View Full Version : A tool to make you look younger in photos

08-31-2008, 12:13 PM
Ever heard of Neat Image? It's a little program to reduce the noise in digital photos, but recently I found out that when you use it on a portrait, it makes people look much younger! :)

Here's a photo of my sister and her hubby that I made two days ago:


And that's me, after a "virtual botox shot": ;)



I sort of like the effect! :D

Oh, and this is what Neat Image is actually supposed to do:

I used it for the sky which often appears too noisy in photos. It's a nice little tool and there's a free version available.


08-31-2008, 01:10 PM
Whatever happened to putting Vaseline on the camera lens?

*ducks to avoid object being thrown at her* :D

That is totally neat...I will look it up! Thanks!

08-31-2008, 04:37 PM
What?! :eek: Vaseline on a lens? OMG! LOL


08-31-2008, 04:56 PM
Well, it's neat, but a bit too extreme for my taste. ;)

What?! :eek: Vaseline on a lens? OMG! LOL

Oh yes, that's been used a lot in the"old" days.

I love your new avatar!

08-31-2008, 05:30 PM
You and your sister look a lot alike! (I'm sure you've never heard THAT before, right? ;) )

08-31-2008, 10:39 PM
LOL, Karen I was going to say that. I thought that was you in the picture. They look great though, I might download that program just to try messing with the effects.

09-01-2008, 07:54 AM
Randi, yes, it's extreme, and for sure it doesn't look natural - more like in an old commercial from the 60s! LOL I used the automatic settings, but you can also customize them. Anyway, I'm mostly using the tool to remove noise from skies, backgrounds etc.

@Karen & Alysser: yes, we've been told that a lot, especially when my sister was still living here. We used to a have a similar haircut in the nineties and were often mistaken for twins, but in fact, my sis is 8 years younger.