Photo Deformer Free for iOS: Award-Winning Image-Processor Adds Effects

By on Jun 17, 2013 at 3:03 am

Moscow, Russian Federation – STOIK Software today is pleased to introduce Photo Deformer Free 1.0 for iOS, now with added effects and templates, that lets users manually or automatically deform photos to create caricatures and animated facial distortions. The app includes a choice of 6 automatic deformations, e.g., broaden the smile, or enlarge the eyes with one touch. Also provided are 7 manual deformation tools, with 3 sizes and 3 strengths each, which enable animated elastic dragging, exploding, imploding, fringing, or spiraling of pixels. Still photos or animations created in Photo Deformer Free can be saved to the Photo Library and shared via email, SMS, MMS, Twitter, Facebook, etc. Photo Deformer for Android was awarded the Grand Prize, non-game category, in the 2012 Samsung Smart App Challenge.

Feature Highlights:
* Auto face detection and one tap caricature creation
* Manual mode for advanced caricatures
* Facebook friend’s photos download
* 7 deformation tools, each can be applied with 3 sizes and 3 strengths
* Real time animation
* Front & rear camera support
* Send deformed pictures via email, MMS, etc.
* Share deformations as animated MPEG4 videos
* 3 new photo effects – Sketch, Grey Sketch, and Pastel Sketch

One of the few photo editing/image processing apps suitable for caricatures, Photo Deformer allows subtle, rounded exaggeration of facial features. Where other apps may allow pointy extrusions that look completely unnatural, Photo Deformer excels at creating organic alterations to photos. Deformations and caricatures can be made either automatically or manually.

The automatic deformations are quite sophisticated, as the software has the capability of recognizing the position, shape, and outline of the eyes, mouth, chin, nose, and forehead. In a photo containing a face of any size and a complex background, the app faultlessly locates, and operates on, only the appropriate facial features. With one touch, a new photo is generated with an exaggerated nose, chin, pair of eyes, or smile. No longer is it required of users that they outline features or align the photo with an overlay.

Manual deformations allow full control over whether exaggerated features are made larger or smaller and by how much. In addition, manual mode allows the creation of animated movies of the face as it is gradually distorted. The app provides seven deformation tools and each can be applied with a choice of 3 sizes and 3 strengths. Some tools work best by drawing or dragging, while other tools continue to increase an effect the longer users hold their finger still, touching the screen. Integrated are forward and backward buttons and a dynamic eraser function that undoes effects gradually.

“Photo Deformer is a dynamic photo editing utility that gives users the power to create caricatures and crazy photos with a variety of diverse filters and effects in real-time,” commented Mike Kuznetsov of STOIK Software. “An innovative, recreational, photo editing app, Photo Deformer has everything users need to mix, match, and create funny photos whenever they want, and for whatever reason they can come up with!”

Language Support:
* English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish

Device Requirements:
* iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5, iPod touch (3rd/4th/5th generation), and iPad
* Requires iOS 6.0 or later
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* 9.7 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Photo Deformer Free 1.0 is free (ad-supported) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category. Photo Deformer 1.4 (ad-free), with 20 new, predefined, deformation templates, is $1.99 (USD). Apps also available for Android.

Photo Deformer Free 1.0
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Based in Moscow, Russia, STOIK Software was founded in 2012 by Mike Kuznetsov, Andrey Gordeychuk, and Andrew Young. STOIK Software is a private company dedicated to image/video processing software-development. Today the company is focused on the development of commercial graphics and video software for consumer, mobile, and professional markets. The company’s software has won numerous awards worldwide. Copyright (C) 2013 STOIK Software. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.