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Insta3D app review: turn your selfies into cartoon avatars



With all the apps available for download in the App Store there’s literally something for just about everyone. There are thousands of apps in every category you can think of from games to productivity and everything in between.  There are also a lot of photo editing apps and there are even a few of these that allow you to have a little fun with your photos and Insta3D falls into this category. This app lets you turn your selfies into fun cartoon avatars of yourself. If you’ve ever wondered what you’d look like as a cartoon character now’s your chance to find out. This is a free selfies app and it’s compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. 

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Insta3D - Create Your Own 3D Avatar | Animate & Cartoon Yourself


Create Your Own Avatar

Insta3D is not the only app available that will let you create avatars from your own picture gallery; in fact, there are a lot of them. There are even some that will let you create music videos with your avatar in the starring role, so in order to be a success an app in this category has to consider the competition. Insta3D does a pretty good job of standing up to the competition. It includes some cool features and you can definitely have a little fun with this one.

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One problem with this app is the lack of instructions. When you take your first selfie within the app you’re given some tips on what type of picture to take but that’s about it. The description of the app in the App Store does give some clues about the features of the app, but it doesn’t really explain how it works. The other problem with this one is that the free version of the app is quite limited and most of the better feature packs are only available through in-app purchase. This app will require 92.1 MB of available space on your iOS device.

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How it Works

The first thing you need to do is to either take a new selfie from within the app or select an existing one from your photo library. If you choose a picture from your library make sure it is a face shot, otherwise the app won’t process it properly. Once you have a picture you’re satisfied with it’s time to select the features you want to add to your avatar. You have the option to change the skin tone, change the clothing style of your avatar, give him/her different hats, and you can make him/her dance if you like.  

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What makes this app really fun is that you can add different backgrounds and take snapshots of your avatar to share them with friends and family. There are a few backgrounds included with the app, but you can also select a picture from your own gallery to use as a background. The options for switching between editing your avatars features and taking photos of your avatar are found at the bottom of the screen. It really is a lot of fun and works quite well. I never experienced any glitches and it didn’t crash at any time.

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Insta3D - Create Your Own 3D Avatar | Animate & Cartoon Yourself


Pros and Cons


  • Many different features for creating different avatars
  • Ability to add different backgrounds and to take pictures of avatars for sharing with friends
  • Can use an existing selfie or take a new one from within the app


  • Many of the better feature packs are only available through in-app purchase

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Final Words

Insta3D is a fun little app that will allow you to create your own cartoon avatars using your own selfies' photo as the face. It’s cool watching your avatar dance around the screen, and there are lots of different clothing options for you avatar. As an added bonus you can also select different backgrounds and take pictures of your avatars to share them with your friends and family. If you’re looking for a fun little time waster, check this one out.

Insta3D - Create Your Own 3D Avatar | Animate & Cartoon Yourself

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Cherry is a hard-working writer and an aspiring web designer who can't go a day without using her favorite apps. She's always on the lookout for new apps and enjoys discovering ones that others have overlooked.