Face Detection detects Faces. Faces are people. People Like You!
November 2, 2008 8:55 PM   Subscribe

PhotoFunia: take a portrait, upload it, and see the magic.
posted by blue_beetle (23 comments total) 26 users marked this as a favorite

 
Man. I saw the home page, and I was all ready to hate on this post ("cute space"? "pimp my profile"?), but then I tried it. And it's actually pretty amazing.

I figured I'd have to help it find the face in the photo, and that it would look like shit anyway, but I didn't, and I don't. Time to send dumb/silly emails to my friends!
posted by greenie2600 at 9:05 PM on November 2, 2008


Mona Flapjax. Somewhat disturbing.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:08 PM on November 2, 2008


Doesn't work with cats. Booooo.
posted by greenie2600 at 9:12 PM on November 2, 2008


Okay, some of them are amazing. The first one I tried was the tattoo on the guy's stomach, and that turned out really well. A lot of the others are lame.
posted by greenie2600 at 9:13 PM on November 2, 2008


Occassionally lame, often disturbing, but truly remarkable in some cases.
posted by blue_beetle at 9:15 PM on November 2, 2008


Cats? No. This is an effort to harvest every face in America, ne the world, for the (new) KGB archives. That clicking sound you keep hearing on your phone? The NSA knows all about you Russian Mafia sympathizers.
posted by netbros at 9:17 PM on November 2, 2008 [1 favorite]


Egads, is that fun! (...to do with other people's pics.)
posted by heyho at 9:22 PM on November 2, 2008


An american classic.
posted by Mr Mister at 9:24 PM on November 2, 2008 [1 favorite]


You know, I had been needing a new ironic facebook photo. Danke!
posted by Solon and Thanks at 9:27 PM on November 2, 2008


Me like!
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 9:33 PM on November 2, 2008


Andy WarPyMol
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 9:43 PM on November 2, 2008


This is great. Very satisfying! <3
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 10:20 PM on November 2, 2008


This is fun!
posted by jason's_planet at 10:21 PM on November 2, 2008


A worthwhile amusement.
posted by Tube at 11:41 PM on November 2, 2008


Yummy. Thanks, blue_beetle!
posted by taz at 12:34 AM on November 3, 2008


It didn't always detect my face. But sometimes it did.
posted by moonbiter at 1:01 AM on November 3, 2008


Hey, moonbiter, your photo's been 404ed. Mine too. I guess they don't hang around those URLs for too long...
posted by flapjax at midnite at 1:05 AM on November 3, 2008


I Detected my dog. With a minor adjustment.
posted by taz at 1:17 AM on November 3, 2008


I got all recursive and shit.
posted by WolfDaddy at 2:23 AM on November 3, 2008 [2 favorites]


I'd like to point to the remarkable music videos made my Chris Cunningham for Aphex Twin, way before this sort of face technology was available. To wit,

Windowlicker (NSFW: start around 3:40 to skip cussing)

Come to Daddy (NSFChildren)
posted by LMGM at 4:12 AM on November 3, 2008


You can really create some interesting images by mixing and matching several different PhotoFunia types.

'kay I'm done now. I need to have a life.
posted by WolfDaddy at 6:27 AM on November 3, 2008


Here's the source image for the Paris Hilton gag.
posted by StickyCarpet at 6:48 AM on November 3, 2008


Fun stuff. Thanks!
posted by Alexandra Kitty at 11:21 AM on November 3, 2008


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