Hairpaint Video iPhone App Review
Ah, frivolous photo-editing how we love thee! If you just can’t get enough PhotoBooth iPhone app style fun, it’s about time you gave Hairpaint by 3 a.m. Coffee Studio a spin. My iPhone app review found that this iPhone app isn’t without its faults, but what it offers is an endless amount of cheap laughs at your (or your friends’) expense.
Form and Function
Hairpaint is a classic offering in the genre of silly-photo-editing apps. The iPhone app allows you to load a picture of yourself, your friends, your neighbors, your dogs etc. and paint them silly with various forms of hair. The app lets you pick the style of hair, as well as the color, and then uses your finger as a brush to lather on the locks. Hairpaint features everything from a punk-rock mohawk to body hair, giving you total freedom to humiliate your friends—or correct some early onset male-pattern baldness.
Hairpaint performs its duties admirably, with very few exceptions. When setting up a photo for editing, the rotation and scaling controls were a tad too picky, making it difficult to line up a photo properly. Similarly, not being able to pinch-and-zoom a photo once its set makes painting precise amounts of facial hair nearly impossible. The same issue is raised with erasing any hairy mistakes. However, with the ability to save a photo directly to your iPhone, email it to a friend or post it to Facebook, your masterpiece will certainly not be forgotten.
Design and Looks
I’m sure you’ve all been dying to know, so I’ll go ahead and address the elephant in the room: How good does the painted hair actually look? And the answer is—well, it depends.
With a little tweaking I could make some pretty convincing stubble, but there were hair stylings I found nearly impossible to authenticate. The curly style was particularly gnarly, especially when unnatural colors were involved. However, this is not a serious photo touchup studio for the iPhone: Authentic looking mohawks are certainly not the focus, but rather just having a good time. That being said, the developers have created a brilliant set of menus for the app, and navigating the various does could not be easier. Likewise, painting on the hair isn’t always precise, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t so simple your monkey could do it. Blindfolded.
Hairpaint is free in the AppStore—if that’s not a green light, I don’t know what is. Whether you intend to try one photo or spend hours painting on hair, the app is certainly worth a try and will hardly break the bank. Hairpaint is fun and frivolous, and comes with the perfect price to match. Now load up that embarrassing photo and do what every responsible Appster should—add a mohawk!
Hairpaint requires iOS 4.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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