Have YOU tried Meitu? Chinese app that can 'beautify' any picture takes internet by storm

01.19 2017 2017-01-19

Seemingly out of nowhere, social media has become flooded with the cutesy, and terrifying, selfie masterpieces of Meitu.
The photo-editing app has already enjoyed years of popularity in China, and has now nearly taken over the internet after being discovered in the West as well.
Not only have users tested it out on themselves, but they’ve also used it to create hilarious images of famous figures, from president-elect Donald Trump to ‘Salt Bae.’

The free Meitu app is available for both Android and iPhone, and can be used for regular photo editing.
But, with the ‘hand-drawn’ feature, you can ‘transform your photos into hand paintings,’ according to the firm.
This means it’ll give you huge, sparkling eyes, smooth skin, and blushing cheeks.
The feature comes with a number of different filters, including Angelic, Blossoms, Fairy Tale, Mermaid, and Petals.
And, some will make you look like something right out of anime.
After opening the app, you’re given the option to either upload an existing photo from your camera roll, or take a new one.

Users created hilarious images of famous figures, from president-elect Donald Trump to ‘Salt Bae’ (left). Twitter user Jacob Garbe shared a photo of Jack Nicholson in The Shining, edited to feature shimmering blue eyes, writing ‘Heeeerrrrrreeee’s #meitu!’ (right)

Across social media, users have shared their hilarious results.
User @brennx0r shared three edited images of president-elect Donald Trump, writing ‘I can’t stop processing things through Meitu.’
Another user shared a Meitu photo of the viral Salt Bae meme.
And, Twitter user Jacob Garbe shared a photo of Jack Nicholson in The Shining, edited to feature shimmering blue eyes, writing ‘Heeeerrrrrreeee’s #meitu!’

Across social media, users have shared their hilarious results. User @brennx0r shared three edited images of president-elect Donald Trump, writing ‘I can’t stop processing things through Meitu’

Xiamen Meitu Technology Co, the firm behind Meitu, has also released a number of other apps for beautifying images since its launch in 2008.
They currently have a massive 456 million global users across 26 countries, and generate 6 billion photos each month.
According to the firm, Meitu is the number one photo editing app, and has made the Top 10 in the app store for the last eight years.

The free Meitu app is available for both Android and iPhone, and can be used for regular photo editing, like removing blemishes.Dailymail.com tried it out too (left), using the Fairy Tale filter. Michelle Obama is pictured on right 

While many users in the West have turned to it for comically edited pictures, the app has long been popular in China as a general retouching tool.
The company says it ‘provides all the tools needed to create professional quality photos; complete with editing and retouching features, collages, filters, stickers and more.
‘This ultimate photo tool kit incorporates all of the most-used and needed photo features in one easy-to-use app.’

While many users in the West have turned to it for comically edited pictures, the app has long been popular in China as a general retouching tool. Kylie Jenner is pictured

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