The Microsoft Selfie app that was introduced last month for iOS has now been updated with a new logo, new UI, and some new features as well.
The Microsoft Selfie v2.0.0 besides a new UI and logo, introduces a ‘Share’ feature using which you can send the selfie images clicked to others, something that was missing earlier. The version also fixes a bug that led the app to crash when the device is in airplane mode. Users can also rate the app by going in to the Settings page.
The Microsoft Selfie app’s function is to simply make the images appear enhanced and better by automatically adjusting the colour balance, skin tone, and lighting in the given environment. The app takes age, gender, skin tone, lighting, and many other variables into account and captures image accordingly. The iOS users can either click a new image from the device’s front-facing or rear camera, or select an existing image from the local storage. The image can be further edited using any one of the 13 photo filters along with other functions such as noise reduction, colour theme, and others. Microsoft has not yet given any word on when they will launch the app for Android. The updated app isavailable to download from App Store.
This app gives us a glimpse of Microsoft’s machine learning technology. The company demoed its machine-learning tech in May by introducing its How Old website, which uses the machine learning technology to detect the age of a user from a photograph. The company also said that Project Oxford, which can already determine your age by looking at your photo, can now also read your emotional state. It says that Project Oxford, among other things, can identify the following qualities: anger, fear, happiness, sadness, surprise, or even the “neutral” state.