Review: Meitu Anime Avatar Feature

Review: Meitu Anime Avatar Feature
Have you ever used a Meitu app?

If you still don't then you've been missing a whole lot of fun!

I've been using the Meitu app for more than couple of years for editing my blog photos and it was a very rewarding experience.




And just a few days ago, I've enjoying another newest cool feature of this app.

Meitu, Inc., an AI-driven mobile internet company that has been transforming the way its users create and share their beauty, has officially launched the Anime Avatar feature on the Meitu App. The new feature not only automatically generates a highly personalized cartoon image, but also mirrors the user's facial expressions and movements in real time, distinguishing it from the avatar builders of yesterday. Catering to kawaii (cute) and cosplay culture enthusiasts, Anime Avatar is the world's first AI-based real-time anime avatar generator on a mainstream consumer app.

Review: Meitu Anime Avatar Feature
The feature allows users to customize their facial features, outfits, accessories, and backgrounds. 




You that moment when you have a "not-so-good-for-selfie-moment" but you need something for the sake of good blog content? Well, Meitu just got me covered for this little dilemma.

Review: Meitu Anime Avatar Feature

The Anime Avatar feature can distinguish between tens of thousands of clothing and hair colors, thousands of facial features, hundreds of hair styles, twenty different kinds of accessories, and various skin colors and face types. All of this ensures that the resulting anime avatar both closely matches the attributes of real portraits and is a highly recognizable cartoon image. 

Review: Meitu Anime Avatar Feature

Users can select the "Photo" button to have the interface display both their original photo and the anime image. The feature allows users to customize their facial features, outfits, clothing items, hairstyles, accessories and backgrounds -- including for special occasions. This year will see the release of Christmas-themed costumes for the avatars and users will have even more custom themed options for future holidays, such as New Year, Spring Festival, and Valentine's Day.




The Anime Avatar feature also allows users to create personalized videos and emojis. By selecting the "Video" button, users can record movements of up to 10 seconds, or further personalize the video by adding music and vocal recordings that can be customized by modifying their tone and pitch. By selecting "Emoji", users can capture unique facial expressions of up to 5 seconds in length that will be replicated by their anime avatar. They can also add stylized messages to further personalize their emoji.

Review: Meitu Anime Avatar Feature

I can change my anime avatar's hair style and accessories, dresses, and facial features that are suitable to my current mood.




This feature comprehensively uses MTlab's AI technologies, including but not limited to: facial detection, facial landmark detection, facial attribute analysis, image segmentation, hairstyle recognition, clothing and accessory recognition, and image generation. Augmented Reality (AR) technology is also used to render the final product. 
*The facial landmark detection technology can locate 118 key points on the face and can analyze the face in real time with stability and accuracy in complex situations. 

*The image segmentation technology can accurately segment the human body, skin, hair, and facial features and divide an image into a number of non-overlapping regions by analyzing contours, occlusion relationships, colors, textures, shapes, etc. 

*The hair recognition technology identifies the basic attributes of human hair through a single portrait photo, including length, curl, bun, ponytail, bangs, volume, orientation, etc. 

*The clothing recognition technology identifies the type of clothing, pattern, collar, sleeve length, and so on.

*The accessory recognition technology recognizes accessories such as glasses, hats, and jewelry. 

*The image generation technology constructs a generation model, creates a conversion relationship between the real and desired images, and then outputs the anime-style effect. 

*The AR technology enables real-time interaction between the real and virtual worlds through real-time modeling and rendering.

Review: Meitu Anime Avatar Feature

The technological process works like this: users provide the initial data input for analysis by taking a photo or uploading an image. The AI technologies will then detect and analyze the image's attributes including but not limited to gender, age, facial and eye shape, eyebrows, skin color, facial expression, hairstyle, hair color, clothing, clothing color, accessories, and accessory colors. By using models to map and construct the relationship between the real and the anime images, an anime image with a remarkable likeness to the original is created. The AR technology then allows the avatar to mirror the user's facial expressions and movements in real time.




An AI-driven company, Meitu has integrated these technologies into its suite of beautification apps across the board: the facial landmark detection technology is used as a basic technology in almost all Meitu products, laying the foundation for fine beautifying and exquisite virtual makeup effects. Facial attribute analysis is used to provide users with personalized beauty-enhancement features, virtual makeup effects, and beauty product recommendations. Image segmentation technology has a number of uses such as background replacement and blurring. Image generation technology has been applied to many functions such as AI Portrait and Andy the ArtBot. AR technology has been applied to virtual makeup and AR filters like Marvel's Venom-themed AR effect, which was recently released.

Review: Meitu Anime Avatar Feature
I can share it to many social media accounts and be visible to my friends!

Enhancing the image rendering accuracy to an even greater extent, Anime Avatar is an extension of Andy the ArtBot and Hand-Drawn Selfies, Meitu's highly successful AI-driven functions that also generate real-time illustrations based on users' real-life photos. In January 2017, Meitu launched its Hand-Drawn Selfie Function, turning users' portrait photos into unique illustrations. In November 2017, Meitu launched Andy the ArtBot, an upgraded version of the hand-painted selfie function. The Meitu App took the top spot in the App Store Rankings of six countries earlier this year, including Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Mongolia: much of this success can be directly attributed to Andy the ArtBot.


Verdict:
I've tried many photo-editing apps but Meitu are one of those apps that I love and truly enjoyed. I like that it helps me to make my photos more presentable for blogging and sharing online, and I don't need o be a skilled photo-editor to use this app. User-friendly at it's finest!


Want to make your blogging experience more fun and interactive? Download Meitu app now for FREE! You can also opt to get the subscription account, with no ads and tons of features!


xoxo, Blair




80 LOVES AND COMMENTS:

  1. Ang cute! Kamuka mo nga sis yung avatar mo.. Ma try nga din yan..

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    1. Yup, this app is so cool! You can also record a video using your avatar :D

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  2. Thank you for the suggestion, I'll give this a try as a photo editing tool.

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    1. If you get the paid subscription, more awesome features you will get.

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  3. Wow! This is waaaay too cute! I love how it looks like it's been drawn--not trying to hard to look life-like. I would definitely try this, sis, very cute!

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    1. Yeah and looks cool for decorating your blog photos as well :D

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  4. I haven’t tried this app. Will have to do it with my daughter and granddaughter. Should be fun

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    1. Explore the app and dress up your own cute avatar :D

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  5. This is cool! Will try this app nga. Perfect din to to use as watermark sa photos, coverphoto or profile pic if you dont want to use your own photo. Thanks for the suggestion. Hope it's user friendly. :)

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    1. Super! I like your idea to use it as watermark :D
      Enjoy Meitu!!

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  6. Haha, super duper cute! Will really try this one. Thanks babe.

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  7. Nice app. Will definetely give it a try.

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    1. That's great! Let us know if you like it or not :D

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  8. This is cool! Almost like Bitmoji but cooler. Like you said I think it’s a great use for those days when you’re not camera ready lol

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    1. Yeah that's cool! You can also record a avatar video :D

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    1. That's perfect! Oh by the way, this app is kid-friendly too :D

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  10. I've never heard of this app before. I'm thinking maybe it's not popular in the US? It's super cute though.

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    1. We have many awesome apps here in Asia, no wonder the news haven't reach the US yet.

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  11. This looks like a super nice app! Love the avatar feature, it is so cute!

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  12. Thank you for sharing this. I know my little nieces will have a blast with this app!

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  13. My daughter would love an app like this. I'll have to show it to her. She's all about anime.

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    1. That's awesome! One reader said this is cool for watermarking your photos as well :)

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  14. This is a very clever feature. My daughter is into Anime but she draws it all from scratch. I will tell her to see if she is interested.

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    1. Hope she will love it and share also to her friends.

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  15. What a fun idea it is. I need to download this one!

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  16. How cute are these?! I usually think most avatars are sort of creepy looking, but these are super cute!

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    1. I agree, and you can change the hair style, accessories, dresses etc.

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  17. I will definitely share this app to my nieces, mahilig yun sa mga ganito. Kahit ako man din ay nahihilig sa ganito, ang cute kasi. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Of your nephew might like this too, may pan lalaki rin :D

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  18. That's a fun app - my daughter would have a lot of fun with that! Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Wow I've never heard of this app. It looks super convenient to have handy when not wanting to post a picture of yourself.

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    1. Yes! You can still look CUTE even you are in your haggard-days.

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  20. This was a great review! This looks like an app I'd like to give hit a try. Downloading as we speak! Thanks for sharing!

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  21. This app looks like it would be so much fun. I am definitely going to have to give this a try!

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  22. Wow sounds like a fun app! I love seeing cute drawings, I should try this!

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    1. Looks great, right?! Good for editing your photos too with so many good filters for free.

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  23. It's very cute and I can understand why people use it but it's not for me. At least not right now. Glad to learn about it though.

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  24. It's very cute and I like how it has accessories recognition and copies your facial expression. Will play around with this with my kids.

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  25. I had never even heard of this app before! I love it! Thank you soooooo much for sharing! its exactly what ive been looking for! Im going to have the cutest avatars now.

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  26. This is so cute and looks fun! I will reccomend to my neice who loves apps such as these

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    1. She can use this app to play with her photos, and scrapbooks.

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  27. I have never used this app but after reading your article I am convinced enough to use this. I think anime will work great for me. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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  28. ahahah I know I'll spend all the time on this app!

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  29. Oh I love the look of this! It looks like a lot of fun too as well as being a great way to make cool avatars!

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    1. I also like the anime in boys! They have cute shirts too :D

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  30. This looks really cute! I'm going to have to give it a go!

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  31. This is such a awesome apps that we can use and share. I love anime character and wanting to see myself as one. This is going to be a hit.

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  32. Those are so adorable! I need to go ahead and create my own. It looks like a lot of fun!

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  33. After reading it I installed and used it on my phone. It is cool and easy to use. Great review girl.

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  34. Such a cool app, I never heard of it before! Thanks for sharing

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  35. I am loving the avatars here. Super creative and cute. I need to find this app on my phone.

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    1. Hope you'll love the app and spread this good hack!

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  36. Wow! The app is so great and I've seen people having animated pictures...wonders what software that was. The avatars are just so great!

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  37. Oh my god! These are so cute! We are totally trying them out! Are there any food based edits

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    1. Meitu also have good editing tools for food-based photos! The filters are awesome!

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  38. Cool app. I need to try this. =)

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  39. Wow thats a lovely app i am in love with it.. I have some friends who love avatars, so il share it with them :)

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  40. This app is so much fun to use. I would not get tired of making these cute anime faces.

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