anyone else deeply disturbed by this example from Sony?

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DT200 Contributing Member • Posts: 835
That'll cause nightmares!
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Yes, creepy!

EinsteinsGhost
EinsteinsGhost Forum Pro • Posts: 11,977
Re: anyone else deeply disturbed by this example from Sony?

Two questions:
1- What do you think is the point of wearing mascara?
2- Do you believe software based processing of dacial features, skin tones, body forms etc wasn't discoveref until this resture in RX00?

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Richard Veteran Member • Posts: 4,858
Looks like the last alien I dated.

At least this one looks a little more human.

Gary Martin Veteran Member • Posts: 3,461
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Wait until you try the Manga filter.

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Jorginho Forum Pro • Posts: 10,632
Well, as a hobbit, I fancy her!
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Ron Poelman
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It's an extremely useful tool.
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Anyone contemplating plastic surgery should get one of these,
just to remind themselves how 99.99% of facial procedures look.
Tech. like this could have saved Michael Jackson.

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bigwigthebig OP Forum Member • Posts: 60
Re: anyone else deeply disturbed by this example from Sony?

EinsteinsGhost wrote:

Two questions:
1- What do you think is the point of wearing mascara?

I think your example is disanalogous, unless you know someone that uses mascara to paint the white of their eyes.  I think a better example would be to say, "this is the same thing as wearing silver dollar sized color contact lenses," which would also be creepy.

2- Do you believe software based processing of dacial features, skin tones, body forms etc wasn't discoveref until this resture in RX00?

Of course not.  I am new to photography, so I just haven't seen this kind of PP used to make people look like anime.  I suspect that if we could zoom out and see her whole body she would also have really, really long skinny legs, huge feet, a skinny waist, and huge...well, anyway, she would probably be holding a sword that weighs three times as much as her.  Then, I haven't ever seen it used as an example of making someone more beautiful.

bigwigthebig OP Forum Member • Posts: 60
Re: Compared to Portrait P ads this is understated.

DenWil wrote:

The "as hot as that" comment is laughable. Pleasant enough as a girl next door type but hardly justifying "as hot as that".

I apologize for the hyperbole and will concede your point.

thebustos Senior Member • Posts: 2,810
Re: anyone else deeply disturbed by this example from Sony?

It isn't just Sony, I had something similar on a Samsung p&s. It seems to just be one of those p&s things...
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JoePhoto Veteran Member • Posts: 6,916
Re: anyone else deeply disturbed by this example from Sony?
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I personally LIKE IT !!!

Her eyes in the first actually look slightly "closed", which is NOT UNUSUAL for many people.

So while this may look slightly exagerated, it is also more noticeable side-by-side.

HOWEVER ... the single BIGGEST thing you can do to make a photo look better to many people is to REVERSE it, (left to right), to a MIRROR image.

The fact is that everyone looks different from one-side of their face to the other, and everyone has only seen themselves in a MIRROR.

When they see a "photo" of themselves, they are essentially seeing a "stranger" that they have never seen before.

So if you temporary invert the image, to match what they are used to seeing, they cannot say .... "Ah, it just doesn't look like me".

When I owned a photo-lab and studio, I used to turn the clients negatives up-side down when printing their proofs.

After they selected the one they liked best, I explained what I had done, and then of course printed the final photos correctly, (for everyone else to see).

When I did wedding albums, I always took a couple of photos of the bride in the mirror, (combing hair, and putting on makeup/lipstick, and THOSE photos were always the FIRST in the album for the bride to see "first" before any others.

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She looks cool, just wonder what she was smoking.

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Lol, she looks like Gollum!

Barrie Davis
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Re: anyone else deeply disturbed by this example from Sony?

bigwigthebig wrote:

I was on Sony's website today and saw this example of the types of things that the RX100 can do with it's beauty effects and think that the alien appearance of the picture on the right may haunt my dreams for quite some time.  This is the best that they can do?  I'm going to buy this camera just so that I can make everyone's irises twice the normal size.

Oooohhh....that is NASTY!

It also makes me wonder why they couldn't put something USEFUL into the camera firmware, instead....

.... say, like a DoF calculator that was dynamically linked to focus and aperture...

... that also had a 'Hyperfocal' function which could actively refocus the lens for ultimate DoF as aperture was changed in realtime.

These are functions I think all cameras should have had, by now... !!!

Talking about useless features... I now have two cameras that can remember my DOG's birthday. And no... I am NOT kidding. I wouldn't care. I haven't even GOT a dog!

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FRANCISCO ARAGAO
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Re: anyone else deeply disturbed by this example from Sony?

Disturbed? Not at all

That is an oriental thing, the young ones love the big eyes, pale skin, etc

That's very trendy there nowadays

bigwigthebig wrote:

I was on Sony's website today and saw this example of the types of things that the RX100 can do with it's beauty effects and think that the alien appearance of the picture on the right may haunt my dreams for quite some time. This is the best that they can do? I'm going to buy this camera just so that I can make everyone's irises twice the normal size.

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Nexu1 Senior Member • Posts: 2,610
Re: anyone else deeply disturbed by this example from Sony?

Looks like a video game animation and not a real human.

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Where is a link? I can't find it...

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whvick Veteran Member • Posts: 4,949
Re: anyone else deeply disturbed by this example from Sony?

I think there is a type of infant/newborn glaucoma which can make a baby have overly large irises, and I think they usually wind up with terrible vision.

And I think the Sony picture is "creepy"

I am sure the poor model is not to happy about it either.

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Barrie Davis
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Re: anyone else deeply disturbed by this example from Sony?

whvick wrote:

I think there is a type of infant/newborn glaucoma which can make a baby have overly large irises, and I think they usually wind up with terrible vision.

I don't know why people have referred to this effect as "enlarged irises." The WHOLE eyeball would have to swell dangerously in the socket to produce this extraordinary appearance. As it happens, of course, glaucoma is caused by raised pressure /swelling in the eye....[??]

And I think the Sony picture is "creepy"

I am sure the poor model is not to happy about it either.

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bigwigthebig OP Forum Member • Posts: 60
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Re: anyone else deeply disturbed by this example from Sony?

Sony knows that big irises are an open sexual invitation...disturbed ? what's the matter with you people, you're all gays ? .....lol

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