Toon Trump and Biden! Face-editing app goes viral with Disney-style filters

Toon Trump and Biden! Face-editing app goes viral with Disney-style filters
(Image credit: ToonMe)

Ever wanted to see a toontown rendition of Trump? A Pixar-fied version of Biden? A new face-editing app has gone viral, thanks to its suite of filters that enable users to create Disney and cartoon-style depictions of themselves (or, indeed, others). 

The latest in a long line of creative cloud-powered facial feature editors, ToonMe has been challenging the best photo apps (opens in new tab) due to its unique takes on the genre, from transforming faces into the kind of soft, squishy, CGI appearance of a Pixar film to the flat, cel-shaded look of a golden age Disney animation. 

It absolutely exploded last week, with almost half a million overnight downloads driving it to the number one spot on Google Play's photography apps – and it hasn't relinquished the position since. It has likewise taken up residence in the top ten of the App Store, with downloads showing no sign of slowing down.

ToonMe's brilliant filters can be played with both online and by downloading the app to your phone (Image credit: ToonMe)

While it's obviously much more niche than the traditional best photo editing software (opens in new tab) like Photoshop and Affinity, ToonMe has understandably taken off thanks to its adoption by people using it for social media channels like Facebook and Instagram. As such, it has to rank as one of the best free photo editors (opens in new tab) purely for influencers and online profiles. 

You can download the app for both iOS and Android, which is free to use but requires you to pay to unlock some of the more interesting filters. However, you can also explore the software in your browser without spending a penny – and it offers some effects that aren't available on the phone version. 

Head over to the ToonMe website (opens in new tab), upload your favorite photo, and see the hilarious results that ensue when you scroll through the fun-filled filters on offer!

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The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a magazine and web journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients as diverse as Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photographic and lighting tutorials, as well as industry analysis, news and rumors for publications such as Digital Camera Magazine (opens in new tab)PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine (opens in new tab)N-Photo: The Nikon Magazine (opens in new tab)Digital Photographer (opens in new tab) and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and demonstrations at The Photography Show (opens in new tab). An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.