May 3, 2009

It takes one click to make a person smile!

Change facial expression on photo

What helps us recognize a person's mood? Of course, it is his or her facial expression. Imagine you have an opportunity to change facial expressions in photos of people with just one click! It would be a nice way to have fun and amaze your friends.

The new Cartoon Photo! service makes this possible. The most surprising feature is that this online service works in fully automatic mode: you just choose an emotion from the list (joy, sadness, surprise, etc.) and get a totally new point of view on a familiar face. You can easily switch between the result and the source photo to compare the new face with the original.

Probably even more exciting is the ability to create animated photos where a person smiles, frowns, winks, etc. It is possible to adjust animation speed for them, as well as specify output size. It is a good idea to use created animations (which are actually .gif images) as avatars.

The service is free and allows you to upload photos from your computer, as well as from the internet by entering an image URL. Created photo caricatures can be easily saved in a variety of ways. You can save them to your hard drive, share them on Pho.to server to get an image URL (no registration needed), or store them in your Pho.to account. Saving images to Pho.to hosting makes photo sharing especially easy and convenient as it lets you store and show pictures in a zoomable flash based viewer. It also makes it possible to set access level for an image (by restricting other users from saving it with a right click) and get an HTML embed code to put your animation on forums, blogs, or any web page.

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