Many people wanted to see themselves with huge eyes and a blush on their cheeks.
In early January 2017, the Chinese popular photo editor Meitu (which has versions for both iOS and Android ) received a new feature that allows one-click to turn people into pictures in the characters of anime cartoons. The update helped the application to go beyond the local market and carried away Western users. By January 19, it had reached Russia.
Application Meitu – the development of the company of the same name, formed in 2008. They promote several different photo and video editors in the Chinese market, however, it is Meitu that is called the “appendix # 1” in the country. According to the International Business Times, users upload more than six billion images every month .
In the West, we used to pay attention to the applications of Meitu. Buzzfeed in 2015 published a video about how Americans react to their photos, processed in Beauty Plus – another development of the Chinese company. However, then the Asian photo editors did not get much popularity.However, in January 2017, the developers added the “Hand-drawn selfies” function, which processes images in a hand-drawn and “kavayna” manner. The application narrows the face and increases the eyes in the photo, making the user more like an animated cartoon character. The application allows you to customize the “level of beauty” and effects, and adds a new background.
The user can choose from several basic styles: Angelic, Floral, Fairy, New Year, Mermaid and Baroness. The modified photo can be immediately shared in Instagram or Facebook.
Due to the new processing function, the application has become very popular in the West. Users actively post their photos in a new style in the social network.
Damn it Meitu is addictive (and makes you look pretty pretty) pic.twitter.com/5J21KxKiaS
— ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (@PranavDixit) 18 January 2017
“Shit, Meitu carries away (and makes me sweet-darling”
— Nina-Serena (@NinaSerena) 18 January 2017
“Oh my God, the Meitu app is insanely fun. I can finally be a real anime character! ”
I don’t think Meitu likes me pic.twitter.com/ePHJFqCtxd
— Matt Hargreaves (@MattLobster) 19 January 2017
“I do not think that I like Meitu”
— ♡Baddie Bunny♡ (@NoahBensi) 19 January 2017
“Now I’m officially an anime character. LOVE ME!”
On January 19, a popular application reached the Russian-speaking segment of Twitter.
— Sergey Galyonkin (@galyonkin) 19 January 2017
затестила я этот ваш Meitu
я теперь тоже Онеме pic.twitter.com/vuNYGV00wC
— 🦎 Разрешите долизаться (@DariaFranke) 19 January 2017
Users published not only their photos: with the help of Meitu they began to process pictures of animals, actors and politicians. The most “got” to the elected US President Donald Trump.
Простите, но мы просто не могли не. pic.twitter.com/CNmAeVQufD
— Завтракаст (@zavtracast) 19 January 2017
Here’s Donald Trump in the Meitu app HAPPY NIGHTMARES! pic.twitter.com/eSTyrAgMXt
— Sam Stryker (@sbstryker) 18 January 2017
— Josh A. Cagan (@joshacagan) 18 January 2017
“I dabbled with the application of Meitu and thought:” what if I process the already processed photo with another filter? ” Once again?”. Answer: I melted »