It's the dream of everyone who can't draw...
Changing a photo into a cartoon! If only it were that simple! We have already studied the main softwares that allow you to try the experiment (see on this page) and that don't give wonderful results!
Will online sites be better? We have decided to test these online cartoonization sites for you.
We took the same picture as the specialized software testing... This will give us something more or less objective to compare... This photo recovered on the net has some sharpness and is rich of details and colors : we will see how the converters are doing !
We noticed that it was better to process photos with good definition... Otherwise the results can be disappointing!
Many sites offer this kind of exercise online: we had to limit ourselves to a few. If you think we missed one or more that are worth the detour, let us know (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Befunky.com which is a nice site, very fast and very complete!
Caricature Soft with a slightly old-fashioned design
Lunapic A little confusing... sometimes surprising.
This site can be found at https://www.befunky.com/create/photo-to-cartoon/. First you will be asked to send a picture of your computer... then choose one of the effects in the left column.
We selected the UNDERPAINTING DLX filter which gave us a pretty good rendering, both in terms of colors and plots...
The effects are adjustable using the sliders on the UnderpaintigDLX filter . BeFunky does a good job here: the final image is clear, rich in colour and precise in the plots.
It deserves the mention "Fairly Good" and we give it a 13/20 rating.
The only downside is that this site is not free: you need a subscription to use it at will. Photos processed without a subscription include a CopyRight... including we can get rid of it.
On the other hand, no way to save the photo on your computer without a subscription !!! You can get away with an additional screen capture software and, if you are interested, I will give you the method to get rid of CopyRight !
To find it, you have to scroll down the page... The interface is sober, very sober! A minimalist design which presents us a free site.
We load the photo and start the conversion... It's long... and the result is absolutely not as good as we hoped!
The colours are well simplified and lack brightness... moreover there are no lines, no silhouette. It is all the more curious that the "PhotoToCartoon" software that we didn't find worse than this is the product of the same CaricatureSoftware team .
For these reasons the final evaluation is mediocre and the final score is 8/20.
The full address is : https://www194.lunapic.com/editor/
Une fois la photo chargée, on choisit un effet dans les différents filtres proposés... Ce n'est guère convaincant... L'éditeur est très déroutant et les images sont ternes et peu convaincantes.
C'est certainement un éditeur très riche en autres possibilités... mais pas taillé pour le "comics"
Je vous mets juste la photo sans commentaires du résultat obtenu.
The full address is : http://www.cartoonize.net/FXCartoonizer/
The creators of Cartoonize are also the authors of the ImageCartoonizer program already mentioned in the page of softwares designed to change a photo into a comic book... They have also created a more modern and efficient equivalent FX Cartoonizer.
This is the online version...
You can compare the original and the processed photo. The algorithm seems better than the one of the dedicated application: the image is more pleasant, brighter and quite well processed, just lacks the "clear line" of the external traces . Note that the result is tagged... See on this page how to remove a tag unfortunate !
The whole is therefore average, with a score of 11/20!
Go to the address : http://www.snapstouch.com/Painting.aspx pour essayer les techniques qui vous sont proposées : peu en fait, puisqu'il n'y a pratiquement que 3 ou 4 options.
We chose "painting" with "outlines", in other words colours and contours!
Et là, une bonne surprise nous attend : l'image obtenue est claire, brillante et bien dessinée. Les traits sont fins et judicieusement placés le résultat est agréable et... inattendu !
Nous lui avons attribué les mention Assez Bien avec la note de 13,5/20 !
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The interface is austere, reduced to its bare minimum. Processing is fast, optimized: loading and filtering the photo takes only a few seconds. Note that sliders allow you to work on the photo after processing: more or less color, outlines or not...
The result is no worse than the others, quite the contrary! A weakness in the contours, little or badly expressed, but pleasant colors, rather soft, pastel tones.
It is a Medium+ work for which we put the note 11/20.
You will be able to process your photo on the http://cartoon.pho.to/fr/ of the site... But we're not going to advise you to... Because it's the worst surprise of the evening !!! Look what they did with the model !!!
What a bad filter! A treatment that hasn't been improved since Web 1.0 !!! Coarse outlines, approximate colors, a deplorable set!
This site therefore deserves the mention Mediocre with a score of 4.5/20!
The first two are not free, they require a subscription, although there is a way to cheat a little*... So I advise you SNAPSTOUCH which offers an interesting and free service.
* Befunky tags his cartoonized photos with a "macaroon" ... This one is located at the bottom left ... When we know it, we can arrange to enlarge the photo so that the tag is eliminated afterwards ... See HERE