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In our selfie dominant world, it seems everyone is trying to capture the perfect likeness of themselves all the time. The problem is we’re all human and because of that it’s almost impossible to find that perfect moment that satisfies our own critical eye. Our faces come with tiny little imperfections that drive us nuts when we see them in a picture and that’s why photo editing apps have become so popular. The idea behind these apps is that they can help to remove the blemishes and make our skin look perfect, but if you know someone that uses these apps often you probably also know how fake these photos can look. They’re created using an app and these people aren’t fooling anybody in to thinking otherwise.
That’s why a unique new app may just have a better solution for anyone that wants their edited photos to look like the real thing. The MIKU – Photo Editing by Professionals app is really more of a communications portal for you to get in touch with trained professional photo editors than can produce the kind of results that you’re really looking for. This is a free app and it’s compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.
What’s great about this app is its simplicity. The setup is simple and easy for anyone to follow. There are no complicated requirements and no need to jump through hoops to have your photo edited. All you have to do is select a photo from your Facebook account, your Instagram account, or take a new photo and upload it to the app. You’ll then be asked to select the desired edits from an available list and you can also include extra comments to explain exactly what you’re trying to achieve. All that’s left, is to submit your photo for editing and the service guarantees that you’ll have it back within 2 hours – which is a pretty quick turnaround time for a professional service.
Once you’ve uploaded your photo, you’ll be presented with an extensive list of options for editing that includes the option of eliminating any blemishes you don’t like. Don’t like that prominent mole that you were born with? They can get rid of it and make it look like it was never there in the first place. With apps that allow you to do the editing yourself these are the types of thing that often look fake.
If you’ve been kicking around this planet for any length of time there’s a good chance your skin tone isn’t perfect. It may be as simple as the fact that you want a picture with that nicely tanned look without having to risk exposure to the sun. Helping you achieve the skin tone you’re looking for is another thing this app can do for you.
There aren’t too many of us that are entirely happy with every feature of our face. Some people feel their nose is too large or their ears stick out too much. That’s another thing you can fix with this app. They will reshape the features on your face to match your own expectations. It may cost a little bit for the process, but it’s certainly cheaper than plastic surgery!
Don’t worry, they can take care of the wrinkles as well. We can’t stop the march of father time in reality, but that doesn’t mean we have to accept them in our pictures. This is great if you’re using your edited photo as a sort of online business card. Many people these days conduct all of their business in cyberspace and never actually physically meet their clients and so it doesn’t hurt to present the best possible version of you. Removing wrinkles can give your picture a healthier and more youthful appearance. This is difficult to do on your own but, easy for these highly trained professionals.
There are many other editing options you can choose from in addition to the ones we’ve already discussed. You can ask the editor to whiten your teeth, change your eye color, and of course, get rid of those bags around your eyes. It’s also nice that they allow you to actually leave comments and don’t just restrict you to the items in their list.
MIKU is a great concept for an app. Sure, there are tons of other photo editing apps available, but in most cases they produce pictures that look like they’ve been doctored. With this app, they’ve changed the playing field by providing you with access to professional photo editors that do the work for you. The end result is pictures that actually look believable. This service does cost a bit of money, but for quick access to professional results it’s worth it. This is ideal for professional use or wanting that perfect family photo.
Allan is a freelance writer who loves scouring the App Store for exciting, intriguing and unique apps.