Lumiappaday #194: Face Swap demoed on the Nokia Lumia 800 (and new intro video)

| May 27, 2012 | 6 Replies

Hey folks, two things I want you to check out in this cool post. First up, our neat new intro created for us by Reader, ‘Rock’. 🙂 Thanks for that mate!

Secondly, onto our Lumiappaday – Face Swap. This has been around in the market for a while from Microsoft Research Centre but recently this sort of thing has become super popular across the internet, with Reddit and Facebook being key culprits of people enjoying swapping of faces for a bit of fun.

It’s certainly something my friends have been enjoying and creates a lot of discussion when it ends up on facebook.

So the app is simple. Just take a picture, either from your albums or a new one from the camera. Face Swap will detect faces (and more than two possible). You can select how many you want swapped – then click swap.  A neat little animation of a cat and a dog’s face swapping shows you what’s happening and then you get your final picture which you can save.

I’ve been too lazy to email myself the original picture so here’s one sample I downloaded directly from facebook. Note FB generally degrades quality but it’s good enough for facebook.

As you can see, the result is pretty good. This isn’t something that took time in photoshop – it was just a few seconds in Face Swap. A neat thing this can do is take another picture and it will line it up next to another one and you can swap face between different pictures.

You can see the original version towards the end of the video.

#194) Face Swap 

Price:  Free



Developer Blurb:


Have you ever thought of swapping your face with someone else’s?
Face Swap provides a simple and quick way to swap the faces of people using a photo taken with others. All you need to do is to take a photo facing the camera or select one you already have, and then shake your phone. Then let Face Swap do its magic! You’ll see the faces are automatically swapped.
Photos can then be saved to your photo library or shared directly on Facebook, Twitter or Sina Weibo.

Main Features:
• Multiple face detection enabled
• Shake to create a new photo with people’s faces swapped!
• Share your photos on Facebook, Twitter or Sina Weibo

For more information, please check

[Version 2.0]
• Allow you to swap faces between photos
• Added Simplified Chinese localization

[Version 1.2]
• Improved performance of face detection algorithm
• Allow you to delete photos from ‘Recent List’
• Integrated with Pictures Hub

[Version 1.1]
• Fixed crash bug for phones with a large number of photos
• Added link to other Face Party apps


Design: 9

Usability: 9

Performance: 9 

Price: 10


Category: Applications, Lumiappaday, Nokia, Video, Windows Phone

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