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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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