Billed as “a camera with fun ideas,” Sprinkles is an app that lets you snap or load a photo and then has you swiping to choose from its suggested “sprinkles” — witty captions, smart stickers, and more. The app also allows you to add your own text and emojis, if you want to supplement Sprinkles’ ideas with your own personal touches.
Fun captions. To start with Sprinkles, just take a new picture using the in-app camera or select an existing photo from your device’s library. Right after snapping a new image or cropping and rotating an image form your camera roll, Sprinkles immediately does its thing, which is to give suggestions for fun captions and stickers. Just swipe to see the different captions and stickers Sprinkles thinks might go well with your photo.
Object recognition. As in other photo editing and sharing apps, you can add your own captions and stickers to your photos in Sprinkles, with support for setting different caption text styles and searching for more stickers by keyword. Once you’re done making your photo more fun, just tap Done to share it with your friends and followers on social media.
What is it about?
Sprinkles is powered by machine learning, and its suggested captions and stickers depend on what’s in the picture. The app uses object recognition technology to figure out the content of the image. So if, for example, you take a photo of a cup of coffee, Sprinkles comes up with coffee-related quips. The app also employs facial recognition for portraits, selfies, and group pictures, automatically overlaying faces with age guesses, celeb lookalikes, hates, mustaches, and more. Some captions and stickers are based on the time (e.g. captions alluding to Monday blues) and your location (e.g. geo-stickers).
For those who...
- often share photos and stories on sites and apps like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat.
- often have trouble thinking of ways to make your photos fun and interesting.
Not for those who...
- like keeping things simple when sharing photos on social media.
- are wary of apps that use machine learning.
Why we love it
Looking at photos with fun captions and stickers can be a lot of fun. But editing photos with fun captions and stickers can be anything but, what with all the thinking and tinkering that you have to do. Well, Microsoft’s Sprinkles takes the chore out of making your photos interesting by automatically suggesting different fun elements that you can put on them.
App Store Description
Sprinkles is a camera with fun ideas.
Snap a pic and automatically get new ideas for witty captions or add your own quip. Captions are unique to what's in the picture, so try different things such as coffee, food, pets, and selfies! Have fun with face-detecting Smart Stickers that fit your face perfectly. Choose from hundreds of Emojis and stickers and find even more with a quick web search. New captions and Smart Stickers are added frequently, because fresh fun is the best fun.
• Choose from witty captions based on what's in the photo
• Explore different time- and location-based captions and stickers
• Search for free stickers on the web
• Add stickers, emoji*, and your own captions in different styles
• Auto detect your age, celeb look-a-like, and more
• Place hats, mustaches, and other accessories on your selfies by face detection
• Unlock more captions and stickers when you add your birth date
• Try Face Swap with a selfie. See your face with new hairdo, fashion styles, and become your favorite characters.
• Enable even more content in Settings
• Emoji provided free by EmojiOne v.2
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