Why selfies can make your nose look bigger

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  • Published on:  Monday, March 26, 2018
  • 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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  • BruceWillakers

     (Mar 26, 2018)

    This is the best ad for selfie sticks I have ever seen.

  • Tom Brablec

     (May 13, 2018)

    J Depends on what you're doing. Some people need the resolution and can't afford to crop.

  • J

     (May 13, 2018)

    Tom Brablec I bet lenses are much more expensive than selfie sticks

  • Science with Katie

     (Mar 26, 2018)

    This was reassuring, I always think I look better from a distance in photos, now I know why!

  • Kartik Rajoteaya

     (Feb 5, 2019)

    Me 2!!

  • deal with it

     (Jan 16, 2019)

    +Kylo Robb lol i bet you didn't even watch the video

  • Abhay singh

     (Mar 26, 2018)

    I think the best best way to take a perfect selfie is not to take a selfie

  • SHAWKLAN 27

     (Apr 5, 2018)

    Teethgrinder 83 I hate doing them as well

  • IIIllII

     (Mar 26, 2018)

    No wonder Cassey Neistat's nose is massive and takes up 90% of his faceNah his nose is just big

  • malta

     (Nov 9, 2018)

  • n a m e l e s s 101

     (Sep 12, 2018)

    grow up

  • Shockwave Music

     (Mar 26, 2018)

    That's why my face looks good in mirror but bad in selfies... Thanks vox.

  • Brakernight

     (Mar 27, 2018)

    Takes me about 50 selfies to get one where I don't look like jabadahut. Anyone else????

  • Sonia R

     (Jan 13, 2019)

    Yep. Takes me 100 selfies though 😂

  • freethinker

     (Mar 26, 2018)

    People do plastic surgeries just because wanting to look good in selfies... what a time to be alive.

  • r23

     (Sep 27, 2018)

    HAHAH

  • Our Founding Liars

     (Mar 26, 2018)

    Hint: if you screenshot a selfie with the inkwell filter, then put a moon filter on it, screenshot, then put a lofi filter on that screenshot, it becomes the Reptilian filter and you can see the creature’s true form if it is in the picture. Keep asking questions.

  • willow !

     (Nov 27, 2018)

    Our Founding Liars wow I kept reading because I thought it was going to help me look pretty in pictures

  • Marvin Lee

     (Mar 28, 2018)

    666 likes. ILLUMINATI CONFIRMED

  • LASSI

     (Mar 26, 2018)

    How to face problems when your face is a problem

  • Livin' Like Larry

     (Mar 26, 2018)

    *Everything* looks bigger for me in a picture. Not just selfies. FML

  • haley

     (Apr 13, 2018)

    Livin' Like Larry same, cant picture gundams that good