Face Stealer for iOS

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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Apr 14, 2013

You can do a lot with the camera built into your iPhone. Face Stealer is the newest in a long line of apps that use the power of the device and its high- quality camera to great effect, allowing you to effectively transform your face with one of a half-dozen masks. Easy to use and featuring eerie, if rudimentary, augmented reality technology, Face Stealer is a fun app to play with.

Face Stealer does one thing. It takes a photograph of someone else and layers it over your face with the front-facing camera. The effect is that when you look at the screen and make facial gestures, a different face looks back at you. Of course, it's not flawless. Try sticking your tongue out and the face distorts. Move your head to the side and it will track to keep up. But eyebrow movements, smiles, and nose scrunches all register in an almost eerily lifelike way. The app comes with a handful of built-in faces, or you can take a face from your library or from a photo you take and add it to the list.

Face Stealer works quite well for what it does. It transforms your face into that of the mask you select; it works almost instantly, without much lag time, and you can easily add new faces to the library. You can also turn down the effect and switch to video mode if you want to capture your new face. There are areas for improvement: The free app could have more built-in masks, the speed could be increased, and when creating new faces, it would be nice to have a guide onscreen telling you where the subject should stand. All said, though, it works as advertised to quickly create odd but compelling images.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.0.2

  • Added Albert Einstein to default masks.
  • You can also create your own masks, simply by taking a picture or searching for images
  • General

    Release March 19, 2013
    Date Added March 19, 2013
    Version 1.0.2

    Operating Systems

    Operating Systems iOS
    Additional Requirements Requires iOS 5.1 or later.


    Total Downloads 4,272
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    Developer's Description

    Do you ever want to look like celebrities?

    "Face Stealer" will turn your face into someone else in REALTIME.

    You can transform your face into anyone from celebrities, your friends, lover, Mona Lisa to anime characters.

    The app engages with your facial expressions and replaces your face with another person's face in real-time, which let you feel like being someone else.

    How to use the app is simple: just choose the face you want to transform and put your face into the iPhone's front camera. That's it!

    Enjoy looking like another person, changing your expression or moving your head.

    You can take photos of your transformations and send them via Email or share on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.

    You can either take a picture or search for images in order to transform.

    * iPhone 4S, iPod touch 5th generation or later is recommended for best performances.

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