Microsoft Research releases Face Swap for Windows Phone

Microsoft Research isn't all about releasing game changing products, sometimes the division of Microsoft likes to have some fun. That's certainly the case with a new and free app for Windows Phone users. It's called Face Swap and it is now available to download via the Windows Phone Marketplace.

The app uses photos from your Windows Phone gallery that has two or more people in it. Once you load up the photo into the Face Swap app, all you have to do is simply shake the Windows Phone device. The app then switches the faces on the pictures to other people's bodies.

Naturally these new and weird combinations of faces and bodies in the photo can be shared instantly to a person's Twitter or Facebook account. The Face Swap app sounds like it would be a lot of fun to use during a party with lots of people everywhere.

This is just the latest app from Microsoft Research that has been released for Windows Phone users. You can also download a number of other apps Microsoft over at the Windows Phone Marketplace.

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Yeah, mostly hit. Unsurprisingly it doesn't work so well if the faces are at different angles. I think it just straight swaps peoples features. I tried it with a picture of me (I'm white) and a black friend. His features appeared on my face, but it was still the same shape and white and vice versa.

Seems like a cool app for a little fun. Be fun to switch my twins and see how that looks lol. (they are identical but look a little different to me)

Late/early april fools ?
"The app then switches the faces on the pictures to other people's bodies."
I've just spent 5 min looking at the differences and the only difference I can see is the left face is more puffed up ? The faces haven't swapped....

n_K said,
Late/early april fools ?
"The app then switches the faces on the pictures to other people's bodies."
I've just spent 5 min looking at the differences and the only difference I can see is the left face is more puffed up ? The faces haven't swapped....

i think its because the guys in the picture look very similar already.. except one is a bit heavier.

n_K said,
Late/early april fools ?
"The app then switches the faces on the pictures to other people's bodies."
I've just spent 5 min looking at the differences and the only difference I can see is the left face is more puffed up ? The faces haven't swapped....

It's not a full head swap so it's harder to tell, but look at the eyes, they've swapped. and also the mouths have. Maybe you need to zoom in on the pictures a bit.

It works so-so, not a big deal actually, something coming from the research department should be more wow!

Edited by daniel_rh, Dec 20 2011, 9:09pm :

daniel_rh said,
It works so-so, not a big deal actually, something coming from the research department should be more wow!

wow