Make a Face
Make a Face® is photography animation software to create unique composite pictures of faces. The process by which Make a Face operates is an entirely novel approach to the display of human facial characteristics in juxtaposition for the purposes of elucidation, entertainment, and the study of physiological differences and similarities.
If you like taking pictures of yourself (on a good day), and if you like creating interesting photos and animations of the faces of your friends and family, then Make a Face® gives you a way to create photos taken from a unique and interesting array of perspectives, from the sublime to the ridiculous.
Make a Face divides photographs of human faces into quadrants whose common point is the center tip of the nose. These quadrants are then merged into an animated display that creates a smoothly aligned video of the combined, but individually recognizable, facial images from multiple facial graphic sources.
Make a Face is also a great social networking platform used by friends, family, and people everywhere who enjoy looking at facial pictures of themselves and others joined into an infinite number of interesting and animated combinations. Any picture of any face, including historical figures and well known personalities, can be integrated into the Make a Face display sequences. For people who enjoy looking at people, Make a Face gives them a way to see themselves in ways they have never seen themselves.
Make a Face® also calculates the degree to which the facial proportion ratios of any face approach the ratios of people who are commonly regarded as reflecting classic beauty. This feature is also offered in a separate OS X app: Rating Faces.
Make a Face will combine, rearrange, and animate the components of any image.
Make a Face® is also available in versions for the iPhone and iPad on the iOS App Store.
Make a Face can also distort, divide, subdivide, blend, rearrange and do over 100 strange and artistic things to the faces of the people you care about, and the faces of people for whom you may have less sympathetic feelings. Features are included to divide facial graphics, or any other graphic, into grids with up to 64 sections, and the sections of those grids can then be compacted, dispersed, blended, swirled, crunched, assembled, looped, shuffled, and wander off into interesting displays of the faces or other graphics you enjoy looking at.
You can, of course, also create all sorts of weird, peculiar, funny, and dysmorphic effects by double clicking in lopsided places on your imported graphic. A few experiments will give you the idea.
Clicking the "Make a Face" button will start an automatic, random selection sequence of mingled faces. A click will stop it. Clicking the popup menus at the corners will allow you to choose which specific face quadrants you want to display.
There are buttons on the storage page that will disassemble and/or reassemble the components of the graphics you have stored into amusing animation sequences.
Adjusts screen display for proper alignment on MacBook Pro 13" retina screens. Adds web support links.
Most Helpful Reviews
Very clever app - I've had this app for about a month now, and we all (wife, daughters, and son) get more interested in what it does and the way it works as the weeks go by. We have gotten very good at taking the right type of pictures and cropping them so that when they are imported to Make a Face they produce really interesting, precise results. We naturally started with pictures of family members, but now anything goes, from celebrities to historical figures, cartoon faces, and all the combinations in between. It's fun, it's cool, and it gets addictive. I never before paid so much attention to the similiarities and differences between the way people's faces are built. Our eldest daughter has the face of every one of her good friends loaded into the program and they watch their faces getting mixed together on our flat screen TV, alternatively laughing at themseleves and then mesmerized by whose faces fit together and whose do not. My one request would be to increase the memory of the program so we could load more pictures into it. Once more than 10 faces are loaded in, the app slows down a bit. Our favorite feature is the mini-group and the scatter feature, but the whole program is very, very clever.