When you download an app for your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, it should be all about the overall experience. So when I checked out the Photolamus app, which will provide you with an exclusive, hand-drawn caricature of yourself, I was equally impressed with both its well-rounded features and the customer service I received from the developers.
Photolamus is centered around caricatures. Behind the app is a skilled team of artists that will create you a personal caricature from scratch, which can be ordered through the Photolamus app. This isn’t just some basic app that will apply an effect or filter to your photos like Camera+ or Instagram, but rather it will make you one of those unique and creative doodles you’ve probably had done on vacation once.
But with Photolamus, you don’t need to be staying at a resort or theme park to get a caricature made. Photolamus will design you a high-resolution caricature for a low price, ranging between $5.99 and $10.99, depending on which type of drawing you want. You can get a basic black and white caricature sketch for $5.99, a more colorful rainbow sketch for $8.99 or a full cartoon caricature for $10.99.
Caricatures are a unique and fun way to give the perfect gift that says you really cherish your friends and family. But be prepared! Those that receive Photolamus caricatures are often so excited they might jump for joy, smile from ear to ear, and even hug you until it hurts! It’s powerful stuff!
Photolamus also features a discount slot machine that can provide you with instant savings of 15 percent, 30 percent or even 100 percent off your caricature purchase. If you match three 15 percent icons, for example, you save 15 percent off your purchase. If you don’t win, you have another chance to spin 24 hours later.
And while you are waiting for your order to be fulfilled, which took just a few days for me, you can view other popular, favorited or random caricatures that Photolamus artists have designed in the past. You can see both the original photo and the caricature, and then like it or share it on Twitter, Facebook or through email.
The team behind Photolamus is very courteous and helpful during the whole process. They answered all of my questions in a very friendly manner, instead of simply drawing me a caricature and walking away with my money. And the caricature was really good. For such a low price, I really wasn’t expecting all that much. But the drawing turned out really well done and was equally funny looking.
Photolamus makes an ideal gift for family, friends and colleagues. Have one of the artists behind the app make a caricature for one of your friends, and then surprise them with the finished piece. A caricature is perfect for hanging on a wall or placing in a scrapbook, but it can also be used for things such as a Facebook profile picture, business card or forum avatar.
How to use Photolamus, as described by the developers:
All you need to do is send us a photo, or photos, of yourself or loved one, and tell us how you want it customized. We’ll create a caricature — a picture of beauty — that you, your family, and your friends will cherish forever.
Also, for those who are still not sure about the level of our service, we saved an option of getting a discount from the original price or/and even get a caricature for free. All you have to do is twist our slot machine and enjoy your prizes!
For international customers, Photolamus supports Russian in addition to English. Photolamus is a free download on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices running iOS 4.3 or later. The only downside to the app is that it hasn’t been optimized yet for the 4-inch screen on the iPhone 5 or fifth-generation iPod touch. Otherwise, Photolamus is a unique and highly recommended app. Check them out on their website, Facebook and Twitter.