Rotten Friends Pro – prank friends & add amazing horror effects to your pics!
Nov 27, 2012 8:14 AM –
Rotten Friends Pro is a cool photo editing tool with a deliciously macabre difference. Lots of apps provide stickers and effects to enhance your images, whereas Rotten Friends Pro will embed all manner of horrific treats into pictures of your friends. The app is highly customisable and comes with more effects that you can shake a bloody hockey stick at… If you like horror films or playing pranks on your friends (or even better, both!) this is the app for you!
Price: Free, $3.99
Tested on: Nexus 4
Pros & Cons:
- Loads and loads of effects in the Pro version!
- Great tutorials guide you through the detailed and relatively complicated actions!
- Spooktacular interface!
- Lets you use your creations as a wallpaper!
- Navigation can be tricky getting used to at first, but worth persisting with.
As I have said before, I love photo editing tools- just check out some of the reviews I’ve completed recently for the likes of PicShop Photo Editor, XnView Retro and FxCamera. Rotten Friends Pro is an app that falls into that camp but at the same time is extremely different. A few apps provide stickers or effects which you can impose over the image to show love hearts, speech bubbles and more. Rotten Friends Pro takes this idea and enhances to the extremes by providing loads of horror effects. Take a picture of a friend or family member, apply all kinds of spooky and gruesome effects and feel free to then share with your favourite social networks… or even apply it as your wallpaper!
There are a set of five unique ‘themes’ to select effects from. For example there is a zombie theme which then provides ten different effects; from deep scars and boils to rotting skin and nasty cuts. There are scary looking teeth, messy looking blood stains, creepy masks, meat cleavers and stacks more. There is actually loads to explore and experiment with in-app so it’s worth spending some time looking around for all the grisly effects. Once you have added the effect you can tweak it in a number of ways to make it fit in your picture. So, you can rotate, pinch to zoom in and out to adjust the size plus alter the brightness. You can add different layers and include as many effects as you like. The app gives you a fantastically scary canvas to create your own demented images and then lets you share it with your friends.
The app comes with a rather detailed tutorial, which is needed as there are many aspects to Rotten Friends Pro- certainly more than I could discuss in a review. When you first start all the options can feel a bit overwhelming and the design of the interface (typically decayed for horror-style effects) can hinder you a little. Everything becomes clearer the more you play with it though, so it’s worth persisting with. Keep trying new things and you’ll soon find it to be much like Photoshop, only with horror-movie effects!
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Rotten Friends Pro – Resizing
Rotten Friends Pro – Add effects and tweak them accordingly
Rotten Friends Pro – Pain, erase and color features for added detail
Rotten Friends Pro – Effects can be rotated, resized, reshaped and even have the brightness adjusted to reflect the photo
Rotten Friends Pro – Gallery settings
Rotten Friends Pro – Tutorial 1
Rotten Friends Pro – Tutorial 2
Rotten Friends Pro – Tutorial 3
Rotten Friends Pro – Select effects from 5 different themes
Rotten Friends Pro – Menu
Rotten Friends Pro – Project screen
Rotten Friends Pro – Welcome screen, feels like a horror game!
For pranking friends or simply adding some amazing special effects to your images, Rotten Friends Pro is just excellent. It’s relatively straightforward to use and offers so many different sticks and editing tools that it might be something you get highly engrossed in. It’s a completely different experience to using any other photo editing app you may have tried in the past. Be sure to check out the video above for more demonstrations.
Ease of Use:
The app includes so many features and items that it can be a little overwhelming at first. The tutorial, however, does go some way to explain what things are and how to use them. It’s not as easy as other photo editing apps I have used, but then this is far more detailed.
With all such apps, this depends on the user and how often they like to create new images. I can see it becoming a cool novelty app that certainly has huge downloads come Halloween.
The UI is horror-themed and works well. I think some tabs are a little small and might require some revision to make them clearer- such as the drop down menu tabs. That said, with a little practice the whole interface feels intuitive and relatively straightforward to play around with.
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