“FaceApp” shows you how you could look like in your old age
Or in the opposite sex. Pretty entertaining. And scary.
As you used to look like, how you’ll look in 20 years, and anyway: how would you look like in the opposite sex? This is shown to you by the “FaceApp” that pops you every few clicks in the social media channels.
In itself nothing new: An app with which different filters on portrait photos and create more or less funny effects can be achieved. Rejuvenating or aging for example. Or she makes male faces male and vice versa. You shoot the pictures either by “FaceApp”, or you upload them from your own gallery.
After the publication of the app, it was initially but crunched. Users complained that the filter “hotness” followed a racist algorithm , as it lightened the facial skin. “FaceApp” has admitted the error and apologized for it, only: The filter has not taken the company from the app. His name is now “spark”.
Another problem is that the app loads the images for editing on the server of the manufacturer , whereby it can not be understood how they managed and how long they are stored.
What does “FaceApp” bring? Short amusement, that’s it. In a test run in the editorial sentences have fallen like “blatant, I look like my grandma” or “that would be a pretty woman”. That it somehow creepy, if the app smiles a smile on your face? No matter. That the image resolution is miserable? Fuck it all. A few annoying waiting minutes on the subway platform can be spared.