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"Slimming" Digital Cameras: Love It or Hate It?

"Slimming" Digital Cameras: Love It or Hate It?

On a number of its new digital-camera models, HP has introduced a new "slimming feature," which promises to trim pounds off of your photo subjects using imaging trickery. You can read about the details here, but basically, the nifty tool subtly makes people appear trimmer while still maintaining normal body proportions. The driving philosophy behind this product seems to be, Why lose weight if you can look better in photos regardless? Something about that attitude just bothers me; it seems like an extreme extension of all of the airbrushing and other tinkering in today's photography. What do you guys think of this idea? Love it or hate it? Tell me what you think!

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yayita yayita 9 years
This is a way for people to cheat even more on the internet :)
Neural Neural 9 years
I love the idea. I don't care if it's realistic or not. I have a hard time looking at myself in pictures!
PiscesJNJ PiscesJNJ 9 years
Oh okay so when I take a pic of myself, I don't REALLY look that fat? Digital photography really does add lbs to us?? I like this idea to be honest! Will someone answer my question though? Because I feel like a big fatty in my pics, or when I look in the mirror. Any chance the mirror adds lbs? Lol! kidding.
BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 9 years
Hate it, I want to know what I actually look like.
Newsjunkie80 Newsjunkie80 9 years
Hello?? Remember when Grace (of W&G) looked "busty" in a newspaper pic? She had to wear that water bra to the art gallery-which totally burst. I'm just saying if you're using it to take pix for MySpace, be warned-you WILL run into the ex and look nothing like your profile.
t0xxic t0xxic 9 years
Hopefully ur friends wouldnt be smart assed enuf to comment on that one lol
MandiMark1 MandiMark1 9 years
i don't hate it, but what happens when you show your friends your vacation photos and the real you looks like you GAINED weight since the pictures were taken?
nycgirl nycgirl 9 years
I wonder what Nicole Richie would look like with that lens. *shudders*
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
LMAO Ima!! You've got to put your foot down at times like those.
Imabeliever Imabeliever 9 years
yeah..sorry grandma but your're non slimming camera is banned from your grandson's bday party.. NO PICTURES FOR YOU! I am not going to have my son looking back at his bday thinking his momma is 15 lbs heavier.
wynter wynter 9 years
Hmm...well, I only take pics of my kiddos and dog so no. :) _____________ GEAUX SAINTS!
lilxmissxmolly lilxmissxmolly 9 years
Not gonna lie: It's veerryyy tempting.
nicachica nicachica 9 years
i just checked the HP website and it said that you have the option to keep it the same or size down. so you get the best of both worlds. :) if only i could afford it! and yes, i know i could be slimmer and trust me, i'm workin on it. Weight Watchers is awesome! :)
My-Opinion My-Opinion 9 years
LOL Ima~ that very well may be the 'famous quote' in the near future.,,,hahahahaha................. huh, waaahhhh, no slimmy no takey...
Imabeliever Imabeliever 9 years
How about just losing 15 lbs? I know thats my goal..then I don't have to be all.. hey is that a sliming then no pictures please.
My-Opinion My-Opinion 9 years
~hmm, on the fence..I'm not real big so this might make me look like a beanpole!~ But it is a pretty cool idea., so I don't 'hate' it...
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
Being that Digital puts about 15 pounds on everyone all it is really doing is making the person look more normal. I am film lover all the way.
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 9 years
other than that i would be worried that it would distort other images too
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 9 years
kinda weird. are we this vain? just eat right and exercise and you won't need a magic camera
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 9 years
I like the idea... I'm always sprucing myself up in Photoshop just for fun anyway.
t0xxic t0xxic 9 years
loveeeeeeeeeee that! I want it
SweetPeasMom SweetPeasMom 9 years
So this is what HP did with a bunch of warped lenses?
nicachica nicachica 9 years
lol...i know i should hate it but i really love this idea! i mean, the camera already adds 10 pounds so isn't this true to life then? (hehe...i know my logic is off on this one but i want this camera!)
honeysugar28 honeysugar28 9 years
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