The 'Perspective-Awareness Manipulation' Reduces Unflattering Angles

By: Misel Saban - Jul 30, 2016
References: petapixel & digitaltrends
For consumers that have always wondered if a camera can accurately pick up the features of one's face, the 'Perspective-Awareness Manipulation' is an algorithm coined by a researcher at Princeton University proves that the unflattering angles are in fact a reality. A special software has been designed using 3D-modelling to help counteract the effects of distortion by applying 3D technology to two-dimensional illustrations.

The software utilizes algorithms to understand how camera angles add a zoomed effect to different aspects of a photo -- such as the nose or forehead -- and render the portraits in different compositions. In other words, the software counteracts the camera's compositions to draw a much more realistic depiction of the face using 3D modelling and editing software. The technology helps to ensure portraits remain more true to the real model's visage.