The Sum of Your Facial Parts

By Julio Franco
Oct 10, 2008
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    BEFORE AND AFTER Martina Eckstut, left, and the image produced by a “beautification engine.”

    The photograph on the right was doctored by the “beautification engine” of a new computer program that uses a mathematical formula to alter the original form into a theoretically more attractive version, while maintaining what programmers call an “unmistakable similarity” to the original.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    I wish that you could do a review on Web based things like PhotoSynth
    I know it's not Hardware, but there are just so many web related tools out there now.

    Oh, the pic does look better, after having the “beautification engine” applied :)
  3. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    The 'acceptable' pretty face is a somewhat sad commentary on human nature isn't it!

    I wonder what happens when they input the 'acceptable' one again.

    Angelina Jolie?

  4. IK00NI

    IK00NI TS Rookie

    The picture you posted is by far the most noticeable; most of the other pictures were either near indistinguishable or strange looking.
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