10 Best Apps to Turn Photos into Cartoons

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Jaqueline Corradi
Jaqueline Corradi
Content Manager

Turn photos into cartoons is a fun way to create different images to post on your social media pages, illustrate blog articles or insert on another part of your website as an element of your design. There are several apps available that enable you to do that quickly and with no need for any design skills, enjoy them. 

1. Prisma Photo Editor 

Prisma Photo editor allows you to easily transform your photos into cartoons and different styles of painting. The app often releases different filters, and also gives you the option to adjust multiple aspects such as exposure contrast, brightness, and change background.

The image shows a smartphone screen with an image turned into painting. On the side it's written "How to turn photos into art in one tap? Try Prisma".

Prisma is available for IOS and Android, but you can also use the Prisma Web on your desktop computer. Access the website, upload the image you want to edit, and make the alterations online, without having to install any software to your PC. 

Key features:

  • More than 300 filters
  • Available for IOS and Android
  • Constantly updated
  • Change background
  • Editing tools

2. Photo Lab

What about turning photos into different styles of cartoons? Photo Lab gives you that option. You can choose among several filters, a painting, a black and white draw, or a vibrant colorful cartoon, for instance. 

Photo Lab logo

You can change the background, edit several other details such as the hair and eye colors, and add animated effects and different frames. It's also possible to make photo collages and insert text on the images. The app is available for Android and IOS. 

Key features:

  • More than 800 photographic effects
  • Insert picture frames
  • Make collages
  • Animated elements
  • Change background
  • Available for IOS and Android

3. Sketch Me!

Available for IOS and Android, with Sketch Me! you are going to have lots of fun editing your photos. You can transform them into cartoons, sketches, caricatures, and paintings. The app also gives you editing tools to adjust brightness, contrast, saturation, and much more.

Sketch Me! app screens

You just need to download it, choose the image you want to edit, then, you have the option to save and share on your social media pages, such as Facebook and Instagram. There is no need for design knowledge to use the app. 

Key features:

  • 7 image effects
  • Easy-to-use interface
  • Split-screen mode
  • Available for IOS and Android

4. Clip2Comic & Caricature Maker

Clip2Comic & Caricature Maker allows you to not only turn photos into cartoons but also videos. You can choose among different filters and still keep the images and videos in high-quality and high-resolution. 

Clip2Comic & Caricature maker app screens

You can use the cartoon camera to have a live preview of the videos and images, or upload them to the app and make the alterations you desire. The app is available for IOS and Android. 

Key features: 

  • Turn photos and videos into cartoons, posters, and sketches
  • Use the cartoon camera
  • Export the images and videos created in high-resolution
  • Editing tools
  • Available for IOS and Android

5. MomentCam Cartoons & Stickers

With MomentCam Cartoons & Stickers, you can create funny cartoons and also emoticons. Imagine, the possibility to develop personalized emoticons using your company's logo, for instance. It can be a way to make your visual identity stronger on WhatsApp and also add a casual tone to the conversations. 

MomentCam app screens

To create cartoons, you just have to select a picture and the app will do the rest. It's possible to include features such as beards, glasses, and hats, and change the background too. The app counts on an extensive database of backgrounds, and it's available for Android and IOS. 

Key features: 

  • Turn photos into cartoons
  • Create emoticons
  • Add text bubbles
  • Change facial expressions
  • Share the cartoon on social media
  • Change background
  • Available for IOS and Android  

6. ToonCamera

Do you want to add different cartoon effects to your photos? ToonCamera provides you with several of them. You can have your photo transformed into colorful paint, a black and white sketch, and other art styles of your choice. 

ToonCamera app screens

You also can take photos and record videos using the app, turning them into cartoons in real-time. Save them on your camera roll or share directly on social media with just a few steps. 

Key features:

  • Choose from multiple cartoon, pencil, stipple, and ink effects
  • Take pictures  and record videos with the app
  • Customize the effects
  • Available for IOS and Android 

7. Camart

Camart provides several artistic filters giving you multiple options to edit your images and videos. You can apply the effects in real-time, and customize as you wish. Use social media to share the results. The app is only available for Android.

Camart images turned into cartoons

Key features:

  • Apply effects in real-time
  • Turn images and videos into cartoons
  • Editing tools
  • Available for Android

8. BeFunky

BeFunky is an online platform that enables you to turn photos into cartoons without having to install any software on your computer. Create your account on the website, then, just click on "Turn Photos to Art", upload the image, and choose the effect you prefer. 

BeFunky's logo

Some of the image effects available are "Cartoonizer", "Oil Painting", "Mosaic", "Impressionist", and "Pointillism". You can save the final result on your computer, Google Drive, DropBox, or share directly on social media.

Key features:

  • Easy-to-use interface
  • Multiple image effects
  • Share on social media
  • Edit images online

9. Painnt

Painnt gives you more than 1000 filters to transform your photos, including classical, comic book, modern, abstract, and mosaics. You will also count on editing tools to create unique images, from realistic paintings to sketches.

Painnt's logo

It's also possible to create your custom filter and share it with the app community.  Save the images in high resolution, and enjoy access to the app library. Use the premium version to hide the watermark.

Key features: 

  • More than 1000 filters
  • Editing tools
  • Create custom effects
  • Save photos in high resolution
  • Available for IOS and Android

10. Art Filters & Effects

Available for IOS, the Art Filters & Effects app allows you to use different filters to edit your photos turning them into cartoons, paintings, and sketches. 

ArtFilters & Effetcs app screens

With more than 30 filters, you can easily apply them to the images, and save the pictures in high resolution.  Some of the filters available are mosaic, anime, impressionism, and abstract. You also have the option to adjust brightness, contrast, blur, temperature, and other elements. 

Key features: 

  • More than 30 art filters
  • Easy-to-use
  • Add text to the images
  • Editing tools
  • Available for IOS

Have Fun Turning Photos Into Cartoons

Choose the best app or online platform to turn photos into cartoons, and enjoy its features to create different images. Test the different filters to see the ones you like more, you are going to see how it's possible to expand your creativity and have very nice results. 

If you intend to use the images on your company's social media pages, pay attention to create illustrations that are in sync with your brand's visual identity.

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