By Chuck Woodbury
The next time someone asks you to smile for a photo, go ahead and frown. No big deal!
I was in a Costco today in Eugene, Oregon stocking up on supplies. The first place I always head to in Costco is the book section. In most stores, the selection is half what it was five years ago. In some stores it’s even smaller.
But in Eugene, home of the University of Oregon, there were a lot of books. I could tell immediately I was in a university town.
A few software programs were offered, right next to the books. I could hardly believe what I saw promoted on the package of Adobe Photo Elements 15. Nowadays, it seems, if you take a photo of someone with a frown, no problem! The software will turn it into a smile!
Look at the photo of the child. Weird.
It seems wrong to me. It seems dishonest. A smile is a smile, a frown a frown. Besides, I think something is wrong with the before and after photo of the boy. The first photo doesn’t really look a frown to me. I don’t like this new software.