February 13, 2009

MorphThing – Because We Always Wanted to See What Brangelina Really Looks Like


If you’re a bit of a celebrity fanatic and have some time to kill, MorphThing is definitely worth a look. This simple web application enables you to take any two portraits and merge (or morph) them together. The results can range from a genetic experiment gone horribly wrong to a gorgeous new person, but regardless of the outcome, MorphThing can be loads of fun.

The site includes hundreds of popular celebrity photos ready to be morphed with anyone (or in some cases, anything) you choose. If you work with two preexisting portraits you can see the results in seconds, while uploading your own portraits will take a bit more work as you’ll need to define key facial features. From there, you can choose to share your “beautiful” creation via email, mobile phone, and even add it to your Facebook or MySpace pages. From the examples we’ve seen at MorphThing, beauty is most certainly in the eyes of the beholder.

Practical Uses:

  • We should note that there are really no “practical uses” for MorphThing other than just having some fun
  • Create a new profile picture using your favorite celebrity photo morphed with you

Insider Tips:

  • If you’re uploading your own photos be sure the image is reasonably sized, well lit, and face forward
  • Take a look at the “Popular Celebrity Morphs” to get acquainted with the possibilities
  • Try adding your favorite morph to your Facebook account – just click the link found at the lower left of the image

What we liked:

  • Whether you start with faces already loaded into the MorphThing database or upload your own, the entire process is quick and easy
  • The instructions for mapping key facial features are extremely clear
  • Large selection of celebrity photos and morph examples
  • It’s just plain fun to see what Cate Blanchett and Grace Kelly would look like morphed

What we didn’t like:

  • We couldn’t find anything not to like


  • None to be found

Company Info:


  • Free (supported by advertising)

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