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Slimming Cameras - A Self Conscious Gal's BFF

Slimming Cameras - A Self Conscious Gal's BFF

We've all heard that the camera adds 10 pounds, but what if your camera was actually slimming without having to do any heavy editing? If you're tired of Photoshop's digital lipo magic, you might consider a camera that does all the nip and tuck work for you. I personally think the "camera adds 10 pounds" warning is a complete myth we've created to make ourselves feel better about our bodies, but there's no denying a little photo manipulation can go a long way. Just ask magazine editors, right?

Apparently, select HP digital cameras have special features that reverse the bloated look you supposedly get on camera by condensing the image to make you look slimmer. The slimming feature is "a subtle effect that can instantly trim off pounds from the subjects in your photos," says the HP website. When using the feature you can choose how much you want to edit the picture by going into playback mode and highlighting artistic effects, then the slimming effect. You then adjust the image according to however condensed you want it to be. It's a feature that can easily be done with an editing software on your computer, but I suppose having it built in your camera might be an instant self-confidence booster. (If you're interested, check out the list of HP cameras with this feature).

FitSugar actually did a poll on the HP Photosmart R967 awhile back and the percentage of people who loved the idea and people who hated it were neck and neck. The idea of having editing features built into your camera isn't a new one - many if not most cameras have red-eye erasers and "skin tone" features that allow you to fix up your pics.

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almostloli almostloli 8 years
a dishonest camera.. hahahha
almostloli almostloli 8 years
a dishonest camera.. hahahha
sweetrae80 sweetrae80 8 years
i love the idea of a slimming camera but at the same time it seems so dishonest.....
Princess-Rebecca Princess-Rebecca 8 years
It's a great idea! I know it has been proven that pictures and camcorders make you look fatter... :p
Bonne Bonne 8 years
It "slims" the middle and stretches the ends of the photo.
Aminah-Akalea Aminah-Akalea 8 years
I agree with Kazagirl. It's a nice idea but no thank :).
Kazagirl Kazagirl 8 years
Nice idea but I would rather have pictures of myself that show what I really look like.
shini shini 8 years
uff I dunno, Id be more depressed knowing that the photos are only meant to deceive me.d. I agree with redsugar...
omgwtfgrrrrlplz omgwtfgrrrrlplz 8 years
Actually, it's not a myth- compressing 3 dimensions into 2 will make you look fatter. Proven fact.
woodycakes woodycakes 8 years
wow, this looks real promising. i'm so going to check this out.
redsugar redsugar 8 years
I'm not sure how I feel about this. I'm torn. Sure it would be nice to look thinner, but should we really be buying something that supports distorted body images?
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