Robots are better at fixing the mistakes of humans, right? Facebook seems to think that way and the new feature they revealed this week proves it.
The new feature on Facebook will automatically edit photographs and add filters as soon they are uploaded. These features are being merged with the elements of Instagram, which Facebook bought in 2012 for $1 billion.
When you select a photo for uploading it will be adjusted automatically and a “magic wand” icon will appear on the bottom-left corner to indicate the changes have been made. Tapping the wand will undo the changes.
As well, there is a crop icon located on the bottom-right hand corner of the image. This allows users to select a part of an image that they would like to download.
We could already see the advantages of the said features. We’re not all A+ photographers, but we like taking pictures to mark the major events we’ve attended. The process makes it quicker to post well-lit, professional pictures. As well, many of us could use some help with photoshopping, especially since most people don’t know how to use the product.
Beforehand, when you uploaded a photo to Facebook from mobile, you were shown your unedited image, and could hit a button to add a one-size-fits-all light enhancement. That was slow, could cause filter decision paralysis, and if you didn’t like how the enhancement looked, you had no other choice.
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