of what’s in store for you by clicking the random button which will add an immediate distortion of the picture which you can press again and again with great results.

You can only select pictures from your photo library, being able to import pictures from Flickr or online resources would have been nice, and once loaded you are ready to start. There are there main methods to change the picture. The stroke of a single finger will stretch and distort the image while using two fingers in the standard zoom motion will either enlarge or shrink the selected area. Finally twist the image with three fingers will twist the image too.

Not only are these motions easy but the resulting effects on the image are smooth, accurate and impressive too and what was a perfectly normal photo to begin with will easily transform into a deformed horror show of a picture. While close up face shots produce the best results ultimately any picture can be manipulated with impressive results. It would be nice, and perhaps this will be available in a future update, if it was also possible to changes colors or add filters to the pictures for added creativity.

Face Melter XXL iPad App Review_2What I found the most fun though was converting your hard work into an animated move, and more importantly how easy it was. As you step through the manipulation of the picture you can tap on the movie reel button to bring up the movie options and add each individual shots to your animation. Again the great thing about this is not only the ease in completing the animation but the quality of the results. The animations can be saved within the application for replaying again and again or you can easily share them via Flickr, Video Mail and YouTube.

The overall package has been wonderfully implemented and with immediate results via random button to the full craziness of the animated movies Face Melter XXL can and will produce some hilarious results.

The Good

  • Simple controls
  • Great looking results
  • Integrated instructions

The Not So Good

  • No ability to import pictures other than from the iPad picture library
  • No ability to change color or add different filters

Price: $1.99 (iTunes Store Preview)
Released: Apr 01, 2010
Reviewed Version: 1.0
Size: 4.2 MB
Language: English
Seller: Nico Becherer
© 2010 Nico Becherer
Rated 4+
Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iPhone OS 3.2 or later.

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