Apps that are crowd-pleasers are treasures. Mad Lips is one of those apps.
If you’re having a family get-together for the holidays or want to send a funny video to a friend far away, check out Mad Lips. This is about the most fun you can have with an app!
The concept is simple. Take a photo and make it talk. Affective Apps, the developer of Mad Lips, took this simple concept and created an artful app that offers multitudinous options while keeping the app easy to use.
Does your friend have a picture of her beloved pet on Facebook? Take that photo and have that pet sing “Happy Birthday” to his owner! Do you have a friend with a crush on Justin Bieber? Grab his photo (if you can find one somewhere on the internet) and make a video of him professing his undying love for your friend! Do you have an adorable baby and are wondering what’s on her mind? Use Mad Lips to give the baby her first words!
The app guides you easily through the process of making your photos talk. You start off by choosing a photo, then resize it by pinching or zooming. Mad Lips generously provides you with a few photos for inspiration, you could use your own photos, download photos from the web or use Facebook profile pictures of your friends.
Next you record a video of yourself speaking a message. You could sing a song, tell a joke or propose marriage. Stuck for something to say? Mad Lips suggests some inspiring funny messages (I won’t spoil the fun, you should check these out for yourself!)
When you are done recording, crop the video by moving a circle over your mouth. The app makes this very easy by allowing you to pinch and zoom using your fingers or slider bars. Place the mouth image over the picture and adjust the lips. You have all sorts of options, such as rotating the lips, to make sure the video is a perfect fit.
After you’re satisfied with the video, you can save it and share it with friends via email, Facebook or YouTube. Here is an example of one I created using Mad Lips:
You can see more examples of videos I created using Mad Lips at The Wonder of Tech You Tube Channel here.
Mad Lips is free, that’s right, free, in the iTunes App Store here. You can use this app on your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad 2. (The original iPad can’t shoot video. You can still use the app, but it’s a little more complicated.)
So if grumpy Uncle Henry could use some cheering up this holiday season, try using Mad Lips to give him a giggle!
Do you like fun apps like this? What uses can you imagine for Mad Lips? Let us know in the Comments section below!
Check out The Wonder of Tech in The Philadelphia Inquirer here.