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 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 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 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, 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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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a 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 like 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, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. 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.