A NEW app taking the internet by storm can turn A-list celebrities into stunning cartoons.
NewProfilePic uses artificial intelligence to turn photos into illustrated portraits at the touch of a button.
It was created by Informe Laboratories, a developer that also released the popular ToonMe service.
It’s all a bit of fun, though experts have warned that the app may hoover up users’ data.
The Sun has run a few celebs’ faces through the app in order to see what they’d look like in the world of toons.
David Beckham, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and even the Queen look cracking in their illustrations.
What is NewProfilePic?
The app is available in over 100 countries and in up to 10 different languages.
In the app’s ‘about page’, the developers dared their users “to be different with a profile pic that reflects your current mood.”
They also claimed that their service utilizes the latest AI technology.
On the Apple store, the app has already garnered hundreds of reviews and a 4.8-star rating.
At the time of publishing, only one review out of 844 was negative, with the user denouncing the app as “slow”.
All other users, however, raved about the application, saying that they were “already obsessed” and “in love”.
How to download the app
The application is free and available to download on the Apple App Store and Google Play.
Users can also access the app in full via its website link – found here.
How to use the app
First, you need to download the app or head to the website.
Next, you must select and upload an image from your photo library.
Once your image is uploaded, you can scroll through a variety of filters and photo effects.
Image styles include cartoon effects, art effects, and toony filters.
Simply select the style you want, hit done, and download your image.
The app claims that it updates its styles constantly, so users are welcome to “come back whenever”.
As always, users should do their due diligence to understand the privacy policies of an app before downloading it.
A few users on Twitter have also claimed the app to be Russian-based and a phishing scam – though these reports are currently unconfirmed.
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