Have you ever thought about making your selfies look like anime or manga? Want to discover the anime version or manga version of you? In this article we are going to know 10 applications that turn photos into drawings.
Today doing this with a cell phone is quite easy. There is a wide range of apps for both Android and iOS. Check out our list of the 10 best apps to turn photos into Anime and caricatures with different types of filters and effects available for Android and iPhone.
We also recommend reading our article: Apps to draw manga on mobile.
1 - Anime Camera - Manga, Comics
With this app you'll be able to transform your photos quickly. With several filters, animated backgrounds and other options to customize your creations. You can share your photos with anyone. One of the downsides is that it's only available for android.
2 - Anime Face Changer
In Anime Face Changer you can create anime photos vs real life photos as well as create an anime avatar, you can also get animated versions in seconds as well as an animated photo editor.
A wide variety of styles. Animation, selfie, kissing face, photo manga, anime Kawaii camera, manga eyes, cartoon maker, manga stickers, cartoon transformation. Only available for Android.
3 - Cartoon Photo Editor
Cartoon Photo Editor lets you add cartoon filters to your images to make them look like they were drawn by a famous painter, with a wide variety of effects.
You can even make drawings to liven up your photos and with the sketch creator add filters and special effects with just a click of a button. Also only available for Android.
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4 - Drawing - Cartoon photo editor
Cartoons is more than just a simple application, it's where you can unleash your inner artist with many image filters (photo to caricature, cartoon yourself, cartoon photo maker and others.)
- Turn my photo into a cartoon drawing;
- Cartoon photo editing;
- Cartoon photo(s) filter;
- Cartoon photo frame;
- Photo cartoon maker;
5 - TwinFACE — Transform into Anime
TwinFace delivers what it promises, transforms your photo in a few seconds. It can be saved quickly and easily to your gallery or you can share it directly with your friends on social media. One downside of this app is that it needs an internet connection and is only available for Android.
6 - comic
This app is the ideal meme maker. You can turn your photos into animated graphics or comics. Select any photo from your gallery (or cry a new one) and apply filters to turn it into a cartoon or comic.
You can also add comics like talking and thinking balls. Type your message and create beautiful memes or posters.
7 - Voila AI Artist Photo Editor
This app is definitely one of the best on this list. Combining your creativity with the artificial intelligence of this app, you can make fun and amazing designs.
Simple, fast and intuitive that allows you to create fun drawings and caricatures from old photos or taken at the time. After downloading the tool, the user is not required to create a login or password, which is a significant difference when compared to other applications.
After making your creation you can easily save it to your gallery or post it on your social networks. The app is available for free on both iOS and Android.
We also recommend our article on Apps to learn Japanese.
8 - Photo Lab
Photo Lab is one of the most versatile apps for turning photos into drawings, with over 800 effects available in its library.
In addition to styles, you can apply filters, frames and make montages. All this in a very intuitive way that even inexperienced users will find it easy to use.
The volume of features available in the free version is enough for most users, but if you prefer, you can access additional tools in the Pro version. Available for both platforms.
9 - ToonMe
ToonMe is a simple app that delivers on its promise. It simply makes your image look like a drawing and after that you will have the option to add some embellishments like glasses, mustache and other options to get a nicer result. If you want a simple option, it's worth downloading on Android or iOS, mainly because it's free.
10. Selfie 2 Waifu
This option is not an application but a platform that can be accessed by your smartphone.
The Selfie 2 Waifu website employs an algorithm known as UGATIT to turn photos into anime-style illustrations. In practice, all you have to do is upload an image from your computer or phone, and the page will automatically revert to its Japanese animated version.
This site works best if used with one that has your face highlighted in the larger 3×4 style. And it usually delivers better results in women.
It's also worth noting that the anime-style image is only available in low resolution - but it's still usable on social media.
Other Apps to Convert Photo to Anime
There are hundreds of apps that you will find on the Play Store or App Store, search well for the related keywords, see the app reviews, since the vast majority do not deliver what they promise. There are also online sites such as Wallpics.
Finally, we will leave a video of our channel about the applications: