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2013-04-25 11:44:07 AM
Am I the only one a little bit bothered by the fact that the popularity of these mobile photo editing apps mean that a lot of the pictures we're taking and recording of our daily life is starting to no longer take a true and accurate record of something? Maybe it's not a problem for us, but I worry about future historians combing through the petabytes of Instagram dross.

I mean, photo editing has been around for ages, but it was never as ubiquitous or as instantaneous and easy as it is now.
 
2013-04-25 12:45:45 PM

RexTalionis: Am I the only one a little bit bothered by the fact that the popularity of these mobile photo editing apps mean that a lot of the pictures we're taking and recording of our daily life is starting to no longer take a true and accurate record of something? Maybe it's not a problem for us, but I worry about future historians combing through the petabytes of Instagram dross.

I mean, photo editing has been around for ages, but it was never as ubiquitous or as instantaneous and easy as it is now.


I too am outraged by this mass market deceit.

*quietly downloads app and works on plausible denials of using it*
 
2013-04-25 12:49:41 PM
I just use an app that automatically replaces all of my pictures with this.

www.celebritiesfans.com
 
2013-04-25 01:00:27 PM

RexTalionis: I mean, photo editing has been around for ages, but it was never as ubiquitous or as instantaneous and easy as it is now.


It's trivially easy to automatically detect image alterations, if you're really that concerned about it.
 
2013-04-25 01:43:49 PM

Fubini: RexTalionis: I mean, photo editing has been around for ages, but it was never as ubiquitous or as instantaneous and easy as it is now.

It's trivially easy to automatically detect image alterations, if you're really that concerned about it.


I just use the ShoopDetectr app for that. It's can tell by the pixels and all.
 
2013-04-25 01:46:36 PM
Lindsay approves.
 
2013-04-25 01:52:14 PM
Since the article doesn't mention it, it's not actually available yet but will apparently be made available for Android and also useless brushed aluminum hipster status symbols.
 
2013-04-25 01:54:34 PM
cdn.planetivy.com

So it clears up her acne, whitens her teeth, and gives her a chin.
 
2013-04-25 02:03:01 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [cdn.planetivy.com image 620x350]

So it clears up her acne, whitens her teeth, and gives her a chin.


I think they have the images reversed. The iPhone is the real one and the real one is the shooped one.
 
2013-04-25 02:06:28 PM
does this iPhone make me look fat?
 
2013-04-25 02:11:10 PM
"I created the app for my wife, she is my muse, my flame."

i2.ytimg.com
 
2013-04-25 02:17:23 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [cdn.planetivy.com image 620x350]

So it clears up her acne, whitens her teeth, and gives her a chin.


"Honey, will you wear the paper bag I just printed out?"
 
2013-04-25 02:18:25 PM
Gives you a nose job? Why would you want to do that?

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2013-04-25 02:28:50 PM

RexTalionis: Am I the only one a little bit bothered by the fact that the popularity of these mobile photo editing apps mean that a lot of the pictures we're taking and recording of our daily life is starting to no longer take a true and accurate record of something? Maybe it's not a problem for us, but I worry about future historians combing through the petabytes of Instagram dross.

I mean, photo editing has been around for ages, but it was never as ubiquitous or as instantaneous and easy as it is now.


I'm sure those future historians would have heard of Instagram and Facebook, or at least something very like them.
 
2013-04-25 02:36:33 PM
www.somanymp3s.com

what an airbrushed photo may look like
 
2013-04-25 02:38:05 PM
I'm just curious how it works. Covering blemishes is probably the easy part, but the resizing of facial features is pretty farking amazing.
 
2013-04-25 02:39:28 PM
If there is an Android version I'll put it on my Google Glasses, run the app in real-time mode, and not be confronted by the reality of how ugly my friends, family, and co-workers actually are.
 
2013-04-25 02:52:24 PM

Wellon Dowd: If there is an Android version I'll put it on my Google Glasses, run the app in real-time mode, and not be confronted by the reality of how ugly my friends, family, and co-workers actually are.


They don't sell alcohol where you live?
 
2013-04-25 02:54:14 PM
i33.tinypic.com
 
2013-04-25 02:54:39 PM

Wellon Dowd: If there is an Android version I'll put it on my Google Glasses, run the app in real-time mode, and not be confronted by the reality of how ugly my friends, family, and co-workers actually are.


Pure unadulterated GENIUS!
 
2013-04-25 03:19:06 PM

RexTalionis: Am I the only one a little bit bothered by the fact that the popularity of these mobile photo editing apps mean that a lot of the pictures we're taking and recording of our daily life is starting to no longer take a true and accurate record of something? Maybe it's not a problem for us, but I worry about future historians combing through the petabytes of Instagram dross.

I mean, photo editing has been around for ages, but it was never as ubiquitous or as instantaneous and easy as it is now.


Most photos aren't true and accurate as they are taken. I can make it look like the light is off or too powerful in my room just by adjusting the exposure. Instant misleading picture.
 
2013-04-25 03:21:57 PM
FTA:

"Aviv Gadot, the Israeli founder says that his inspiration came from his wife: ""My wife was always grabbing my phone and deleting most of my pictures. She's beautiful and she feels bad about how she looks in photos. That's wrong. I wanted her to feel good about herself."

What a load of crap.  He should get a better looking wife.
 
2013-04-25 03:33:54 PM

Do the needful: Wellon Dowd: If there is an Android version I'll put it on my Google Glasses, run the app in real-time mode, and not be confronted by the reality of how ugly my friends, family, and co-workers actually are.

Pure unadulterated GENIUS!


The population explosion would destroy the planet if such a thing were used by everyone.  As a species we would die a starving and supper UGLY bunch in a matter of generations.
 
2013-04-25 03:39:41 PM
"I wanted her to feel good about herself."

By creating an app to 'fix' her pictures? WTF? What other way could this be interpreted as except "Yes. Yes, honey all your pictures are awful but fortunately I'll make something to help us pretend you don't really look as horrendous as you actually do."

I know you guys like to complain that women are unfathomable, mysterious creatures get irate over your innocuous behavior and whatnot so jic: IF YOU SUGGEST OR BUY THIS APP FOR YOUR WIFE/ GIRLFRIEND/FEMALE YOU HAVE ANY KIND OF RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU WILL REGRET IT.
 
2013-04-25 03:43:01 PM
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2013-04-25 03:45:12 PM

lemonysprite: "I wanted her to feel good about herself."

By creating an app to 'fix' her pictures? WTF? What other way could this be interpreted as except "Yes. Yes, honey all your pictures are awful but fortunately I'll make something to help us pretend you don't really look as horrendous as you actually do."

I know you guys like to complain that women are unfathomable, mysterious creatures get irate over your innocuous behavior and whatnot so jic: IF YOU SUGGEST OR BUY THIS APP FOR YOUR WIFE/ GIRLFRIEND/FEMALE YOU HAVE ANY KIND OF RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU WILL REGRET IT.


I touch up photos on the side. I do it for friends, family, and coworkers for free. I've never actually offered it to anyone, I've been asked by those people and I do it. I've only ever been asked by a guy once, and it was to remove a logo in the background.

So, it's possible she asked. I know that women are their own biggest critics and usually aren't afraid to tell me exactly what they want changed.
 
2013-04-25 03:48:28 PM
Japanese phones have had this feature for some time.
 
2013-04-25 03:56:55 PM

RexTalionis: I worry about future historians combing through the petabytes of Instagram dross.


I wouldn't. In the future, people may actually have lives.
 
2013-04-25 04:02:50 PM

Treygreen13: lemonysprite: "I wanted her to feel good about herself."

By creating an app to 'fix' her pictures? WTF? What other way could this be interpreted as except "Yes. Yes, honey all your pictures are awful but fortunately I'll make something to help us pretend you don't really look as horrendous as you actually do."

I know you guys like to complain that women are unfathomable, mysterious creatures get irate over your innocuous behavior and whatnot so jic: IF YOU SUGGEST OR BUY THIS APP FOR YOUR WIFE/ GIRLFRIEND/FEMALE YOU HAVE ANY KIND OF RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU WILL REGRET IT.

I touch up photos on the side. I do it for friends, family, and coworkers for free. I've never actually offered it to anyone, I've been asked by those people and I do it. I've only ever been asked by a guy once, and it was to remove a logo in the background.

So, it's possible she asked. I know that women are their own biggest critics and usually aren't afraid to tell me exactly what they want changed.


Maybe? I didn't get the impression it was her idea from the article but it was rather brief.

As to your csb I have no idea what you're telling me? At no point did I suggest a woman wouldn't want this app for herself. What I did say is I seriously doubt there's a woman who would be happy if a guy got her this app as a surprise or solution to her complaints about feeling unphotogenic.

You said yourself you've never offered your services to anyone. Doing so is the equivalent to telling someone you think they're ugly or in need of improvement. Might be true but will be received badly.

Seriously. If a woman in your life complains she thinks she's ugly she's not hoping for you to agree with her or offer a fix-it. Not rocket science.

But all that said there's definitely a market for the app. I just can't imagine the line about it being inspired by his wife didn't cost this guy some points at home.
 
2013-04-25 04:06:43 PM
FTFA:  "My wife was always grabbing my phone and deleting most of my pictures. She's beautiful and she feels bad about how she looks in photos. That's wrong. I wanted her to feel good about herself."

I can't speak for anybody else, but if my wife was doing that, I wouldn't go about finding ways to perpetuate her low self image.

1. There will be NO going into my stuff and deleting things.  Respect healthy personal boundaries, or there will be no marriage.

2. Build up her self confidence through positive reinforcement.  Namely, sincere compliments and positive attention.

In the beginning of the marriage, Mrs. Trayal wore loose clothing to hide her shape, because she had strong toned legs and a good waist-to-hip ratio; she's from china where very thin, nearly emaciated, is considered ideal (and her brother told her that her legs are too thick). It took about four to five years of compliments and, erm, 'positive attention,' but she eventually changed her mindset to where she's proud of her attributes, and doesn't purposefully obscure them anymore.  Everybody wins!
 
2013-04-25 04:10:37 PM

Scuttlebutt: Do the needful: Wellon Dowd: If there is an Android version I'll put it on my Google Glasses, run the app in real-time mode, and not be confronted by the reality of how ugly my friends, family, and co-workers actually are.

Pure unadulterated GENIUS!

The population explosion would destroy the planet if such a thing were used by everyone.  As a species we would die a starving and supper UGLY bunch in a matter of generations.


And everyone of us going grinning.
 
2013-04-25 04:14:35 PM
Will this ap remove my beergut and give me a 6 pack while also adding 3 inches to my.... balding hairline?

If so, I am sold.
 
2013-04-25 04:30:05 PM

Wellon Dowd: If there is an Android version I'll put it on my Google Glasses, run the app in real-time mode, and not be confronted by the reality of how ugly my friends, family, and co-workers actually are.


In other words, Beer Goggles.
 
2013-04-25 04:39:18 PM

lemonysprite: Maybe? I didn't get the impression it was her idea from the article but it was rather brief.


Well, it did say that she was always going through and deleting her own pictures. So he made an app that instantly corrects blemishes when someone wants to correct them. She can choose to use it or not.

lemonysprite: What I did say is I seriously doubt there's a woman who would be happy if a guy got her this app as a surprise or solution to her complaints about feeling unphotogenic.


My point was that they've come to me to ask me to resolve the issue of blemishes/flaws on photos, so there must be some sort of desire for that type of app out there - which is why she might not be upset that he made it with her in mind. Now, if he went through all her photos and edited them and said, "See, now you're not ugly anymore!" then there would be a problem. Or if he made an app that instantly corrects ALL photos.

lemonysprite: You said yourself you've never offered your services to anyone. Doing so is the equivalent to telling someone you think they're ugly or in need of improvement. Might be true but will be received badly.


Depends on how it comes up.

"I think I look a little overexposed in this photo." - "Well I can fix that, actually, if you'd like me to."
Or
"Oh man, I love this picture of me and my girlfriends, but I've got a big pimple right here on my chin." - "If you really like the photo I can photoshop that blemish out pretty easily."

Not "Hey want me to chop 10 pounds of fat off that gunt of yours?!"

lemonysprite: Seriously. If a woman in your life complains she thinks she's ugly she's not hoping for you to agree with her or offer a fix-it. Not rocket science.


It sounds like this a very serious issue to you. Perhaps you should take a deep breath.
 
2013-04-25 04:49:21 PM

Shazam999: What a load of crap.  He should get a better looking wife.



Step 1: invent app
Step 2: profit
Step 3: upgrade personal situation

A story as old as time itself.
 
2013-04-25 05:19:31 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [i33.tinypic.com image 700x443]


lol.  The best part is how you intentionally made the fake boobs so fake-looking..
 
2013-04-25 06:05:18 PM

Treygreen13: lemonysprite: Maybe? I didn't get the impression it was her idea from the article but it was rather brief.

Well, it did say that she was always going through and deleting her own pictures. So he made an app that instantly corrects blemishes when someone wants to correct them. She can choose to use it or not.

lemonysprite: What I did say is I seriously doubt there's a woman who would be happy if a guy got her this app as a surprise or solution to her complaints about feeling unphotogenic.

My point was that they've come to me to ask me to resolve the issue of blemishes/flaws on photos, so there must be some sort of desire for that type of app out there - which is why she might not be upset that he made it with her in mind. Now, if he went through all her photos and edited them and said, "See, now you're not ugly anymore!" then there would be a problem. Or if he made an app that instantly corrects ALL photos.

lemonysprite: You said yourself you've never offered your services to anyone. Doing so is the equivalent to telling someone you think they're ugly or in need of improvement. Might be true but will be received badly.

Depends on how it comes up.

"I think I look a little overexposed in this photo." - "Well I can fix that, actually, if you'd like me to."
Or
"Oh man, I love this picture of me and my girlfriends, but I've got a big pimple right here on my chin." - "If you really like the photo I can photoshop that blemish out pretty easily."

Not "Hey want me to chop 10 pounds of fat off that gunt of yours?!"

lemonysprite: Seriously. If a woman in your life complains she thinks she's ugly she's not hoping for you to agree with her or offer a fix-it. Not rocket science.

It sounds like this a very serious issue to you. Perhaps you should take a deep breath.


And yet it is not serious enough for me to go point-by-point through your comment and explain how you're missing my point. Agree to stay on different pages?
 
2013-04-25 06:30:12 PM
Abe Vigoda's Ghost

Too bad I never took classes about pattern/image recognition or we could automate this and call it Titter and make it possible for people to publish Teets.
 
2013-04-25 07:37:10 PM

foo monkey: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [i33.tinypic.com image 700x443]

lol.  The best part is how you intentionally made the fake boobs so fake-looking..


I didn't notice what was different about the pics until I read your post. Now I'm afraid I might be gay.
 
2013-04-25 09:25:47 PM

Theory Of Null: I'm just curious how it works. Covering blemishes is probably the easy part, but the resizing of facial features is pretty farking amazing.


It doesn't work yet.

http://pixtr.me/pixtr/jobs.htm
 
2013-04-26 01:10:28 AM
Isn't this just going to lead to even greater disappointment when you see the person in real life?
 
2013-04-26 08:12:03 AM

MrEricSir: Japanese phones have had this feature for some time.



Sure, but pixelation has limited usage.
 
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