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Digital Fat-ography

Posted by mikedaum on September 6th, 2007

Finally, the solution to the much wringed-about obesity epidemic! HP has added a terrific new feature to its new digital cameras — automatic slimming. With the press of a button, the camera will automatically make the subjects look slimmer. From the marketing-speak:

With the slimming feature, anyone can appear more slender—instantly.

  • The effect is subtle—subjects still look like themselves
  • Can be adjusted for a more dramatic effect
  • See a before and after version, then decide which to keep

The first bullet is a bit crummy. If I wanted to look like myself I wouldn’t be using this feature. But I have to say I’m intrigued by the second bullet. How dramatic exactly? At what weight will I need this turbo-boost? How much Ben and Jerry’s can I eat between now and then?