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Review: Oldify adds funny wrinkles and marks to your portraits

Turn the faces in your portraits older in a just a few seconds with this small and fun app.

Oldify turns portraits on your phone or tablet "older" in a matter of seconds, but it has little else to offer in terms of customization. You can't modify what the app does enough to want to keep using it, repeatedly. Still, the app is good for a few quick laughs.

Oldify lets you modify any picture that's already on your phone as long as it's a straight-on face shot. Additionally, if you'd rather use a new photo, you can quickly take it with the app's built-in camera, which shows you exactly where to place your eyes and mouth to get a proper shot. Once you take the photo, you can move the markers to adjust where exactly you want the app to place your eyes and mouth before letting it work its magic. "Oldifying" your photo takes only a few seconds, and the result is a new face full of wrinkles and age marks, a portrait of yourself as you will look in 50 years that you can quickly share on social sites. Even though the app's usefulness ends here, the result is pretty amazing. We especially liked the additional animated effects, as you'll not only look older on the photo, your face will be slightly animated, too (wink, move, open mouth, etc.)

Oldify is really fun, but it would have been even better if it came with customization options, like changing the skin tone or adding accessories like mustaches. Without those, the laughs wear off quickly. Still, the app offers a cute way to get a quick laugh if you're young: try it for yourself.

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