Monday, October 13, 2008
This was kinda cool- I liked the smoothing of skin tones though an eleven year old girl is probably not the best demonstration choice. The software is gender specific, lengthening the face slightly more for males and narrowing cheeks on females. Care must be taken not to overdo or the results lean toward Hollywood unbelievable or the airbrush portrait style of old school photo restoration. Understand that portrait photography is certainly different from commercial, documentary or art photography and thus this software is pretty specialized. Also, it seems to work best on humans. I tried it on a musk ox and while the results were entirely unacceptable, she did exhibit a certain charm.