Is it real or is it Photoshopped? New tool reveals how much a celeb’s image has been altered
Handsomeness notwithstanding, we know George Clooney’s forehead can’t be that smooth. But how wrinkled is it?
And Fergie’s got some figure, but is it as ample as we’ve been led to believe?
Researchers from Dartmouth College are proposing a new software tool that would for the first time allow discerning viewers to gauge the degree to which a photo has been altered — on a scale from 1 to 5.
While most photos in magazines and advertising are altered to some degree, the tool would let people see just how much has changed from the original.
Farid, who collaborated with Ph.D. student Eric Kee on the novel five-point metric tool, will have his research published in academic journal The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this week.
The catch is, the software would require the original photo to be submitted with the altered one — meaning the industry would have to be on board with disclosing just how much its subjects have been touched up.