Portrait mode on iOS allows you to take stunning depth-of-field photos featuring a blurred background and sharp foreground. If the subject in your photo isn’t quite right – maybe their smile could be brighter, or their face could be lighter – Facetune2 Editor is here to help you apply some intelligent edits.
Available on the App Store, Facetune can do a lot. It’s the #1 selfie editing app in the world, beloved by social media posers and portrait photographers alike. After downloading and installing it, grant access to your photos and choose a portrait photo. Then, running along the bottom of the main interface, you have a bunch of editing options.
These range from the more typical options available under the Retouch and Edit tabs – which includes the option to whiten, smooth, and sharpen your image – to the more interesting edits available in Face, Patch, Hair, and Backdrop.
Face lets you make effective edits to the face in your image – including eyes, nose, jaw, and smile – using sliders. You’ll find that Facetune uses machine learning to identify facial features in your image and allows you to tweak them by dragging a slider along, letting you narrow your jawline or enhance your lips. Cheating, maybe, but if you’ve ever wanted to look like a magazine cover model, now’s your chance.
Patch is a useful healing tool which lets you edit out any blemishes in your photo. Simply highlight the blemish in your image and Facetune will remove it. It’s perfect for awkward reflections or lens flares, but can also be used to remove spots, dirt, or even tattoos.
Hair lets you explore what you’d look like with a different hair color. Here, you can also use the Fix tool to remove any wisps or Glow to make your hair really pop!
Backdrop allows you to remove the blurred background in your portrait image and replace it with something new. There are a bunch of different options here for you to explore through.
Finally, you can also make edits which tap into the technology of portrait mode itself. Relight lets you lighten your foreground image and it works well for brightening up a face. And Defocus lets you add a portrait effect to your background even if the original image wasn’t shot with Portrait mode activated.
When you’re done, Facetune lets you save your image or share it – simply tap the share icon in the top-right corner. There’s also the option to add text to your portrait before sending it.
Using Facetune is definitely a lot of fun, and the edits available are accurate and effective. You can download the app free of charge – just make sure you grab for Facetune2 Editor, rather than the original Facetune app. The app is free for three days, after which you’ll need to pay for full access.