Slimming via Digital Camera

By Deane Barker on September 18, 2006

Slimming photos with HP digital cameras : There’s a Flash animation that shows how it works — surprise, it just narrows the image.

They say cameras add ten pounds, but HP digital cameras can help reverse that effect. The slimming feature, available on select HP digital camera models, is a subtle effect that can instantly trim off pounds from the subjects in your photos!

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  1. So if you turn the camera 90 degrees to get a portrait shot, your subject looks short & fat?

    That Flash animation looks to be a bit deceptive; it shows the woman being scaled slightly, but the background remains the same. No way you could do that with a flat 2D image.

  2. I guess they must be fitted with an orientation sensor so that the camera knows it is turned 90 degrees to get a portrait. (Many cameras in the market already include this sensor)

  3. @Dave I dont think that there would be too much of a problem with it. The Animation says that it only “slims” objects in the middle. so it appears like it has some form of gradual squeezing that does not affect the sides.

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