Sticky AI, a new app by the creators of Prisma, transforms your selfies into stickers or GIFs. You can use the app’s stickers in various messaging apps like Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger, iMessage, Skype, Snapchat and more. The app is currently available on iOS and will be released for Android soon. Sticky AI is very simple to use. You can either take a photo using the in-app camera or import it from your photo library. You can also create or import boomerangs. Sticky AI automatically cuts the background and displays your cropped imaged as a sticker on a checkered background in a separate UI. You can add text, borders or two Prisma like effects on your sticker.
Here’s how it works. Sticky AI opens directly in camera mode. For first time users, the app provides simple instructions on how to access the sticker gallery or make boomerangs. Simply tap the transparent ‘circle’ icon to take a picture or press and hold it for a few seconds to create a boomerang. In the camera mode you can choose to enable or disable flash, and use front or back camera. If you want to use your own photos, swipe up to access your Photos library and select an image. To access all the albums in your library just tap on the top drop down menu. After taking a picture or boomerang, the app automatically cuts the background and opens the cropped version as a sticker in the editing section. The app automatically detects people and crops around them and it works well for the most part.
In the editing section, tap on the ‘T’ icon to add text on your sticker in seven different colors. You can also put a white border on the sticker by tapping the ‘body’ icon. To apply effects with color changes on the sticker, just tap on the image to apply and change effects. For now there are only two effects available: a black-and-white effect and a comic style look. You can also resize the image by pinching it to make it larger or smaller. Once you have finalized the sticker, you can directly send it via a messaging app, share it on social media or just save it in your Photos library. You can access your created stickers again by going to the ‘sticker gallery’ which is accessed by swiping down in the camera mode. You can choose to re-edit any pre-saved sticker by long pressing on it.
Sticky AI is an interesting and fun app which transforms you into a sticker. I, for one, am impressed and will keep it on my iPhone homescreen. However, while using it I faced a few glitches. The app crashed a few times. Sometimes, it took longer to complete the background editing process, and the app did not cut the background of some photos. And, once a sticker is created and saved on the gallery, it can not be deleted.
You can download Sticky AI from the App Store for free and make texting more fun. The app is ad-free and contains no in-app purchases.
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