“Fauxtography” is now a fact of life

Over the past year, Pometogawa has come to the top of my mind, especially when reviewing Huawei's P20 Pro and Mate 20 Pro cameras. "fauxtography". A term used to describe an image. In fact, it is not only a misrepresentation of the situation, it is also manipulated by rough and harmless Photoshop cutting operations. Though it was about post-production fakery, the novelty of recent years has been about how good phones have become good phones. The camera system that Huawei calls the Master AI is more than just the most faithful picture taking. Make the grass green, add the blue sky and make the food more delicious. Then there's Google's Night Sight, which can be turned into daytime at night.

Shoots taken directly from the camera for the longest time (also known as SOOC) and the shooter applies filters, vignettes, color recoloration, or post-effects such as masking and inserting objects into the frame An example of fauxtography falling into.

Why was it fake?

Though you might think that it will react violently unlike the opposition to cell phone pictures, it is brighter to deal with the less discussed part of . People like to use and the company is increasingly providing such automated facilities. Let's start with one of the most basic facts. All the digital photographs you take are processed to some extent like RAW images.

Digital camera sensors absorb light rays and convert them into electrical signals. The analog-to-digital conversion then converts the charge into a series of 1's and 0's. Finally, there are processing applications such as Lightroom that convert binary code into a visible image. In consumer cameras, these steps are automated along with the process of being compressed into a JPEG file and can take advantage of automatic adjustments such as noise reduction, color correction, lens barrel distortion, sharpening, contrast ratio and other small nips and tucks. Therefore, before opening the Instagram or VSCO filter portfolio, the phone performed an all day operation on the captured image.

  The back of Hasselblad's massive camera sensor uses electron beams to digitally illuminate the light beam.

On the back of Hasselblad's vast camera sensor is an electronic device that converts light rays into digital information.

Most of the behind-the-scenes footage is done to provide the most accurate information to the user. Recreating the life of the scene they pointed to the camera. However, as the headphone manufacturer is sweetening the sound with a bit of bass, the phone camera engineer demands a strict stringency and contrast when touched. Those are more pleasing to the casual user's eyes. However, it is often hidden from the physical incompatibility of camera sensors.

Google's Pixel camera does an enormous amount of extracurricular activity in every scene. The biggest advantage of the system is that you can not be sure that you will still be able to afford a single exposure because you are creating something impossible using different exposures and hardcore math. Like the virtual shutter button that you press to capture a Pixel shot, "snapshot" is virtualized and divided into several invisible AI support steps. More and more photographers are becoming similar to the orchestra conductor. It is the scene and atmosphere I want. Now do your work, superphone .

Rich and clear: Today's most realistic and most realistic mobile cameras use unlimited image processing and manipulation.

Clearly the beautification mode is not good?

Yes, it is. But not again.

I am doing a lot of photo corrections for reviews and actual gadget coverage, and I lost the number of hours I used to edit my fingerprints. Traces and stains on your home. One reason is that Samsung Electronics and Sony's glass-back phones seem to leave fingerprints, but that's not the case. The picture pauses and amplifies the defects in the frame. Immediately amplifies defects in the frame, whether the speaker grill has a little lint or a small scratch on the speaker surface. Things that are naturally filtered in the real world will become less noticeable in still images.

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Pictures of Vlad Savov / The Verge

Human faces face the same challenge. When you face your face, the pores, wrinkles, ear hair and other imperfections that are unconsciously ignored are magnified in the photo. And if you get a better camera, the sharper one of those flaws gets into focus. A really simple picture could be Hollywood actor Tom Cruise. If you talk directly with him, it will be difficult to notice the asymmetry of your front teeth. But the picture? It will show all kinds of difficult things unless edited.

The two biggest problems of aesthetic mode have been the lack of subtle and homogenized beauty standards so far. Whitening and flattening your skin, enlarging your eyes, shrinking or straightening your nose and shining soft and sacred light around your face are common features across your telephone company. For the purpose of photography, the flattering portrait (as the OnePlus 5T image shows) was soft on the details, and the automatic correction feature was applied without the throughput of the alternate photos,

How much is all the pictures lie?

I think that the aesthetic mode for the whole scene and environment, like people or Huawei, is already inevitable. With our interest in digital life and constant measurement of inhibition and understanding, they can play a constructive role. The world does not end when you try to emphasize colors here and there or use the phone's faux-bokeh persona mode to separate the background and the subject. As with any new technology, the pendulum will move back and forth until it is out of balance between excessive use and excessive skepticism. However as with automatic adjustment with audio, image processing, finessing and massage is a fair that can not go back without a bottle.

Fauxtography no longer occurs only in Adobe's Photoshop or Lightroom. At least the idea of ​​an unprocessed photo through digital means is more romantic than an achievable goal. It is true that we should not use photographs to make a big lie. But the reality is that we always say a little thing to the world around us and the world around us. As long as we keep them nurturing and subtle, I do not see any problems with it.

Pictures of Vlad Savov / The Verge

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