Developer: Project Eureka
Price: $1.99
Version Reviewed: 1.1

iPhone Integration Rating: ★★★☆☆
User Interface Rating: ★★★☆☆
Re-use / Replay Value Rating: ★★★☆☆

Overall Rating: ★★★☆☆

iAwesomizer is a photo editing App that takes your portraits and makes them ‘Awesome,’ according to the devloper. However I’d say more like ‘Wacky’ and even then not all of the time.

There are pages of of preset filters, and once you click on each you can slightly edit the effect on each photo. However, and this is where my issues come in, it doesn’t always work. If you want to add giant eyes, you’re relying on the App itself to detect the eyes, and unless the portrait was dead-on and dead-center, I had a difficult time getting it to add any effects at all.

While the user interface is really simple and the effects are quite interesting, the lack of instructions in the app might leave you a wandering around. If you do figure out how to open a picture, apply the filters, save it or crop it (which are buttons at the bottom of the main screen – it’s not too difficult to figure out), and if you’ve manged to edit a photo that you want to share, your options will be to save to your phone, send via MMS or email only. There’s no additional social integration built in to this version of iAwesomizer, but that doesn’t mean you can’t share your pictures, just that you’ll have to save them to your phone first.

While I’ve used several different iPhone apps for photo editing, I do like the trend of making some just for face edits – we’re seeing more and more Apps come out with templates that incorporate smudge, drag, and other neat filters that make our pics a little bit more fun. But, sadly, I feel like they’re overcharging for this convenience. I wish this App were 99¢ because then I could recommend it, but it’s not worth the $2.99 it’s charging, in my opinion. While it’s not terrible, it does need some work for picky individuals who are familiar with photo manipulation. Most people however, will have a hoot, and will be happy with the pages and pages of preset filters this App has.

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