A lady in the United Kingdom took a selfie of herself on her brand new Galaxy S7. The snap came out pretty well but when she took a closer look at the image, it looked kind of artificial. it was her in the image but the digital version looked kind of enhanced with clear skin and no imperfection. It was not long before she launched an investigation into the settings of the smart camera and found a filter called as “beautify” filter switched on. She didn’t do it.
She understood that this setting was on by default. Many people use the taken image and edit it in their smartphone to look as perfect as possible but there are also people who prefer to look natural. I must admit that even I want my digital version to look as I am in the real life.
The lady in question is Mel Wells and she is a fitness writer who is also a regular on Instagram. She is slamming Samsung for beautifying her image by default as if she wanted a fake version of herself. Not many people would know that the filter is on by default and she insists Samsung should have at least let them know about the default setting before deciding on behalf of everyone.
This means anyone who gets a new Samsung phone and flicks the front camera on is automatically being told ‘Hi, we’re Samsung and we think you look way better when we automatically airbrush your selfies for you.’”
She went on.
“Thanks @samsungmobile for the vote of confidence,” Wells wrote on Instagram. “I think I’ll keep my freckles and imperfections since this is how I look in 3D and this is how all my friends see me in real life.”
Naturally, Samsung came up with a reply but a lame one.
“At Samsung, we offer a range of camera settings on our mobile phones for our customers to be able to choose to switch on or use. The beauty setting is one such setting that we know our customers love and has the option of being switched on or turned off completely, depending on personal preference.”