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Sponsored App Review: Looksery

March 26, 2015 - Written By Tom Dawson

Looksery is an Android app app with face tracking technology that brings amazing special face effects to reinvent the selfie. To do this, Looksery offers real-time adjustments to your image, along with Beautification, Fun VFX, 3D Animations, Live Emojis, Color Enhancements and more. Together, these additions enable you to create Live Emojis of your face to send to friends, take a really great selfie (or even a video selfie), have fun with effects like a flaming skull or an angel’s halo. Looksery is more than just an app to help you take better photos, it makes the whole process of taking a selfie fresh and fun, right down to the easy sharing capabilities and myriad of filters and effects. Looksery is like photo booth for your Android smartphone and it’s packed with fun features, including an innovative video messenger. Let’s take a closer look shall we.

The first thing you’ll want to do is to download Looksery from the Play Store, then you’ll be given some tips on how to use the app.

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The interface itself is really quite easy to use, all you need to do is to swipe left and right to choose a filter or effect and then select it. Here’s a look at me playing around with the X-Ray effect, which is really quite cool.

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These more fun effects can be used to film quick video emoji and then send to friends and family.

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Sharing these video emojis, quick video messages and more can all be done nice and easily.

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Now, if you’re just looking for something to beautify your selfie for whatever reason, then Looksery is great for that as well.

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Here’s another example for instance:

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Of more interest to me however, were the fun characters like the Gecko, these also change your voice when recording any sort of message, too.

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There are more of these as well, like the flaming skull effect.

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It’s hard to express how much fun Looksery can be in screenshots alone, after all it’s something that you need to see in action to see if it’s something you’d want to play around with.

Looksery is one of those apps that extends something many of us already enjoy doing; taking selfies. With Looksery, taking selfies is a lot more fun, mostly thanks to the 3D filters that affect your eyes and much more. It’s also a nifty little video messenger, allowing you to record a message using the realtime filters, with fun sound effects as well, and then send them to friends and family. There’s also the myriad of the expected filters you’d find in a selfie app, too as well as some excellent beautification methods at work here, too. All-in-all, Looksery is one of the more entertaining selfie camera apps out there for Android and I can see this being a hit with couples looking to send each other fun photos as well as parents who want to show their kids that they’re just as fun as they are.

Ratings

  • Speed (4/5) – Looksery runs nice and smoothly, despite all of the realtime effects and 3D filters at play.
  • Features (5/5) – With a generous helping of 3D filters, a fun video messenger feature and more, there’s so much on offer here that it’s worth looking into yourself.
  • Theme (4/5) – Everything here looks great and the UI is easy to use as well. It’s nice and easy to share things with Looksery and the 3D filters look great and track your face nice and easily.
  • Overall (4/5) – A solid selfie app, Looksery is like having photo booth on your Android smartphone and it’s packed with so many features that it’s hard to list them all here.

Pros

  • 3D filters track your face easily and things like the Gecko even change how your voice sounds like.
  • Video messenger part of the app works well and allows you to send fun messages to each other.
  • While intensive, the realtime filters make it nice and easier to see what your final image will look like and it doesn’t slow down your device.
  • Has all the features you could ask for when looking for beautification inside of a selfie app.

Cons

  • Interactive tutorial to explain and highlight the 3D Emoji and video messenger would be helpful.
  • On some face shapes it could narrow them too much when trying to make people look better.

All-in-all, Looksery is an excellent selfie app, especially if you’re looking for something different. With crazy filters for kids and guys, as well as more graceful and general filters for women, there’s something for everyone here in Looksery. The video messenger is a lot of fun here as well, although I wish this were explained to users when they first get started with the app. For those looking for a selfie app with a difference Looksery has everything you could want.

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