That was my initial reaction when I first discovered the world of photo filter apps half a decade ago. One particular app, Meitu (also known as MTXX), defied photography logic and reasoning with its impressive selfie beautification techniques. How on earth does the app apply or remove makeup to a portrait photo with nearly no point of reference? It was insane for its time.
While it was a must-have app for the better gender, I’ve also found some use for the software. Tweaks like eye bag removal and blemish cover-ups helped reduce the number of police reports made every time I uploaded a selfie to Instagram or Facebook (kidding, it was just regular user reports within the respective social media networks).
Over time, my preference for the natural and real (compounded with my extremely infrequent selfie-snapping habits) meant that I’ve cut down on using beautification apps. Snapseed, however, was still in the occasional employ for non-selfie photographs. It was meant to compensate for the reduced color vibrancy and contrast handling on my phone, as other more competitive Android models raced past it in the imaging department. The occasional sharpening helps too since phones back then didn’t have the image stabilisation capabilities found in today’s shooters.
Continue reading your story on the app
Continue reading your story in the magazine
This Monitor Does (Almost) Everything LG UltraGear 27GN950
LG’s UltraGear 27GN950 is a 4K gaming monitor that has pulled out all the stops to deliver a premium screen for gaming, content creation, and media consumption. And it has pretty much succeeded.
Truly Lightweight And Powerful
Dyson Digital Slim
Breaking The Glass Ceiling
How women in tech succeed in a male-dominated industry
Thinking Of Joining Clubhouse? The Membership Fee Could Be Your Privacy
With leading media and business influencers such as Oprah Winfrey, Kanye West, Drake and Elon Musk enthusing about Clubhouse, the invitation-only ‘drop-in audio’ app has created massive awareness and interest globally, even though it’s still in beta mode. It claims to have 10 million users, up from 2 million in January 2021, and its US$1 billion valuation makes it a tech unicorn ranking alongside the likes of Uber and AirBnb.
Building Fantasian For Apple Arcade
A chat with Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi about his latest gaming opus.
A Big Ol' JRPG Throwback
Bravely Default 2
What Should You Know About Cloud Security Solutions?
First, let’s explain exactly what the cloud is, and how it relates to digital security. Intuitively, some people believe that “cloud” storage means your data is being held in the air somehow, but this isn’t really the case. Instead, most cloud applications store data on physical servers, in datacentres around the globe. Your data is stored remotely, and provided to you upon request.
The ‘Good Enough' Gaming Mouse
HyperX Pulsefire Haste
The Road Less Travelled
Raji: An Ancient Epic
Spooky, Not Scary
END OF AN ERA!
REMEMBER A TIME BEFORE THE KARDASHIANS? NEITHER DO WE! THE REALITY CLAN IS SIGNING OFF.
MARTHA'S POOL PIC BRINGS WAVE OF PROPOSALS!
MAN-HUNGRY Martha Stewart’s recent poolside snapshot has her suddenly swimming in proposals!
How To Take Great Trail Photos On The Run
How to take great trail photos on the run
¿Las fotos sexys nos suman poder o son molestas?
Sí, te ves ultrahot en esa foto con tu bikini… pero ¿tus seguidores tienen que aprobarla? Dos lectoras explican sus puntos de vista.
9 iPhone Apps For Better-looking Selfies
Put your best face forward with one of these apps.
How Giphy Became the Internet's Go-To Gif Brand
Giphy is taking on the biggest, weirdest branding challenge online today: How to become the go-to company for a new kind of internet culture.
Why More Brands Are Embracing Plus-Size Models
Marketers are embracing plus-size models as body-positive selfies and hashtags storm social media.
Lip Pumping Device
इन दिनों लिप पंपिंग डिवाइस का चलन बढ़ रहा है। जानें, लिपस्टिक से जुड़ी नयी-पुरानी जानकारियां-
सेल्फी टिप्स रखें याद, दिखें बेस्ट, करे कमाल
सेल्फी लेना और लेते रहना, आजकल की जिंदगी का हिस्सा ही हो गया है। लेकिन इस हिस्से को पेरफेक्टली निभाना भी तो जरूरी है।
Seeing Too Much Of Me
What we perceive in the mirror is not always reality. Here, we navigate finding a safe space away from body dysmorphia