The Beautification Engine
What happened to Woody Allen? The picture on the left (credited to Steve Granitz/WireImage) was given to a computer, where a software program used a mathematical formula to alter the face into a theoretically more attractive version, on the right, while maintaining an “unmistakable similarity” to the original.
What do you think? Is the guy somehow improved? There are more photographs of men and women at The New York Times, adding fuel to the debate around the complex and sometimes disturbing questions about how we perceive beauty and a beauty ideal.