Head Spinner Review
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Head Spinner Review

Our Review by Chantelle Joy Duxbury on March 15th, 2011
Rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: SILLY BUT FUN
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Snap, Crop, Mix & Combine portraits to create and share a hilarious mash-up photo.

Developer: My Name is Kuma

Price: Free (With Ads)
Version: 1.02

iPhone Integration Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar
User Interface Rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar
Re-use / Replay Value Rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar

Overall Rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar

Now for something a bit silly, but a bit fun. Head Spinner is a photography/entertainment app which lets you take pics of yourself, your friends, your pets or celebrities, and mix and match the photos to create hilarious mashed up portraits.

The app defaults with George Washington and the Mona Lisa, which just happen to look quite splendid when split together. However, you can quickly and easily add a photo of yourself, or a friend. Luckily, when you select your camera (front or back) there's an overlay which gives you a basic set of guidelines for where you want each part of the face to be.

I was thinking it would be horribly irritating to try and make sure that every photo lines up perfectly with every single other photo that you take. I mean, as much as the guidelines help, there's only so much difference in head shapes you can account for. However, luckily each and every panel is editable by zoom and you can move it around freely within the rectangle. This feature is what makes this app work at all, and work quite well.

Honestly, I didn't think there would be much to it. But, there's something extra hilarious seeing your own friends and family distorted this way. It's personalized humor, I guess you could say.

Head Spinner also lets you share your creations with all the friends and family you've basically Frankensteined, via email, Twitter or Facebook. Also, you can save the images directly to your device. Word of warning, though, the developer does watermark the pics with the url for the app. I know that you can remove the text ads with an in-app purchase of $0.99 but I am unaware if this removes the watermark too. Though,to be honest, it's not that invasive (see example photos below - apologies to my friends).

I say try this one out. It's actually a hoot - and even if you only use it once it a while, it's worth having.

iPhone Screenshots

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