Review Clone Camera
Clone the content of the lens
Author: Tariq Abdulla
Date: 21 Aug 2016, tested on HTC One S
Interesting functionality, simple design, completely free
Clone Camera for Android lets you take photos with multiple copies of people or animals in the same scene. Simply keep the camera still and take up to 4 photos of the same scene, with the person or people in different positions. Then brush around the person in each photo. Boom! The photos are combined. Use this to clone yourself, your children, or your cats.
The app helpfully provides a ghost image of the base picture, so that if you’re holding the camera you can line it up properly when snapping the additional shots. You can zoom in to brush around people/cats, and there is also an erase feature. Obviously, the mofre carefully you do this, the better the resulting picture, but it works pretty well even if you do a sloppy job. Different color masks are used for each image, and you can overlap people pretty convincingly.
You can also use Clone Camera to make some cool trick photos, like levitating. Basically, you take a photo for the backround, then take one of yourself sitting on top of a chair. Then you just draw over yourself, so that the chair gets removed. It can be a bit tough to accurately draw around little details; though it may be easier on a big screen. It could be helpful if the camera had as some sort of magic scissors tool. There are some example tutorials showing you how to make different shots - but only the first one is available for free.
I think doing cats or children is the most fun, as it captures all the different activities they get up to - playing with a box, trying to open the door, playing with a ball, climbing on the furniture. If you have two or three cats or children, making clones of them really brings out the chaos of how they seem to be everywhere at once. You can turn two infants into 8 infants; wreaking havoc simultaneously all over the place.