Facetune for iPad Photo & Video App Review (iOS, $3.99)


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- Added Portuguese, Japanese, German and French translations.
- Bug fixes.

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
58 Ratings
All Versions:
473 Ratings
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• Facetune, the best-seller iPhone app, is finally available for iPad, all dressed up and ready for iOS 7!
• Special 50% launch sale! Download now and achieve magazine-level portraits!
• Chosen by Apple as the #1 best new app!


Facetune for iPad gives every user the ability to create high-end portraits, with intuitive, powerful tools previously reserved for the pros. Facetune for iPad offers all the advantages of Facetune, with unprecedented user control, strikingly natural results, and an ease of use never seen before. Experience the fun! Every photo you take can become something special, with the bonus of using a large and vivid screen.

Praises about Facetune:
• "Facetune helps you look your Hollywood best, even in photos taken on mobile phones." - Roy Furchgott, The NY Times
• "One of the Most Powerful Mobile Apps I have Ever Encountered... Facetune Can Truly Be Called Magical" - Hillel Fuld, Huffington Post
• "I am extremely impressed with Facetune... and it's way underpriced. Get it now." - Leanna Lofte, iMore
• "a light touch goes a long way" - Liz Gannes, AllThingsD
• "Facetune puts Photoshop-like retouching capabilities at the fingertips of the masses." - Victoria Taylor, New York Daily News
• "It's difficult to overstate just how incredibly easy it is to completely transform an image... to something which looks like it belongs in a fashion magazine." - Chris Armstrong, The Industry


Every photo could use a touch up. That's why magazines photoshop everyone to make them look their best. Until today, the rest of the world had to settle for less - but no longer. Facetune allows every user to create amazing, unique portraits, whether taken on the iPad or imported from a camera or phone. Now you can make sure all your photos look just the way you want, with the extra control that Facetune for iPad offers. In a world constantly becoming more visual, perfecting your photos before sharing them online is as important as combing your hair and brushing your teeth!


What you can do with Facetune for iPad:

• Emphasize your smile
• Widen or refine your smile
• Give your teeth a bright and natural shine

• Smooth and rejuvenate your skin
• Remove temporary imperfections like pimples and blemishes
• Brighten dark circles under your eyes
• Improve your skin tone

• Emphasize your eyes for a penetrating gaze
• Change your eye color
• Remove red and white-eye effects

• Turn back time and color over grey hair
• Fill bald patches
• Remove stray hairs

• Refine jaw lines
• Heighten cheek bones and brows
• Reshape your nose
• Totally transform your face into alien or other fun shapes

• Apply any shade of blush and eyeshadow
• Add volume to your lashes and shape your brows
• add intensity to your lip color

• Focus the photo on you, by defocusing the background
• Improve lighting or add special paper effects
• Create customized filters
• Add unique textures and frames

• Add artistic touches to make your photo your own
• Customizable filters can be applied to the whole photo or to specific areas

• Control size and intensity of every brush stroke
• Better control of Tones, Defocus, Whiten, Smooth and Details

• Instantly share your edited photos with your friends & family through social media or e-mail

• Compare your work with the original at every step of the way, with only one tap
Having trouble? Facetune offers extensive graphic and video help screens for each feature

• iPad3 and above: 12.6 MP
• iPad2, iPad mini: 8 MP

Don't wait! Get Facetune and create amazing portrait photos today!

Customer Reviews

  • Great photo editor for the technologically-challenged!

    by Chante B

    My instagram is so on now! I love this app!! I am not a photographer but I feel like I am a decent one now. Now I can fix those annoying issues I always see. Looking fab is, now, easy!


    by Mary Dove

    My title says it all.

  • Cool App!

    by iPhoneuserCK

    I love this app because it is really easy to use. Perfect for photo enhancing and restoration. It would be better if you can save your work within the app itself so you can go back to open it and do some more stuff if you need to.

  • Like

    by Gloria p Ocampo


  • Endless fun!

    by Jacqueline Gaston

    Nice to remember what I used to look like....

  • Faces and more

    by Ladihwk

    Fast, fun and easy. In minutes you can erase years from someone's appearance and wow family members with their carefree appearance. Also an easy remedy to remove or repair unwanted objects that appear in an otherwise great photo. People don't believe that it takes less than 5 minutes to go from 60 to mid 40's. But that is all it takes. Adore this app.

  • Must-have

    by Victorjman

    If you like to play around with pictures if you like having art if you're very vain I want to touch up your picture this is the app for you I downloaded it two months ago and I haven't stopped using this is one of the best apps I've seen so far I highly recommend it to everybody it works great

  • Love this app

    by Marius Lalsomde

    Very easy to use and does exactly what I need...

  • I LOVE THIS APP: is it XMP compatible?

    by Starmkupartist

    I LOVE FACETUNE & use it all the time but recently, if you edit a photo & then import that photo to your computer, or if you try to view the photo in another iOS app i.e. Facebook, the photo displays the original, unedited version. Apple uses Extensible Metadata Platform (XMP), a standard created by Adobe, for nondestructive photo editing. XMP allows you to undo edits and to revert back to an original photo without the loss of quality. Displaying the edited photo requires OS X v10.9 or later and software that can read XMP. Your photo-management application will display the original photo if it can't read XMP!! application. I have an IPad Air & use WindowsXP On my Desktop

  • Love but PLEASE

    by Unlike straw

    I use this for editing portraits and would LOVE to be able to have a setting where I could see my strokes. If you are thinking of buying this app, it's a must

  • Great addition to your tool kit!

    by CarolynHallYoung

    Update: February 1, 2014 Now I have finished 700 serious portraits on my iPads, this continues to be an important tool, in my bag of tricks. Older review: -Facetune is a terrific app. I have it for my iPhone, and for my iPad. I use all the tools, and especially appreciate the gold filter for balancing skin tones. I've done over 550 portraits on the iPad in the last two and half years – all serious portraits – which is just to say I have dealt with a lot of faces. With Facetune, I can change the emotional tone of someone's look, nip and tuck away a few extra pounds, and generally bring out someone's best face, without even the subject realizing that their image has been altered. People feel good about themselves, when they see the results. Facetune has become a valuable tool in my photo utility folder, and an important step in my work flow. I realize that we can use the eraser tool to reduce the effects of smoothing and whitening. I would appreciate a slider, as is found in the filters, for reducing the overall effect of each step. Please. As long as I am asking, a Details>Structure option, as in Snapseed would be a dream. I use this app, often, to prepare images for painting and compositing, between steps, in iColorama and Procreate. The combination of these three apps is delicious. Great work! Thank you!

  • Slick

    by Thugeroni

    WOW, does everything to make anyone beautiful!

  • The best editing app EVER!!!!!!

    by Taylor.stephens

    This app can make any bad photo look AMAZING!

  • "SUPER GREAT!!!"


    Love this app. Use it all the time. Lots of control. Works like magic!

  • hvn_fun_yet

    by hvn_fun_yet

    Great app - easy to use - would like more precise application when picture is zoomed

  • Definitely cool

    by Jake Grey

    This is awsome... I use it all he time.. This could really use some more advanced tools and stuff. I use this ALL the time.. On ipad!!

  • Great app, but any updates in future??

    by Dolores Devendorf

    Love, love, love this app. Use it all the time for my photos. Now that I have had it for awhile though, I'm wondering if there will be any new features or updates in the near future?? I would greatly appreciate a feature that would allow the user to cut and paste multiple photos together. For example, 2 portrait photos, both with good and bad areas, then merge all the good parts together to make an outcome of a third photo portrait perfect.

  • Great App

    by Maine Flyers Fans

    The beauty in this App is the simplicity. It is a really easy to use app that delivers excellent results. Plus, the tutorials are excellent if you do need help. This will be my " go to app" for photography from now on !

  • by Hermosa Soy Yo

    This app is amazing but the only complain I have is when is it gonna be updated to the feel and design for iOS7?...

  • More features than other apps-fantastic

    by Gigi S.

    Not only does this have considerably more features than other photo editing apps, but they are all easy to use, especially since each feature has an explanation tutorial and video showing how it works. Worth every penny!

  • The Best

    by KevinHatfield-SOC

    Purchased on IPad and iPhone. The best photo editor for iOS.

  • The Best Photo App for Portraits

    by Erik the Black

    I have to say this is the Best Photo app I have seen. I am a professional photographer and I use my Mac and Pc to edit photo with software from Adobe and OnOne among others. Yes, I do take photos with my IPhone and others send me photos to process. Anyhow, I took a photo I had of a beautiful dear friend and within a short while I changed it into an award winning photo. FaceTune is a fantastic app, easily to use, and as others have said, powerful. Wow. I love it! If I could I would award it ten stars out of five. Lol.

  • Absolutely outstanding

    by Tommy Natsis

    I am amazed. This worked just as advertised and even better. Very smooth editing you wouldn't even be able to tell. DEFINITELY worth the few bucks.

  • Makes you Prettier

    by ScottyT79

    I don't know what it says about our culture that this app so obviously so well developed. But it works incredibly! Whiter teeth, flatter tummies, cleaner skin. Only an app away.

  • Worth every penny..

    by Victorjman

    This is by far one of the best apps I've seen I enjoy using it every single time it works great never crashes never disappoints I highly recommend it to everybody

  • Love it love it love it

    by visiez

    This is my favorite apps. I like improving my pictures but don't know how to use those complicated softwares. FaceTune is the best !!!! Easy and useful

  • Wonderful!!!

    by Jesus Salas

    Congratulations to the creators, this product is great. I wish that there could be a desktop version. Worth every penny!

  • Makes any person a good editor

    by Vick Carbone

    I have been in the editing and cleaning pictures business for a few long years. This apps makes so easy and the quality of the adjustments is so high... People think Im spending lots of money on super editing programs... And it's all being done right here! Great job guys!

  • Awesome,

    by Marivange

    I really enjoy this app. I use it all the time, it's lots of fun! Highly recommended!

  • Best app

    by achatcher

    Worth the purchase

  • Love it.

    by Luvlululemon

    Very user friendly. A lot of fun options.

  • Waste of money!

    by Pedrox009

    I was so excited wen I bought this app, then after I saw that the iPhone version has more things than the iPad version! Im disappointed you guys made me waste my money!

  • Truly incredible!

    by Sandi WLS

    I've been using digital photo software for years and this program is beyond crazy good. It's easy to learn and the help is over the top great. I've shared this with so many people and everyone loves it. There are times that I use this instead of the high dollar programs!

  • Wow

    by Ladihwk

    Finally I can do photos that look like me when I don't have my glasses on! All jokes aside this is a real treasure of an app.

  • Fun

    by Shinaynaye

    I'm having a little trouble with a few features, but so much fun with it!

  • Perfecto

    by Pepe chango

    Es de los mejores

  • Wow

    by single sexy & sweet

    This is an awesome app!!!!

  • Awesome!!!

    by MarthaBat

    Love it! One of my favorite apps! I highly recommend it!


    by Fischer T T

    So far it is the best app I've bought of its kind. It works like Photo Shop but easier. Well worth the price.

  • So quick & easy

    by JeffCE

    I know the basics of Photoshop but for taking years off a face in just a minute or two this app is quick, easy and produces great results. And right on my iPad. Love it.

  • Amazing

    by Secondcoat

    I'm having so much fun. This app is incredible. Quick easy and fun...can't ask for much more

  • Totally worth it

    by roxxiib08

    I love this app!

  • Absolutely amazing, good alternative to Lightroom

    by iestynne

    The simplicity and power of this app is staggering. I've been a huge fan of Lightroom for the past few years, but this is now a great lightweight alternative for use on my iPad. I have never enjoyed retouching photos so much, and the results are impressive. Wish list items for version 2: reusable masks, automatic mask creation and more traditional color controls.


    by Danielle-Delano 9205

    This is such a great app! I love it, you can give the illusion of perfection! Even in harsh lighted pictures that show every imperfection. If your into portraits or just love to capture moments and want to appear flawless. Get this app

  • Love it

    by Momma 111

    Love love this app - I want to work on this app on my imac

  • Awesome App

    by Miss Cris

    LOVE IT!

  • Great App!

    by Ann Ben 510

    Easy to use, I love it!!

  • Amazing

    by Duckman70

    It does smoothing pretty well.

  • Stunning!!!

    by Gregory Lewis

    This app does everything it says. Great app!!!

  • Nice App

    by Iphone4ser

    Makes pics look very nice.

  • Great App

    by Eri143

    I don't buy many apps but this one was worth it. I love the editing options for photos. It really enhances my images in all the ways I actually want it to.

  • Best portrait photo editor out there

    by Rehab Megan

    I have bought this for my iPad and the iPhone. Wish I had it for the iPod and the iMac, I love it so much! The only feature I use from other editing tools that I don't have on this is desaturated to take the color out of things, esp surrounding backgrounds to make faces, people really pop... However, this app, esp the one foe iPad that allows the intensity gradient of the particular things I use like soften, etc, just works perfectly, and sharpen works so much better then the detail of other editing tools. And I've tried to apply make up with other programs, and this works easier, except I wish there was a way to "shade" the color, like women actually apply make up. But again, I'm not even sure that's been invented, so for around $4, this app is really pretty much the best you can buy. You just need to keep your mouth shut to friends about why you look so good in pics, esp with the reshape feature!!!!

  • Superb!

    by BKHVC

    Easy to use; makes your photos look professional! I'm looking forward to seeing how they improve it, because it's great now!

  • Face tune for I-Pad

    by Judypatuti

    It's a great app. Does wonders for your photo.

  • Amazing

    by italian88

    Works great

  • Fun!

    by J. S. Michigan

    With a little practice you can really make photos of your family look much better, and it's just fun to play around with.

  • Easy to use with simple tutorials

    by Gyssela

    Exactly what I was looking for. Super simple with just the functionality I need.

  • love it!

    by Babsysue

    Oh my gosh, this app is great. No diet or laser face treatments necessary....just use this app!

  • Facetune

    by Steinkopfcg

    Lots of features, intuitive interface, many helpful tutorials available. I use it on my iPad and love it. Great app!

  • Excellent

    by Bevtcb

    Great app for correcting flaws. I love the whitening tool. I would recommend it

  • One of the Years 10 Best iPad Apps! Truly Awesome!

    by Lisalisa110

    Now you too can become a wizard at corrective photography. So simple and easy to use. Very informative, easy to understand picture and word directions. Sculpt body lines, arms, faces, legs. Great for swimsuit shots or any shot. It's not just for faces, no way! Smooth away lines, wrinkles, pores, blemishes. Enhance facial features. Make lips a little pinker or go hot red! Add eyeshadow, improve make-up. Don't like it, simply erase. You get fine tuned features for those tiny spots. So many, many photo effects to choose from. Thus App is "IT" and more. DO NOT listen to the naysayers in the reviews. If they how to use the app correctly they'd be getting the features they say it doesn't have. This is by far one of my favorite apps of the year. I'm going to tell everyone about it.

  • Wow. Love it.

    by Jojojojo25

    This app is freaking amazing. Totally worth it!

  • Absolutely love this app!!!

    by Jimmy and Gwendy

    This is one of the best photo editing apps ever.

  • Perfect

    by Jxucucurxux

    It makes me look a lot less ugly

  • Best Photo Editing App

    by Yellow KAB

    Don't do what I have done and waste hundreds of dollars on photo editing apps. This is the best photo editing app that is out there. You can take and restore old pictures and bring them back to life with Facetune. You can use this app for a lot more than just tuning faces and fixing those blemishes. This app is great for any picture that is in your camera roll! It really is a great price for everything that you can do with this app! I highly recommend this app 110%

  • Awesome

    by JanaRose08

    Totally awesome

  • Super!!!!

    by Svetlana Bsksheeva

    Thank you! 55555

  • Cool

    by Subersushi1

    Great app!

  • iphone version is better!

    by DulceMil

    DO NOT PURCHASE THIS THINKING IT WILL DO THE SAME AS THE iPHONE VERSION! I purchased this thinking it will have the same options as the iphone one but it doesn't. IT HAS LESS! What a waste of $4. Do yourself a favor and purchase the Facetune for iphone version even if it's for your iPad. You will have more options such as refining and super smoothing.

  • Omg

    by Shirry1

    This is sooooo cool....5 stars

  • Wow! Perfect for my business

    by Maija7

    I was having a hard time getting a perfectly square photos of fabrics, and this has saved me! I think it might use an erase button for the photo not the mistakes you make, but other than than I love, love this app!!

  • Wow!!!!

    by Mistique03

    This App is amazing!!!

  • Awesome(:

    by Phillipgomez

    Awesome! Takes wrinkles out of your face, and makes your skin look 100% clear

  • a hedonist's dream come true

    by Folair

    for straight forward portrait enhancing this sucker beats Photoshop.

  • Rookie

    by Yuls69

    It's good for simple fixes but I like others like perfect 365. This app would be complete if it let you add make up!!

  • So easy and it looks so great

    by drewshampoo

    I don't know how to use photoshop but this is so easy and it gets you the results you need—fast.

  • Wonderful app for face edits

    by Chhirag Kataria

    This application is one of the best to edit the face in a photo. There are some effects for the entire photo too, but mostly works just for the face. But what it does is amazing! It literally transforms an average (or below average) photo to a professional looking portfolio kind of pictures.

  • Wow!

    by Mehlani

    This app is amazing. Turns all my portraits into professional looking photos. Ten times easier and faster than photoshop.

  • Good but crashes

    by Kristin630

    I love this app.. It Does a lot of things no other app can do.. But when I pay almost $4 for an app, I expect it to not crash!

  • Facetune

    by Marbatita

    Excelente APP ! No sólo para retratos, también para realzar paisajes.

  • 5 star app

    by p1shea33

    This is the best app I have ever paid for!!!!!

  • Nice app

    by Nif314

    Love it

  • Positively AMAZING!

    by PandasAreSoAwesome

    This app is GREAT! I don't have to wait for just the right moment or when my hair or skin is perfect, instead I can modify it with this app!

  • Almost perfect

    by sfromd

    Great app with lots of features. The app has filters but I wish it had a simple adjustment for brightness of the photo. Aside from applying filters I do not see a brighten photos or contrast control. Still, its a very good app. Worth the money.

  • Great apppp

    by Amber2354

    Its a clean touchup and it hides away all your marks and line or acne of redness

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