Scientific image manipulators are mere pikers!

Nov 29 2011 Published by under Uncategorized

From the NYT:

Dr. Farid and Eric Kee, a Ph.D. student in computer science at Dartmouth, are proposing a software tool for measuring how much fashion and beauty photos have been altered, a 1-to-5 scale that distinguishes the infinitesimal from the fantastic. Their research is being published this week in a scholarly journal, The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

here's one example of the before/after, more at the lab's website here.

Pretty impressive what can be done with a picture these days.

Kee and Farid, 2011, A perceptual metric for photo retouching is Open Access at PNAS

One response so far

  • chall says:

    I thought it's an interesting idea, but I doubt it will be implemented. People [the ones who make the decisions] are too much in love with perfection.... and some layoutppl/paper makers will most likely say something about "it's art" or "it's not unreal, just enhanced". I mean, wouldn't you like to be enhanced when published on the cover? ... (I think it's more like "remade" than enhanced, but that's just me)

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