Why selfies can make your nose look bigger

Why selfies can make your nose look bigger

It’s not you. Selfies distort your face.

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Your selfies might not always feel like they look like you. If that has you upset about your appearance, you’re not alone:in 2017, 55 percent of facial plastic surgeons reported seeing patients who wanted surgeries to help them look better in selfies. But that concern is often due to a visual distortion effect that makes noses look wider as a camera gets closer to a subject.

Smartphones are everywhere,and they’re playing an increasingly large role in how we perceive ourselves physically. Researchers are now trying to figure out how to design a front-facing camera that avoids that unflattering effect.

Try out the Princeton selfie manipulation tool for yourself: http://faces.cs.princeton.edu/

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