Tools for Editing Photos of Faces
In most photos, the person and the face is a key element. This site will show you a collection of free and commercial software that focuses on how to enhance faces.
We'll review sites that help you to remove weight (at least in the photo...); try out hair and makeup improvements/styles and even allow you to see what you look like when you are older!
In addition to enhancing photos you can have some fun morphing faces and trying on new hair and makeup. The following web sites will allow you to create fun photo images that look professional - without all the cost and hassle.
Hollywood Hair Makeover by Instyle.com allows you to try on your favorite star styles and colors before you make a trip to the salon. Just upload your photo or choose a model and let the transformations begin.
Hollywood Hair Makeover is free - but you have to register. Behind the scenes it is powered by Taaz, just gives you some more "Hollywood" options.
Online Makeover - Taaz.com
Taaz.com offers amazing tools for online makeovers. You can use their stock photos or upload your own (free registration required). You can experiment with a palette of thousands of colors and shades in products ranging from foundation and concealer to multi-tone eye shadow and lip gloss and even colored contact lenses!. With the addition of a hairstyle or change of hair color, the look is complete. The effects are immediate, simple to use and so life-like that the saved result looks like a real photograph.
The uses for these makeovers are endless: They can be saved, printed and brought to your makeup artist or hair stylist to convey the precise look you crave; emailed to friends; put on greeting cards; or used as online profile pictures on Facebook or MySpace.
Lose Photo Weight - If only losing weight were really this easy!
Weight Mirror is a online tool (and available in an app too!) that lets you to lose up to 50 pounds (23kg) in photographs without exercising any fancy Photoshop wizardry.
Modiface Virtual Makeover
Check out Modiface for links to tools for some great virtual makeover tools. They support iPhone/iPad apps and Android Apps. If you have a mobile device - these are the tools to get - especially for when you are shopping!
- MakeUp - The Ultimate Mobile Makeover App
- FaceLift - Professional Anti-Aging Visualization App
- Photo Editor - The Ultimate Facial Photo Editing App
Check out the Video below to learn more. I think these are great tools - not web based - but great if you have the mobile technology.
Liftmagic - Anti-Aging Photos
LiftMagic is a cosmetic surgery and anti-aging makeover tool that can show the effects of dermal fillers (such as Restylane and Juvederm), Botox, and a variety of other plastic surgery effects including facelifts, creams, wrinkle reduction, nose job, rhinoplasty, and more!
To be honest, I was editing/updating this article and was going to delete the site, but I did a test on a stock image I had (see above) and the results were awesome! So, I decided to continue to include my recommendation about this site.
Tucia Photo Enhancements
I love editing photos, but when you have the photos say from a wedding, a reunion or a graduation you might want a professional touch. The tools I describe in this article are great for improving photos, but Tucia can add a person into a family portrait or remove an unwanted stranger from your photo.
Tucia's photo editors can digitally open up closed eyes or fix hair. They can also offer glamorize and digital cosmetic enhancement options - get a tan, clear acne or remove braces. Simple touch-ups such as digital camera mark or red eye removal and cropping are also available. It's not for every picture - but it is an awesome service for that special photo - or more precisely that okay photo that could be that special photo.
How To Take Better Pictures With A Digital Camera
Use the following tips to help make your digital photos go from just okay to great.
1. Always be aware of the background.
You don't want to find trees growing out of people's heads or a passing vehicle to draw attention from your subject. Sometimes moving your subject just a couple steps to either side can make all the difference.
2. Use available light.
If your digital camera has an option to turn the flash off and it's light enough outside to read a book, then use the available light, and turn the flash off. In general camera flashes are too harsh for human skin and make all of us look pale. Indoors, where there isn't enough daylight, place your subject by a window and use your fill flash feature.
3. Aim your camera slightly down at the person's face.
Also don't shoot just face on to the person, try a little to the side, a three quarter view, so that you see more of their face. Using the camera up higher and looking down will slim your subject.
4. Remember your focus.
Get closer to your subject. Fill the frame with your subject and there will be no doubt as to what the picture is saying.
6. Never put your subject dead center.
Put your just slightly off center; not a lot just a little. When you're shooting groups of people, find the imaginary center line of your group and put that line just a bit off center in your view through your lens or screen.
Following these tips won't turn you into an award-winning photographer today, but you will be on your way to better, more powerful photographs that others will comment on for years to come.
Face Editor - Even change the mood! - FaceFilter Studio
Everyone takes poor photos, now... rather than throwing them away you can restore them using FaceFilter Studio. You can adjust everything from color balance to skin tone. You can even change the expressions of people in the photo - that is by far my favorite feature (now if it only worked in real life too!)
The software works on all versions of Windows and is easy to use. Utilizing Reallusion's fully automated 3D facial mapping technology, FaceFilter Studio now not only has the ability to change and enhance facial expressions, but also offers new features including: muscle based morphing; editable facial mask; skin filtration; smart color correction; 1-click red eye removal and instant photo-sticker printing. FaceFilter Studio has the ability to truly deliver perfect photos by enabling anyone to enhance expressions, remove common skin blemishes, smooth wrinkles, sharpen and improve facial structure, correct color balance and more.
Portrait Professional - Airbursh Photo Enhancement
If you ever wondered how models are airbrushed ....
Portrait Professional works in a completely different way to ordinary airbrushing and photo editing software such as Photoshop Elements. Check out the video below.
This portrait enhancement software has been trained with hundred of examples of human beauty, and as a result you can add as much or as little photo enhancement as required - by simply moving sliders.
In fact due to the innate knowledge of human beauty built into the software, the highest quality photo touch-up can be achieved by unskilled users in a few minutes - with absolutely minimal training
After a simple mark-up stage where you identify a few points on the face, Portrait Professional photo editing software gives you many controls to enhance your portrait.
Specializes in face shaping, skin smoothing, eyes & teeth, lighting spot reduction and much more.
You can download a trial version - the full product as to be purchased. I compare this to the Face Filter software noted above. Both are good and I think it comes to do personal preference. The nice thing is that both offer free test versions.
Glasses that match your face!
Try-On eyeglasses now at Frame Finder as they allows you to virtually try out various spectacle frames to find out which one suits you best.
A number of readers have commented that Eyeglasses.com has an even better virtual try on tool. I have not seen much difference, but the wisdom of crowds give the nod to this service.
Perfect Facebook Profile Photos - Other Social Media Sites too
Mypictr provides a free picture resizing service, which allows you to create a custom profile avatar for your favorite social network. As you can see from the image to the left, MyPictr supports a ton of social media sites.
MyPictr is essentially a "one-trick pony" as all it does is edit your photo to create a profile picture that is the PERFECT size for your social media needs. You don't need to install any programs, plug-ins or any other software, just upload your picture, resize it online and download it from their server (or they will email it to you).
Pho.to Fun Editor
Want to change facial expressions in photos of people with just one click, or even create funny animations? Cartoon Photo! makes this possible! This online service works in fully automatic mode: you just upload a photo from your computer or from the internet by entering its URL, choose an emotion from the list (joy, sadness, surprise, etc.) and get a funniest gif animation, or a static caricature. The service automatically detects the face in your photo and also lets you adjust animation speed and picture size.
Android App To Age Your Photos
PiZap Fun Face Editor
Pizap is a fun free photo editor that lets people easily create wacky images with their digital pictures. PiZap was created as a tool primarily for social networking users who want to post their images to their favorite social networking sites.
PiZap provides a very easy to use photo editor that lets you add photo effects, custom text or speech bubbles, hundreds of original colorful stickers, a full painting program, and much more.
Morph Celebrity Faces
Morph Thing combines two faces into one. You can combine two celebrity faces into one - which is free and does not even require signup. You can also combine faces you upload with celebrity faces and that is also free - but does require you to register.
Share your thoughts on Photo Faces - Photo Tools or anything digital photo related
Photoshop Image Retouching Service on May 17, 2018:
Very helpful & informative post. It's a good idea to say that you are a professional photoshop expert. Thanks for sharing
craig57 lm on March 30, 2014:
These are great tools to use. Thanks for sharing!
Ellen Gregory from Connecticut, USA on February 16, 2014:
What a thorough presentation of what can be done in photo editing.
evawrites1 on February 14, 2014:
I didn't know it was possible to do all this.
Dawn Romine from Nebraska on February 11, 2014:
Very Cool, a lot of fun neat resources
M. Victor Kilgore on February 10, 2014:
I love photography and fun tools...nice job.
conectthedoc on January 09, 2014:
ha ha very nice......
Baddew Fibes on December 05, 2013:
Fantastically educational lens, thank you. Although I'm going to steer clear of the 'Your face in 20 years time' idea. :)
marla-jennison on November 19, 2013:
Very interesting and helpful. I love it!
chrisilouwho on November 18, 2013:
thanks for simplifying this for beginners like me!
Jimmy J Oliver on October 19, 2013:
Hi nice lens you got there and ranking well. Good tutorial without being too techie.
Have given you a squidlike.
anonymous on September 29, 2013:
Thanks for providing the software to retouch somebody's face. It was so fun.Thanks and have a good day.
MoreThanAMama on September 20, 2013:
I loved playing with the software on the sites you provided. Great lens!
craig57 lm on September 18, 2013:
Great information, thanks for sharing!
PatrickHayes76 on August 24, 2013:
Some amazing information for those looking to do photo editing. Thank you for sharing these tips. I have been working on Photoshop for years and still learned a bunch of new things.
RANADEEP on August 17, 2013:
Thanks for this great lense,I hope it will help many people like me,thanks for this geat info!!
JaspinderKaur on July 31, 2013:
thax for sharing ur ideas.i want to try this.....
Yamin Joe on July 27, 2013:
A very informative lens, thank for sharing your experience
socialcx1 on July 22, 2013:
Hi, I think you have a great lens here. Thanks for sharing your ideas
Carol Houle from Montreal on July 04, 2013:
Thank you so much for this great lens. I love photo editing, but I didn't know there were so many software sites to choose from. I can't wait to try these.
seodress on June 28, 2013:
Love the lens.Great.
bancdebinary1 on June 27, 2013:
This is great.. We didn't know there were so many different software options out there!
GameHelp on June 25, 2013:
Very neat! Great lens.
dellgirl on June 20, 2013:
You really put a lot of thought and work into this lens, itâs amazing! Thank you for sharing this great information and these valuable tips.
Mommy-Bear on June 16, 2013:
anonymous on June 13, 2013:
OlgaMaas on June 03, 2013:
Very interesting. I try these photo editing techniques!
blestman lm on May 24, 2013:
Great techniques, thank you.
chocochipchip on April 26, 2013:
Very informative! Thank you so much
imagelist lm on April 22, 2013:
Thanks for the great info...
Cynthia Haltom from Diamondhead on April 19, 2013:
I would like to try this at home.
RitaAnne on April 15, 2013:
I like these photo editing techniques... Now we too can look perfect & beautiful like the celebrities in their pictures ;)
topbuilderlist on April 06, 2013:
wow we have a better chance to look more beautiful in our photos.
h2ofs1 on April 06, 2013:
love the lens, brilliant!
SweetBlueLady on March 27, 2013:
wow i like it.
sarasentor lm on March 24, 2013:
This lens is superb and it deserve LOTD.
bluelily lm on March 16, 2013:
GeekGirl1 on March 14, 2013:
great lens, thank you for sharing.
kingston123 lm on March 06, 2013:
impressive tools for photo facing. i really like these ideas.
pauly99 lm on March 04, 2013:
What a fantastic teaching tool. I will have to try a couple of these techniques.
rattie lm on February 28, 2013:
Lots of fun. Maybe I could make my personal photos a little better - hm!
uneasywriter lm on February 28, 2013:
So nice I had to visit twice! Thanks!
anonymous on February 28, 2013:
Wow this is exciting and very nice
Joanne Reid from Prince Edward Island/Arizona on February 25, 2013:
Oh I am going to have fun with these tools. Thank you for sharing this information. (I'm off to lose 50 pounds -- today).
Tolovaj Publishing House from Ljubljana on February 24, 2013:
I didn't know we can make somebody smile with a photo editor... Wow, how many possibilities to make jokes in magazines! Thanks for all the tips:)
Zero_000 on February 21, 2013:
Wow this is really educative. Thanks for your effort, great post! :)
JessicaJohn on February 07, 2013:
it is very informative post to learn about the technicalities of photo faces.
tfsherman lm on February 04, 2013:
What a useful site! Thanks a lot, I learned so much, and I'll be back for more.
David Lawrence (author) from United States on January 16, 2013:
@rawwwwwws lm: Much appreciated.
rawwwwwws lm on January 16, 2013:
I passed by before and liked, but did not have the chance to bless this lens!
edthecameraguy on January 06, 2013:
Thanks for the info on Facefilter
Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on December 31, 2012:
Liftmagic is what I need. This is really a useful resource. I bookmarked it for future reference.
David Lawrence (author) from United States on December 17, 2012:
@norma-holt: Thanks for the support!
norma-holt on December 16, 2012:
Wonderful ideas lens and great photo enhancing advice. Stardusted and featured on Photography
forextrading2000 on December 16, 2012:
Cool lens, very informative!
WorldsBestDad on December 13, 2012:
I am definitely going to take a look at Wowapic, I've been looking for a way to edit one of my favorite wedding pics. Thanks!
Rose Jones on December 01, 2012:
Really fun. I am thinking about changing over to a photo icon instead of the candle and flower - just read where it is better for branding. But since I do not want my own photo over the Internet (I don't even use my own photos of my dog) I was going to hire out a cartoonist at fiverr. Now I can do it myself for free! Pinned to my photography board, FB liked and blessed.
anonymous on November 22, 2012:
anonymous on October 30, 2012:
These are all so cute! Thanks for a great lens :)
anonymous on October 30, 2012:
jimmyboy88 on October 27, 2012:
nice photoshop! very professional too
anonymous on October 13, 2012:
very intresting app
Fred Alb from Uruguay on October 11, 2012:
Very interesting your work!
Keep it up, I want to see your next lens!
anonymous on September 30, 2012:
i want to try this..............
sunny saib on September 29, 2012:
Wow, gotta try FFS, thanks for sharing :)
Dianeyp LM on September 11, 2012:
These are really cool! Great lens.
anonymous on September 08, 2012:
cool lens, thanks
vinodkpillai lm on August 31, 2012:
wow! nice lens with useful info - thanks for sharing.
MimayManalo on August 29, 2012:
oh it was nice! like the way you did on your lens... you did a great job :)
Ardyn25 on August 20, 2012:
Wow...I didn't know so much could be done to a photo. Great lens, thanks for putting it together.
mrsideshow on August 20, 2012:
Thanks for the tips! My girlfriend is a photographer and she's going to love some of these great ideas :)
justPets on August 14, 2012:
Sometimes I'm into editing my photos also because of the fact that I don't look good in my pictures. Thanks for sharing this one.
facts7 on August 13, 2012:
very nice !
NoomaStar on August 08, 2012:
Super amazing! I have always waned to now how to do this!
DMVAgent on August 05, 2012:
Thank you for the information, this page is very informative. You deserve A+.
Ibtesam9556 on August 02, 2012:
@popupstands lm: Thanks very very very thanks.
popupstands lm on July 31, 2012:
ha thats really cool
anonymous on July 30, 2012:
You are an amazing artist!
MayaIxchel on July 27, 2012:
Great lens! Fun!
casquid on July 21, 2012:
This is a cute and fun lens. Thanks for writing. Write more!
Canvas-Art-Shop on July 19, 2012:
Thanks a lot for these tips, will come in handy for this years holiday photos :)
anonymous on July 18, 2012:
Some really cool stuff in there that I had no idea existed!
burntchestnut on July 18, 2012:
A great page full of photo editing programs to try. Thanks!
merleannw on July 17, 2012:
Great lens I love it
David Lawrence (author) from United States on July 15, 2012:
@AdeelAthar LM: You can add HTML to your Squidoo lenses. You can use "See source code" or CTRL-U in many browsers to see the HTML I used. But even easier is to do a search for lenses on "HTML for Squidoo" Good Luck!
anonymous on July 15, 2012:
Its very funtastic.
clayva on July 13, 2012:
I love playing with people's faces! When I used to work at a newspaper doing ads, I used to replace people's faces with sales reps faces and see if the rep. noticed. I also added a few embelishments along the way. You can get really good at it if you practice alot.
anonymous on July 13, 2012:
Great lens! Like this FaceFilter Studio :)
AdeelAthar LM on July 13, 2012:
I really like the way you told the editing. I have a Question: Can you tell me how did you add the styles to your lense?
steph-naylor on July 11, 2012:
Joandearc LM on July 10, 2012:
I could definitely brush up on my photo editing skills, thanks for this informative lens!
David Lawrence (author) from United States on July 08, 2012:
@hanztutan: Thanks for your comment! Squidoo does not have favorites - you just have to save your own bookmarks.
hanztutan on July 08, 2012:
cool collection of apps! I'm new here and I would really love to mark this lens as a favorite but I don't know how
Onemargaret LM on July 07, 2012:
My daughter is into to photo editing. She loves Photoshop, etc.
anonymous on July 04, 2012:
That crop circle one was a blast! Made one from that and am sharing it on Facebook. Thanks!
goo2eyes lm on July 03, 2012:
i have a re-touched photo where i look like an 18-year old.
paidsocialmediajobs on June 26, 2012:
pcgamehardware on June 23, 2012:
Really cool! Great selection of really cool Photo Faces editing programs... Thanks for sharing. :)
steph-naylor on June 20, 2012:
oakstreet on June 19, 2012:
This photo editing len is really fun and interesting, I wonder what will heppen if I edit my face. Perhaps a new dolphin face, ha ha...Great len and a "like" from me.