This really is rather amazing. I just saw an article on the StyleList.com website about a digital camera that essentially “Photoshop’s” images on-the-fly…
We’re all familiar with the idea that you can use an arts program like Adobe Photoshop to retouch photos – perhaps to remove a small blemish or something.
Also some cameras or post-processing programs can automatically reduce or remove “red eye” from pictures, which can be rather useful.
But the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP7 digital camera has a bunch of advanced features that can do things like whiten teeth, erase wrinkles, and even apply makeup.
Unlike some systems that require you to establish a bunch of settings before taking the photograph, the Lumix DMC-FP7’s Beauty Retouch capabilities like Esthetic (for clearing skin texture and whitening teeth) and Make-up (for adding color options for foundation, eyes, lips, and cheeks) can be applied after a photo is taken.
You have to see the pictures in the original article to fully appreciate just how sophisticated the results can be. Of course some pictures work better than others, but I have to say that the good ones are really good … goodness only knows what cameras will be capable of in the future.
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