Scientist in Canada have decoded the mystery to perfect selfies. Now anyone can take a perfect selfie with the smartphone. An app developed at the University of Waterloo has made that possible.
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This Selfie app developed by the Computer scientist that helps people learn the art of taking Cellphone self-portrait. Inside the app, there is an algorithm that advises the user about the position of the camera and allowing them to take the best shot possible.
Dan Vogel, Professor of Computer sSience at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada said, “ Selfies have increasingly become a normal way for people to express themselves and their experiences, only, not all selfies are created equal”. He also adds, “Unlike other apps that enhance a photo after you take it, this system gives direction, meaning the user is actually learning why their photo will be better”.
In developing the algorithm, Scientist Vogel and Qifan Li introduced 3D digital scans of ‘average’ looking people. They captured hundreds of ‘Virtual Selfies’ by writing code to regulate the virtual smartphone camera. The computer generated lighting which permitted them to discover different composition principles including, lighting direction, face position and face size.
Researchers have used an online crowdsourcing service, on which thousand of people have voted on of which the virtual image they felt to be the best. Based on that online ratings the researchers have found a 26% improvement in selfies taken with Waterloo’s app. The Researchers presented the work at ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Vogel said, “This is just the beginning of what is possible”.
“We can expand the variables to include variables aspects such as hairstyle, types of a smile or even the outfit you wear”.
“When it comes to teaching people to take better selfies, the sky’s the limit”.