Some researchers use science to create a perfect selfie app

Being able to make perfect selfies is not always easy, depending not only on the quality of the smartphone’s front camera but also on environmental conditions.

A group of researchers from the University of Waterloo has thus decided to try to make their own contribution to improving “art of self-portrait”.

Professor Daniel Vogel and his former Qifan Li student developed together an application that provides users with tips on how to make perfect selfies: this is a solution that provides real lessons, allowing people to learn how to make better photos.

To succeed in their intent, developers have created a special algorithm (also using a number of 3D digital scans) that can detect the angles ideal for selfie shooting, thus creating hundreds of virtual self-timers that have been loaded into Amazon’s Mechanical Turk.

Thousands of users have therefore voted the best shots and based on the favorites developers have optimized the algorithm for their application.

Well, it seems that captured photos using this application can rely on a 26% improvement in ratings.


For more information on the project, please refer to the dedicated page.




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