The tech giant has built numerous apps during 2015, but their latest release takes the prize for the least used. That being said, Microsoft Selfie does what the name promises, and is made to help make your self-mugshots look better.
A lot of people hate selfies. Microsoft, however, is clearly not comprised of that group of individuals. The application claims that its intelligent light enhancements, auto exposure, noise reduction, and visual themes will help you look better in photos. It runs just about the same as any other picture editing app and can improve the appearance of your original photo.
You can take an image, modify certain settings and then save it. But, there are no sharing possibilities of any kind. Once you save the final picture, it just goes to your camera roll. That’s it.
For now, the app is not available on Windows Store or Google Play. For Windows users, the Lumia Selfie app is still available.
In the past, the tech giant has supported Apple in many ways. It has released Bing, Office, and OneDrive for the iOS platform, to name a few. Plus, thanks to its Heath app, the smartwatch is also compatible with iPhone.
The descriptions of the Microsoft Selfie app says they take age, gender, skin tone, and many other variables into play to improve your selfies with smart enhancements. One if its tricks to accomplishing this is by removing background “noise.”
You can also use the digital slider to increase or decrease the strength of the effects. The app can effectively remove imperfections like birthmarks, acne or stubble. While offering lots of cool features, it also comes across as being a bit artificial. It might prove effective for removing a zit on the chin, but not birthmarks.
In addition to the primary noise feature, it also offers 14 different photo filters found on similar apps. In reality, it doesn’t do much to stand out from other offerings on the iOS platform. If you want to tweak your face in selfies, the well-known Facetune is still proving to be superior.
The app release from Microsoft looks like a delicate finishing move for 2015. It describes perfectly what the company has become in 2015: all about iOS and Android.
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