Posted April 19, 2010 3:22pm


4 of 5 bars
  • PRICE: $1.99
  • EASE OF USE: 5
SUMMARY: Create professional looking hand-drawn portraits quickly and easily

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Have you ever been to a carnival and had your portrait drawn by a professional artist? It’s fun, but can also be a bit pricey. With Uface, you can quickly and easily create hand-drawn portraits that look like a professional illustrator did them, but for way less money. With an intuitive UI and social networking features, this is definitely an app you’ll have fun with.

The first step is to choose a gender. This gives you facial features and objects specific to males or females. The general areas are located at the very top of the screen at may be selected by using the slider. These include eyes, nose, hair, etc. Then, you can refine each area by selecting a specific look in the bottom slider. Some features, such as the eyes, can be raised or lowered by simply sliding your finger up or down. However, you are stuck with whatever size the eyes (or any other feature) are. Unfortunately, you can’t pinch to increase the object’s size.

There is definitely a wide selection of facial features to choose from. However, to really make your drawing look like someone you know, or yourself, you’ll most likely need some additional features for refinement. Most of the time you’ll end up with a picture that “sort of” looks right. The app just needs more options, and I have no doubt you’ll see them in future updates.

Once you’ve got the face the way you want it, you can choose some fun objects to enhance the picture. These objects include sunglasses, hand gestures and backgrounds. When you have your final drawing, you have several options as to what to do with it. You can simply save it to your gallery in the app, save it to your photo library, post it to Twitter or Facebook, or assign it to a contact. This last option is probably the most fun. You can actually assign your drawing to one of your contacts right from inside the app. Then, when that contact calls your phone, the drawing will pop up.

Uface is absolutely a fun application to play around with. However, the only real purpose for it is to try and make accurate drawings so you can assign them to the contacts on your phone. After a while, you’ll probably lose interest in just creating silly drawings to post to Twitter. In the end, it’s definitely an app worth checking out.

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