The iPhone 4 shipped with a great 5-megapixel camera and the App Store has thousands of great camera apps. When you put those together, you find great camera apps such as ToonCamera!
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ToonCamera is a great iOS app that turns the world around you into an animated movie. In other words, by using clever camera effects, everything through your device camera looks like a variety of cartoon, sketch and other artistic styles.
The app utilizes both cameras on the iPhone 4 and fourth-generation iPod touch, but also supports the iPhone 3GS. Both photo and video modes are also supported, along with the iPhone 4 LED flash.
To accomplish the cartoon effect, the app performs high-quality ‘rotoscoping’ to create real-time cartoon and art effects. Rotoscoping, for the curious, is a technique used in animated films, where video frames are painted over with artistic strokes.
The app also features other useful functions such as being able to darken lines and edges, save photos and videos, and further share photos and videos through email, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
ToonCamera adds a really amusing element to your iDevice camera and by using iMovie (or equivalent software), would add a level of excitement to home movies!
ToonCamera is available in the App Store for $0.99.