There are tons of photo-editing tools out there that allow you to edit and add effects to your smartphone pics on the fly. Pimp My Shadow is another contender that, as its name suggests, lets you add shadow effects to your pictures. While the idea sounds like fun, the reality falls a bit flat.
First things first: You have to either take a new picture or select one from your Camera Roll. From there, Pimp My Shadow takes you to a screen where you have to erase the background of your picture by swiping your finger around the figure you want to enhance. There are Un-Erase and Undo buttons in case you mess up. The next step is to select the shadow effect you want to apply. You're given three choices; the other shadow effect selections are locked until you pony up the money to activate them. We selected a devilish effect and then selected a brick background for our shadow to appear. We tapped the Save button, but we were disappointed by the results. While the brick background appeared behind the person in our picture, the shadow effect did not. We tried it again, playing around with the adjustment bar to various degrees to see if it would work, but to no avail. Our shadow just wouldn't appear. The banner ads that come with Pimp My Shadow provided another annoyance; we nearly tapped a few as we transitioned from screen to screen.
This app's poor performance and banner ads prevent us from recommending it.
From Smart Digital Marketing Limited:
*****ALL SHADOWS FREE FOR A LIMITED TIME ***** ***** AS FEATURED ON GEEKZONE.CO.NZ ***** Pimp My Shadow lets you quickly and easily add realistic and amazing shadow effects to your photos. Add an angel shadow, devil horns, the grim reaper and more to your photos. Add a brick wall, iron fence or graffiti background to finish the look. The effect is outstanding and will make your friends do a double take every time! Your shadow never looked cooler! ***** CHECK OUT THE SCREEN SHOTS ***** HOW IT WORKS: 1. Snap or upload a photo allowing room for the shadow effect. 2. Carefully erase the persons background. 3. Choose from 100* striking shadow effects and position the shadow behind your image. 4. Alter the shadow depth to make it look real. 5. Add a stylish background from 55* options to finish the look. 6. Share on facebook, Instagram or twitter and enjoy the laughs with friends and family. INSTALL APP NOW *Try FREE. In app purchase to unlock ALL shadow effects and backgrounds. ***** SEE CUSTOMER RATINGS BELOW ***** Fun app! ***** by KCD2013 - Version 1.1 - Jan 8, 2013 Fantastic straight forward app, easy to use & photos turn out great! Fantastic App ***** by KAM2727 - Version 1.1 - Jan 8, 2013 Wow what a seriously cool app, it makes my photo look great and it's so easy to use! Love it!!! Heaps of fun!!! ***** by Scottiebibs - Version 1.1 - Jan 8, 2013 Lots of fun to be had with this App. Love it!! Seriously good fun lurking on the shadows ***** by Essex Al - Version 1.1 - Jan 7, 2013 Great app, works well, easy to use and a lot of fun! Cool App ***** by BSMullet - Version 1.1 - Jan 7, 2013 Very good app. It's easy and is working well! Thanks Apple :) Fun app ***** by Candicehsu - Version 1.0 - Jan 8, 2013 Love it What a Fantastic App ***** by - Version 1.0 - Jan 8, 2013 What a brilliant idea executed in such a simple, effective way and so easy to use. Many hours of fun can be had experimenting with all the different combinations of shadows and backgrounds resulting in many double takes from family and friends. Innovative!! ***** by Hannibal861 - Version 1.0 - Jan 7, 2013 Very clever app! Loving the angel shadow.
What's new in this version:
We've listened to our customers and made All Shadows and Backgrounds FREE for a limited time. Upgrade to try all the amazing effects. Your shadow never looked cooler!