Here is a very fun program that lets you fix your pics;
Its from giveawayoftheday who usually have pretty cool stuff...this one
is a HOOT! And totally free til about 2AM central time...
Go for it, won't cost you a cent and you can mess around with all your
photos!!! So much easier than photoshop for some touchups.
Check out the photos of various people before and after being touched
up. Can't believe ANYTHING you see these days.
12/04/11 - How Photoshopped Is That Picture?
"Digital forensics experts at Dartmouth have developed software that can
analyze digital photos to rate how drastically they have been altered by
digital editing techniques. 'The Dartmouth research, said Seth Matlins,
a former talent agent and marketing executive, could be "hugely
important" as a tool for objectively measuring the degree to which
photos have been altered.'"
The photographs of celebrities and models in fashion advertisements and
magazines are routinely buffed with a helping of digital polish. The
retouching can be slight — colors brightened, a stray hair put in place,
a pimple healed. Or it can be drastic — shedding 10 or 20 pounds, adding
a few inches in height and erasing all wrinkles and blemishes, done
using Adobe’s Photoshop software, the photo retoucher’s magic wand.
“We’re just after truth in advertising and transparency,” Mr. Matlins
said. “We’re not trying to demonize Photoshop or prevent creative people
from using it. But if a person’s image is drastically altered, there
should be a reminder that what you’re seeing is about as true as what
you saw in ‘Avatar,’ ” the science-fiction movie with computer-generated
actors and visual effects.
The algorithm developed by Dr. Farid and Mr. Kee statistically measures
how much the image of a person’s face and body has been altered. Many of
the before-and-after photos for their research were plucked from the Web
sites of professional photo retouchers, promoting their skills.
The algorithm is meant to mimic human perceptions. To do that, hundreds
of people were recruited online to compare sets of before-and-after
images and to determine the 1-to-5 scale, from minimally altered to
starkly changed. The human rankings were used to train the software. -
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