There are plenty of GIF apps out there, but to.be Camera is vying for your attention in a unique way. To.be Camera mixes color and animation into backgrounds and layers than can be placed on top of any object or face to create some truly distinctive selfies. It’s a form of augmented reality that produces some impressive results, even if you’re not particularly creatively inclined. You can tap anywhere on the screen to layer on stars, art, water, glitter, fire, and lots more on top of a regular iPhone camera feed.
With 20 effects provided for free, including a transparent option and TIE fighters from Star Wars, you can create an unlimited amount of GIFs or videos with options to share to Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, email, SMS, and even to.be’s own hosting. In-app purchases are also available, with packs of additional effects from artists priced at 99 cents or $1.99. If you’re looking to create some hypnotic selfies then to.be Camera is available immediately in the App Store.