ToonPAINT app

The description of ToonPAINT app at the Apple iTunes App Store says, “ToonPAINT allows you to easily create awesome looking cartoon-paintings with your photos.” Really? Decide for yourself by comparing and contrasting the cartoon version with the original photo in the following galleries.

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In the preceding gallery (shown above), the ToonPAINT output and the original photo are both 1024 x 1024 pixels square. In the following gallery (shown below), the original photo and the ToonPAINT output are both 557 H x 420 W pixels.

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How much more “awesome looking” would these cartoon-paintings be if they were in color rather than black-and-white? My commentary can be found in the following “Tech Tips.”

Tech Tips:ToonPAINT” app currently sells for $1.99 at the Apple iTunes Store. The App Store descriptor says, “Even if you have never drawn or painted before, ToonPAINT sets you up for quick success by providing a MagiSketch that you can simply color in. It’s as easy as ‘paint-by-numbers,’ but using your own personal images.” However the quality of the “MagiSketch” output is limited unless you spring for two in-app purchases that cost $0.99 each: 1) “The ToonColor button is an optional add-on feature for ToonPAINT that will automatically color your Toon for you.” 2) “The Photo Brush is an optional add-on feature for ToonPAINT that will allow you to paint directly from your source.” In other words, “ToonPAINT” actually costs $3.97 for all the bells and whistles! I’m not a big fan of apps featuring in-app purchases because they will not fully function as advertised unless you make all available in-app purchases. That’s misleading and in a very real sense a form of false advertising. I say apps should come fully-loaded and sell for one price point — that way consumers can decide fairly whether the full price is fair!

Photos © Copyright 2012 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved. www.wsanford.com

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