Manga-Camera is an iOS app recently unleashed by the folks at SuperSoftware. Its function is pretty self explanatory: Photos taken within the app transform into black and white manga-style comic panels, with over 20 frame styles to choose from, most complete with bold sound effects.
Here's a sampling of the available frame options:
We tried the app out over the weekend, and for the most part it's good fun. Some things are easier to get good results with than others, though. My friend has a white dog named Rocky, for instance, and all pics of him taken in the app basically turned him into an invisible ghost. There also doesn't appear to be a way to switch cameras in-app, so you'll have to take pics of yourself the old fashioned way like I did.
It has many limitations as far as what's going to look good, but it's free, and for that we salute Manga-Camera and have no reason not to recommend it to others. Below you'll see some of the results from a day of football watching with friends, a baby, and a different dog named Baker.
The horror of Twin Tail from The Return of Ultraman!
This one makes it look like my friend's head is carved into the side of a mountain
Never has there been a more intense stack of beer cans
Even I have to admit I find it shocking
Inanimate objects like this skateboard deck work particularly well
This pic turns a regular baby into a V.I.B. (Very Important Baby, duh)
"I HATE TURNING THE CAMERA AROUND TO TAKE PICS OF MYSELF!"
DOOOOOON! Look out, Baker's pissed and she ain't gonna take no guff!
Anyone else try this out? Share links to your pics if you have!