If you've ever played with a slider that goes from zero to one hundred, you know that there's something special about reaching the max. Whether it's volume, brightness or saturation, pushing things to their limit is always entertaining. But what happens when we push facial features to their limits?
That's right, today we're talking all about facial effacing and what happens when you hit 100%. So sit back and relax as we take a deep dive into this fascinating topic.
What Is Facial Effacing?
Before we can talk about hitting 100%, let's first make sure everyone is on the same page regarding what exactly facial effacing means. Essentially, this refers to manipulating photos of people in order to erode certain details of their face until they are unrecognizable or nearly so.
This type of manipulation has become especially popular in recent years due to its ability for creating humorous memes online - but it has also been used for more nefarious purposes such as cyberbullying or political propaganda.
Preparing To Push It To The Limit
So imagine you've got your photo editing software open and ready for some serious manipulation action – how do you prepare yourself (and your subject) for taking things up a few notches? Here are a few key steps:
Choosing Your Image
You can't just grab any old image off the internet and start blasting away at someone's face.At least, without running afoul of copyright laws.In terms of finding an appropriate image, aim for high quality images that give enough detail while still retaining relevance.The best option will be an image taken from directly head-on with good lighting conditions.If using images containing multiple individuals,eg.,group pictures,opt instead for cropped shots focusing solely on individual faces.
Fixing Any Imperfections
There might be several bumps,lumps,or blemishes on the face ;Clean anything you find distracting such as wrinkles,bags,and spots with some retouching tools.
It's important to note that using someone else's photo without permission might lead to serious legal consequences. Hence,it is advisable to either use images in the public domain or ones you have taken yourself.
Gradual Changes To Reach The Max
Editing a picture from zero percent effaced all the way up to 100 percent can appear shocking,if not outright unbelievable.While most of us would wonder when a person turns completely unrecognizable and rather odd-looking.evaluating pictures at each level helps realize which changes influence facial recognition :
At this stage,the usual subtleties come out,such as glow,dampering highlighting somewhat , while shadows don't disappear yet.On close examination,you'll notice improvements to skin complexion too.That being mentioned,some suggest that for very meticulous controls over any dodgy freckles or pimples,the first levels are useful.However,no significant decrease in face identification happens at this point...yet.
- 20 – 50%:
As we notch up our editing levels towards 20%,there will be pronounced differences in facial features.Like described by scientists,''the basic information concerning appearance remains available like raceand gender but less finegrained details exist."Therefore,classifying an image containing partially propagated features becomes challenging.A few trustworthy sources say though that individuals could stress-test their memorization abilities during this juncture - Without aids like helpful hints or previously learned characteristics associated with people already anticipated within your life,picking out who somebody is pretty tricky.
Moreover,on reaching mid-range numbers,noses tend getting flatter while cheekbones become narrower.Another striking feature of higher percentages involves vanishing beards,moustaches and even earrings!
- 75 – 90%:
When users reach somewhere around 75% facial effacing ,it's notably clear who owns the face isn't that easy to determine - this is where someone you may know could still be suspected of filling the image claimed. This level typically replaces a nose with nostril holes, takes off eyebrows completely,tightens skin in areas,and greatly reduces hints of vision(an average meter for 90 % completion;see table below).Once you reach towards the tail end things get interestingly strange : at this point,the photo becomes less obvious and more misshapen. Where are those eyes?
This is it –the moment we've all been waiting for! A complete state of effacement,dazzling everyone who once knew what used to be there.Now,you're left with an amorphous structure bereft of much identifying features.There might only be a slight hint about whether it's man or woman looking back at us.Likewise,clothing doesn’t entirely disappear but tips closer to being overtaken by flesh —random users can neither detect anything random.
Potential For Harmful Effects
While facial effacing may seem like a fun game,it does have some serious implications.Its widespread use has led to issues related to cyberbullying, as well as other forms of harassment or even political manipulation.
As people share images across social media platforms hundreds or thousands (if not millions)of times over,the risk increases. After spreading rapidly on various communication forums,internet trolls soon begin disseminating altered pictures containing several disabilities such as contorted appearances, swastikas drawn upon legs,and even comparing people either humorously or otherwise with monkeys,frogs etc.
Thus,it always remains imperative that anyone handling these types of edits considers carefully how their actions will impact both themselves and others.Particularly key considerations include intellectual property laws,toxicity within ones community..All things considered,facial effacing should remain limited in application lest we tumble into another hot digital warzone.