TGWK’s Review of “PhotoGenic” v1.5 (iOS)

PhotoGenic is the last of the Percipo trilogy of photo entertainment apps that we have for you today. We took a look at PhotoAge and ChickOrDude already and found both to be quite entertaining in the company of others. PhotoGenic follows in their footsteps but this time instead of calculating your age or determining your manliness of femininity, PhotoGenic basically determines your attractiveness in photographs. In other words, PhotoGenic tells you if you’ve got the beauty of a supermodel, or the face of a gorilla.

I’m not really going to go too in-depth describing the user interface and features as they are exactly the same as both PhotoAge and ChickOrDude. You again can import from your photo gallery, Facebook, or the internet as well as take photos from your camera. Results from the app can then be exported to your favorite social networks and through email.

In my opinion, PhotoGenic is the less interesting of the three apps. PhotoAge and ChickOrDude were more fun and intriguing while PhotoGenic is basically just an ugly/beauty meter. Also, with PhotoGenic, I can see it as being a bit more offensive for those involved especially if they get stuck on the ugly side of the meter. Still though, PhotoGenic isn’t a bad app, I would just rather use this on myself than on others. If you’re looking for a fun party app, I’d suggest picking up either PhotoAge or ChickOrDude and skip over this one for now.

PhotoGenic is available now in the App Store for $0.99. It is compatible with all devices running iOS 3.1.3 and higher. Camera option requires a device with a camera. If you want to take the app for a test run, it is available in a Lite version that you can download here.


iPhone, iPhone, in my hand… tell me if I’m the fairest in the land! With PhotoGenic, from the makers of PhotoAge and ChickOrDude, you can find the best photo of yourself for your profile picture, discover who in your group of friends is the hottest, and even see how you measure up to your favorite celebs!

Finding your finest photo is easy. Simply snap a pic on your camera or choose one from either your photo library or Facebook account and then watch as PhotoGenic’s amazing artificial intelligence engine recognizes and scans your face. When it’s done, the engine awards you a 1 to 10 score, based on how other guys and girls would rank you. If you nab a 9.2 (you fine thing, you!), you can share your results (read: brag to your friends) via Facebook, Twitter, or email.

Dying to know how you compare against Angelina Jolie or Leonardo DiCaprio? Use the search option (with either Google or Bing) within PhotoGenic and see whose scores trump whose. The results may surprise you!

PhotoGenic is great for business as well! If you’re a model, actor (or aspiring actor), real estate agent, or even just a business person whose headshot is highly visible, Photogenic can help you decide which of your photos is the most flattering, so you can be sure to put your best face forward.

PhotoGenic At-A-Glance

• Uses an advanced artificial intelligence engine to approximate how people would rank your attractiveness on a scale of 1 to 10.

• Scan a photo taken from your camera, photo library, Facebook, or the web and get instant results.

• Find your hottest look for your new Facebook profile pic, headshot, or business card – see if you look best from a certain angle, smiling with or without teeth, in certain lighting, etc.

• Share your results through Facebook, Twitter, or email.

[via App Store]

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